Ideas and Tips for Installing an Outdoor Shower in the Garden
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 bathSuch 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.
Solar showerSome 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.
Garden shower with fixed water connectionSupplying 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.