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  • Stuart Turner pumps: An Introduction

    In 1906, Sidney Marmaduke Stuart Turner, an engineer in Henley-on-Thames, stuart turner logostarted Stuart Turner Ltd. In the century since, the company has blossomed into the UK’s leading manufacturer of domestic water pressure boosting pumps. Its journey to that point has been both complicated and fascinating. It has acclimatized to wartime periods with aplomb, it has adapted to technological advances too - even making a few of their own along the way. To introduce you to Stuart Turner’s history and demonstrate why we are so pleased to have a range of their products available for sale on our website, we have put together this overview.

    Stuart Turner has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a trader of model engines and castings in Henley on Thames. It began supplying engines and continued for the vast majority of its existence. The company’s engines have powered motorcycles, boats and antisubmarine detectors - even transmitters used during Everest expeditions. In 1935, it developed and patented a frictionless mechanical shaft seal designed for use in domestic pumps. As an indispensable component of later Stuart Turner pumps, this patent came to define the company’s most successful range of products. Close coupled to an electric motor, this mechanical shaft seal assured the development of small pumps. It wasn’t until the 1970s though, that Stuart Turner matured into the full blown pump manufacturer we are familiar with today. The production of marine engines was discontinued, and the company’s focus shifted to small pumps, where it remains to this day.

    Stuart Turner has certainly evolved and changed over the years. Throughout its 103 year history, its various iterations have been unified by one common goal: a desire to be the best. This hunger for excellence in everything that they do is something we share at Pump Sales Direct and we are delighted to stock their products.

    Today, Stuart Turner has made its position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of pumps for domestic water pressure boosting clear. Just five years ago, it introduced an umbrella of specialist product brands to the world - Monsoon, Showermate, Techflo, Flomate, Wasteflo and Stuart - three of which we stock. Monsoon and Showermate are both especially exemplary illustrations of the expertise and time put into Stuart Turner products.

    Monsoon, Stuart Turner’s flagship range of high performance, premium quality brass domestic water pressure boosting pumps, are definitely worth considering for those suffering from low water flow. Simultaneously shower pumps and whole house domestic boosting pumps, Stuart Turner monsoon pumps are as versatile as they are high quality.

    Stuart Turner Showermate meanwhile, is a more energy efficient, eco-friendly alternative. Owing to their plastic composition, they are, on the whole, more affordable than Stuart Turner’s Monsoon range, but that doesn’t come at the expense of quality. Showermate booster pumps are more than capable of improving the performance of multiple outlets in a single bathroom. Compact and cost-effective, they are a great choice for those looking to swiftly and inexpensive rectify water pressure issues in their home.

    You can shop a range of Stuart Turner shower pumps on our website. If you have any questions at all, regarding size specifications, installation, delivery or otherwise, please do not hesitate to look to our team for assistance. You can get in touch by phone, email or through this contact form.

  • How to rejuvenate your bathroom

    quiet shower pumps

    If your bathroom is beginning to look tired and worn, it may well be time to consider making some changes. The thought of updating your bathroom décor is often accompanied by a sense of impending doom with the inevitable outlay of cash. An update to a rapidly deteriorating bathroom needn’t be an extremely expensive undertaking. On the contrary, with the right advice, you can rejuvenate both the appearance and efficiency of your bathroom affordably in one fell swoop. From replacing outdated, ineffective pumps with newer, more efficient alternatives to updating your décor DIY-style, transforming your bathroom for the better is very much achievable.

    Quiet shower pumps

    Replacing or installing a new shower pump is a practical move that will serve your bathroom well for years to come. If you don’t already have a shower pump installed, you only have yourself for to blame for the disappointingly weak water flow emanating from your shower. If on the other hand, you do have a shower pump bolstering your water pressure - and have had so for many years, it is most likely time for an upgrade. Technology moves at a rapid rate, and seemingly minor developments can culminate in major improvements in efficiency. This is true too of Salamander shower pumps and Stuart Turner shower pumps.

