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5 Benefits of a Shower Head with a Stop Button

Updated: Nov 21


StoneStream EcoPower with Stop Button against a black background

There are many different types of shower heads on the market, but one type that has become extremely popular is the shower head with a stop button (such as the StoneStream EcoPower). You might be wondering whether it's worthwhile to replace your current shower head with one that has a stop button. What are the benefits of a shower head with a stop button, after all? Is it worth the hype? Let's find out.


1. A shower head with a stop button can conserve water and save you money on your water bill

A tap and several coins on top of a water bill

Yes, a shower head with a stop button can help you to save water and money on your water bill! The stop button allows you to turn the water off while you soap up, then turn it back on when you are ready to rinse. This reduces the amount of water you use during your shower, which can add up over time.


Indeed, most people leave their shower heads running whilst they are soaping up or shampooing, and that leads to a lot of unchecked water waste! 20% of the water used indoors is for showers — it's a good idea to consciously try to bring down that number.

In addition, a stop button can also help to prevent accidental water waste. For example, if you forget to turn the water off before you step out of the shower, the stop button will ensure that the water doesn't continue to run. As a result, a stop button can be a simple way to conserve water and save money on your monthly bills. The StoneStream EcoPower, for instance, can save up to £227 on your yearly water bill, thanks to its ability to reduce water use by 35% and Eco Stop button.


P.S: When you save money on your water bill, you also save money on your energy bill. That's because it takes energy to heat up water, so the less water you use, the lower your energy bills will be!


2. A shower head with a stop button will help you maintain the water temperature

StoneStream EcoPower being used by a woman to maintain water temperature during a shower.

Another key benefit of a shower head with a stop button is that it will help you to maintain the water temperature. This is because the stop button allows you to turn the water off while not using it. As a result, the water in the shower will stay at its initial or preset temperature, meaning that you won't have to wait for the water to heat up again when you turn it back on. This also saves energy, because you won't be using energy to heat the water over and over again.

This can be extremely beneficial, particularly if you have young children or pets who use the shower. When you have a stop button, you can turn the water off whilst your children are soaping up or when you are shampooing your pet, and then turn it back on when they are ready to be rinsed. This means that they won't be exposed to any cold water, you won't have to fiddle around with the main valves, and the shower will be more comfortable for everyone involved.

Pro Tip: If you're looking for a shower head that works for adults, kids, and pets, consider the StoneStream EcoPower. It has 3 different spray settings, filters and softens water, and increases water flow velocity (and thus pressure) by 200%.


3. A shower head with a stop button can help you to save time in the shower

A woman taking shorter showers to save time and water.

A shower head with a stop button can help you to save time in the shower. This is because you won't have to wait for the water to heat up again after you turn it off. As a result, you can soap up quickly, then turn the water back on and rinse off just as quickly. This can help to reduce your overall shower time, which can be helpful if you are trying to save time in the morning. Plus, this will help you save water since shorter showers or navy showers will become easier to execute.


4. A shower head with a stop button will make it easier to clean specific areas without getting your whole body wet

Using the StoneStream EcoPower shower head with a stop button to clean specific areas of the body.

A shower head with a stop button can make it easier to clean specific areas of the body without getting drenched. This is because you can turn the water off with just a push of a button when you are moving the shower head around.

For example, if you only want to wash your face and your feet, you can turn the water off whilst you are soaping up your face and your feet, then turn it back on when you are ready to rinse — all without touching the main valves. Plus, you won't have to use as much water and you won't get your whole body wet in the process.


5. A shower head with a stop button is more convenient for the elderly and disabled

An elderly woman being given a shower using the StoneStream EcoPower shower head with a stop button.

A handheld shower head with a stop button can also be more convenient for the elderly and disabled. This is because it can be difficult for them to reach the main valves in order to turn the water off and on. A shower head with a stop button, however, can be turned on and off with just a push of a button on the shower head itself, making it much easier for them to use.


In addition, a shower head with a stop button can be safer for the elderly and disabled, as it can help to prevent accidental scalding. They won't have to fiddle with the main valves in order to turn the water off and on (which can be difficult if they have arthritis or limited mobility) and can immediately stop the flow of water if it's too hot.


Additionally, a stop button is also convenient for caretakers to use, as they can turn the water off and on in an instant — saving time, water, and energy and ensuring that their elderly or disabled loved ones don't have to spend too long in the shower.

So there you go. Now that you know about these 5 benefits, you probably can understand why shower heads with stop buttons have become so popular! Consider replacing your regular shower head and see the difference in your daily shower experience.


Can a shower head with a stop button be used in electric showers?


No, a shower head with a manual stop button cannot be used in electric showers.

StoneStream EcoPower shower head with or without a stop button (both shower heads are seen)

The StoneStream EcoPower comes both with and without a stop button — the former for non-electric showers, and the latter for electric showers. Both shower heads can be used in homes, outdoor bathrooms, RVs, and boats, but the one without the stop button is specifically designed for electric showers.


Choose Efficient Showers with StoneStream, Everyday

StoneStream EcoPower shower head with a stop button attached to a bathroom wall.

The StoneStream EcoPower shower head is a great choice for those who are looking for an efficient, filtering, and water saving shower head. It has 3 different spray settings, filters and softens water, increases water flow velocity by 200%, and brings down water use by 35% (due to 250+ tiny, laser-cut holes that push out lesser water at a greater speed). Plus, it has the option of an Eco Stop button, so you can reap all the benefits mentioned in this article.

Available, in Chrome-Clear and Matte Black, the StoneStream EcoPower shower head is a sleek, stylish, and functional addition to any bathroom that is easy to install and use, and comes with a 1-year warranty, making it a risk-free purchase. Beware of dupes like ShowerEnvy and Showery, though— the StoneStream EcoPower is the only original mineral stones shower head!

StoneStream also manufactures shower accessories such as shower arms, hoses, non-slip shower mats and more to make your bathroom a stylish, functional, and safe space. Happy showering!


To know more about what makes our shower heads so different, take a look at this article that explores everything you need to know about the StoneStream EcoPower!

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