A popular new addition to many bathrooms is the multispray shower. A multispray shower uses several jets installed at different heights to provide a massage-style experience that goes beyond cleaning to relax and invigorate. Homeowners can choose the heights at which various jets are installed in order to get the most out of their new multispray shower.
Things to Consider
When installing a multispray shower, there are several things to consider. The first is the relative height of all of the people who will be using the shower. The highest jet should be placed no higher than the shortest person using the shower can comfortably reach to adjust it.
The second thing to consider is the location on users' bodies where the massage jets will be most effective. If, for example, you suffer from lower back pain, you may want to place a jet at the height where the spray will hit your lower back. Other areas to consider are between the shoulder blades, the midback and the upper thigh region, especially for those who are on their feet all day or exercise by running, jogging or biking. Depending on how many jets you are installing, prioritize their locations by the areas of the body for which they will be most therapeutic.
The Right Height
To make sure that your multispray shower jets are placed at the right height, use a tape measure to measure up from the floor to the area on your body you want the spray to hit. Mark this measurement on the wall(s) the jets will be installed in.
If you can install the jets on more than one wall, place the jets that will be aimed at areas on your back on the wall opposite the one in which the highest shower head will be placed. (The highest head is the one which you will use to wash your hair or take a quick, traditional shower.) This will keep the body jets from aiming a hard spray of water at areas of the body which might be too tender for it.
Keep in mind that all the jets should be placed with users' heights in mind. If one user is significantly taller than another, you may want to consider placing a jet at the height of each user's lower or middle back. You also want to make sure that the taller user's jets aren't aimed at the exact height of the shorter user's face.
Stephannie Hibbard is a High School and College English teacher and freelance writer. She has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She has been involved in a number of published articles, websites, and studies and has served professionally as a copy editor for a local newspaper.