    At Pump Sales Direct, we stock a range of energy efficient products, a great deal of which are shower pumps. Designed to run with extreme efficiency, the installation of one of the latest models of shower pump can equate to a 50% reduction in energy consumption, which is of benefit to both the health of the environment and your finances. Another factor worth noting is just how quiet shower pumps are now. A new shower pump is worth the investment to achieve the kind of tranquilly quiet bathroom you have always hoped for.

    Décor

    A new shower pump will improve the practical makeup of your bathroom, but it won’t have the kind of impact (at least aesthetically) that actually altering your décor will have.

    Lighting

    A change in lighting can make a deceptively drastic difference to your bathroom. Scientific studies have demonstrated the strength of the relationship between lighting and mood.  Neglecting older fluorescent lighting in favour of newer LED lighting is an inexpensive way to generate a mood-boosting ambience in your bathroom.

    Paint

    In a similar fashion to the way a change in lighting can elicit a positive response, so too can a fresh coat of paint. Again, opting for lighter colours is the best strategy. While repainting your bathroom is inexpensive, it does however demand a fair amount of hard work. From ridding the bathroom walls of soap scum to painting around toilet tanks, painting a bathroom properly is no easy task.

    Armed with this knowledge, you should be well-equipped to go about injecting a new lease of life into your bathroom. If you are interested in purchasing one of our products but still have a few questions you need answering before you take the plunge, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us by email, phone or through this contact form.

  • How to Replicate the Spa Experience at Home

    Before you even get started, it is vitally important to cultivate the kind of atmosphere that will allow you to really relax. Central to establishing a positive mood is appealing to two of your so-called secondary senses - your sense of smell and your hearing.

    Picking the right music

    Don’t be hasty to dismiss the choice of music as inconsequential ‘background noise;' numerous studies have verified the correlation between music and relaxation. One particular study conducted by Mindlab International demonstrated how a particular set of sounds in music can culminate in one very calming experience. A sustaining rhythm that slows over time is mirrored by the heart rate, which in turn, reduces blood pressure and the release of cortisol (the body’s stress hormone).

    Selecting a scent

    spa scent

    Similarly, used correctly, smell has also been scientifically shown to evoke a positive response. Smells trigger a response from the limbic system - the area of the brain responsible for processing emotions and memories. When a soothing lavender fragrance (for example) is present, the brain responds in kind, making it imperative to invest in a suitable scent for your home spa.

    Drinks please

    A glass of champagne is standard fare for spas the world over and your home spa is no exception - if you are so inclined anyway. Herbal teas are equally effective. Whatever you decide, the result should be the same - a feeling of calm before the spa experience gets into full flow. Whilst the spa process is underway, you may benefit from staying hydrated with some so-called spa water. If you were wondering, it is essentially just water with a few slices of cucumber, strawberry or lemon thrown in.

    Treat your skin with a face mask

    Face mask

    A face mask is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a typical spa experience. In order to live up to that stereotype, here’s how you can construct your own face mask with things you have lying around the house. Ingredients actually vary wildly, but the online consensus appears to favour the inclusion of honey. As well as smelling superb, honey is a natural acne remedy thanks to its antibiotic properties.

    Healthy and simple food

    No spa experience would be complete without some kind of physical nourishment. The most popular spas across the globe owe their stellar reputation, in part at least, to their food. And you should aim to consume something equally delightful in the comfort of your own home. Of course, it is best to prepare this beforehand to prevent any frantic food preparation from ruining an otherwise serene day. It is worth noting that, as a spa day is an exercise in health, wellness and relaxation, this food should also be healthy.

