Product Reviews

CT50+ Xtra Shower Pump

CT50+ Xtra Shower Pump
Average Customer Rating:
3 out of 5
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(11 Reviews) 11
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Rating Breakdown 11 reviews
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5 of 11(45%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
Review 1 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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good pump
4 Aug 2014
By
, harrow
"I bought this as a direct replacement for a failed pump of the same type. The flexible slip-on connectors make it extremely easy to fit and I am delighted with the result"
Review 2 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Quick fix
20 Jun 2014
By
, Malta
"European customer. Delivery in 6 days. Great product as specified, great service from Screwfix."
Review 3 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? No
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small compact replacement pump
7 Feb 2014
By
, shoreham
"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.
"
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Quiet Pump
30 Jun 2014
By
, Southampton
"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."
Review 5 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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A good value basic shower pump
12 Jun 2014
By
, near Bury St Edmunds
"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'."
Review 6 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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great value shower pump
21 May 2014
By
, hertfordshire
"great value for money,easy to install,very powerful and very quiet
thoroughly recommended"
Review 7 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Cheap for a reason.
15 Sep 2014
By
, North East
"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.
Ta."
Review 8 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Don't purchase this pump
19 Sep 2014
By
, Cambridge
"After just over 3 years of reliable service the pump has burnt out. As it happens only 4 months after the warranty expired. The previous model lasted 12 years. So my recommendation is to buy an alternative and spend a bit more on a better warranty"
Review 9 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Disappointing!
3 Jun 2014
By
, Cumbria
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"I've just returned my second faulty Salamander shower pump since March 2014!
When the unit worked - it worked a treat - noise wasn't an issue as it was hiddden behind a panel.
Both pumps started leaking water out of the side (within a week of operation) The capscrews would unlossen themselves causing water to eventually spurt out the sides!
Image shows jet of water from sides of shower pump.. soaked a bathroom in a couple of hours!"
Review 10 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Rubbish
6 May 2014
By
, Basildon
"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!"
Review 11 for Salamander Pumps CT50+ Xtra Regenerative Shower Pump 1.5bar
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Worst pump ever fitted
14 Mar 2014
By
, Somerset
"Pump was noisy, didn't work properly either and it's ment to be a new product"
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.