"Small in size and pokey. Can run 2 showers if pipework is designed correctly, but with reduced flow to each - this is not recommended by the manufacturer. Anti vibration feet are better than the old model that used to fall off all the time. Cant rate on reliability as have only fitted one."
"This has completely transformed my family's shower time!!! Plumber found it easy to install and he say he would recommend to any other installer. You genuinely can't hear the pump when on. Can't recommend highly enough to anyone! Great Buy!!"
"My old shower pump gave up the ghost after a couple of years and although this wasnt the same pump that died on me, (think that was a Showermate or something like that) so my plumber had to do do a bit of fiddling with the pipes. The new pump is alot quieter and not sure if its my imagination or not but I seem to be getting a better shower!! Wouldnt hesitate to recommend this to anyone. And the price is good too!!!"
"My powerforce pump eventually packed up so opted for this new design salamander pump. Not as powerful as the old one but certainly does the job. quiet running, not as noisy. Its short and dumpy. a new design but under the bath no one can see it! Fitting was easy, it comes with push fit hoses but I had to use longer ones due to my installation. a nice feature is the raised 'flow direction arrows' on the casing so you know which hose goes where. Ideal replacement and being slightly less powerful, which is not a problem, means less water usage and now I'm on a meter it was the right time to replace my old one, afterall every little helps."
"I've only ever installed one of these - I'm DIY not trade - to replace an anchient old pump...it all seemed straight forward to me - particularly as the push on pipe/joints fitted my copper pipes without any issues.. check the size and that you can position your pipes easily over the well marked input and output pipes on the pump...I agree with all the positive statements regarding value for money, quietness and performance....it did stop working after about 3 weeks - it was a piece of cake to remove the defective pump as it was in the airing cupboard and just as easy to return for a replacement at Screwfix ( the service was fabulous ). These things happen I'm sure - so I'll put it down to just being a dud - so I'm giving this an good rating on reliability - if the replacement breaks - I'll be back with a less favorable review to question if these are as cheaply made as they are priced.....if it doesn't break I'll be singing it's praises in years to come."
"Very impressed with the ease of installation and the quality of the product, it also looks great. This shower pump is very small in physical size which is a huge bonus when trying to install it in those tight spaces. Despite it being a small pump the performance is great and it doesn't make too much noise- all pumps make some noise remember! Cant comment on reliability yet as its not long been installed. Lastly, well done Screwfix for having great in-store stock levels."
"Bought this pump to replace a 4 year old shower pump that burnt out. Installation was simple as pipework was already there, but it is no big deal to install anyway. The pump is quieter than the unit it replaced and so far it is working well with no problems. On balance, it seems a good twin impeller pump for a single shower application."
"This is a compact and powerful little pump. It was very easy to fit as a replacement and the setting up process, too, was simplicity itself. The push fit connecting pipes are excellent and a real time-saver. I've had similar Salamander models in the past and have always been pleased, so let's hope this one is equally good. 'Does what it says on the tin'."
"I did my research and this pump ticked all the boxes including spec, brand and cost. Only just installed and so far so good with good delivery water pressure and reasonably quiet running. The pump build quality looks very good and it is also compact in size, which fitted my needs very well. However, had to return pump twice during install (lucky I had a Screwfix outlet quite local), the first time because the anti vibration coupling washer kit supplied was for a single impeller pump not a twin impeller, which I had purchased and the second time as one of the anti vibration couplings push fit ends had been assembled incorrectly and was missing parts. So recommend the pump but also strongly recommend to open and check the box before leaving the store or if delivered before preparing for install"
"Bought because of review of older type salamander pumps, thinking this pump would be the same. It is not.
Cheap plastic impellers, faulty flow switches and general weak overall design and quality.
Im now on my 3rd pump in as many weeks.
1st pump worked once. Flow switch issue which meant the pump would not turn off....
2nd pump (took back to screw fix for instant replacement), leaked from impeller casing after just a couple of weeks.
Now on 3rd pump, but i have my doubts.......obviously,
My pump has been installed by a registered plumber, including the salamander s flange to prevent air being drawn in from the vent. Pump is at base of cylinder and less than 2m away from shower etc etc.
My advise would be to spend £50 more and get the older salamander pumps (green), or buy a STUART TURNER pump. ST pumps also do a budget range whoch are far superior to the salamander.
Just to note: screwfix customer service is spot on, quick replacements of pumps.
"Should have listened to the other Trade review. However thought I would try this pump due to its compact size. Shower would not operate unless the shower head was bought down to waist height. All pipework was installed correctly. Re-checked and flushed pipework and checked all inlet filters and still would not work unless the shower head was bought down to waist height.
Took back and swapped for the old model and all works, not after costing me half a day where I could have been working elsewhere though!"