“ Brand: Other Brands / Type: Electric Shower „
The first thing I should probably mention when writing an opinion on this shower is why I actually bought one in the first place. Well, the answer to that is pretty simple. My bathroom is fully tiled, and my old shower was a Triton. When my old shower packed in, I decided that the easiest thing to do was to get another one the same size. I didn't want the hassle of drilling new holes in the tiles, so I bought this unit simply because it was the exact size of my old unit. Being ever the hero that he is (or so he thinks!!), my hubby volunteered to fit it himself. Apart from the fact that he turned the wrong water inlet off and soaked the bathroom and himself with freezing cold water (hee hee), the unit was pretty straight forward to fit. That was probably down to the fact that it was the same size as the old one though, so I can't really comment on fitting one from scratch. So now for the big question - is it any good? Well, frankly no, not really. The problem is that there is no power in it at all. My water inlet is turned on fully and the old shower was fine, so I know it is not this that causes it to be so weak. My hubby has had it off the wall a couple of times now, and read the manual from cover to cover and cannot see a way to increase the flow of water. The shower head has three settings, and to be honest the only one that is any good is the most powerful 'needle' setting. The first setting dribbles out like a babies slabbers, the second setting is not too bad for washing your hair but for a full body shower it is pretty useless. So the only real option is the old water cannon effect from the 'needle' setting. Not ideal because it can actually be quite sore when it hits certain bits!! Poor water pressure aside, the shower is easy to operate. As you can see from the picture above, it has four buttons and a dial. One of the buttons is the on/off switch, this is quite good because it is big and easy to f ind when your eyes are full of water. The other three buttons are for the heat settings Cold, Hot and emm .. Hotter. The middle button is not much use really, I can't quite work out what it does. There is also not too much call for using the cold setting in Scotland!! So I normally only use the 'hotter' setting. The dial is a heat adjustment which goes from cold to hot. This shower looks OK, but is certainly not the most attractive looking shower unit available. It is also quite big and bulky compared to most. I will definitely be getting rid of mine the next time I do up my bathroom.