1. Required Space
This is the biggest consideration for you due to the way a steam shower is built, there must be enough room available in the bathroom to access the unit from all sides; this is due to the fixings behind the unit. There must be enough room for the installer (at least 40cm maneuverability on all sides) and then you should also leave 10-15cm above for plumbing the overhead soaker and to allow for extraction and ventilation. Always check the dimensions and double check them before ordering.
The flooring used must 100% be level and completely smooth. Tongue and grooved floorboards, carpet and vinyl’s are not recommended as they will not allow the cabin to be moved freely over the surface which is required for assembly and possible service access at later times. See this aqualusso shower or Contact Us.
If you the installation is on ground level on a solid floor, you need to be sure that shower will have good drainage to allow the water to flow away, it maybe nessessary to have the shower build on additional platform to create this which will add to the overall height.
2. Water Requirements
Your shower cabin requires a separate hot and cold water supply of between 1 -3 bar of pressure. The water pressures MUST be balanced (the same pressure on both supplies). Failure to have balanced water pressures may result in damage to the Thermostatic Cartridge, a pressure equalising valve should be fitted
Any pipe work should be installed flush into the wall to allow the cabin to sit back against the profile of the wall without obstruction. The connections for the water are at the rear of the cabin at a location corresponding into the control panel. The hot and cold water pipe work should be finished between 100 - 150 cm from the floor with 15mm compression fittings. For low level tray and corner units pipes should be installed tight into the corner as the units have an apex recess behind the centre control panel. With the exception of whirlpool units where pipe location is not so exact and in most cases anywhere below the bath should be fine.
Most Steam Showers and Whirlpool baths are able to operate from:
1. Combi Boilers
2. Pressurised Pumps
3. Pressurised Cylinders/Megaflow Systems
Where the water supply is gravity fed or the pressure is not adequate
This will almost certainly mean that you will need to install a pump
3. Electric Supply
Most steam showers work from a single power supply this is unless the unit is a large whirlpool unit then in most cases you'll require 2 supplies. To keep in line with the rules and laws regarding water and electrics in the bathroom, this connection must be made via a fused spur connection and be switched outside the bathroom
All electrical work MUST be carried out by a qualified registered electrician and in accordance with current regulations, Failure to adhere to these regulations may cause serious injury, even death, it may also be illegal.