TOP 8 Best Shower Panel

Best Shower Panel
Do you still use an ordinary old fashion shower? It’s time to throw it away, especially since the market offers so many modern shower panels that rise bathing to a new level. Not only do they work as showers, but they also provide exquisite hydro massage.

Today, we’ll take eight models from three leading brands that are especially popular among customers. Stay with us to find the best shower panel.

Main Differences Between the Models

Since we’re going to scrutinize 8 different shower panels, we’ll see lots of differences. All these points will be discussed in detail later, and now let us briefly list the crucial distinguishing features that may influence your choice. So, please mind that:

  • All panels can be divided into those with massage elements and those without. Here, only one model Blue Ocean 48″ shower panel doesn’t provide additional hydrotherapy.
  • Massage panels can also have or don’t have a flow adjustment option. Besides, some models offer swivel jets to customize flow direction.
  • All shower panels release water in common Rainfall mode. However, several products of the review support additional Waterfall mode.
  • Apart from flow modes, certain but not all head showers allow users to adjust their positions to fit people of different heights.
  • Though all models come with hand showers, only a few of them feature pressure settings.
  • Depending on the panel you choose, you’ll be or won’t be able to both take a shower and use massage jets. Some products allow for activating only one panel function at the time.
  • Both ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Systems and Blue Ocean 66.5″ panel don’t have spouts. Others provide this element.
  • Also, the majority of products provide useful water temperature screens. However, there are several items in the review that don’t display the current water temperature.
  • Even models with displays vary in energy supply. Some products work on AA and AAA batteries, as well as products powered directly by water flow.
  • Only ELLO&ALLO shower panels come with LED lightings on head showers.
  • There is only one ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower System, the showers of which are equipped with anti-limescale pop-out needles to clean nozzles from sediment.
  • Finally, there is a great difference in materials between the products. But this moment, as well as many others, will be discussed later.
Model
Dimensions
Weight
Materials
Head Shower Modes
Handheld Shower Modes
Spout
Massage Jets
Flow Adjustment
Digital Temperature Display
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Price
59" x 18.3" x 8.46"
26.4 pounds
304 stainless steel, brushed nickel finish, brass, engineering grade plastics ABS, and PVD plating
Rainfall and Waterfall
3 settings
yes
4 jets
yes
yes
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52" x 10" x 3.5"
31.2 pounds
aluminum alloy, chrome-plated brass
Rainfall
single setting
yes
8 jets
yes
yes
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59" x 18.3" x 8.46"
26.4 pounds
SUS304 stainless steel, brass, engineering grade plastics ABS, outer finish zinc alloy, and PVD Plating
Rainfall and Waterfall
3 settings
yes
4 jets+ rain massage jet zone
yes
yes
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52.76" x 10.24" x 8.66"
16.06 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
Rainfall
5 settings
no
6 jets
yes
no
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48" x 9.5" x 3.5”
13 pounds
stainless steel with satin finish, brass
Rainfall
single setting
yes
no
no
no
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59" x 18.3" x 8.46"
26.4 pounds
SUS304 stainless steel, brass, engineering grade plastics ABS, outer finish zinc alloy, and PVD Plating
Rainfall and Waterfall
3 settings
yes
4 jets+ rain massage jet zone
yes
yes
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52.9" x 10.2" x 8.6"
18.31 pounds
304 stainless steel, brass
Rainfall
single setting
no
2 rain massage jet zones
no
yes
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66.5" x 8.75" x 3”
27 pounds
stainless steel with brushed finish, brassl
Rainfall and Waterfall
single setting
no
4 rain massage jet zones
no
no
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1. ELLO&ALLO Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower System

ELLO&ALLO belongs to the latest generation of shower panels with multiple waterfall systems and additional massaging. The main head’s stylish design with blue LED lighting also includes numerous functional options with as many as 6 shower modes.

The main rectangular head can operate in the standard Rainfall regime, or you can switch it to the Waterfall mode when water flows in the stream from the edge.

The wall panel itself is equipped with two big round adjustable sprays for body and Horizontal Massage. They are also complemented by 2 non-adjustable jets for directional body massaging. Several stray jets can be activated at the same time for comprehensive therapy.

