Thursday, February 2, 2017

DreamSpa® 38-setting 3-way Rainfall Shower Combo Review

I was sent a DreamSpa® 38-setting 3-way Rainfall shower head and hand held sprayer for review.  Before giving my personal experience and review, here is what the company says about it:

Use two luxury Showers Heads separately or use Rain Showerhead and Handheld Shower both together!

• Use each shower separately or both together!
• Choose from 38 full and combined water flow patterns
• 7-setting 7 inch Rainfall Shower Head
• 6-setting 4 inch Hand Shower with ON/OFF Pause Switch
• Slimline Bell Design
• 3-zone Click Lever Dial with Rub-clean Jets for easy maintenance
• Patented 3-way Water Diverter with Anti-Swivel Lock Nut
• Settings of each shower include: Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Hydrating Mist, Rain/Massage, Rain/Mist and Water-saving Economy Rain
• Angle-adjustable Overhead Bracket
• Premium 5 Foot stainless steel hose for maximum reach with Conical Brass Hose Nuts for easy hand tightening
• Tools-free Installation. Connects in minutes to any standard overhead shower arm, no tools required
• Lifetime Limited Warranty is provided by Interlink Products International, Inc.

The shower head installed fairly easily with very little effort.  I was able to install this in our master bathroom at around 2 am, trying to be very quiet not to wake my husband or 8 month old.  He mainly uses that shower and his shower head hand sprayer had been broken for a few months.  The bracket that held his original handle had cracked several months ago and so he would have to lay  / hang the handle and hose on the floor.  This was mildly frustrating, but since it was an expensive shower filtration system and handle combination, we neglected to replace it.  

I was given the opportunity to review the DreamSpa, and so decide to install it as a surprise and see what he thought the next morning.  I did notice that although the set has a shiny metal appearance, the set is mostly a plastic material.  I was concerned about over tightening as the threads were quickly wearing away on the connector bolt.  I had some leaking and as suggested in the manual, neglected using the extra washer and instead used all of the provided plastic cling tape.  I always have difficulty with this plumbers tape as it always bends and most of it gets wasted.  

I like how there are so many ways to experience the water flow, but want to mention that I think the adjustment switch is rather difficult even without having water flowing in your face.  The switch is rather high and the position makes it less than ideal.  It is even more difficult when you are in the shower, and reaching up to switch the main head to the handle flow.  I would prefer to have both on, and flowing water at the same time, so that I would just reach up and take hold of the hand held portion when needed.  The  hand held portion leaks terribly and so I have to use one or the other, but never both.

I like the shower set overall, and the price is quite reasonable.  It does make for an enjoyable shower.  The main shower head gives a full flow of water to wake you up on a sleepy, wintery morning.  I do worry about the lifetime of the shower system as the construction is not as sturdy as I would like.  I am not fond of the plastic chrome as it worry it will crack overtime.  I would rather it be slightly more expensive and be all metal construction.  

This was sent to me for review, I was not compensated other than the provided sample product for this review.


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