This may seem trivial, but a water saver shower head is worth much more than meets the eye.
In this post we will look at the pros and cons of a water saver pressure boost shower head. These shower heads have 300 super fine holes through which the water is forced. In return it boosts the pressure and uses up to 30% less water. It is an amazing experience as opposed to the normal shower heads.
In this post we look at the pros and cons, price and value of this amazing little item. I also list a few tips on fitting and cleaning.
Water Saver Shower Head – Pros and Cons
There is not much to lose in buying one of these shower heads.
- It fits most standard showers
- Jsut screw it on by hand
- Easy to clean
- Good quality chrome finish with stainless steel diffuser
- Light weight
- The more dirt in the water the more you will need to clean it (Filters recommended)
- May need an adapter if you have a strange fitting
- May need to filter water if shower pores clog often
I’ve had this shower head for approximately 2 years in the RV. It has saved us so much water our normal refill time stretched by about 20%. It does not seem a lot but where you had to fill every 10 days, you can now go for over 12 days.
Shower head maintenance
There is hardly any maintenance on these. If you find water spraying in weird directions or some streams seem to be blocked, simply unscrew the head. Grab it by the top end and shake out all the water through the inlet. You may find debris/scale coming out. Refit and test.
You may need to repeat this step to clear out all dirt. If there are still blocked holes, try and force water through from the outside by pressing the diffuser plate tight up against a tap. This should clear any blocked holes.
If it is still blocked in severe cases, you may need to find a thin steel wire (from a wire brush) to poke through the blocked hole.
We use filters on our system and only need to give the shower head a quick rinse approximately once every 3 months.
Shower head buying options
The shower head can be purchased seperate for those that have existing showers and just want to upgrade.
Option 2 is to get the complete set including shower head, hose and adjustable holder in a kit.
Click the picture below to go to the price options.