Want a rainshower? Check your water pressure first!

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According to the Public Utilities Board (PUB), “the water pressure available at different parts of the island varies depending on the elevation of the land and the time of day”. In general, the water pressure is highest when the consumption is at a minimum, and lowest when consumption is at a peak. So, different types of homes across Singapore receive different water pressures. “The PUB has set a standard to deliver a minimum pressure bar of between 1.2 to 2 for HDB homes, condominiums and landed homes”, says Ng Chai Fong from Grohe Singapore

If you feel your water pressure getting weak, it could be a sign of a leak. Over time, fixtures might get loose, pipes can corrode, and lime deposits may build up. Read about how you can check for leaks and rectify them at www.tinyurl.com/checkleaks.

To enjoy a rain shower, your current water pressure might suffice. Rain showers from Grohe are the soft rain type (not hard spray), says Chai Fong. For those who dream of a rain shower from a showerhead with minimum hacking, she recommends Grohe shower systems with showerhead sizes of 160mm or 180mm. For hand-shower systems, you can consider the 130mm Power & Soul hand shower.