Apart from the main head, the shower panel also comes with a compact hand shower. It is attached to the panel side and can be used for spot cleaning or when water saving is needed. The shower has 3 modes that vary in water pressure intensity.

Water is released under pressure for a greater hydrotherapy effect. Besides, you can adjust its temperature up to 38 degrees Celsius thanks to the built-in temperature display.

The panel system cannot be called a budget option. But its recognized massaging effect is worth $250.

Pros
  • main head, hand shower, two side sprays, and two massage jets
  • Rainfall, Waterfall, Horizontal Massage Spray 2-setting, Hand Shower with 3 pressure options, Water Spout modes
  • users can switch several massage zones at the same time
  • consequently, the exquisite hydrotherapy effect is guaranteed
  • water temperature adjustment via the digital display
  • made of durable materials
  • LED lighting
  • stylish design
Cons
  • expensive
  • rather complicated installation
  • needs big shower areas and not suitable for small bathroomsv
  • LED dies quickly
  • cheap hand shower

2. Blue Ocean 52″ Aluminum SPA392M Shower Panel Tower

The Blue Ocean is an easy installed multi-functional shower that offers not only common bathing but great massage opportunities.

The model comes with one Overhead Shower. Besides, we get one Handheld shower, 8 Massage Nozzles, and one tub spout.

Depending on the mode chosen, water may fall in the Rainfall mode or be released under several pressure options. Jet nozzles are also adjustable and include the mist mode in addition to directional pressure massaging.

All adjustment is conducted through two control valves. The first changes water temperature, and the second switches massage modes. Engineers added a useful digital display for easier water temperature adjustment.

For saving reasons, we are allowed to use only one shower function at the time, i.e., you cannot run the Overhead shower and the massage jets simultaneously.

Let us also separately note an exquisite design with a bright glossy surface. It also serves as a mirror, but please mind that it complicates the cleaning.

At the moment, Blue Ocean 52″ Aluminum SPA392M costs $290.

Pros
  • both bathing and massaging functions
  • Overhead shower, Handheld shower, 8 Massage Nozzles, and a tub spout included
  • you can choose between Rainfall, pressure, or mist water modes
  • excellent massage
  • easy temperature adjustment thanks to the digital display
  • durable materials
  • eye-catchy design
  • water saving
  • easy installation
Cons
  • expensive
  • you can use only one shower function at the time
  • water pressure decreases with time
  • difficult to clean

3. ELLO&ALLO LED Hydroelectricity Display Shower Panel Tower System

A close comparison shows that this ELLO&ALLO shower shares lots of features with the first ELLO&ALLO model of our review. Similarities start from the appearance and involve functional sides as well.

Thus, the shower also comes with 4 water zones: the main overhead shower with stylish LED lighting, a hand shower, a diverse jet massage zone, and a water spout.

We also see the same modes, i.e., Rainfall, Waterfall, Horizontal Massage Spray 2-setting, Hand Shower, and Water Spout. Use the main shower to switch between rainfall or waterfall water release. A hand shower has 3 pressure settings for more directional applications.

When it comes to the jets, we get 4 adjustable elements where you can not only customize the pressure but also change the jet direction thanks to the swivel construction. These nozzles are complemented by 6 rows of non-adjustable massage jets.

The shower panel tower allows you to turn them independently or activate two of them at the same time if you so desire.

Perfect water temperature is not a problem anymore as the unit comes with a hydroelectricity display. The maximum is 100 degrees Fahrenheit (Celsius scale is also available). Besides, no batteries are needed here as both the display and the LED work from water power.

All plumbing components are included. But despite the manufacturer’s claims, users also note that installation is as complicated as in the previous ELLO&ALLO.

The item price starts at $250.

