If you have a pool in your backyard, taking a quick dip is apart of your daily routine in the summer. But, there’s one thing you’re missing — a shower! Installing an outdoor shower is a convenient way to get swimmers to rinse off and clean up prior to going back inside. Here’s how to start planning and designing your outdoor shower.

1.Choose the type of shower. There are two types of outdoor showers, portable (stand alones) and permanent (wall-mounted). Standalone showers can hook up to flexible hoses and placed in different areas around your yard. However, if you want something more permanent, a stationary or wall-mounted model is the way to go.

2.Pick a location. The best way to install an outdoor shower is by tapping into an existing source of water. For instance, tapping into an irrigation spigot is fairly easy (if you like cold water that is!). If you’re one that likes to have the option between hot or cold, try locating your shower near an area where the water pipes enter your home.

3.Decide on the design and materials. Like any other outdoor item, it’s a good idea to base materials off your home’s architectural and landscape style. Since an outdoor showers siding will be weather and water resistant, you won’t have to worry about the walls’ materials. But, when it comes to flooring, you have a few options — concrete, wood, or granite.

4.Find a professional to help. Find a landscape contractor who can help you when it comes to the drains and pipelines of your shower. They will ensure that the shower water flows away from your home, in order to avoid flooding or any other water damages.

When it comes to major plumbing jobs, leave it to the pros. If you need an experienced plumber in Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, choose Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Contact us online or Call (540) 942-2700 to schedule a service or repair.

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