Showers, flow and control
With an abundance of shower types on the market, it is important for the consumer to recognize what type of hot and cold system is in the property where the shower is to be installed.
There are two hot and cold systems:
A basic shower pump giving a pressure of one bar- is equivalent to having the cold water storage tank ten meters above the shower-head. This type of thermostatic shower valve is most suited to a pumped-type shower to boost both the flow rate and the pressure. This makes the shower feel a lot more powerful and invigorating.
When considering installing a shower-valve, it is important that you have the required mains pressure from the street, to run the shower-valve being considered. All manufacturers provide this information for each of their valves.