    Taking a bath

    Stuart Turner Monsoon U5.0B

    Without the need for any fancy facial scrubs or the tiny Middle Eastern fish that are popular for pedicures, a simple steaming bath can have a profound effect - especially when used in collaboration with other inexpensive products. Warm water relaxes the muscles and helps to alleviate any pre-existing pains or aches. It is also great for the skin - researchers at Stanford University found that a hot bath can kill bacteria on the skin and minimise the body’s inflammatory response. To ensure your bath (and all other water-using outlets in your home) have adequate water pressure; it is well worth considering the installation of a booster pump from the Stuart Turner Monsoon range.

     

  • The top 5 home booster pumps on the market

    If your shower is more of a dribble or it takes ages to fill the bath, it’s likely you have a problem with low water pressure. At Pump Sales Direct, we offer a range of home booster pumps. Here we have carefully selected the top five on the market to help you solve your low pressure issues.

     

    1. Stuart Turner Flomate Home Booster Pump

    The Stuart Turner Flomate home booster pump can be connected directly to the mains without the need for a cold water tank. It offers 3 bar pressure, is suitable for use with combi boilers and is fully compliant with UK water regulations.

    Top 5 Home Booster Pumps on the market

    2. Salamander Home Boost 1.5 Bar Mains Water Pressure Booster Pump

    For smaller properties or to boost demand at peak times, the 1.5 bar Salamander Home Boost is a compact unit and is available from Pump Sales Direct at a competitive price and with fast delivery.

    Top 5 Home Booster Pumps on the market

    3. Dab e.sybox Electronic Water Pressure System

    The Dab e.sybox is more than just a home booster pump: it’s an electronic water pressure system. It has a water-cooled pump and anti-vibration feet for quiet operation and electronics that match the pump speed to demand in order to save energy. Note that this system needs a break tank and can’t be connected directly to the water supply.

    Top 5 Home Booster Pumps on the market

    4 & 5. Grundfos Home Booster packaged pumping system (3 bar / 4.5 bar)

    Grundfos offer both 3 bar and 4.5 bar versions of their home booster pump, both of which are available from Pump Sales Direct. These are self-contained systems with an integrated 200-litre storage tank and a stainless-steel pump that delivers efficient, quiet operation and a long life. For properties with high water demand or where the mains pressure is very low, an additional slave tank is available to increase the water storage capacity.

    Top 5 Home Booster Pumps on the market

    Shop the Pump Sales Direct range of home booster pumps now.

  • Which shower pumps are the quietest?

    Noisy shower pumps can be an annoyance, but fortunately there are a number of things you can do to address the problem. Most shower pumps generate some sort of noise as the pump mechanism produces vibrations when it’s in operation, and this can generate an unpleasant noise.

    Shower Pumps

    Often it’s the cheaper models of pump that are responsible for the loudest noises, with cheaper components more likely to vibrate when running. Even so, you can’t expect to eliminate noise entirely with a more expensive model, as much of the noise you can hear is caused by water running through the pump. So, which shower pumps are the quietest you ask?

    Quiet Shower Pumps

    You’ll always get a certain amount of of noise from your shower pump, but some models do produce considerably less than others. This is partly due to the brand that you choose and the quality of the product. As we already pointed out, cheaper pumps are more likely to be noisy, however, there are three manufacturers that stand above the rest when it comes to quiet operation;

    The manufacturers take steps to reduce noise in several ways. They use high-quality components that cause less vibration and thus less noise when in use.

    Grundfos Amazon

    Grundfos is a global manufacturer that has done a lot of work to ensure their products produce low levels of operating noise whilst still maintaining strong performance. The Grundfos Amazon range is one the quietest of the company’s products. Grundfos pumps generally are known for their reliability and performance. The Amazon range uses a combination of low-noise motors and anti-vibration feet to deliver minimal noise output.

    Stuart Turner

    Another well-known manufacturer, Stuart Turner has also tackled the noise problem. It’s designed a range of shower pumps which have anti-vibration feet to help keep noise levels down. The Stuart Turner Monsoon Range stands out thanks to impressive performance and low noise. The company uses low-voltage pumps with brass bodies and anti-vibration feet to guarantee minimal noise output.

