How to Choose Outdoor Shower?
Outdoor showers are great for getting dirty kids and pets clean BEFORE they come in the house (tracking mud, pool water, and goodness knows what else all over your floors and furniture). They also come in handy for washing down gardening or lawn care equipment, toys, and patio furniture. If you're considering having one of your own, there are some things you need to consider before selecting your shower.
Construction & Finish
We strongly recommend choosing a stainless steel outdoor shower or chrome finished brass made shower as they will stand up to the elements better than other metals and are suitable for coastal applications where there is a lot of salt in the water and air. In addition, they are typically easy to winterize if desired, just remove the valves and drain the lines. But stainless steel is fairly lightweight and easier to keep clean and pretty-looking.
Wall-Mounted vs Freestanding
While it is more convenient plumbing-wise to hook a wall-mounted shower up to your home, it also adds a level of stability to the unit and makes it easier to construct enclosures or manage privacy concerns. Wall mounted outdoor showers are usually more sheltered from the elements and are less likely to experience damage from strong winds, storms, or other weather-related incidents. Freestanding models can also be mounted close to the exterior of your home so less plumbing is required, and many of them feature sturdy bases with anchoring hardware, but there is still the risk of the unit falling over or becoming damaged by weather. Where freestanding outdoor showers really shine though is when you want a shower that isn't right by the house. If your chosen location is in a more remote spot on your property, right by the pool, or just not against any walls, a freestanding shower usually makes more sense than building a whole wall just for the shower.