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Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Grundfos Are Lead Supplier to Water Treatment Plant

    Impressive news coming out of Grundfos: they are now lead supplier for the Austrian based Aqua Engineering water treatment plant - further proof of their excellence as a supplier of pump technology.

    Top 5 Home Booster Pumps on the market

    Based in the town of Monsee, Aqua Engineering GmbH are a global water treatment brand – providing solutions in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

    As a subsidiary of BWT (Best Water Technology); Europe’s industry leader in water treatment, they boast a yearly turnover of approximately 350 million euros and have a workforce of over 2500 people. They are specialised in providing wastewater treatment, seawater purification, industrial water supplies and clean drinking water.

    Aqua Engineering recently undertook a project in the Bay-Gan Island of Taiwan whereby 560,000 litres of seawater would be needed to purified per day. Grundfos pumps played a crucial role in the treatment process and the pumping of water in the systems – they supplied a range of pumps to properly deal with their needs. Booster units, service pumps and feed pumps were all supplied as well as a selection of dosing pumps that were each given a specific chemical/additive to filter within the water.

    These highly advanced Grundfos dosing pumps were comprised of two types: DMS and DME. The DMS pumps types are mechanically operating dosing pumps that are fitted with an intelligent motor that can vary the stroke frequency based on demand. The DME pumps are able to offer a more modern form of digital dosing, removing any problems with operational/setting difficulties. The diaphragm possesses the ability to be totally controlled every cycle through it being screwed into a crankshaft. It also boasts the operational range of In turning to Grundfos pumps for their all-in-one solution, Aqua Engineering has simplified their pumping system oper. Their high quality, highly efficient pumps speak for themselves and greatly reduce the time needed for staff training.

    Here at Pump Sales Direct, we are delighted to be official UK stockists of Grundfos pumps -  boasting a huge range of pump solutions for the domestic, commercial and industrial sector.

  • How much water do you use in a shower?

    World Water Day is fast approaching on the 22nd March, and there is no better time to review how much water you use in the shower. Whether your shower is nothing more than a 30 second, Formula 1 pit stop, or the half an hour highlight of your day, it is essential that you have the right shower pump to maximise the efficiency of this experience. World Water Day is a global effort to tackle water conservation and installing the correct shower pump is just one of many steps you can take to play your part. shower head

    How much water do you use?

    The average person in the UK uses approximately 62 litres of water in a single 8 minute shower. Of course, this is dependent on an array of factors. From the flow rate of your shower to whether you use a gas or electric hot water heater to the temperature of the shower itself.

    How much does it cost to run a shower?

    Similarly, the cost of running a shower is also dependent on a variety of factors. In general however, for the average person in the UK, an 8 minute shower costs approximately 25 pence. Over the course of a year, the average UK family spends approximately £416 showering.

    Tips for saving water in the shower

    In light of the UN’s sustainable development goal of halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing water recycling and safe reuse, these tips are the essential guide to doing your bit for the planet:


    • Have a Navy/combat shower


    Named after the supposed proficiency of US armed forces, a navy or combat shower is where you turn off the shower whilst you apply shampoo and soap, and then resume the shower when you are ready to rinse. Ruthless military efficiency does in fact reduce the amount of water used and money spent.


    • Collect the water you waste while the shower heats up


    While we wait in anticipation of the shower reaching our desired temperature, we are wasting litres of water. Collecting this usually wasted water and using it instead to, for example, water plants, is a simple exercise you can carry out to save water.


    • Don’t brush your teeth in the shower


    You may be a great multi-tasker but you are not great for the environment. Brushing your teeth or shaving in the shower whilst litres of water go to waste may be time saving but it is not energy or money-saving. A simple change like this can benefit the planet and your pocket.

    Ideally, this guide has given you some simple tips to help you save water, energy and money and has encouraged you to become an active participant in World Water Day.  

  • Water Conservation Tips For Businesses

    With World Water Day on 22nd March, there’s no better time to consider the ways that your business can save water, and help tackle the water crisis in doing so. From educating your employees on water-use, to investing in fixtures such as a Grundfos booster pump, here are some helpful tips to help you start conserving water.