Pros
  • main head, hand shower, four massage jets with non-adjustable jet rows
  • Rainfall, Waterfall, Horizontal Massage Spray 2-setting, Hand Shower with 3 pressure options, Water Spout modes
  • 4 jets feature swivel design for easier water direction adjustment
  • users can switch 2 massage zones at the same time
  • excellent hydrotherapy effect
  • water temperature adjustment via the digital display
  • made of durable materials
  • LED lighting
  • no batteries are needed
  • awesome design
Cons
  • expensivev
  • difficult installation
  • needs big shower areas and not suitable for small bathrooms
  • cheap hand shower

4. ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower System

ROVOGO comes with three shower zones for various and still comprehensive water treatment.

It has a classic round 8-inch Overhead shower with a single Rainfall mode. However, the nozzle is swivel, so you can easily adjust its position according to your height or preferences.

Moreover, the unit features unprecedented anti-limescale technology. Each jet is equipped with a pop-out needle that pierces possible calcium, magnesium, lime, silica, and other sediments, thus maintaining water pressure and service life.

A compact Handheld shower represents the second zone with 5 water flow options.
The third and the last zone consists of 6 Body Massage Sprays with both adjustable pressure and direction. The direction angle can be changed within 50°. Jets provide excellent and diverse massage and suit all heights.

Each zone works independently. Thus, the shower supports stable pressure and saves water consumption. However, fans of comprehensive massaging will be disappointed.

Water temperature and pressure are controlled through two valves. Please mind that the unit offers no temperature display.

There are two design options, so the price varies from $200 to $220, depending on the model.

Pros
  • three water zones for bathing and massage
  • flexible Overhead shower
  • Handheld shower with 5 water pressure optionsv
  • 6 Body Massage Sprays with adjustable pressure and directionv
  • anti-limescale technology for the Overhead showerv
  • excellent massage
  • durable materials
  • stylish design
  • water saving
  • affordable price
Cons
  • tricky installation
  • only one shower function is available at the time
  • no temperature display

5. Blue Ocean 48″ Stainless Steel SP822322 Shower Panel Tower

The Blue Ocean brand offers a great variety of shower models. Thus, customers can purchase top-level shower panels with numerous massaging features like the one discussed earlier, as well as simple budget products like our next panel.

The SP822322 has nothing extra special to boast of. The model lacks massage jets, LED lighting, pressure adjustment, and other additional functions. However, it is a great product with excellent basic elements.

First of all, it comes with a standard big Head shower with Rainfall water release. The shower is flexible, i.e., universal. Users of any height can adjust its position for maximum comfort.

In the case when the Head shower is not needed, a smaller Hand shower nozzle can be applied. The item is attached to the left of the panel, is made of solid stainless steel, and features nice design.

Finally, the panel cannot do without a spout. All shower elements work independently.

In the middle of the panel, there are two stylish control valves. The first is used for water temperature adjustment, the second switches water between the showers.

Though we have no hydrotherapy technology and temperature displays, the simplicity of the construction contributes to installation ease. Besides, the model is quite affordable, costing $170.

Pros
  • adjustable Head shower
  • additional Hand shower
  • a spout is included
  • two control valves
  • water saving
  • made of high-quality stainless steel
  • easy installation
  • affordable option
Cons
  • no massage jets
  • no water release modes and pressure adjustment options
  • each zone works independently
  • no display

6. ELLO&ALLO LED Shower Panel Tower System

One more ELLO&ALLO product may cause lots of questions. When you first look at it, you see almost no differences compared to the previous brand models. Besides, it costs the same $250. So, are there any innovations? Let’s take a closer look.

The LED shower panel indeed has a great number of ELLO&ALLO standard features. Thus, the water zone division stays unchanged. Here we see a Head shower, a Hand shower, jet zone, and a spout.

The modes available include Rainfall, Waterfall, Horizontal Massage Spray, Hand Shower, and Water Spout. The first two out of five modes belong to the Head shower. You can switch between even Rainfall or stream-like Waterfall release ways. The Hand shower comes with common 3 settings that differ in pressure, including the Mist option.

The Horizontal Massage mode deserves more attention. Thus, the massaging zone consists of the upper panel with numerous jets and four adjustable jets. The upper jets are non-adjustable and have a unique design. The latter allows you to change their direction for better stress point massage.

As usual, only 2 zones can work at the same time. All controlling is run through 3 valves. Moreover, valves and the Head shower feature bright LED lighting. The LED system and the temperature display also work by waterfall power, and no batteries are needed.

