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Can Shower Head Increase Water Pressure?

Updated: Oct 16


A zoomed in image of a blue and round shower head with low water pressure and water droplets falling.
Will a new and better shower head give you increased water pressure?

If you have ever experienced low water pressure in your shower, you know how frustrating it can be. Not being able to get the water to flow at a decent rate can make showering a less than enjoyable experience. Nothing is more annoying than a dripping shower head!


It can't be fun to spend all day every day wondering about how to increase shower head pressure. Thankfully, though, there are ways that you can improve your water pressure in the shower.


But, does one of the ways to improve your water pressure involve changing your shower head? Can you actually increase water pressure with a shower head?


There are plenty of shower head brands on the market that claim to manufacture 'high pressure shower heads' and 'shower heads for low water pressure,' Are they telling the truth?


Let's find out.


Can Changing Your Shower Head Increase Water Pressure?

A StoneStream EcoPower shower head with increased water flow velocity in rainfall setting against a black background
Shower heads like the StoneStream EcoPower can increase the water flow velocity

A shower head can't actually change your water pressure, but it can increase your water flow velocity. We'll explain.


Imagine a garden hose that has low pressure water coming out of it. Now, imagine blocking the opening of the hose with your thumb. The same low pressure water will now shoot out at a greater speed. This same concept (referred to as the Bernoulli Effect) is used by certain shower heads to increase water flow velocity. The water pressure stays the same within the pipes and the plumbing, but the speed or force of water that comes out of your shower is increased.


So, a 'high pressure' shower head can help you circumvent the problem of low water pressure. Although the phenomenon in focus is actually increased water flow velocity, high pressure is a more commonly used term.


Most people get frustrated by low pressure shower heads because they don't do a good job of cleaning and are inefficient. However, shower heads with high water flow velocity will enable you to have an efficient and relaxing shower.


So, yes, replacing your old shower head with the right high water flow shower head can give you the feeling of increased water pressure.


For example, StoneStream shower heads have anodized shower plates with 250 laser-cut spray holes that ensure that there's a 2x increase in water flow velocity. They also reduce water consumption by 35% — you use less water but get to enjoy higher water flow velocity which does a better job overall!


People tend to use more water when there's low water pressure, but that won't be the case with a water-saving (yet high water flow) shower head like the StoneStream EcoPower.


If you want to know more about the benefits of a 'high pressure' shower head, take a look at our article on it.


Shower Heads With High Water Flow Velocity Can Combat Low Water Pressure Problems


So, will changing the shower head increase water pressure? Kind of. Is there a shower head that can increase water pressure? A shower head that increases the water flow velocity will give you the feeling of high water pressure and a much better showering experience.


Installing a new shower head is a quick and easy way to combat your low water pressure problem, and it doesn’t require any major renovations or changes to the plumbing (which can get expensive). If you’re looking for an immediate improvement in your showering experience, swapping out your old shower head for a new one is the way to go.


If you're wondering why your shower head has low pressure and if there are other ways to increase water pressure in your shower, we have an article that'll be useful!


200% Increased Water Flow Velocity With StoneStream, Everyday

A regular shower head with low water flow pictured alongside a StoneStream shower with high water flow against a black background
Changing your shower head to one like the StoneStream EcoPower can give you increased water flow!

StoneStream is a leading shower head and shower accessories manufacturer that not only elevates your showering experience but also makes it cost-efficient and luxurious.


Our EcoPower shower heads increase water flow by 200% (when compared to traditional or regular shower heads), reduce water consumption by 35%, have mineral stones that filter and soften contaminated and hard water, and are gentle on babies and pets.


Not only are our products efficient and eco-friendly, but they are also stylish — just take a look at the Matte Black shower head, which is bound to brighten up any bathroom!


Choose the right shower head and shower accessories for your bathroom, and you can say goodbye to issues like low water pressure, dribbling showers, limescale and mould buildup, itchy skin and hair, and high water bills.

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