Go metal - Go Monsoon - avoid plastic !
I purchased a Stuart Turner 2.0 Bar Monsoon Pump 10 years ago. It was not until recently I had some issues with the water flow detector switch going intermittent that I had to replace it (some of this may have also been down to limescale but spares didn't seem to be available anymore). The motor itself was still going strong. The replacement choice was a no brainer really as the previous one was so reliable and Plumbworld had the best price. The new model is very similar with a different control board mounting but otherwise looks much the same. When its running the new model is much quieter. Here's hoping for another 10 years !. I would fully recommend this as 2.0 Bar gives loads of pressure.
A powerful pump
With the help of my plumber I selected this pump to replace an existing 2 bar pump and its performance is by far better than that of the previous pump even though it is sited in the loft and a long way from the hot water cistern (the worst possible place for a shower pump). I am very pleased with the purchase. It is also quieter than the previous pump.
Is this the best invention ever? The ultimate siliconing helper keeps lines clean, straight and gunk free. I would highly recommend this value for money product to all plumbers/ builders/ handymen as well as DIY housewives like myself. Best of all it cleans up in a second by rubbing the dry silicone away with your fingers.
Out of the box the pump looked good and the build quality looked good also. Was easy to install although I did not read anywhere before I bought it that it was supplied with 15mm fittings where as I needed to connect it to 22mm pipes so I had to buy additional flexi hoses from local builders merchants. Overall very pleased.
I purchased the Stuart Turner Showermate pump, I had used this product before and found it good value for money, I replaced the other unit I had, as I needed a couple of new flexable hoses following a shower room refit. After contacting the manufacture Stuart turner I was dissapointed with the response I got from them regarding the cost of 2 new hoses, it was better value for money to buy a new pump which came complete with 4 new hoses from Plumbworld as they had such good prices.