Pros
  • Head and Hand shower, four massage jets, non-adjustable jet zone, and a spout
  • 5 modes including Rainfall, Waterfall, Horizontal Massage Spray, Hand Shower with 3 pressure options, and Water Spout
  • 4 jets feature swivel design for easier water direction adjustment
  • users can switch 2 massage zones at the same time
  • excellent hydrotherapy effect
  • water temperature adjustment via the digital display
  • made of durable materials
  • 3 valves
  • LED lighting
  • no batteries are needed
  • awesome design
Cons
  • expensive
  • difficult installation
  • needs big shower areas and not suitable for small bathrooms
  • cheap hand shower

7. ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower System with Massage Zone

The product features all main bathing elements, i.e., the Head and the Hand showers. The Head shower is directly connected to the panel and cannot be adjusted. It works in relaxing Rainfall mode, which is the only one available. Hand nozzle also has no additional modes, but its pressure is enough for any tasks, and design is reliable and durable.

People looking for a budget 2-in-1 panel with both bathing and massaging functions would love this product. Two spacious jet zones provide intensive hydrotherapy. Though we cannot adjust the pressure, we like its division for separate body and legs massage.

Jets are divided by two control valves for easy water temperature setting and shower switching. There is also a compact digital display for temperature monitoring.

Though the model lacks jet adjustment, its therapeutic efficiency is more than sufficient for an affordable device under $200. There are two design options, and the second offers a more efficient hand shower with 3-settings.

Pros
  • three water zones for bathing and massage
  • Overhead Rainfall shower, Hand shower, and Massage Jets
  • excellent therapeutic effect for two body zones
  • digital display
  • durable materials
  • stylish design
  • water saving
  • affordable price
Cons
  • tricky installation
  • only one shower function is available at the time
  • no modes and jet adjustment

8. Blue Ocean 66.5″ Stainless Steel SPS8727 Thermostatic Shower Panel

One more Blue Ocean product can be justly called a multi-functional option to provide far more than usual «water procedures».

Though the main Head shower cannot change its position to suit people of different heights, it offers two water flow modes – Rainfall and Waterfall.

Here, we also see an additional hand shower. But all the above-mentioned elements are accompanied by four Body Jet Nozzles. Nozzles are located on a different height, thus massaging several body zones from the neck to the lower back and legs.

We want to mention one unique panel peculiarity – all shower functions can work simultaneously for a comprehensive hydrotherapeutic effect.

However, please mind that no flow adjustment is available.

To set temperature and switch between the shower zones, please use 6 side valves. The model is not budget at all. Despite numerous advantages, we consider its $290 price to be significantly higher than the expected cost. So, we can recommend it, but it’s better to look for discounts.

Pros
  • Head shower with Rainfall and Waterfall modes
  • a compact Hand shower
  • four Body Jet Nozzles for massaging
  • all functions can work simultaneously
  • 6 control valves
  • Durable materials
  • easy installation
Cons
  • expensive and overpriced
  • no jet adjustment
  • no temperature display
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Face to Face comparison

Now when we have looked through the models’ main characteristics, let’s make a more thorough investigation and comparison of these and several more functions.

Design and Dimensions

As we’ll see later, the majority of shower panels share very similar dimensions. And since this characteristic is crucial for the installation and suitability of the product to your bathroom size, identical panels make a choice easier. Below, we are listing the dimensions, weight, and shower hose length for each model.

Model
dimensions

weight
shower hose length
ELLO&ALLO Stainless Steel
59" x 18.3" x 8.46"26.4 pounds59" long
Blue Ocean 52" Aluminum SPA392M
52" x 10" x 3.5"31.2 poundsabout 60" long
ELLO&ALLO LED Hydroelectricity Display
59" x 18.3" x 8.46"26.4 pounds59" long
ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel
52.76" x 10.24" x 8.66"16.06 pounds59" or 150 cm long
Blue Ocean 48" Stainless Steel SP822322
48" x 9.5" x 3.5”13 poundsabout 60" long
ELLO&ALLO LED
59" x 18.3" x 8.46"26.4 pounds59" long
ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel
52.9" x 10.2" x 8.6"18.31 pounds59" or 150 cm long
Blue Ocean 66.5" Stainless Steel SPS8727 Thermostatic
66.5" x 8.75" x 3”27 poundsabout 60" long

An interesting fact worth mentioning is that all models have the same 59-60inch hose. As we’ve already stated, they also share similar dimensions, but some models are twice heavier than others when it comes to weight.