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    When water pressure is low more water is often used in order to reach a steady level, often resulting in higher bills. Water booster pumps ensure that a consistent and reliable level of pressure is reached, meaning less waste and lower bills!

    Measure your water use

    Conducting a facility audit to can be really beneficial in understanding just how much your business is using. It can also serve as a starting point for tracking water use and identify any savings opportunities. Another way you can measure water usage is by comparing the water use of your business to industry benchmarks, which can provide an estimation of the average water use for specific industries. This way you can evaluate whether your business is using more water than normal, and can help push you to resolve the problem.


    Educate your employees about water conservation

    Letting your employees know about your conservation aims can really help to cut down on water usage. Create a workplace culture that’s dedicated to being as ‘green’ as possible, and encourage your employees to check that check taps are off and not to leave the water running unnecessarily. You’d be surprised how much these little elements can contribute to your water use, and make a difference in the long run.

    Check faucets and pipes for leaks

    It goes without saying that a leaky tap can really add to your level of waste, not to mention your bill. Water leaks can often be hard to detect, but if your business has a water meter you can use this to detect any issues.

    You must first ensure all water is turned off inside and outside the building, then record the reading on the meter whilst water is not in use. Wait 15 minutes and record it a second time - if the meter shows any movement it could be due to a leak and you should investigate the issue further.

  • Pump Sales Direct: Best Sellers

    Here at Pump Sales Direct, we are proud to offer our customers a range of quality pumps for every sector; be it domestic, commercial or even industrial scale. Here’s a look at some of our best-sellers:What you need to know before buying a sump pump                                                                         

    ABS Robusta 200 W/TS manual/automatic submersible pump, 230v

    Price: £119.99

    This 230-volt pump is our most popular piece in our range of submersible pumps that we offer – it also includes a built-in selectable float switch. This pump is perfect for removing waste water from your home or garden and possesses a check valve as well as built-in level control. As well as  including an auto switch, allowing it to be used both manually and automatically, it is encased in a vacuum-tight unit and is made from durable materials that resist corrosion, making it completely flood-proof and perfect for homes liable to flooding.

    Ebara Best One MS Auto, 230v

    Price: £144.00

    Another popular submersible pump that we stock, the Ebara Best One MS Auto can be utilised for the draining of water in wells, basements, tanks, or anywhere else that could be liable to flooding. They can also be used in the garden to supply the water to various kinds of water features. They are versatile and can therefore be used in both permanent and portable set-ups.

    Grundfos UPS2 25-80 (180)

    Price: £238.80

    Grundfos pumps are synonymous with quality, and the Grundfos UPS2 25-80 pump - with it’s fixed speed and proportional pressure controls - is ideal for commercial uses and heating systems that operate on one/two pipes.

    Stuart Turner Showermate Standard S1.8 Bar Twin Shower Pump

    Price: £157.20

    One of the favourite domestic pumps we offer; The Stuart Turner Showermate is great for boosting your showers performance.

    Salamander RHP75 2.2 Bar Twin Impeller Positive Head Centrifugal Shower Pump

    Price: £262.80

    This twin-ended pump by Salamander is fully capable of handling single or multi outlet use, making it deal for larger families who have come up against issues with using the taps and the shower simultaneously. It is also great for coping with the demands of multi-function showers too, for instance, if your showers provide champagne spray or a massage function.

    Stuart Turner Monsoon Standard 3.0 Bar Twin Shower Pump

    Price: £361.80

    If you are looking to boost the performance of your shower, then look no further than a Stuart Turner Monsoon pump. This domestic solution can do wonders to transform a weak shower into something you can actually enjoy climbing into.

    Salamander CT50 Xtra 1.5 Bar Twin Impeller Regenerative Positive Head Shower Pump

    Price: £110.40

    Salamander pumps are a quality brand to turn to when you’re in need of a power-boost for your shower. They are durable and simply fitted to offer a stress-free installation and minimal upkeep. 

    If you have any questions about what pump will suit your needs, don’t hesitate to request a callback from one of our experts.

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