Should I choose an electric or pump shower?
If you should decide to choose an electric shower, this will ensure hot water for showering at any time of the day or night.
The electric unit itself would be larger and noisier compared with the shower valves and pumped shower as the pump is located separately (usually hot press/attic). Water pressure from the electric shower is dependent on gravity and location of tanks in attic.
So what about the pump option?
Pumped showers require hot water from your boiler or hot water from your immersion. Using a time clock is the best way to control your hot water from either of these. Pressure from the pumped shower can be 1.5 bar to 3 bar for a domestic bathroom.
Your shower fittings are neater and not as bulky and often give you the option of shower hose and rain drop head together. Depending on pump size, your hot water storage cylinder will need to be sized accordingly.
Which is right for you?
If you have a high traffic bathroom with children coming and going all day long, the electric shower is the way to go.
If you would like something more luxurious with a hotel feel then the pump shower is for you.
BUT you can have one of each in your home – most people have an electric shower in their main bathroom and use the pump shower in their master ensuite.