    Salamander

    The Salamander CT Force Range are among the quietest pumps available today. The company has a reputation for manufacturing quiet pumps, but the Salamander CT Force model in particular it has concentrated on reducing vibration levels and noise.

    Many shower pumps in the Salamander range now also say ‘Quiet’ on their specification as the company’s range is relatively quieter in operation than other pumps on the market.

    Other Options

    While reducing the level of noise a shower pump produces without swapping it for a quieter model is difficult, there are some things that you can do. For example, you could install the pump on a concrete block to reduce vibration levels. You can also buy a special mounting pad which will keep the noise level down.

  • The top 5 shower pumps on the market

    Here at Pump Sales Direct, we stock a extensive range of shower pumps that are suitable for a range of different systems. But with so many different shower pumps and manufactures on offer, it can be a tricky process deciding which one to fit into your system.

    To help, the team at Pump Sales Direct have kindly shared details of their 5 top selling shower pumps to help you make your decision;

    Shower Pumps

    1. Stuart Turner Showermate Standard S1.8Bar Twin Shower Pump
    Stuart Turner has an extensive range of pumps that can be used for applications across the house. The Stuart Turner Showermate provides you with a more powerful shower experience, and it is perfect for single applications. This type of shower pump can be used with open-vented cold and hot systems that have positive head conditions. This twin model can be fitted into single- and multi-function showers and mixer taps.

    2. Salamander CT50 Xtra 1.5 Bar Twin Impeller Regenerative Positive Head Shower Pump
    The Salamander CT Range features durable pumps that are quick and easy to install. The twin impeller shower pump can be fitted to manual or thermostatic showers for both the cold and hot water supply. The manufacturer produces high-quality pumps in the UK, and they all meet exacting quality controls before being released on to the market.

    3. Salamander RHP75 2.2 Bar Twin Impeller Positive Head Centrifugal Shower Pump
    The Salamander RHP75 pump can be used in whole-house systems as well as single bathroom applications. This pump is twin-ended, enabling it to manage single and multi-outlets. It is capable of working with high-resistance features, including showers that have a champagne spray or a massage setting.

    4. Stuart Turner Monsoon Universal 3.0Bar Twin Shower Pump
    The Stuart Turner Monsoon range of shower pumps is an excellent option when you need to boost the supply in a single application. They are constructed from brass for a durable finish and are fitted with anti-vibration feet. This type of shower pump can also be used to pressurise the water supply when the outlet is above the water source, such as in a loft extension.

    5. Salamander CT Force 30PT 3.0 Bar Brass Twin Impeller Regenerative Positive Head Shower Pump
    This popular range from Salamander is suitable for a number of applications where you require a boost in supply. CT Force shower pumps work with gravity systems, where there is a cold-water cistern and a hot-water cylinder to provide water to the pump inlets.

    Shop the full range of shower pumps today online here at Pump Sales Direct

  • Introducing the new Pump Sales Direct website

    Now, it has never been easier to order from a range that features the planet’s top manufacturers of pumps and equipment here at Pump Sales Direct, thanks to the new site that has been specially designed to offer the most seamless experience possible for our customers.

    Pump Sales Direct

    Just as the likes of Salamander, Stuart Turner and Grundfos aim to keep their places as some of the biggest and best pump equipment manufacturers on the planet, we have our sights firmly set on being number one for customers looking to purchase the highest-quality pump products in the easiest and most cost-effective way possible.

    We currently boast one of the biggest in-stock pump ranges in Britain and are the go-to company when it comes to those seeking professional advice and unrivaled service.

    Matt Shepherd, Business Development Manager said “With nearly 50 years’ experience in the pump industry, we wanted to bring our vast expertise and efficient service to the online space in the same way.”

