Pulse Eco Showers are the award winning water saving Limescale resistant solution for your showering needs.
HOW IT WORKS
Pulse Eco Showers operate by emitting an invigorating pulse 30-40 times per second, maximising the pleasurable effect of showering while reducing water consumption by 40-60%.
Whereas other eco shower heads function by cutting water pressure or introducing air into the flow, a Pulse Eco Shower achieves the strong pressure, comfort and temperature of a traditional shower with a fraction of the water and energy.
What’s more, the measures taken to achieve these effects have created extra benefits which are unique to Pulse Eco Showers. By removing the spray plate, our engineers have dramatically reduced the internal surface area where deposits and minerals build up, guaranteeing a more hygienic shower and no limescale clogging for life (Questor Research Centre)
We wanted to find a way to improve the pleasurable experience of showers while reducing water consumption.
We noticed that shower designs had not evolved much over the last 100 years. They were still delivering water through numerous holes – the spray plate – to create a stream from individual jets.
By examining rainfall, we realised that if we could deliver water in a way that made the most of its natural properties, we would dramatically improve the efficiency of existing shower heads. We achieved this by removing the traditional spray plate and inserting a turbine vane into the chamber.
How the turbine vane works
Water travels along the shower handle at full pressure to a compartment in the shower head where it is deflected backwards into an expansion chamber. This action causes pressure to build and when it reaches a certain level, the water bounces back out of the chamber. The resulting pulsation occurs between 30 and 40 times per second and manipulates the surface tension of the water to ensure that the pressure is as high as possible in every single drop.
Rather than creating an illusion of more water by filling the flow of water with air – as in aerated eco shower heads – Pulse Eco Showers simply maximise the propulsion and impact of fuller drops of water while consuming less energy.
A more hygienic shower with no limescale clogging
No spray plate
Bacterial cultures require certain conditions to flourish and they need to anchor to a suitable surface. The design of traditional shower heads means they will usually have a film of water, rubber material or recesses where this can occur. As a result, layers of deposited material, which provide nutrients for bacteria, build up in areas that are aerated and moist. Bacteria can thrive in such pockets and as limescale accumulates, clogging the holes in the spray plate, the efficiency of the shower will also be affected.
Pulse Eco Showers have been specially designed to rethink these problem areas. Having removed the spray plate, there is only one point where bacteria could grow, which is a fraction of the surface area of other traditional and eco showers. However, as the material at this point is metal, microbial growth is very unlikely. The build-up of limescale to the extent that clogging occurs is simply not possible, ensuring Pulse Eco Showers are more hygienic, efficient showers that do not require the same levels of maintenance.
Pulse Eco Shower Performance: Suitability and Key Points
Suitability - Suitable for all shower systems including most electric showers. (Only systems with very low pressure are unlikely to reach the required level of 0.5 bar.)
Pressure - Understandably, comfort and sustainability are of equal importance to our customers. As a result, we were determined to develop a product that would not force ecologically responsible consumers to sacrifice the pleasurable effects of a shower. We also recognised the demand for an eco shower head that would function with electric shower systems, allowing consumers to choose a product that meets the demands of a modern-day lifestyle. Other eco shower heads to some degree sacrifice the sensation of water on the skin, either by restricting the flow of the water or aerating the flow and creating the illusion of higher pressure. Pulse Eco Showers maintain a powerful impact on the skin by releasing cascades of thick droplets (like rainfall) which are forced out at high pressure by imperceptible pulsations. Only shower systems with very low pressure will not be able to reach the minimum requirement of 0.5bar.
Temperature - Competing eco shower systems tend to expel water in small drops or sprays that increase the exposure of the water (via higher surface area) to the air, causing a considerable drop in temperature. Indeed aerated showers, which introduce air to the flow of water to create a ‘champagne effect’, are particularly inefficient for this reason. In contrast, Pulse Eco Showers deliver thick cascades made up of large water droplets which hold their temperature well thanks to minimal heat exchange with the air before making impact with the body.
Reliability - Most of our competitors offer a one year guarantee. However, as Pulse Eco Showers function with a very simple yet effective design, they are remarkably durable. This is why we offer a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
"Our luxury boutique full-service villas in Mykonos, Greece are at the very top-end of the market so shower performance could not be compromised. Every drop of water that runs through our taps is brought to us by truck so we are very aware of our (expensive) water consumption. We researched all the different eco-shower options and since installing Pulse Eco shower heads we are thrilled to have reduced our monthly water costs by €500, are supporting eco-friendly island living and have improved the showering experience for guests."
Katie Friedman, Owner, Villa Crew Group
"The technology behind it means that the reduction in water consumption is not to the detriment of the showering experience".
D. Davis, Senior Technical Ocer, Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers
"I have tried a number of water efficient shower heads but this is the first to be completely acceptable to all my family!"
S. Kay, Managing Director, Cambridge Water PLC.
"The Pulse Eco Shower doesn't attempt to minimize water usage by filling the shower-flow with air. It retains the warmth you're looking for, increases the impact of a refreshing shower, and uses innovative technology to deliver something worth getting out of bed for each morning. It may seem like a trivial change to worry about what type of shower head your shower has, but the Pulse Eco Shower is a genuine water saving device accessible to anybody concerned about their environment. The product retails for around £39.99, and is suitable for mains pressure or pumped showers, and for all types of hose and cradle."
Ecoswitch review by Ryan Whatley
"We believe that providing customers with high quality products and targeted advice will go further towards achieving our overall objective than providing cheap products en mass. We have reviewed a number of water efficient devices and have concluded that the Pulse Eco Shower represents the best balance between water saving and performance. Users of these devices are more likely to continue utilising the product if it provides a good experience. We are wary that with cheaper options that merely limit flow, people will tend to go back to using their old showerhead or take longer in the shower to compensate for the diminished performance."
Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water - Water Strategy Report to OFWAT 2010
"Multi-shower provided the largest reduction in flow, from 9.5 l/m to 6.0 l/m, and achieved the highest customer satisfaction score. This shower head uses a patented "pulsated" flow and is not strictly aerated in the same way as the other shower heads."
Portsmouth Water Company - Water Strategy Report to OFWAT 2010