A guide to buying: Shower Panels
The next level in shower luxury comes to you in the form of a shower panel. This type of shower fixture typically offers an overhead showerhead along with a variation of body jet sprays, which are controlled by simply turning the knobs to your desired setting on the panel. Many shower panels also offer a hand shower that's connected to the shower system by a lengthy, flexible hose.
Shower panels have recently become quite popular because of the type of Jacuzzi style standing experience the body jets provide. The use of multiple shower jets also provides the ability to relieve sore muscles and cleanse the body at multiple angles. The installation process gets a little complex with the increased water outlets, but shower panels themselves fit easily into any type of shower.
The number of shower jets varies depending on which specific shower panels you purchase, but the option to turn the body jets on or off at anytime remains the same. With use of the body jet sprays you have the option to bypass the use of a hand shower, or you can choose to use the main shower directly without the body jet sprays.
While the installation of shower panels can be accomplished on your own, we recommend that you seek advice from a pluming service to get the most out of your shower panel. The added complexity the body spray jets presents is the amount of water that most be distributed to each individual jet. This presents a possible speed bump when installing a shower panel in an older style bathroom, because f you don't have enough connections, then water pressure decreases significantly. It's often a good idea to install these high-end bathroom fixtures during a remodeling or renovation period where you can tailor the connections to match your shower panel.