Finally, let us also note that though we have several products by the same brands (like three Blue Ocean showers and two ROVOGOs), only ELLO&ALLO shower panels are absolutely identical in all three measurements.

Last but not least, designs of the items play a significant role in the choice. It should totally fit your bathroom, and thanks to market diversity, you have lots of options. Surely, we can’t do without common features. Thus, all panels have the same shape – they all are protruded and narrow.

So, listed in the same order, our panels offer:

  • Black and Brushed Nickel Stainless Steel color options, bodies are mat;
  • Aluminum color option with the glossy, mirror-like surface;
  • Brushed Black and Brushed Nickel, mat;
  • Black and Brushed, mat;
  • Stainless Steel light color option, mat;
  • Brushed Nickel color option, the body is mat;
  • Black and Brushed (besides, color options also greatly differ in design, especially when it comes to jets and hand showers), mat;
  • Stainless Steel light color option, mat;

Materials

Materials Shower Panel
Like in the last part, our eight models use similar materials. Thus, we’ll see that all products are made of stainless steel, and all inevitably have brass elements such as hoses and valves. But let’s examine each item separately:

  • 1. The panel material is 304 stainless steel with brushed nickel finish, the faucet body material is brass, and Hand shower is made from engineering grade plastics ABS and PVD plating.
  • 2. The panel material is aluminum alloy with a chrome-plated brass hose.
  • 3. The panel material is SUS304 stainless steel-finish with fingerprint-free brushed black shower system. The faucet body material is brass, and Hand shower is made from engineering grade plastics ABS, outer finish zinc alloy, and PVD Plating.
  • 4. The panel is made of 304 stainless steel.
  • 5. The panel is made of stainless steel with satin finish.
  • 6. The panel material is SUS304 stainless steel-finish with fingerprint-free brushed black shower system. The faucet body material is brass, and Hand shower is made from engineering grade plastics ABS, outer finish zinc alloy, and PVD Plating.
  • 7. The panel is made of 304 stainless steel.
  • 8. The panel is made of stainless steel with brushed finish.
Verdict: Due to the peculiarities of the environment they are used in, all shower products must provide corrosion and moisture resistance, low maintenance, and sufficient longevity. At the same time, materials should stay attractive and easy to clean even after months of use. As we see, each model corresponds to these requirements.

Head Shower

Head Shower Panel
The Head shower part includes so many sub-characteristics that, once again, we’ll have to scrutinize each model separately. Though some products share the same moments, there are almost no identical items.

  • The first ELLO&ALLO model comes with a big square overhead shower, which forms an inseparable unit with the whole panel. The shower is smoothly bent at the about 120 degrees angle, which means it cannot be adjusted to your height. The shower operates in two modes – Rainfall and Waterfall. Besides, it features nice LED lighting that works from AA batteries.
  • The second Blue Ocean product also offers a big square overhead shower, but, this time, it is attached to the panel by tubes. Thus, the element is independent and easily adjustable to any height and bathing preferences. The shower has no LED and supports Rainfall mode only.
  • The third model ELLO&ALLO panel has a huge rectangular overhead shower protruded from the panel at the same angle. No adjustment is available. The item also uses Rainfall and Waterfall modes as well as LED lighting. However, this time no batteries are needed as it works from water power.
  • The next ROVOGO panel offers a round, independent, adjustable overhead shower. The manufacturer also informs us that the shower is 8inch in diameter and consists of 90 spray nozzles. Though it supports only standard Rainfall mode, this is the only shower with an anti-limescale function that eliminates sediments and maintains stable water flow.
  • The second Blue Ocean panel is an exception from our «no-identical-items» rule. It is 100% similar to its brother, featuring the same square, independent, adjustable overhead shower with a single Rainfall mode.
  • The same thing we can say about the ELLO&ALLO LED model. It is identical to the LED Hydroelectricity product. Its overhead shower is rectangular, non-adjustable, with Rainfall and Waterfall options and decorative water powered LED lighting.
  • The model number 7 ROVOGO with Massage Zone comes with a rectangular, non-adjustable shower with 50pcs nozzles. The item supports Rainfall mode only.
  • Finally, the eighth Blue Ocean panel is similar to the previous model, having the same shape and non-flexible design. However, users may choose between Waterfall and Rainfall modes.
Verdict: A variety of characteristics may confuse you. However, we consider LED lighting and numerous water release modes to be nice but not essential. In our view, the winners here are overhead showers with adjustable position. We’d also like to note the first ROVOGO model with unique and extremely useful anti-limescale function.

