It is my personal opinion that a person should immediately change their shower faucets upon moving into a new home. It is only second to replacing the locks. There is something very disgusting about seeing lime scale all over the shower head. And even though I grew up in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas where there is more lime in the wells than actual water, it gives me the heebie jeebies, as if the former occupants wiped their crusty boogers on it.
Unfortunately, I did tolerate the booger shower for a few weeks after moving into our abode as I searched for a low-flow shower head. They are not the easiest to come by and are often a bit too pricey for me. However, one day treehugger.com featured a low-flow shower head from Gaiam. It puts out an amazingly low 1.2 gallons per minute, and it is reasonably priced at $12. This is particularly awesome since most showers put out around 5 gallons per minute and are comparably priced
I have to say that I’ve been very pleased with it. When it first arrived, I was a little put off by how small it is. However, do not be fooled by the size. This puppy adds air into its stream and gives you a full pressure blast. Trust me, I like my water pressure, and I would not tolerate a weak stream, even if did save the world. It also features a soap valve that is particularly nice when you want to turn off the shower to shave your legs but do not want to fiddle with finding the right temperature all over again.
Overall, I would say it’s a must-have. If you order it and don’t like it, that’s okay. It was only $12, and you’ll probably save that much on your water bill if you use it for three months.
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