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November 12 2013


There are a few guidelines which need to be meet so you can enjoy your perfect new shower


Because all steam shower units are free standing and built away from their final resting positions, there must be enough room available in the bathroom to access the unit from all sides; this is due to the fixings behind the unit. You need to allow additional room for the fitter (at least 40cm maneuverability on all sides) and then you should also leave 10-15cm above for plumbing the overhead soaker and to allow for extraction and ventilation. Always check the dimensions and double check them before ordering. View this aqualusso steam bath.

Floors should be completely finished tile or plywood without any gaps to ensure unit support legs can be placed; the cabins are usually either acrylic backed or mirrored glass, so you may choose not to fully tile the walls behind. The flooring used must 100% be level and completely smooth. Tongue and grooved floorboards, carpet and vinyl’s are not recommended as they will not allow the cabin to be moved freely over the surface which is required for assembly and possible service access at later times.

For showers that are to be installed on ground level on a concrete floor, you need to be sure that shower will have good drainage to allow the water to flow away, in some cases showers installed in this situation are installed on a raised platform to help aid the units drainage

2. Water Requirements

Your shower cabin requires a separate hot and cold water supply of between 1 -3 bar of pressure. The water pressures MUST be balanced (the same pressure on both supplies). Failure to have balanced water pressures may result in damage to the Thermostatic Cartridge, a pressure equalising valve should be fitted

The pipe work should be recessed to allow the cabin to fit flush to the wall. The connections for the water are at the rear of the cabin at a location corresponding into the control panel. The hot and cold water connections on the pipes should sit around 100- 120 cm from the floor and be finished in 15mm isolation valves. For low level tray and corner units pipes should be installed tight into the corner as the units have an apex recess behind the centre control panel. With the exception of whirlpool units where pipe location is not so exact and in most cases anywhere below the bath should be fine.

Most Steam Showers and Whirlpool baths are able to operate from:

1. Combi Boilers

2. Pressurised Pumps

3. Pressurised Cylinders/Megaflow Systems

Have a gravity system?

This will almost certainly mean that you will need to install a pump

3. Electrics

Most steam showers work from a single power supply unless the unit is a whirlpool unit which is powered by two standard 13 amp supplies. To keep in line with the rules and laws regarding water and electrics in the bathroom, this connection must be made via a fused spur connection and be switched outside the bathroom


All electrical work MUST be carried out by a qualified registered electrician and in accordance with current regulations, Failure to adhere to these regulations may cause serious injury, even death, it may also be illegal. Please visit this site.

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