Looking for the best high pressure shower head to bring the life back into your dribbling shower? Well we have you covered because we have rounded up the top picks based on raving reviews so you don't have to spend hours searching the internet.
We know when designing your bathroom, it is easy to get carried away swooning over fancy baths and pretty bathroom tiles, leaving some of the more practical elements to fall to the wayside. But while choosing a shower head might not be the most fun out of all the bathroom-building tasks (so much chrome!) it is absolutely essential. Hence why we have made this guide...
If you already have a high pressure system and want to channel it through your shower head, this is your guy. Users loved the robust output of the three jet settings, and how easy it was to change between them – even mid-shower – with the select button. The rotating massage jets of the interestingly named 'CaresseAir' mode got an especially warm reception from users, but the ability to not only choose between focused jets and an all-over rain effect, but to mix the two together, is inspired.
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Users are spoilt for choice with the six jet modes offered by this Waterpik Technologies handheld shower head, whose variations on a theme range from a misting to a full body massage and twin spray – ooer. With the maximum flow rate of two gallons per minute, and what Waterpik call 'advanced optiFLOW technology', it’s meant to provide up to 30 per cent more water force than your average shower head, making it a good bet for those who like a really strong spray. Plus, users report it’s simple to set up, so you should be enjoying a proper power shower in no time.
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In what will no doubt be a pleasant surprise to those who think buying bathroom fixtures is all about trying to tell the difference between shades of chrome, Grohe’s Rainshower Icon 150 is a very stylish showerhead indeed. Its unique doughnut shape and choice of over 15 different contrasting colours are really nice touches for giving the bathroom a bit of character, but how does it perform? Users gave it a resounding thumbs up for being light to handle and easy to clean, with an impressive flow and wide-reaching spray pattern.
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Showering in the dark might seem like a recipe for disaster, but you’ll be tempted when you see this shower head’s party trick. With built-in LED lights powered by the running water, it puts on a battery-less light show, fading gradually between seven vibrant colours every few seconds for a multi-sensory spa-like experience in your very own shower. The four spray settings number among them rain, massage, a rain-massage mix, and an eco-friendly water-saving mode, so depending what mood you’re in you can go for stimulating, relaxing, or even planet-saving.
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Users are positively evangelical about this shower head, with some even going so far as to say that having it was 'a whole new shower experience'. With a simple choice between high or low pressure, it doesn’t boast the most modes of any shower head on our list, but all reports say it does the basics brilliantly. Reviewers were left really impressed (and squeaky clean) by the shower head’s efforts, and found it really easy to set up, although it’s worth noting that many recommended having some Teflon pipe tape on hand for the job.
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How to buy the best high pressure shower head
Where to buy a high pressure shower head
Gallons per minute
The higher the number doesn't necessarily mean the better the shower head, the ideal GPM number is anything from 2 - 2.5 – anything higher will cost a lot in utility bills.
Handheld or wall-mounted?
The big choice inherent in buying a high pressure shower head is between handheld and wall-mounted models, and while the majority of our picks are handheld shower heads, which users love for their flexibility, we’ve included one highly-rated fixed option too. Finally, while the terminology seems simple enough, it can actually be a little misleading.
What's it for?
Some shower heads can give houses with low water pressure more oomph for when shower time rolls around, but some are more suited to harnessing already high pressure, so be sure to check the manufacturer’s website for in-depth guidance.
Avoid buying a shower head that's made of plastic, as it won't be super durable, but other than that, it's down to personal preference and style. The majority on our list are chrome.