The Best Power Showers For A Luxurious Showering Experience

Boost your morning routine regardless of your water pressure with our handpicked selection of power showers.
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If you are left frustrated at your showering experience due to low water pressure, installing a power shower may be the perfect solution. The systems work by combining both the cold and hot water supply and having an integrated pump that boosts the water flow.

Although they are more expensive and use more energy than other systems, the improvement in water flow is worth the extra investment. Whilst researching, you may have come across some cheap systems on the market but be warned because the majority will use a nosier plastic pump, which won’t be as long-lasting as a quieter brass pump

To assist you in selecting a power shower, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using a range of systems. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.

Mira Vigour Thermostatic Power Shower
Best Overall: Mira Vigour Thermostatic Power Shower
Mira XS Event Manual Power Shower
Best For Low Pressure: Mira XS Event Manual Power Shower
Bristan Hydropower Thermostatic Power Shower
Best For Low Pressure Runner-Up: Bristan Hydropower Shower
Triton Showers TDPS200SR Silent Running Power Shower
Best Quiet: Triton Silent AS200SR
Triton Manual Power Shower
Best Value: Triton Manual Power Shower

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Power Showers

As we own a number of properties (Airbnb’s and rental properties), we’ve had the pleasure of installing multiple power showers over the years. Although we don’t install them to every property, we do for those that suffer from low water pressure. As you can see in the images below, two of our most recent installations include the Mira XS Event as well as the Triton AS200SR (as recommended above) and both ticked all the boxes during our testing.

With regards to our testing, we analyse the shower’s performance, build quality, ease of installation and noise output.

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To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest power showers (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice that a brand has released a new model, we will attempt to upgrade our current showers for testing (where applicable).

As well as our testing and experience installing multiple power showers, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the shower’s build quality, performance, ease of installation, supplied accessories, design, noise output, warranty and value for money.

The Best Power Showers

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1. Best Overall: Mira Vigour Thermostatic Power Shower

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Mira is a premium brand within the showering industry and their Vigour power shower is one of the most rated in the UK. It uses thermostatic temperature controls and is suited for low-pressure water systems that require a boost. It also provides greater control of the water flow and temperature with separate controls.

The brand state that it’s one of the easiest power showers to install as there is no need to prime the system and it also comes with removable filters and check valves.

Pros
  • Flow rate of 14 litres per minute
  • Supplied with a four spray shower head
  • Maximum temperature override
  • Available in white or chrome
  • Box includes handset, hose and slide rail
  • Relatively simple to install
  • During testing, we felt that it was much quieter than the previous model offered by the brand
Cons
  • Design of the unit itself is very basic when compared to the alternatives

The simplistic design of the Vigour model along with its performance makes it a great option. It’s a low-water pressure solution that provides safe showering, greater control and coverage whilst being backed by a reputable brand.

2. Best For Low Pressure: Mira XS Event Manual Power Shower

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The Mira XS Event is by far the most expensive power shower in this article but it’s also one of the best. According to the brand, it’s able to provide powerful and exhilarating spray even at low pressure. It also has separate temperature and flow controls that allow you to fine-tune the shower to best suit your requirements.

Pros
  • Water flow rate of 14 litres per minute
  • 4 spray shower head included
  • Suitable for low pressure systems only
  • Removable filters and check valves
  • Maximum temperature stop
  • Includes a 1 year warranty
Cons
  • Most expensive within our roundup

The main drawback of the Mira XS Event model is the expensive price tag. However, it’s a low-pressure solution that provides excellent control and coverage, which can transform your showering experience.

3. Best For Low Pressure Runner-Up: Bristan Hydropower Shower

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The Bristan power shower is another popular option that uses a simplistic design and includes thermostatic temperature controls. It’s available as the NT1000 or NT1500 model with the more powerful being the best option.

Unlike the alternatives, it has the smallest construction with a push button for stopping or starting the flow of water.

