While showers have a very functional purpose, a hot, powerful shower can also be incredibly therapeutic. And nothing feels worse than being robbed of that therapy time. Whether someone starts the dishwasher or your washing machine’s rinse cycle kicks in, the effect is the same: water pressure that decreases to a mere dribble and formerly steamy water that turns horrifically cold. If you’ve been a victim of an unpleasant shower experience, it’s time to take action by getting a variable speed pump (also called a constant pressure pump). Pump Pressure Most water pumps are programmed to keep your home water pressure between 40 and 60 psi (pressure per square inch). However, when several different parts of your home need water at the same time, a submersible pump can sometimes have trouble keeping up with the demand. The water pressure drops every time someone uses water, and the pump system continually turns on and off, working to retain pressure. When the pump turns on and off, the water flow isn’t constant. It may sputter and dribble for a moment before evening out again. If the demand is too much for your water pump, you may experience continued low pressure. Variable Speed Water Pumps Installing a variable speed pump often remedies this problem. This smart pump senses the extra need for water and speeds up so that you’ll have constant pressure — even in times of high demand. They can work twice as fast as regular water pumps, allowing you to run the dishwasher, washing machine, and shower at the same time without the low pressure or system lapses. A variable speed pump is especially important for households that are planning on doing the following: •Adding on to their home •Installing a lawn watering system •Getting a pool or hot tub If your water pressure is disappointing, the professionals at Ackerson Pump Company are here to help. We can do a water pump replacement for your home and upgrade you to a variable speed pump. We can also check to see if there are any other factors that are contributing to your low-pressure problem. Located in Hamburg, NJ, we’ve been serving Sussex County, Bergen County, and Morris County since 1969. Contact us at 973-827-6088 to make an appointment; we look forward to providing quality water for your family.