    “Our brand new website does just that. Allowing users an online window to our array of pumps from the world’s leading manufactures. We wanted to provide people with a seamless online experience where they could easily find the exact products they are looking for and order them direct to their door.”

    “Our new site represents our core values of professionalism, expertise and excellent service”.

    The new website makes it as simple as possible to search for products by category or by using a manufacturer’s name. It’s also quick and easy to ask questions about any items that cannot be found or any problems that may arise, safe in the knowledge that every answer will be backed by genuine industry knowledge and experience.

    Pump Sales Direct offers one of the UK’s most extensive ranges of Grundfos pumps, testament to the enviable relationships amongst industry partners that have been built up over the years and the respected expertise that has become synonymous with the company name.

    Our website is also the place to go for a vast array of accessories and spares to ensure pumps maintain the quality and performance that customers have come to expect from the products sold by Pump Sales Direct.

    The expert team of knowledgeable and vastly experienced pump specialists at Pump Sales Direct are also always on hand to help both trade and domestic customers.

    Get in touch and tell us what you think of the new website on
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  • Do I need a negative or positive shower pump?

    It can often be confusing trying to figure out what type of shower pump you need. There’s a lot to consider and a lot too about your home that will determine the outcome.

    However, one of the most commonly asked questions is regarding negative or positive shower pumps. The team here at Pump Sales Direct have come up with a definitive guide to help those looking for answers to this common shower pump question.

    Shower Pump

    Positive shower head pump
    A positive shower pump is needed if your shower head is beneath the cold water tank, with a minimum flow rate of 0.6 litres per minute. It will need a positive shower head pump to give it a boost, as it is relying on a gravity feed of water to kick start the impellers and start pumping hot and cold water.

    Negative shower head pump
    A negative shower pump is suitable where the shower head is above or at the same level as the water tank. It works by sucking water from the tank to work the shower.

    The next section to be explained is that around the impellers, where we will talk in a bit more detail about the suitability of each for different layouts around the home - and also how they supply water:

    Twin Impeller
    This is the most common type of pump, in which the impellers are basically like small propellers, which are fed by a water supply which is then delivered to a mixer. A twin impeller should be fitted on both the hot and cold water supplies to ensure both are boosted to the same level.

    It is advised as well that it should always be fitted away from where people sit or sleep, as it can be quite noisy. It is also thought that it is better for those with a supply that’s not very well balanced.

    Single impeller
    A single impeller can only be installed onto a single supply and it can only pump one water supply, either hot or cold.

    It operates using a single blade which drives the water to the mixer, and it is mainly used to boost the hot supply if the colds is main fed, or in this individual situation it’s easier to install two single pumps.

    Shower Pump Brands
    Now that we’ve covers the basics of negative and positive shower pumps, it’s now time to choose from the wide selection of shower pump brands available.

    The sheer amount of choice can often seem a little overwhelming; therefore we have picked out three shower pump models that stand out for their high performance and popularity with Pump Sales Direct customers;

    Grundfos pumps offer a great range of environmentally friendly, reliable pumps which are known for their easy installation and anti-vibration feet to help reduce excess noise.

    The popular Salamander CT Force range offers high quality value for money. The Salamander range of pumps is very easy to install and will last for a number of years.

    Stuart Turner is another key brand within the shower pump sector, and the brands Monsoon range is used by many industry professionals.

    Shop the full range of Shower Pumps today here at Pump Sales Direct!

  • Stuart Turner Pump Guide

    In order to assist with the selection & installation of their products the British pump manufacturer Stuart Turner provides the following useful guide………..

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    Established in 1906, Stuart Turner’s engineering excellence has earned it a market leading reputation both in the UK and international markets.

    When you choose a Stuart Turner pump you can be confident you are investing in a name you can trust to deliver quality, reliability, design innovation and industry-leading service.

    Stuart Turner offers an extensive range of pump solutions for low water pressure problems, waste water removal and water boosting across a broad spectrum of applications

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