Pros
  • Suitable for low pressure gravity systems
  • Working pressure of 0.1 to 1.0 bar
  • Thermostatic control
  • Eco button to deactivate boost
  • Easy to install with the hardware included within the box
Cons
  • Lower flow rate when compared to the alternatives

Overall, it’s an excellent all-round power shower and the best option for bathrooms with a small amount of space available for the installation. The main drawback is that it lacks power because it can only produce 10 litres per minute, which is 4 litres less than the Mira or Triton alternatives.

4. Best Quiet: Triton Silent AS200SR

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Triton is well-known for producing a range of high-quality electric showers but they also offer many power showers too. One of the brand’s most popular power showers is the TDPS200SR model, which is their flagship model and one of the quietest power showers on the market.

Pros
  • Awarded a "Quiet Mark" approval for its silent running
  • Multiple pipe and cable entry points for an easier installation
  • Adjustable maximum temperature
  • Easy operation via the stop/start push buttons
  • Ideal for low pressure gravity fed systems
  • Backed by a 1 year warranty
  • Built-in pump delivers 14 litres of water flow per minute
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to the alternatives

If you require a silent running power shower, you can’t go wrong with the Triton TSPS200SR. It’s well-made, offers plenty of performance and is backed by a reputable brand for complete peace of mind.

5. Best Value: Triton Manual Power Shower

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If you are on a tight budget and require a basic power shower that features manual temperature controls, the “Manual” model by Triton is a great option to consider. When compared to similarly priced alternatives, it offers far better performance with a flow rate of 14 litres per minute and it also has the backing of a reputable brand.

Pros
  • Suitable for low pressure systems only
  • Easy to use numbered temperature dial
  • Automatic shutdown upon failure of water supply
  • Includes shower head, hose, riser rail kit
  • Backed by a one year guarantee
Cons
  • Construction isn't as high quality when compared to the more premium alternatives

To conclude, the Triton Manual power shower is the best option for those that don’t wish to use thermostatic temperature control. It includes everything you require in the box and provides the much-needed high performance.

Power Shower Buying Guide

Homes with low water pressure can struggle to produce enough water flow for an enjoyable shower. However, you can improve the water flow by investing in the best power shower, which there are some great recommendations above. They use a shower pump that’s able to boost the water flow and are available in several different types.

To help you make an informed buying decision, we have produced the below guide regarding power showers.

Why Use a Power Shower

The main reason to install a power shower is to increase the water flow from a low-pressure gravity system. The boost from the integrated pump transforms the showering experience and is worth the additional cost.

Water Flow Performance

Depending upon your budget will determine the performance that you can achieve using a power shower. Premium Triton and Mira showers are capable of producing up to 14 litres of water flow per minute, which is highly impressive.

Although the additional litres produced per minute will use more energy, the benefit of a luxurious and enjoyable shower is worthwhile. Many power showers will include an economy mode if you do wish to reduce water usage.

Thermostatic vs Manual

Traditionally, the majority of showers have manual temperature controls. However, over the last few years, the popularity of thermostatic power showers has vastly increased.

Thermostatic control is designed to keep the water temperature stable within a couple of degrees. This prevents the dreaded hot then cold situation whilst you are enjoying your shower. It works by having a cartridge that constantly monitors the temperature of the water flow.

Manual temperature control provides the ability to regulate the water flow temperature by the user and may be the preferable option for many people. There is even a digital shower option that’s suitable for those with a “smart technology” house.

Design

Many power shower systems use a basic design that’s very easy to use. Most have push buttons to stop or start the flow of water with a single dial for adjusting the temperature. Some brands also offer a variety of finishes to the shower, which include white, satin, chrome black and many other options.

Installation

Unlike a regular electric shower that uses just a cold water supply, power showers also require a hot water supply. This means that the installation is more involving but still possible with basic DIY skills.

What are the Drawbacks?

Compared with electric or mixer showers, the power shower does have some notable drawbacks. The main drawback is that they will use far more water, which for those on a water meter will increase bills.

They will also use additional energy because the additional water must be heated during each shower. However, if you have low water pressure, these drawbacks are very minor.

Conclusion

All of our recommendations are suited to a range of budgets and include both thermostatic and manual units. If you have low water pressure in your house, they are the best type of shower to purchase and won’t disappoint.

If you require further information regarding our power shower recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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