Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ardmark Good booster pump
Before fitting this pump my shower was a barely adequate trickle of 3 litres per minute. The pump has at least doubled the flow rate and now I have a deluge of hot water. It works with a thermostatic mixer perfectly, and is very easy to install. It is worth noting that the instructions recommend a RCD should be fitted, which is sensible anyway so if you don't have one on your fuse board (consumer unit) then you will need to fit one somewhere along the supply cable, before the isolating switch (yes you'll need one of those as well).
It is a bit noisy but you get used to that quickly. The only complaint is that the pump does not start automatically - you need to turn the water on then the pump, and turn the pump off before the water.
A good solution to an inadequate shower flow, but would be better if it was automatic.
06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve, Beds Does everything Triton claim
Triton claim this pump doubles the flow, and it does, brilliantly.
They don’t claim it is like a power shower, and it isn’t.
We replaced a 25 year old shower mixer valve and enclosure, and the new one only produced a weedy 3 litres/minute. We left the choice of shower to the fitters, so our fault I suppose. Because of the pipework layout, an in-line pump could not be fitted, and this pump was the only solution we could find. We now get 6 litres/minute, which is fine.
No plumbing, just connect the hoses. But because of current regulations, the electrical wiring is a professional job, so add that cost on.
It is easy to measure flow. Time how many seconds to fill a 1 litre measuring jug, and divide into 60, e.g. 20 sec, so 60/20 = 3 litres/minute.
If a shower had a really poor flow, say 1 litre /minute, then doubling that to 2 litres/minute still would not be enough.
The only downsides:
1) A unit on the wall and 2 hoses doesn’t look as neat as some might like.
2) It is noisy.
02 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cm problem solved
have had this product fitted in a rental property and the tenant now describes the shower as 'like standing under Niagara Falls' - problem solved!
17 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daggadog feels like a shower
Bought this as our shower was a dribble now we can have a decent shower for once.
31 December 2014