best low-flow but high-pressure shower head?
i need a new shower head. I want something low flow but high pressure, if possible. I'm sure someone out there has one they like....0
The hotel one from real goods is awesome, I have it in both showers in my house, the high pressure is almost a mist.
I also have a Real Goods showerhead, the one that costs about $12 and has a flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute (and an on-off switch). The realgoods website is down at the moment, but a Google search will turn up this showerhead on Treehugger and other sources. I bought mine from Real Goods around 1996 and it has performed flawlessly all these years; guests (especially those from Europe) always remark how much they enjoy our shower. It gives a very strong and satisfying shower but not the "pins and needles" kind that hurts. It does take longer to wash long hair under it, I'm told....not an issue for me as I don't have much hair left myself. ;-)
I have the Oxygenics Storm and one similar to the Elite Oxygenics Skin Care on this page. http://www.faucetdirect.com/oxygenics/c30780?source=gg_oxygenicsgen_oxygenicsexact_oxygenics_e_7422965963_1t1_g&s_kwcid=TC|20470|oxygenics||S|e|7422965963
I've had them both for several years now and they still look and work like new. Best low flow showerheads I could find. Really nice pressure, even in a low water pressure apartment (and now that I have moved to a regular water pressure condo, they are even better)
Try Ecocamel (www.ecocamel.com/). These heads aerate your shower as it flows thereby maintaining pressure, but reducing water use. I have one at home that works really well. Only thing to watch out for is that they are slightly more noisy than a standard head.
I have one of the hand held ones from water management and they are amazing. http://www.takeashower.com/
My last place had water that barely dribbled out and this shower head turned it into a blast. Everyone I've recommended the shower head to has loved it.
I highly recommend the Delta 75152 Water Amplifying showerhead. It has 2 settings, the 'regular' setting is 2.5 gpm, and the 'low' setting is 1.85 gpm. The 1.85 is more than plenty. My main complaint with low flow showerheads has always been there wasn't enough pressure to rinse effectively with. Not the case with this unit. When we first got it, we used the regular setting, for a week or so, but were able to go down to the low setting ever since and it's worked wonderful. After visiting my sister in MN and dealing with her 'dribbly' low flow head, I think I'm going to start giving these as presents for Christmas and birthdays.
Alsons' are the creators of the Water Amplifying feature used in the Delta Shower head mentioned above. It looks like Delta bought Alsons' at the end of 2011 (http://www.deltafaucet.com/alsons.html) I have the Delta (1.8/2.5 gpm) model on the upstairs tub, but I bought the Alsons' 1.5gpm version for the master bath and find the performance to be similar. I found it in the $25 price range online. I've seen the Delta on the shelf at the Big Box stores so if you are worried about the possibility of wanting to return it, you may want to go that route.
If you want to go ultra low flow you should check the Aqua Helix (http://www.aquahelix.net/) which I used for 4-5 years before the wife forced me to get the Alsons'. It provides a strong, tingling stream unrestricted but can be adjusted by sliding collar down to more of a soft pattern. It spins a single stream around within the head much like a pressure washer nozzle does. You'll see on their web site that it is a real "Love it" or "Hate it" kind of product. I'll re-install the Aqua Helix again if we go back to drought conditions or have water restrictions.
American Standard FloWise Transitional 3-Function Water Saving Shower www.americanstandard-us.com/shower-faucets/flowise-3-function-water-saving-showerhead/
Bought one of these after evaluating Amazon.com www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00125PZJ8/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&s=hi&psc=1 and Consumer Report magazine. Was so impressed that I purchased a second for our other bath.
This showerhead delivers a deceptively economical flow of water by using turbine technology, giving the sensation of a greater flow rate.
I always look for the most "environmentally hostile" (tongue in cheek) shower head I can find. http://www.showerbuddy.com/ has some nice ones. Or retrofit your existing inefficient shower head: http://www.freeexistence.org/highflow.html
Note that low flow, in addition to being unsatisfying, take longer to get warm, and studies have shown that low-flow showers are correlated to respiratory illness (from the mist that low-flow tends to produce.
Consider the Speakman, which is a showerhead that you will often find in hotels and athletic clubs. I expect that this is so because, although it's not cheap, it will be unlikely to need replacing for decades, and it adjusts to make just about anyone happy with the stream. We absolutely love ours. It works exactly as it did when we put it in over a year ago.
We got ours online at Ace Hardware Outlet for about $45 delivered but I see that it's more expensive now. What I like about it is that 1) it's solid. Not much to go wrong. 2) It has a very simple control lever on the side, which again, is very solid, and quickly adjusts through an infinite range of continuously variable settings, from almost a solid, smooth stream of water, to numerous pin-prick streams that almost feel like they could take paint off.
The shower heads from takeashower.com are by far the best for low water pressure. I have used them for many years now, we have one in each bathroom. The customer service is superb, the pricing is totally reasonable and the performance speaks for itself - highly recommend!
