Ideas and Tips for Installing an Outdoor Shower in the Garden

As a garden owner, it might sound familiar to you: longing for the joys of a midsummer bath on your own property. Building a swimming pool or garden pond in your own garden is great - but it takes a lot of space and money. Garden showers, on the other hand, are cheaper, greener, and simpler. Some manufacturers offer mobile showerheads for temporary showering pleasure. However, if you want your outdoor shower to be an integral part of your garden, you're better off with the more stable, permanently installed version.Garden Outdoor Shower

How does a garden shower work? In principle, there are three types:

1. Cold shower
2. Solar Shower
3. Shower with hot and cold water

Cold bath

Such a garden shower is easy to build yourself. Because they can be easily watered by simply connecting them to a garden hose. Otherwise, all you need is a shower head and a frame to hold the shower head and hose or hose. No additional pump is needed, and the water pressure is sufficient. There's no easier way to cool down than this.Cold bath

Solar shower

Some manufacturers offer solar-based heating systems that heat the water in the tank before it is hosed down to the garden shower. Hot water is regulated by a thermostat or thermostat.
Solar shower

Garden shower with fixed water connection

Supplying hot and cold water from indoor plumbing is more complicated. Water intensity and temperature are also controlled outside, for example in bathroom showers, using fittings or thermostats. Water hygiene regulations must be observed to avoid the inhalation of harmful microorganisms. Leave the connection of the garden shower to your own water supply to the installer. These outdoor showers are usually mounted on the walls of the house. If the garden shower is far from the house, additional wiring may need to be run - an additional cost factor.

The correct location of the outdoor shower

For a private garden shower, it starts with choosing the best location. For this, you do not need much space in the garden, two square meters will be enough. Due to the large amount of water that must be drained when enjoying a garden shower, your shower should be on a solid surface that won't be affected too badly or even scuffed by moisture.

Outdoor shower drain

As an alternative to the aforementioned septic tank, garden showers can also be hooked up to the house's drainage system. On request, many shower manufacturers offer drains that can be connected directly to existing drains. Supplemented by suitable siphons, unpleasant odors in the sewage system can also be avoided.

Depending on your preference, the drain can be concreted, tiled or covered with planks. Unfortunately, since the drain is rarely where the garden shower will be later, a new drain usually needs to be laid. Integrating drains into existing floor coverings requires precise work and a reliable seal. It is recommended to hire a professional for this.

Many homeowners add an outdoor shower to their existing pool: for a quick cool down or to rinse off sweat and grime before diving in.

Important: Privacy Protection

When choosing a shower location, don't forget to ensure your privacy. A screen made of plants, a wooden fence or a brick shower wall keeps prying eyes out.

As in indoor bathrooms, there is a wide range of outdoor showers to choose from round or square, rain showers, jet showers, hard water or fine water. If you want a real luxury shower in your garden, you can install the shower head on the shower wall and let the water run off the side.

Winter garden shower

To keep outdoor showers safe through the winter, it is advisable to lay the water supply lines in such a way that the water can be drained before frost forms. A shut-off valve with a drain valve is usually used for this purpose. If you also want to use your garden shower in winter, you have to make sure the pipes are well-insulated and heated. The better the insulation, the less heating work is required to keep the pipes frost-free. You can protect your shower from the weather with a tarp.
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