propeller shower head attachment

Tip of The Month: I tested a propeller-powered showerhead to see if it improved water pressure

If you’ve not already seen it, there’s a new kid on the block that claims to solve the problem of shower low pressure water flow. We’ve all been there; taking your morning shower and barely having the power to rinse the shampoo from your eyes. That, and the fact that you’re deprived of that zingy, rejuvenated shower feeling.

So, the question is, does this new bathroom gizmo do what it says it does?
Let’s find out.

What is it exactly?
It is a replacement showerhead that uses a built-in propeller to literally ‘propel’ the speed of the water and increase its flow pressure.

What else can it do?
The one I purchased came with an integrated tube of water purifying stones. This helps to soften water and reduce limescale. Quite a nice added feature.

Does it require any electrical wiring?
No. The propeller is driven purely by the flow of water. I suppose that’s what makes it quite clever.

Is it easy to fit it?
Yes. Just unscrew your existing showerhead, and screw in the new one.

Does it feel like a well-made product?
Not really. It certainly doesn’t feel luxurious in any way. It’s pretty cheap to the touch, so I don’t know how long it will last. But it looks fine.

Does it actually increase the flow pressure?
Yes, it does. I played with turning the showerhead upside down, and could see that water would exit around 50% stronger, thus providing a better shower experience overall.

Where was your one made?
In China.

Can you see anything going wrong with it in the future?
I can see that the water exit holes are very small. This could mean they will clog quite easily with limescale, resulting in less water flow – kind of defeating the object.
But, considering it has the purifying stones, this might not be a problem. I’ll just have to wait and see. Plus, general low-build quality could reduce its service life.

How much did it cost?
Mine was reduced from £59.99 to £29.99. But I suspect that most are around that lower price – cheaper even.

Would you recommend buying one?
Yes. I don’t guarantee that it’ll solve your problem, but it might help.
If losing £30 won’t hit you too hard, it might be worth a go.

Can I see one in action?
Yes. There are tonnes of videos on YouTube. I’ve found that very few actually review the product, but the videos are fun to watch!

What if it doesn’t solve the pressure problem?
Then you may need a water boosting pump. Otherwise, it could be an issue with your inlet
water valve. Either way, you’ll need to book a plumber.

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