It is possible! Some shower heads use adjustable spray patterns or a pressure chamber to increase shower pressure without using more water. We've got heaps of reviews of different shower heads from Rainfall to L.E.D ones at www.agreatshower.com you can check out the reviews here.
What do you get for someone that has everything? A shower head! My father has been suffering for years in southern Florida with low water pressure. I have listened to the complaining and experienced his low water pressure shower head myself. All he wanted was to increase the velocity and power of the water that he had without breaking the bank. This last birthday I was struggling on what to get him and my search began. I came across www.take-a-shower.com and their videos of their products working on youtube. I decided to send him the 6 jet in brushed nickel. Here is a video of it working. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqnRLhYVIso . I got the best son award this year! Dad is finally happy and telling everyone in his complex what a great son I am and how happy he is with my purchase.
The most important thing is to get a shower head that has a cutoff, or buy a separate cutoff valve like this: http://www.amazon.com/Danco-89171-Shut-Off-Shower-Chrome/dp/B000JFNPJE It lets you turn the water off and on without having to fiddle with the temperature.
Get yourself wet, then cut off the water, lather up, switch the water back on and rinse. Saves a ton of water (and soap!) over standing under the spray the whole time.
Taking a shower should be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and the key to that is a good shower head. After 60 hours of research and tests (that is, showers) by multiple friends and relatives, the head we keep coming back to is the Take A Shower LLC Fire Hydrant Spa Plaza Massager Shower Head from http://highpressureshowers.com/.
If you have low water pressure throughout your entire house it is likely going to be caused by either your municipal water supply or the supply plumbing on your property. You can consult your local plumber who can check your plumbing for corrosion and blockages. If this is the case, you or your plumber might be able to fix the issue by adjusting your pressure reducing valve. Otherwise some old pipework may need replacing.
If you just have low water pressure in your shower it might be caused by your bathroom plumbing or your shower head. If your water pressure has become low, there might be corrosion in your bathroom pipes or your shower head might be starting to clog. Try cleaning your shower head with the how to guide that we’re published here.
If your shower water pressure has always been low and weak, you can check for the presence of and try removing or altering the flow restrictor in your shower head.
Under United States law, shower heads can only be sold with a water flow of no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. To comply with this law, shower head manufacturers and distributor companies add a small plastic flow restrictor to their shower heads.
You can remove the flow restrictor or water saver by unscrewing your shower head. Locating the colored plastic restrictor, then pulling it out with a pair of pliers or a screwdriver. For some of the more difficult ones to remove, you might need to try screwing a screw into it, to give you something to grip so that you can remove it easier.
Thank you Take A Shower LLC for the Fire Hydrant Spa Plaza Massager Shower Head . This is the best shower head ever for low water pressure. It is amazing how http://highpressureshowers.com/ has changed our lives.
You are looking for something low flow but high pressure for low water pressure in your shower. The Fire Hydrant Series of shower heads and Handhelds are specifically designed for powerful performance even at the lowest water pressures. I was doing some research on Google.com (searched for powerful fire hydrant shower heads) recently and found http://highpressureshowers.com/ from Take A Shower LLC. Take A Shower has engineered inside of the shower heads’ design that sends the incoming water through a series of narrowing channels within the shower heads’ internal design that gives great velocity (which speeds up the water. like you put your figure on the end of a garden hose.) whether you are on a city or well water supply. I have read the reviews and have spoken with a great customer service department on a quality 4 Jet Shower Head called Fire Hydrant Spa Symphony. They have other series of shower heads but this is the one I purchased. When I turned it on the first time I was impressed at the powerful water flow. It was much better than my old shower head. This 4 Jet has to be one of the best shower heads for low water pressure problems and would do just as good with normal or high water pressure in the shower.I would try this out if you are still having problems with your shower. Thank you for fixing my low water pressure in my shower!
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Fire Hydrant Spa Economy Shower Head
Best Economy Shower Head for Low Water Pressure
Tracy Wellfleet (Quebec, Canada)
I was searching Google for a low water pressure shower head and found http://www.highpressureshowers.com I did not want to spend a lot of money on this shower head. They have a large selection of special low water pressure designed shower heads to help people get a better ,more relaxing shower. This shower head that I bought, the Fire Hydrant Spa Economy Shower Head it really increases the water pressure and velocity in the shower. The resulting powerful water flow gives a relaxing, cleansing shower whether you are on a city or well water supply. It is well worth the $20 as it is the best shower head for low water pressure.
I was searching Google for a low water pressure shower head and found http://www.highpressureshowers.com I did not want to spend a lot of money on this shower head. They have a large selection of special low water pressure designed shower heads to help people get a better ,more relaxing shower. This shower head that I bought, the Fire Hydrant Spa Economy Shower Head, It really increases the water pressure and velocity in the shower. The resulting powerful water flow gives a relaxing, cleansing shower whether you are on a city or well water supply. It is well worth the $20 as it is the best shower head for low water pressure.
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