Our Aqualisa power shower lacks water pressure power
Power shower is 3 yrs old and recently we have noticed a distinct lack of power in the water pressure coming through the shower head?
Is there something I could check on the pump etc which is situated in the loft? Any suggestions appreciated.
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Re: Our Aqualisa power shower lacks water pressure power
More than likely you have some debris near the shower head
take an adjustible wrench( crescent or channel lock wrap a rag around the eustaceon( chrome tube coming out of shower wall srap around tube to protect the chrome hold it firmly with vicegrips or channel locks, take adjustible wrench or chanel locks and remove the chrome nut holding the shower head on to the eustaceon(turn counter cockwise be careful not to drop the tools that wil damage the tile or fiberglass
after removing showerhead
turn on shower to force and debris out and place shwoer head into stream of water to clean out any deposits the head may have some type of screen to strain the water
this should work if the flow has not incresed then there is a need to adjust the flow valve at the control
to reinstall the shower head reverse procedure
if you have any teflon tape wrap it around the threaded portion of the eustaceon
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I would suggest not enough pressure. If the hand shower is connected to the taps then pressure would be the problem as the water comes from the tank in the loft fed by gravity. Solution is a power shower.
If its a tap refurde to, remove the head at the front of the tap and clean out the filter in front, if the houses warm water has low presure u must find ur presure redusing velve located on main cold feed to geyser and clean the cartrage out revit and ur presure must then be vine , let me know if that dosent help
I've never worked with an Aqualisa, but often times a problem like that is simply mineral build-up within the valve components. I would recommend turning the water off at the main and carefully disassembling the valve. Give it a good clean with some CLR and a toothpick. If the valve has any springs you may look into replacing them, as that is a common problem as well.
DO NOT forget to turn the water off at the main shutoff point, or you're gonna be in for the shower of your life once you take that valve out. You shouldn't need much besides a phillips screwdriver, and possibly an allen wrench and some pliers.
The cartridges in the single handle units are prone to display this issue in hard water areas as mineral deposits such as calcium build up on the stem. The stems also have small rubber band like rings - for lack of a better term- that break apart and can clog the ports on the side where the are on. New stem should resolve the issue totally unless you have had a pipe break or other construction to the plumbing system recently. Thanks for using Fix Ya.
Your question is:
water pressure not great would a external pump help.
Depends on your situation. If you live in a house with a well pump then turn up the pressure.
If you have city water and the pressure is lacking then either install a house pump after the meter or if it is just the shower you're worried about then a booster pump on the shower line is the ticket. Be aware that useing the booster may reduce the pressure at the other faucets in the house while it's being used. The house pump will not exhibit this. You will likely need a local pro to help you with installation.
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