Rain Shower Heads: Are These Just About the Coolest Bathroom Accessory Australians Are Going For?
Yes it’s true, in a time when we should be looking at conserving water Australians are out to the local bathroom fitters and getting rain shower heads fitted. But the shower heads are not, as many believe, water inefficient. They actually conserve water far more effectively than one may imagine and as a result Australia can not get enough of them.
So just what are they are how do they work and more importantly how do they measure up against conventional everyday shower heads? Rain shower heads are more luxurious and come away with more style and flair than the ordinary shower head. They are more water efficient, strangely not less as many would believe.
When rain shower heads first saw the light of day in Australia’s bathroom stores, some moaned about them causing pain or a pins and needles effect on their skin. Some Australians bemoaned that they were not actually saving any water at all because it was taking around three times longer to wash away the soap suds and shampoo applied to the consumer’s body.
When manufacturers looked deep into these suggestions from consumers they actually found there was substance in their valid argument. The pins and needles effect was there thanks to a technique that was earlier applied to the showers which saw the water given extra oxygen and then forcibly squeezed that water from the shower head. Thus the effect was one of small jets, or even tiny jets, of water at high speed raining down on the body. This effect produced the pins and needles feeling. Later technology would address the sheer volume of water and thus reduce it so as not to emulate the pins and needles effect.
The adjustable shower head was the next technology introduced to get Australians to like the rain shower head so they improved the head itself by allowing it to become adjustable. Here you would get a flow which was spread out or more concentrated depending on your requirement once inside the shower. But this ultimately did not go down well with Australians as they were not used to adjusting setting once under the shower and the process of showering had commenced, and who could blame them!
Now these two focal points have been ironed out rain shower heads are now all the rage across Australia.