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A Triton power shower is one that combines water from your hot and cold-water supplies, this works in the same manner as a mixer shower would. The difference between a mixer and power shower is that a power shower then uses a pump to boost the pressure, which can make a big difference to those with low water pressure, meaning a greater shower experience.
If your home has a cold-water tank in the loft that supplies water to a hot water tank in your airing cupboard, then you could need a power shower. These plumbing systems can result in low water pressure, which then needs a helping hand in order to provide a luxurious showering experience. This helping hand is provided by an electric pump, which is usually contained within the shower unit, but please check with your plumber if you have any doubts.
If you have a combination boiler (where water from the mains is heated by the boiler as it is required, most common system) or a pressurised system (where your hot water tank is fed directly from the mains, rather than a cold-water tank), then you won’t be able to install a power shower, but you can install an mixer or digital shower.
What is a Power Shower and how do they work?
A power shower is another solution to having poor water pressure which some of struggle with. It operates with the basics of a mixer shower by combining the hot and cold water into one stream then the built in pump will boost the pressure to increase the pressure of the water coming out of the shower head.
For example many old plumbing systems, water will be stored in a tank in the loft usually a few meters away from the shower, or the highest point in the home. This tank supplies cold water to your taps and boiler or the hot water tank, this can be referred to as a "low pressure system", this implies that the water isn’t being pushed or forces around the system, so this is where the term "Power Shower" comes from, the power shower will take the water from BOTH cold and hot pipes and also the water that’s been heated by the hot water tank and then uses its pump that’s usually located within the casing of the shower to force the water through the shower handset giving you a greater pressure and a better shower experience.
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Is a power shower the right choice for me or my home ?
In most cases a power shower isn't always the right choice for every home or water system, it will normally come down to the type of system you have in your home , for example if you have a combi boiler or a pressurised systems that most NEW builds home will have or been existing homes would off been converted too, so if you have one of these systems its highly recommended you should have a mixer or digital shower instead.
Power showers are normally needed when you have a gravity fed system when tank is in the loft or highest point of the house.
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Power Shower Types ?
There are only two types of power showers to which one is alot more common than the other.
One is a manual controlled shower which is controlled by yourself, but this type is uncommon to be seen nowadays. The most common and used one is the standard thermostatic control powershower.
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Thermostatic Power Shower
A thermostatic power shower is designed to offer a constant temperature and pressure, regardless of what else is happening around your home. It’s ideal for houses where there’s a risk of someone running a tap or flushing the loo during your shower (Which will cause your shower experience to be alot colder than it should be)You just set it to your desired temperature, and it’ll avoid any sudden temperature drops or spikes while keeping a steady flow of water too.
These power showers include a therm