Is a Power Shower Right for you?

Are you searching for a luxurious showering option? You have come to the right place. In this article, we will be discussing the ins and outs of power showers and to help you to decide whether a power shower is right for your bathroom.

Power showers have a pump to boost the water flow meaning that they deliver more through the shower head in comparison with the non-pumped versions. Power showers operate similarly to mixers in that they combine the water from both the hot and cold-water supplies. They are particularly useful if your home has a low water pressure level.

Are Power Showers Suitable For Your Bathroom?

There are two basic types of power shower: those with a pump integrated with the control unit that is attached to the wall and those which have a separate pump.

Whether or not you can have a power shower depend on the water system that you have in your home. Power showers are specially designed to operate with gravity fed systems. You’re likely to have a gravity fed system if you have a cold-water tank in your loft that feeds a hot water cylinder in an airing cupboard.

However, if you have a combination boiler or a pressurised system where water from a mains fed hot water cylinder is mixed with cold mains water, you won’t be able to install a power shower. This is because pumps that increase water flow pressure cannot be used with these systems. If you have a combination boiler or a pressurised system you can install a digital, mixer or electric shower.

What should I look out for when buying a power shower?

When you’re buying a power shower, ensure that it is either thermostatic or comes equipped with anti-scald technology. There is nothing worse than switching on your shower first thing in the morning to be greeted by freezing cold water. Systems that are not equipped with thermostatic technology are prone to unwanted temperature fluctuations that can occur from toilet flushes and other appliances that use water.

What are the benefits of power showers?

Power showers have a much stronger water flow than alternatives such as electric showers. This allows for a much nicer experience.

There are many benefits to installing a power shower in your home.  Today, there are many different designs available, this range of choice will enable you to find a power shower with the correct specifications and look that you have been searching for.

Power showers do not cost as much as what you may think. Here at Bathshop321, we have a large collection of power showers all listed at competitive prices. Our power shower collection starts at £115 but just because the prices are low doesn’t mean that any sacrifices have been made in terms of quality. All of our power showers have been manufactured to the highest standard. Discover power showers from leading bathroom brands such as Grohe.