(Another) question about shower pump brands

21 Mar 2024
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I looked at some old threads regarding recommended shower pumps and they seem to agree on Salamander or Stuart Turner. So, off to Screwfix.co.uk to have a look, and I see the reviews for Salamander are pretty varied, with pumps failing multiple times in short order, and Salamander aftersales support difficult to deal with. On the other hand, currently little or no reviews for Stuart Turner.

What I need is a negative head pump capable of running two showers, but not at the same time. To me that means any ordinary pump (I mean, "not specifically a dual shower unit") will do. I only need 1.5 bar. At the moment I have a Bristan Varispeed 50 which is not triggering because the incoming pressure is a bit marginal. Anyway, what are the current pump recommendations?

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Currently looking at Salamander CTFORCE 15 TU which has brass impeller / bodied design.
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Thanks for all your replies, I will follow Exedon and muggles advice and get the ST Monsoon Universal. It costs £150 more than the Salamander though... but in this case, worth it.
Absolutely agree correctly fitted Stuart Turner monsoon way to go we fit nothing else.
To be blunt Salamander are crap.

And thst is key. The pump needs to be correctly fitted.
Stuart Turner make no exceptions.

If their pumps are not fitted correctly then they won't validate the warranty.

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