Before choosing a wall mount shower tower it’s important to check the type of water system your home has. Shower towers require high water pressure, usually 2.0 bar or more, to ensure the best possible performance.
Water pressure systems are made up of a combination of a boiler and water storage tanks. Some homes may not have a boiler, but will have a hot and/or cold water tanks, and other properties have a boiler but no water tank.
Cold water tank in the loft and a hot water cylinder elsewhere
This means your home has a low pressure water system, which is also known as a gravity-fed system. You will need to choose a shower that’s designed to work with a low pressure system.
This means your home has a high pressure vented water system. The boiler will most likely be fitted in the kitchen, and there will be no cold or hot water storage tanks. A combi boiler is fed directly with mains pressure cold water, which is then quickly heated and pumped around your home. A high pressure system means you can choose any shower.
Hot water tank but no cold water tank
This means your home has a high pressure unvented water system, and you can choose any shower. The water is stored at mains pressure in a hot water tank. It is heated by immersion heaters that are attached to the side of the tank or a central heating boiler.