Like most bathroom equipment, there is a wide range of shower heads available at your disposal. But like my wife says, with more choices comes more responsibility! That’s because you really have to spend enough time to understand the pros and cons of different models and then decide the best that suits your needs.
For most of us, our time in the shower pretty much sets the tone of the day. A shower with low pressure makes me cringe and keeps me irritated all throughout the morning. So if your shower head is too hard or trickle, its time you get a new one right now.
There are different options you can go for, for example, if you like water supply sprayed then a rain shower is a great choice. So what is a high-pressure shower head? as the name explains, a high pressure shower head releases the water with high pressure. This is especially useful in areas that have a low-pressure water supply in the entire house, the high-pressure shower heads basically inject air in the chambers through which the water is supplied, increasing the speed at which it comes out. So you use the same or lesser amount of water to have a bath.
There can be multiple reasons for the low pressure in your house, most common being blockages in the pipeline in your local area. You can ask your local authorities to look into it or simply hire a plumber for consultation. If you are experiencing low pressure just in your shower, then corroded water pipes may be the reason. There may be few other reasons as well, like calcium deposits on the surface (especially in areas that have hard water supply).
Here is our List of Best High-Pressure Shower Heads in 2018
#1. Speakman S-2252
Although Speakman S-2252 is a tad bit more expensive than other shower heads in this list, it will justify the price you pay every morning for years to come. Moreover, none of the items in the list cross the hundred dollar mark.
This brass constructed shower head comes with 6 plungers and 48 sprays, all of which can be customized for your needs. It has a handle which you can rotate in either clockwise or anti-clockwise direction for different spray patterns. This is a patented technology by Speakman.
Speakman manufactured its first adjustable shower head in 1869 in Delaware. The brand has since patented a number of designs. What I most like about Speakman accessories is that although they have a legacy of over 100 years, and have very authentic yet modern design.
There are 3 main settings that you can switch between intense, flood, and rain.
In its intense setting option, not even a single spray intersects, resulting in a very relaxing bathing experience. In the rain setting, the water drops are larger in size than in the other two settings. This is done purposely, so that the water retains the heat for longer, giving you a soothing experience. The last setting is the flood setting, in this, the water is released in thick sprays so that it pounds against your skin.
To conclude, you can select from these four design options: polished chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, and polished brass.
#2. Delta 75152
The Delta 75152 has two power settings: H2Okinetic Spray and Adjustable Water Amplifying Spray. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty on faucet and finishes. As it offers two flow rates and two spray patterns it meets EPA’s WaterSense criteria, which gives you rebate on water bills. The showerhead gives out water at two speeds, either 2.5 gallons per minute or 1.85 gallons per minute. You can control the volume by adjusting the settings using a lever placed on the side.
In fact, according to Delta, the item uses 36% less water than a traditional showerhead. The proprietary H2Okinetic Shower technology sprays the water in a unique wave pattern. So even though you use less water, you feel that you are using an ample amount of water.
It is engineered in a way that the four spray holes do not clog up, this along with the metal ball connector ensures that the item lasts for years. It is constructed of plastic material. To conclude, Delta 75152 is an easy to install and budget showerhead and especially works well for people whose water bills are already skyrocketing.
Aqua Elegante’s 6 Function Luxury Shower Head comes with four unique and 2 combined settings. These settings are Saturating Power Blast, Water Saving, Gentle Rain, and Pulsating Massage. It has a removable restrictor, that you can take out to in order to increase the pressure of the water. Since it uses durable brass fittings along with heavy duty ABS plastic and stainless steel, it can be used not only in your bathroom but also outdoors, RVs and beaches.
This is a great buy for you if you have hard water supply in your area, as its self-cleaning nozzles make sure there is no calcium build up in it. These rubber nozzles do not allow the calcium to settle on the surface easily, even if there is a tad bit of a build up you can easily wipe it off. Additionally, it comes with a 5-year warranty.
What I like about this product is how well it is packaged and how easy it is to install. You do not have to tussle with a difficult plastic casing. The product is packed in a recyclable box. The box includes a free roll of Teflon tape and a step by step installation manual. With some basic DIY skills you won’t need a plumber to do the installation for you.
Aqua Elegante has a very stringent quality control protocol. Each item has to pass through 5 different tests: pressure, temperature, vigorous usage, salt-spray, life. In fact, they are so confident of their quality that they offer a one of a kind 5-year money back guarantee, so if you are not satisfied for any reason in 5 years you can return the item and get 100% refund, no questions asked.
SomovWorld High Pressure Shower Head is a chrome finished luxury shower head. Now even though it is a luxury model, it costs way less than a lot of products on this list. It has two user settings available; low pressure and high pressure. It has a removable restrictor, that you can take out to in order to increase the pressure of the water even further. The 6 inches chrome plate, gives you a full body coverage and adds to the aesthetics of your bathroom.
It has a swivel brass ball joint which allows you to change the direction of your water spray seamlessly. Since it is made of ABS material, it is very lightweight and consequently durable. This is a good option for those buyers that have hard water supply in their locality. The shower head comes with 90 powered anti-clogging silicone jets. These silicone jets prevent substances like lime to deposit on the surface, thus increasing the life of the shower.
Another great advantage of this shower head that it is extremely easy to install. Even if you have done a total of zero DIY projects in your life, you wouldn’t need a plumber to install this. It connects to any standard shower arm easily, without the use of any tools. Its box has a free Teflon tape pack inside that you can use.
Overall, if you are looking for a budget and a long-lasting shower head with an anti-leak design then SomovWorld High Pressure Shower Head is your go-to model.
WantBa High Pressure Massage ShowerHead comes with a total of 57 jets, designed in a way to provide the user a full body coverage. It has a 2.5 GPM standard water flow control. The installation process is extremely simple and doesn’t require the use of any power tools or plumber assistance. You just have to remove the old shower head, apply requisite Teflon tape and screw in the new shower head.
The nozzles are rubber coated, to avoid lime deposits to settle on the surface. You can easily the clean this up from time to time. Since it is made of ABS material, it is very lightweight and consequently durable. It has a swivel brass ball joint which allows you to change the direction of your water spray seamlessly.
To conclude this model is a great hybrid of a shower head and a jet. The quality of this shower head is comparable to the likes of those you.