Romance and intrigue!
Kids, we need to talk to the grown-ups now, so if you’re young or easily offended have a look at our kid friendly novelty shower heads here instead.
Go on kids, off you go… ok, just the adults left? Let’s continue.
A double shower head let’s you share a romantic shower with that someone special and can be a loophole in the federal laws for water efficiency… wink wink.
Ever had a sexy shower with your girlfriend/wife or boyfriend/husband with an ordinary single shower head? You’ll know the problems.
One person is always nice and warm in the water, whilst the other freezes. Then one person cops a spray of water to the face and up their nose whilst you dosey doe around in the shower to keep warm… hardly sexy or romantic.
Turn the heat back up to steamy with a double shower head and have a separate shower stream for each of you. Meet in the middle and share a kiss or embrace, but you don’t have to share the hot water. Think of the romantic possibilities…
Ok… let’s take another moment to just calm down. We can discuss government regulation… that should make you calm down quickly.
Federal law states that shower heads cannot be manufactured and sold with a water flow greater than 2.5 gallons per minute. Though the creative people at Zoe Industries Inc have found an entrepreneurial loophole in this federal law. Zoe Industries took the view that 2.5 gallons per minute per shower head is just fine. So, for example, with a triple shower head you could achieve up to 7.5 gallons per minute!
This creativity did not sit well with the Department of Energy (DOE) who came at Zoe with fines initially reported to total $447 million dollars! Talk about finding oneself in hot water…
It seems the DOE, Zoe Industries and three other suppliers have now resolved their ‘creative’ differences but not without fines totalling $165,104. Lucky for us, Zoe are still making shower heads and other bathroom fittings, even with the DOE pouring a whole lot of cold water on their idea.
So, for romance and intrigue you’ve got to check out a dual shower head.
The best dual shower heads
|Zoe First Mate Double Shower Head System||Side-by-side||$$||5.0|
|Sportsheets Dual Showerhead||Side-by-side||$||4.5|
|Dual Showerhead Bar with Jet Shower Heads||Side-by-side||$||4.5|
|GROHE Freehander Dual Head Shower System||Double stack||$$$$$||4.6|
|Ana Bath 5" 5 Function Handheld and Showerhead Combo||Combination||$$||4.5|
|Speakman Alexandria Anystream Dual Shower Head Combo||Combination||$$$$||4.5|
|Waterpik Combination Showerhead||Combination||$||3.5|
|Waterfall by ConservCo Multnomah Showerhead Combo-Pack||Combination||$||3.9|
What is a double shower head or dual shower head?
A double or dual shower head is simply a shower head that allows two separate streams of shower spray. This is achieved by either a split shower arm or a hand-held shower with combo fixed wall shower.
Advantages of a double shower head
Great for two. A must have for great times in the shower with your partner. Now both of you can shower warm and comfortably. No more hogging all the water, now you can concentrate on each other.
Enlarges your shower. Even if just using the two heads by yourself, there’s more shower spray to go around.
Get more water flow. With another head to allow more water flow per minute, you can have a stronger shower.
More options. With two shower heads you can use two different spray patterns at the same time. Maybe combine a narrow massage stream with a wider spray setting for the best of both worlds.
Save time? Ever needed to really use the shower at the same time as your partner in the morning? Though you might need to have a cold shower to make sure you actually save time…
How do I find the best dual shower head for me?
Design. Do you need a dual shower arm or a combo hand-held with fixed head as well? As a more fancy option, you can install a second shower head in the opposite shower wall. Although this will require some plumbing work, the result is stunning.
Does it act as a single head? Having the versatility to shut off one of the heads can give you some flexibility to save water or make your hot water last longer.
Pressure. Does the double shower head still have good pressure. Check the reviews, cheaper heads might simply split your shower, giving you two weak shower streams.
Finish. Does the head and arm match your existing bathroom look and feel? Take your time to browse the different designs – there are some really nice ones.
Reviews of the top 5 double shower heads
As we mentioned before, Zoe Manufacturing are one of the few brands who are making double showerhead kits and they were in trouble for using a cheeky interpretation of the law surrounding water saving shower heads.
Once you remove the severely limiting flow restrictors from these shower heads, they have plenty of water flow. They’re also a great value for money set.
Sex sells, right? That’s the angle that the manufacturer of this product, Sportsheets, are going for with their dual shower head. These dual shower heads feature four different spray patterns, and provided you remove the water limiting device it has plenty of power from both shower heads.
What more is there to say about this shower head? I’m pretty sure the picture on the packet says it all.
The Grohe Freehander has a unique spin on the dual shower head concept – it has double stacked them to create an inner and outer shower head, rather than the standard side-by-side concept. It also allows you to turn off the inner shower head if it is not required, allowing you to save water.
As with any double shower head, it is best to remove the flow restrictor before installation, to ensure that you have sufficient water pressure to take full advantage of the massage features and benefits of a double shower head.
For many people, the combination unit is the best of both worlds – you can have a handheld or fixed showerhead when you want it, or both if you’re sharing your shower with a second person. There are almost 200 5 star reviews for this product on Amazon – it’s a really popular model.
There is one letdown with the default configuration of this showerhead – and that is the diverter, which is only a two way diverter, which means only one of the two heads can be on at any time. Luckily, this is easily fixed by swapping it out with this unit from Delta, which will let you run both at once.
If you don’t like any of these options, then why not consider making your own dual shower head? All you need is this two way shower arm and then two of your favorite shower heads. You can turn each of them on/off as you please, and create an amazing shower that is truly yours.