Do you get up in the morning and need a fast and powerful shower to wake you up? Many people need a cold and strong shower to get them up and ready for the day. However, a slow shower with poor water pressure can put a damper on things, and not in the way you want!

Having an underwhelming shower is not only unsatisfactory for the person having it; it can signify a more serious issue with the boiler, the pipes, or even the showerhead itself. If left unchecked, this can lead to complications with your waterworks, which may be expensive to resolve.

Luckily, there is hope. If you have a slow shower, you can resolve it with some simple tips. So, read on to learn what they are and to get the shower you deserve.

Shower Pump

If you live in a home with persistently lower water pressure, installing a water pump can be worth it. If you are aware that the system you have in place already uses a water pump to increase the pressure in a gravity-few system, then you may need to have a more efficient shower pump fitted.

In simple terms, water pumps work by boosting the flow of the water in your shower, thereby acting as a boost for a lack of pressure. If you have an older property, these installations can make a world of difference, and may allow you to have a more intense and satisfying water experience.

When considering installing a water pump, you need to seek professional advice. This is to ensure that the pump is compatible with your current shower system.

Clean The Shower Head

Suppose you have upgraded your shower pump, yet an unimpressive stream is still coming from the showerhead. Could it be a bit simpler? Limescale can build up behind the shower head, creating issues with water pressure. This can make a once-powerful shower appear to dribble. Luckily, this is easy to resolve with no professional help.

All you need to do is remove the shower head and soak it in white vinegar for a few hours. This will dissolve the limescale and can lead to a more powerful shower.Take note of the material that the shower head is made from; vinegar can be potent and may cause damage if certain materials are left sitting in it for too long.

Upgrade The Shower Head 

If you have removed and cleaned your showerhead only to find that the water pressure issue is not resolved, it may be time to replace it. Mineral deposits and limescale can accumulate in shower heads, harden, and become impossible to remove.

When you are looking to replace a showerhead, you should look at the size and the number of holes in the showerhead. Some models have fewer or smaller holes, designed to create a strong water flow. So, try to make sure your replacement showerhead matches your current one as closely as possible.

Install a Power Shower

There is also the option to install a power shower. These use additional pumps to get the water flowing at a faster rate and are ideal for homes that have low water pressure. It should be noted that when you are installing a power shower, there are complications that can arise around plumbing and electrical set ups.

So, you should talk to a plumber who has experience fitting power showers to double-check that your current system can accommodate it. Otherwise, you may end up with a few leaks and an expensive upgrade that you can’t use!

Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller has over a decade of hands-on experience in the construction and home improvement industry. Having worked in various capacities, from a tradesperson to a workshop instructor, Jordan is well-versed in the nuances of tools from the perspective of both a user and an educator. Jordan's reviews are particularly noted for their practical tips and tricks, making complex equipment approachable to all.

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