Shower Panels (also called hydromassage panel) is steadily gaining popularity. However, for a wide range of buyers they are still a "dark horse". Let us shed some light on this issue.

If you look back at history, the shower panel prototype can be seen in the "Sharcko shower", that appeared in the second half of the XIX century. However, in fact, the first shower panels appeared in the late 1980s, when firms producing sanitary ware and hydromassage bathtubs, tried to combine the functions of the shower and hydromassage. They were originally created as equipment for swimming pools and gyms, but very quickly moved to private homes and apartments.

The growing popularity of shower panels is based on the fact that they have combined several competitive advantages such as: luxury (compared to a conventional shower), value from a medical point of view (massage) and frugality (alternative to hydromassage baths).

Important role in strengthening the position of shower panels plays the trend to get away from standard multipurpose solutions in the interior design (which are the showers despite all manufacturers’ endeavors to diversify their look). No one wants to drive themselves into the limits of specific sizes. It is much easier to mount an elegant pole or panel where it’s convenient and appropriate (over the bathtub or in a separate corner), and if necessary close with shower curtail or spectacular partition (plenty of options and materials is now offered. Will talk about it some other time).

Such a multipurpose use allows s variety of the final product to choose form. Although, of course, there are mandatory elements such as base panel height from 90 to 170 cm, shower head (ceiling shower, attached to the base), hydromassage jets, and the thermostatic control (thermostat) that has already become the norm. Analysts and manufacturers conditionally divide products into three classes - "comfort", "medium" and "premium", based on criteria such as the number of features and quality of materials.