Do shower pumps wear down?

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  1. sambat

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    Hi, I have had my shower pump in for close to 17 years, and think that the power is getting lower and lower over time. Do they need a service kit or replacement over time?
    The pump is a Stuart Turner Monsson 3.0bar twin
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    yes you can get service kits but it isn't really worth it TBH. @ 17 years old, lets be honest, it doesn't really owe you anything. Time to send it out for retirement and get a younger model in methinks. Even if you replace seals etc there's no guarantee something else won't go.
     
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    Only thing I`d check at that age is the filters aren`t clogged.
     
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    I had the filters checked about a year ago when I had a water softener melt down, so I presume they are ok.
     
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    Looking at the price of a new pump they seem over a grand....Is there a competitive replacement for the one I have?
    I have attached a photo if it helps
    (its probably obvious I am not into plumbing)
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    Presume nothing, check everything is the way I work.
    Do you really need a 3bar pump?
     
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    At least, some of the pipe runs are probably 25 metres.
    I was wondering if it should be higher as some taps at the far end of the run have little pressure, even with low pressure taps.
     
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