HOW TO CLEAN SHOWER PUMP FILTERS
Tuesday, August 13 2019
Our Training Manager Ken Vance explains how you can clean the filters within a shower pump.
Your shower pump may need to have its filters cleaned when it has been slow to activate for some time, and it has stopped coming on as quick as it should do, or when it isn’t coming on at all. In this case you need to check that the inlet filters aren’t blocked.
Your filters shouldn’t get blocked up as your cold water tank needs to be kept clean, but there are times when some debris can be washed into the filters or can come through from the hot water cylinder.
Cleaning the filters on a shower pump
It’s easy to check the filters on the pump. First you need to turn off the inlets and outlets, if you don’t have isolating valves on the outlets you may need to catch some backflow water in a towel. If you have a twin ended pump make sure that you turn off the inlets and outlets at both ends of the pump. Then you need to unscrew the inlet hose, and inside you will have a filter that is kept captive. Give the filter a rinse under a tap, then return it to the inside of the hose and screw the hose back into place. To recommission the pump, reopen the isolating valves and allow the pump to be filled with water.
Cleaning the filters on a HomeBoost pump
Cleaning the filters on a HomeBoost has a very similar process to cleaning the filters on a shower pump. Simply isolate the pump at the inlet and outlet, take off the inlet connection with the flat face nut and disconnect the outlet of the pump to remove it. Slide out the HomeBoost pump, and there should be an inlet filter washer inside the pump. Give this filter washer a quick clean under the tap, put it back inside the pump and return the pump to the installation. To recommission the pump, reopen the isolating valves and allow the pump to be filled with water.
If you have any questions give our technical team a call on 0191 516 2002, who will be happy to help.