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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Top 10 songs to sing along to in the shower


    So, you've fitted your brand new shower pump from Pump Sales Direct, the hot water is running, you’re feeling fine, what better time to let your inner star shine? What are the best in-shower songs? The team here have compiled a list of all-time favourites, in no particular order.


    1. Tiny Dancer by Elton John

    We all remember that wonderful scene in Almost Famous when the whole bus burst out singing. For most people it only takes the words ‘Hold me closer...’ and we’re off!

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    2. Twist and Shout by The Beatles

    Twist and shout is the classic in-shower song, but we recommend that you don’t do too much twisting.

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    3. Sitting On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

    It’s smooth, it’s easy, and it has lots of 'oh-oh-ohs' for those who can’t remember the words.

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    4. Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers

    For those days when you don’t really feel like singing at all, this is the track you need. Let Bill Withers help you to get it all off your chest.

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    5. Crazy In Love by Beyonce

    For those days when you don’t need Bill, there’s Beyonce. Bathroom tiles are great for making you think you’ve got the vocal strength of Queen B.

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    6. Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N' Roses

    Now and again you need to unleash your inner rocker. Just try not to hit your head on the showerhead during the solos.
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    7. Love Shack by The B-52s

    You don’t need a perfect voice for this one; in fact, it helps if you don’t have one. Just get down and groovy.
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    8. It’s the End of the World by REM

    When you sing in the shower you often hope no one is listening; however, if you know all the words to this one, be proud and be loud.

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    9. Jessica by The Allman Brothers Band

    Never heard of it? If you haven’t sung it in the shower, you’ve sung it in the car. It’s the theme tune to BBC’s Top Gear.

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    10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    You might deny it, but everyone has harmonised all alone in the perfect reverberation of a well-tiled shower and imagined themselves on stage at Wembley, or at least in the car with Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World.
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    What's your favourite song to sing in the shower?

  • Salamander HomeBoost Pump: In-pack upgrades mean added value

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    The Salamander HomeBoost Pump is the quick and easy solution to problems caused by low water pressure or poor flow rates. From baths that fill too slowly and showers that deliver only a trickle of water to ineffective combi boilers and kitchen taps that do little more than dribble, the HomeBoost will increase your water pressure by up to 1.5 bar for a maximum flow rate of up to 12 litres per minute. With a Salamander HomeBoost pump in place, your upstairs shower won't suddenly lose pressure if someone runs a tap downstairs, so every member of your household will be able to enjoy consistent flow rates all day, every day.


    Salamander HomeBoost Pump Activates When Needed


    Compact, discreet and extremely quiet while in operation, the HomeBoost pump can solve all of your water-flow issues in one simple installation. Intelligent electronics built into each pump allow it to detect when flow rates or the level of water pressure are too low, and only then is the boost automatically applied. This feature means the pump only operates when needed, providing a high level of energy-efficiency. Operating at 46dB, the HomeBoost emits less noise than a typical electric kettle, so while you'll be able to feel it working every time you turn on a tap, you'll hardly know it's there.


    Two-year Manufacturer’s Guarantee


    Thanks to its small size and streamlined design, the Salamander HomeBoost can usually be fitted by a plumber in less than an hour, and now, thanks to our added-value upgrades, installation is easier and more cost-effective than ever. The HomeBoost now comes complete with everything you need included in the pack at no extra cost. In addition to the outlet strainer and inlet washer, you'll also get a set of adapters to enable it to be fitted to either a 15mm or 22mm pipe, along with a straight connector and isolation valve connector. Manufactured in the UK from top-quality components, the HomeBoost pump is fully compliant with all water-fittings regulations and is WRAS approved and IPX4 rated. It comes with a two-year manufacturer's guarantee.


    The unit can be plumbed directly into the mains pipework. For best plumbing practice and to facilitate removal of the unit for future servicing, the fitting of full-bore isolating valves is highly recommended, so ensure you choose an installation site with sufficient room.


    Shop our Salamander HomeBoost Pump here.

  • Salamander Pumps: 5 things you need to know about the leading manufacturer

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    From its base in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Salamander Pumps has been Britain’s leading manufacturer of shower pumps for over 25 years. With spectacular growth over the past decade, Salamander Pumps is able to supply a product range that will satisfy most types of showering requirements.


    1. Technology

    Centrifugal pumps are one of the pioneering achievements of Salamander Pumps. This is the technology where water feeds into the centre of a rotating impeller and flows out radially. You can see this technology in the impressive ESP range. These shower pumps have electronic sensors that are able to both activate and to protect the pumps, despite any problems that may occur in any household plumbing. With this, the company has managed to build one of the most efficient as well as the quietest shower pumps available on the market today.


    2. Quality

    The high quality of our product range is reflected through the achievement of ISO 9001 compliance. Our pumps are quieter and are able to deliver water under a higher pressure than most competing models. Our pumps are continuously rated to determine how long they can run before the motor overheats. This is an important factor for those homes where family showers can run for a long period of time in the mornings.


    3. Salamander Pumps Range

    We provide the widest range of single and twin-impeller pumps available in the UK. All of our models come with a 3-year guarantee.


    4. Sales

    We know that customers need help when buying a shower pumps for the first time. You need to know about the best location to install it, how to fit it directly to the home water system and what type of connections to use. We have a sales team that will be able to answer all of your queries on the selection of the correct model, purchase procedures and issues with deliveries.


    5. Service

    Our team of experienced professional field engineers is able to respond promptly to all customer service needs. They are able to inspect any location and advise on pump installation as well as arrange a visit to deal with any operational or maintenance problems.


    View our entire range of Salamander Pumps today.

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