When it comes to solving the problem of low water pressure Home Boost changes everything
Published: 12 June, 2012
BEDFORD: Low water pressure is a daily source of irritation and inconvenience to millions of people in the UK. The good news is that now, for the first time, an affordable solution to the problem is available. Salamander’s Home Boost is not only inexpensive, it’s also easy to install: it’s compact, quiet and – most importantly – it’s fully compliant with UK water regulations.
It is an offence, under The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999’, to connect a pump or a booster drawing more than 12 litres per minute to a supply pipe; either directly or indirectly. Home Boost leaps this hurdle, thanks to an integral microchip that ensures that the 12 litre legal limit cannot be breached via the pump. The new Home Boost is an intelligent pump: the software built into the unit will recognize that if mains pressure and flow increases it will automatically reduce its assistance to the incoming mains.
It’s a breathtakingly simple solution to a problem that continues to plague tens of thousands of UK homes. Until now, the ‘traditional’ low water pressure solution, which involves the installation of a cold water cistern, (or header tank as it is more commonly known), was both too costly and too inconvenient an exercise for potential customers to consider.
"Home Boost is a revolutionary solution because it applies leading edge micro-technology to an old, old problem; allowing plumbers to offer their customers a brand-new low water pressure solution that is quick, efficient and comparatively inexpensive," said Salamander sales director, Chris Vallance. "It is a small and compact unit which can fit under the kitchen sink after the stopcock, with a simple ¾’’ thread on the inlet and outlet of the unit, and the electrical connection via a plug," he said.
Home Boost will be available from August.