Review of shower cabins for summer cottages: varieties, advantages and disadvantages
Many people spend a lot of time outside the city. That is why it is necessary to have a shower cabin for outdoor use – it will allow you to cool down after a hot summer day.
Varieties of shower cabins
The constructions in question are quite often on sale, since they are extremely in demand among summer residents, owners of backyard plots or just villagers..
Shower cabins for summer cottages can be conditionally divided into several categories:
- closed version (fig. 1);
- open design (fig. 2).
Most people choose a shower cabin for a summer residence based on their preferences and depending on the conditions in which it will be used. You can also divide these products into different types according to the method of water supply. It can be poured from a watering can onto a person in the cabin from a special tank above, or it can be fed to the mixer constantly, through a specially laid water supply.
Often, many models are equipped with several sections, each of which has its own purpose (Fig. 3).
The room, in which there is no watering can with water flowing from it, can be used as a changing room. Or it is possible to install a sink for hand washing and other hygiene procedures.
Overview of shower cabins for a closed type cottage
Many people often ponder for a very long time, what kind of shower stall to choose for a summer residence? Most often, most owners of private houses opt for closed-type models..
Since the presence of walls allows you to protect yourself from prying eyes, feel comfortable and not experience psychological inconvenience.
One of the most popular models that have been in great demand in recent years is the POLEX Classic 2 shower cabin (fig. No. 4). It has the following advantages:
- the frame is made of stainless steel, easily and quickly disassembled;
- all parts are painted with special powder paint;
- the kit contains fasteners, a special key is also supplied with them;
- there is a wooden pallet – this makes it possible not to slip during washing;
- there is a special pocket for personal hygiene items.
The only drawback of the product in question is the lack of a water tank in the kit. You have to either purchase it separately or make it yourself. Otherwise, this model most often meets all the needs of the average summer resident – it is convenient, easy to assemble and dismantle, durable, compact.
Another popular product of a similar design is the Polex Classic 4. The main difference from its more compact counterpart is the presence of an additional room that you can use at your own discretion. Most often, the owners of such structures place benches and clothes hangers there, as well as sinks..
The considered model has the following advantages:
- ease of assembly and installation;
- low cost;
- the ability to install large-volume water tanks on metal structures.
There is also one drawback. Polex Classic 4 occupies a relatively large area of land. But if necessary, the additional section can be disassembled – the functionality and usability will not decrease from this..
The Mega Resource company has been assembling and selling cabins under the name “Shower for a summer cottage (frame with a tank) with a changing room” for quite a long period of time. And their products are very popular.
This cab model includes:
- pallet with a drain hole;
- wooden lathing in the dressing room section;
- metal frame with polycarbonate attached to it.
The main advantages are ease of assembly and low cost. Especially compared to competitors in this market segment.
Mega Resource also manufactures and sells shower enclosures equipped with a coating made of other polymeric materials (not polycarbonate). Often on sale you can find a model called “Shower for a summer residence (frame with a barrel) with a dressing room.” The price of this modification is slightly higher. But, nevertheless, it differs significantly in cost from similar products from other manufacturers..
Outdoor shower cabins of open type
Often, outdoor shower cabins are used in summer cottages. Polex Classic 1 (fig. 1) is a good example..
Despite the peculiar appearance, such models of shower cabins have a large number of advantages:
- low cost;
- simplicity of design;
- light weight;
Since the walls are completely absent, the weight of the structure under consideration will be relatively small. Thus, the cab can be easily installed even on very loose soil, and it will not fall into it. That allows you to carry out installation as quickly as possible.
For assembly, just a couple of wrenches are enough; all the necessary fasteners are included with this product. The cab itself is very compact, with an area of only 1000 × 1000 mm..
A company called Mega Resource produces and sells various types of shower cabins for summer cottages. Their cost is extremely low when purchased from the manufacturer. Also, water tanks are most often included with their cabins. This is an indisputable advantage over competitors, since the price of such a tank is quite high..
The model called “Shower for a summer residence (frame with a tank)” is very popular. Since it can be used immediately after assembly. There is no need to additionally adjust the various holes for mounting the water tank.
Shower cabins with water heater
Also, you can often find in the reviews of shower cabins for summer cottages, models equipped with various kinds of additional equipment. Most often, flow-type electric heaters act as it. Water heating can also be carried out by a device located inside the tank itself, that is, the water tank is essentially a storage heater.
Showers in the country are not a luxury, but a necessity. Therefore, they are in great demand. If necessary, you can easily select any model that is suitable for its performance for a particular case..