At Greentherm, we sell the Grundfos Amazon range of shower pumps. These are high-quality, quiet running shower pumps that are built to last. We’re often asked by Customers why they should consider an Amazon pump, in comparison to cheaper pumps on the market that might do the same job?
The simple truth is, because you want a shower pump that will last.
Shower pumps supplied by Greentherm are manufactured from potable-water quality materials. Pump housings and impellers are made from brass- a material which has good corrosion resistance and inherent antimicrobial capabilities. Brass kills germs and mold.
Why would you want potable-quality water coming from a shower?
Ultimately, because most people don’t wear masks while showering – there’s always the chance of accidentally swallowing shower water, so it needs to be safe to drink.
Furthermore, a metal housing for the pump allows it to run with high-temperature water safely. Water can be supplied a hot enough temperature to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria – responsible for Legionnaire’s disease, then blended down with cold water at the shower head to ensure a comfortable and safe showering temperature.
Another advantage of a brass-bodied pump is durability. Plastic-bodies pumps will wear out faster than a metal pump. Exposure to hot water temperatures and the effects of ageing can embrittle plastics, leading to cracking, and premature failure and requiring a replacement. Not to mention, leaking hot water into your hot-press or utility room, then the cost of buying a new pump and the disruption required to install it.
A Grundfos Amazon shower pump will last for the life of your hot water system.
So what’s it like to live with?
Grundfos Amazon pumps are one of the quietest shower pumps available on the market today. Rubber mounting feet and flexible hose couplings minimise the transmission of noise through the building structure and through your plumbing.
Grundfos pumps are rated at 70dB, measured from a metre away from pump. Sound intensity decreases with the square of distance – meaning that every doubling of the distance between the observer and the pump, reduces the intensity of the sound by a factor of four. In the graph below, a drop of ten decibels represents a reduction in sound intensity by a factor of ten.
It’s clear then, that, when isolated from solid methods of transmission the noise from your high output shower pump will drop off rapidly.
The Thing to Remember.
Your home heating or hot-water system isn’t an iPhone. It’s not something that can be thrown away or replaced year-in, year-out for the latest model. It’s something that you want to have work, year-in, year-out, without ever giving you trouble.
A relatively small investment today – when compared to the cost of the entire system being replaced – will earn you years of peace-of-mind. This is something that will be part of your home for a long time to come. Peace of mind is priceless, after all.
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