Last Saturday we took a break from Super Saturday House Cleaning Extravaganza to make one of those “quick trips” to Home Depot. You know, that trip where you have a list that says “light bulbs and shower curtain liner” and an hour later you leave with a bunch of stuff you forgot you totally needed. Although this time a cheap impulse buy has become The Greatest Thing Ever.
While we’re hoping to renovate our not-so-master-master-bath next spring, we’ve needed a new shower head for a good year or so. It’s old, and small, and the water pressure is mediocre at best. So we were perusing the display of shower heads and such, mulling over getting a new one, finally. But why spend $60 or $70 on a replacement when we’re going to redo the whole thing in a few months and put in something else that’s way nicer? My indifference led us away down another aisle, where we saw another display of shower heads and accessories. What we found was a universal replacement shower head system by Aquadyne, for around $25. Two sprayers (one fixed and one hand held) and six spray settings on each, an eco-friendly, water-saving feature, and a shiny polished-chrome finish. At that price we decided why the hell not, and threw it in the basket.
To make a long story short, it took a whole five minutes to install, and much to my skeptical surprise, we’ve got an awesome new shower. A simple diverter dial turns on one or both sprayers, the water pressure is excellent and a clicky little slider (that’s the technical term) makes it easy to switch settings. This minor investment totally transformed our shower, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it sticks around after that bathroom renovation.
But if you’re looking for this particular product, get thee to your local Home Depot! I haven’t been able to find it for sale online (not even on HD’s site!), and as far as I can tell Aquadyne doesn’t have a site either. The packaging says it’s manufactured for Home Depot, but I did see other Aquadyne models on eBay and Overstock.