Everything You Need To Know About Recirculating Showers

To use a traditional shower or a recirculating shower? That is the question. Maybe you’ve heard a friend talk about circular tech and nodded along only to pull up Google on your phone later and blindly search for information. As the creator’s of North America’s very first circular shower, we want to make sure the next time someone mentions circular tech (because believe us they will), you have the inside scoop. So we’ve compiled some of our most asked questions below to help you become just as big of a recirculating shower fan as we are.

What is a Recirculating Shower?

Technology varies brand to brand, however, recirculating showers typically use small amounts of water and circulate in real-time to avoid single use of water and wasted ingrained heat. The systems often deploy a pump, levels of cleansing, and are not limiting the flow because the water is being re-used.

How Does a Recirculating Shower Work?

Technology varies brand to brand, however, recirculating showers typically use small amounts of water and circulate in real-time to avoid single use of water and wasted ingrained heat. The systems often deploy a pump, levels of cleansing, and are not limiting the flow because the water is being re-used.

Why Install a Recirculating Shower?

Since Recirculating showers recirculate, it allows you to have tremendous household savings on all your water and energy bills. They can also allow for higher flow rates than state/provincially mandated and have optimized temperature that create a customized spa-like experience from the comfort of your own home. Recirculating showers are an upfront investment that not only helps you save money, but also allows you to create the future you want today. Want to know how much you can save? You can easily calculate your potential savings today through our cost-savings calculator.

How is a Recirculating Shower different from your Shower?

Instead of just turning on your shower for it to fall down the drain, a recirculating shower captures, circulates and cleans your water to give you an optimal shower experience.

Rainstick Vs. Traditional Shower

Simply put, using your traditional shower is like letting dollar bills to graze your skin for a second, then watching it fall down the drain only to pay to use it again and again. Believe it or not it's not an infinite supply and by far one of the most wasteful things we as humans ever created. Not to mention showering with a measly 1.8 GPM flow rate is a compromise you shouldn’t have to make.

RainStick was created to be different for those that want an elevated shower experience while being designed to be the most visually appealing recirculating shower created. RainStick water goes through a 3-stage process that removes larger hair and debris, and even kills bacteria and viruses. With a 3 GPM Flow rate and up to 80% water and 80% energy savings, we’re setting a new standard.

Making your Home More Eco Friendly

We’ve seen the “reduce, reuse and recycle” initiatives since we were kids and are now hearing daily of governments plans to reduce carbon emissions. One area we have globally been slow to mitigate is water. In areas like California and Washington there’s a particular need to conserve water, with mandated flow rates of 1.8 GPM being a part of current standard. Many people we’ve spoken to have opted in for eco shower head options to reduce their water consumption in the home, or put a bucket under their shower to collect their showerwater for reuse. All of these options compromise on convenience and flow rate and we think there is a better way-which is why we created RainStick.

RainStick Needs to Be Part of Your Home Reno

Since we’re friends now, we want to give you our 3-step checklist to getting the best recirculating shower;

1. Design must be sleek -Every time someone enters your bathroom they should be feeling like this is a moment they will remember forever. It’s an entirely new standard so it shouldn’t look like an everyday shower.

2. Straightforward Installation-The best recirculating shower will have a straightforward installation process. Any certified bathroom pro will be able to install one!

3. Water/energy savings of over 80%- Get a recirculating shower that allows you to save water and energy….and money like it’s your day job. Think of all the savings you could put towards… well anything you desire. RainStick is much more than just an eco shower head, we’re setting a new standard and we check off all these boxes.

Want to talk about your next bathroom renovation? Contact us today at hello@rainstickshower.com and we can make You + RainStick the ultimate Reno dream team.