The Incredible Pressure of Building a Shower Head
by Adrian Thompson, StoneStream Blog Editor
@adrianthompson / 3 weeks ago
"More Power, Less Water, Huge Savings". Thoughtfully designed shower heads that aim to dramatically reduce the amount of water people use while showering while increasing water flow.
StoneStream, a shower startup that has attracted customers from over 45 countries is back with a new generation (StoneStream® EcoPower) of its thoughtfully designed shower heads that aim to dramatically reduce the amount of water people use while showering.
The re-engineered EcoPower version sprays warmer water at a higher pressure than the first model and expected to save the average household just over 45,000 litres (almost 12,000 gallons) every year.
"It makes a fairly significant impact on water costs and can save as much as £250 every year." Says Barry Clarke, StoneStream CEO and Founder.
StoneStream wants to do two things; continue to build its brand name in the luxury shower space and, eventually, scale its opulent, low-flow technology to more people around the world, saving billions of litres of water.
WHAT'S NEW IN ECOPOWER?
"After getting feedback from our customers, we have improved our previous model by changing the materials, filters and build quality", says Clarke. The new generation includes an eco-stop button. It is designed to make washing long hair, children & pets more convenient as there's no need to use the water valve. A new mixture of Germanium stones is used to soften hard water and significantly reduce Chlorine, bacteria and dirt.
HOW DOES STONE STREAM INCREASE WATER FLOW?
Increasing water flow is not a simple task according to Clarke. “Since it’s physics, you can’t change it – when we developed the new generation of StoneStream, we used a variety of spray types, droplet velocities, droplet sizes, and spray angles”, says Clarke. “It’s a combination, the way the droplets overlap and coalesce, that makes it a good experience. This required a ton of trial and error – a lot more than we thought was necessary. We decided to use anodized aluminum to perfect the structure with 250 laser-cut spray holes and successfully increased the flow by over 200%”.
WILL THE NEW STONE STREAM WORK WITH ALL SHOWERS?
"If you can replace a lightbulb, you can install StoneStream", says Clarke. Beyond increasing water flow, the new shower’s easy-install system is now compatible with about 95 percent of all households", the company says.
IS LIMESCALE AN ISSUE?
The new StoneStream shower head is designed with touch-clean spray holes. "While other shower heads may gather unsightly mineral build-up, our anodized aluminum plate allows mineral residue to simply be wiped away for an instantly refreshed look.
This means less clogging and more consistent water pressure over the lifespan of your shower." Says Clarke.
HOW BIG IS THE IMPACT ON WATER COSTS SAVINGS?
"If everyone in the UK used StoneStream, we could save over £3 Billion every year in water consumption and heating", the company says.
StoneStream aims to revolutionize your home shower experience while reducing water consumption in the process and their chances look good. In a few years’ time, the way people think about taking a shower might be completely different.