Outdoor Showers - Perfect Way To Cool Down

A vacation home our family stayed at had an outdoor shower and and the family used it all day long. It's the perfect way to cool down when it's hot, and you can put them anywhere, from lawn to roof to beach to deck.

According to Ross Sicote of Walpole Woodworkers, a firm specializing in custom yard and garden features, "A shower outdoors is one of those things that seems odd at first, but when people see them at someone else’s place, they end up wanting them for their own backyard,"

Here are some playful looking outdoor showers, from stand alone to wall mounts.

From Orvis, this outdoor shower is easy to install on any deck or patio. Hooks up to an outdoor hose spigot, and can be easily adapted for hot water. Made of water- and weather-resistant nyatoh wood."

Minimalist Outdoor Shower From Atelier Tradewinds:, a small,Belgian Company, "The acacia wood frame is set on a couple of nylon gliders so that the shower can easily be moved. The shower tube itself is made of galvanized steel; a simple tap attached to the tube regulates the water pressure."

Jaclo offers these above two outdoor showers including other forms of decorative plumbing.

There are essentially two kinds of outdoor showers — stand-alones and wall mounts. Stand-alones attach to flexible hosing and are mobile. Wall-mounts are stationary. Deciding whether your shower will be a portable or permanent installation is the first step in deciding what type of shower will work for you. The very simplest of showers can be hooked up directly to a garden hose. Shower seekers can craft their own using fittings, tubing, and a showerhead, or purchase a shower package from any number of retail outlets.

Summer will be here soon ~ stay cool!