Top Reasons to Install Outdoor Showers

When the weather gets hot, we start getting requests for outdoor showers from homeowners. Sometimes they accompany a pool area and other times families just want a place to cool off during a hot summer day. Outdoor showers have the benefit of having hot and cold settings just like your interior showers have. There are several reasons homeowners desire an outdoor shower. Homeowners with pools or hot tubs want to rinse off after subjecting their hair and skin to chlorine, bromine, or salt. Others want to rinse grass off after mowing or weed eating. Some families simply want to experience the way it feels to bathe in the rain and this is the closest thing to it.

There are many considerations when selecting an outdoor shower from the aesthetics to the function. For instance, you may want a hand-held attachment to your showerhead. You may opt for multiple jets or even a foot rest.

Requirements for an Outdoor Shower

Outdoor showers can be installed in the majority of homes. After all, the 3 essentials you will need are running water, space on your property, and an experienced plumber. Options for the best place to install the fixtures will be provided at the initial consultation. Be sure to check with your homeowner’s association as you may need approval from the architectural committee. We are glad to submit the plans for you. Most neighborhoods see it as an improvement. We have found the request for an outdoor shower is rarely turned down since installations primarily happen in the backyard.

Cost of an Outdoor Shower

As with most plumbing fixtures, price varies based on the style, brand, and features. Additionally, you may wish to purchase a stall. The starting point is around $1000 for a basic stall and showerhead. To give you an idea on the labor side, the installation cost for a plumber starts around $1200. The actual stall structure can be built by a homeowner, contractor, or may be purchased online. A decorative shower stall, showerhead, and jets can run upwards of $10,000.