Is there any way to increase the water pressure in a system based around a Fortic combination cylinder and tank?

Question from John:
I’ve come across a Fortic combination cylinder and tank in a customer’s loft and the customer is complaining of poor pressure in an ensuite mixer shower. Is there any way to increase the pressure – i.e. a shower pump? The Fortic cylinder cannot be sited anywhere else.

Response from Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, Bosch Group:
Fortic cylinders are not that common anymore and were typically installed into flats or maisonettes, where there was no roof space to site a cold water storage tank to obtain better pressure. I would recommend that the cylinder is replaced with a mains pressure unvented hot water storage cylinder which will deliver hot water at more or less the same pressure as the water mains delivers it.

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