Steam shower FAQ's

How much does the steam function cost to run?

The steam functions cost surprisingly little to run. Based on current costs for electricity to operate the steam function for a recommended maximum of half and hour is around 30-50 pence. Compare this to the cost of travelling to a Sauna in a Health ...

What are the electrical requirements of a Steam Shower?

You should always seek advice from an electrician prior to installing your shower and also view the installation instructions in this regard. 3kw Steam Showers (without Whirlpool baths) require only a single 13amp electrical supply. With whirlpool require...

What's the water pressure required for your showers?

Steam showers require between 1 and 3 bar of pressure at the unit to operate. For optimum results 2-3 bar is recommended. Please note that all Steam Cabins require a flow rate of at least 7.5 litres per minute and steam showers around 14 litres. The ...

Do I need to tile under or behind the unit?

It is recommended that you fully tile under your shower, steam shower or whirlpool bath, this is because they are designed to be freestanding and as such may be required to be slid away from the wall for service access. Tiling fully under the tub enables...

I'm in a hard water area, can I still have a shower?

Yes. If you know you live in a Hard water area, you may well have a water softener fitted to your water supply to remove the build-up, if not you must fit one for the water purpose of most manufacturers, as this will protect the steam generator from ...

Can a flip-down seat be used on any shower in place of the stool?

The quick answer is yes, however. only on showers where the center column it attaches to is made from metal. We have a small percentage of showers where this column is made from glass and as such is not strong enough for it. Where the column is metal...

What is the difference between a steam shower and a regular shower?

A steam shower is a multi-functioning shower cabin and usually includes a monsoon shower head, body jets and a handheld shower. The main difference is the added steam generator which allows you to obtain the benefits of a spa or sauna treatment. It ...

How much does it cost to run a steam shower? Is it expensive?

The steam sauna function costs surprisingly little to run. Based on the current costs of 15p per KW per hour. A  30 min session with a standard 2.8kw generator costs only £0.23 pence Compare this to the cost of traveling...

How many calories do you burn in a steam room for 15 minutes?

At a typical temperature, a 15-minute steam shower session can burn up to 150 calories. This is typically water weight but as the body generates sweat, its working harder resulting in the breaking down of calories and removal of toxins. Why is sweat...

Can a steam shower be used with a combi boiler?

A minimum of 1 Bar of pressure up to a maximum of 3 Bar is required to function a steam shower. As a combi boiler is a constant and stable pressured system they are the ideal water supply for a steam shower. Mega flow systems or any other pressurised...

Does a steam shower need a water softener?

If you live in a hard water area that is susceptible to limescale, the answer is yes. A water softener will remove any limescale and impurities in your water supply and stop them from entering into the steam generator. If a steam generator fails due ...

What should I look for when buying a steam shower?

First is a reliable brand. Luckily for you, we've done that bit for you. We are the biggest in the UK and have been at the top for years. Brads are fighting tooth and nail to get on board with us. Don't see a brand here? that's because we've deemed ...

Do I need to worry about the build-up of mould/moisture?

The majority of the steam, by design, is kept inside the cabin. The major escape of steam would be when exiting after a sauna session. If you simply wait a few minutes before exiting, the steam will vapourise on the cabin walls and dissipate. A steam...

How often do steam showers need maintenance?

It is advised that you give your shower maintenance a minimum of once per year. This would include checking the seals, joints, nozzles and valves. For this reason, we recommend you leave a minimum of 40mm moving room around your shower cubicle for access...

Can I use aromatherapy oils with a steam shower?

Most steam outlets allow for adding additional aroma oils either inside the outlet or to diffusers. If this function is available, it will be advertised on the product listing. The benefits of aromatherapy oils are wide-ranging and include improved sleep...

How to build / install a steam shower?

Every steam shower will come with a full and comprehensive installation manual and can be done at home with no professional help or paid service. The manufacturers make no insistence on a 'paid fitting' and we find that a high percentage of our customers...

Why do I need 40mm around the shower when fitting?

Once fully built, the showers will simply slide back tight to the wall or corner. However, as the pipework, electrics and connections are all located behind the unit, during the build, you will need to access to connect these This means, you physically...

How much electricity will my item use?

The quick answer is KW's or watt multiplied by the cost per hour   Let's break it down a little: According to THIS WEBSITE HERE - the average cost per KW (1000 watts) is about £0.15p per hour So, if a steam shower, for example, is ...

We have Standard Boiler fitted with Pump upto 4 bar pressure . Will that work for 2 Steam showers that I am looking to buy

Yes absolutely. The minimum we would recommend is 1.5bar for the steam showers to ensure reasonable performance. To enable the jets and a very good flow from the overhead monsoon 2 bar or more would be ideal. With 4 bar you have very, very good pressure...

Why sauna after a workout?

A good workout will damage your muscles slightly. Your post-workout recovery period is when those muscles start to grow back stronger. The heat of a sauna relaxes your muscles, expands your blood vessels and stimulates blood flow to the areas needing...

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