Handheld Shower

Handheld Shower panel
While even one-brand models significantly differ in their overhead showers, handheld elements rather unite them. All panels of one manufacturer share the same compact showers with minor differences.

All ELLO&ALLO panels come with compact handheld showers with three water release settings. Two modes provide water flow of various pressure, and the third offers mist water. However, though we like the opportunity to choose the modes, we have to note the pure quality of the items made of plastic and other cheap materials.

The Blue Ocean panels provide more high-quality stainless steel hand showers. All support one water release mode.

The ROVOGOs are more different in terms of handheld showers. The first model is made of stainless steel and supports as many as 5 settings with different pressure. Besides, like its overhead shower, the handheld element comes with the anti-limescale function. The second ROVOGO product has a simple stainless steel shower with a standard mode.

Verdict: ELLO&ALLO low-quality appliances lose this battle even despite 3 settings available. Other models are equal and worth purchasing. But, like in the previous paragraph, we recommend you pay special attention to the way more functional ROVOGO anti-limescale shower with 5 settings.

Massage Jets

Massage Jets Shower panel
Massage systems are another moment that distinguishes all eight participants of our review.

The first model has two big Horizontal Massage Sprays that cannot change their direction but can adjust flow pressure in 2 settings. These adjustable nozzles are accompanied by two small non-adjustable jets. Both massage elements can work in combination with showers. [/su_list]

  • The second panel has as many as 8 multi-functional nozzles, which is the biggest number among all products. Nozzles are non-swivel but adjustable. Please mind that the system works independently only, so you cannot activate it together with showers.
  • The third and sixth panels feature the same massage systems. These ELLO&ALLO LED models have 4 jets. This time, they are both movable and adjustable, offering 2 flow settings. Apart from these jets, the panels have additional zones of rain massage jets. They are located above the 4 main units and provide nice relief for stiffened back, though they cannot offer pressure adjustment. If you want both to shower and get hydrotherapy, these models can simultaneously run two functions.
  • The fourth model has 6 Body Massage Sprays with both adjustable pressure and direction. The direction angle can be changed within 50°. However, the system works only independently from showers.
  • The fifth product, i.e., Blue Ocean 48″, is the only shower panel that doesn’t offer any jets and massage systems.
  • The seventh model offers two rain jet zones with no adjustment. Users can turn the system, but then showers will turn off for better pressure.
  • Finally, the eighth panel features similar body massage nozzles. There are 4 such zones for different body parts. They don’t support flow adjust but can work simultaneously with other shower systems.
Verdict: Without a doubt, we recommend you to choose those panel models that come with massage jets and allow users to adjust flow pressure for a more diverse and comprehensive therapeutic effect. Flexible and swivel jets are also worth investment.

Spout

Though spout is not a crucial thing for a shower panel, it may turn out to be quite handy for household tasks. Let’s quickly mention that all our models provide this element except for both ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Systems and the last Blue Ocean 66.5″ panel. Here, we have showers only.

Temperature Control

Temperature Control Shower panel
When spout was just a useful addition, temperature displays can significantly ease water temperature adjustment.

ELLO&ALLO brand equips all its shower panels with displays. The only difference and reason for a thorough choice are their supply systems. The first model works on AA batteries, while others don’t need any batteries and consume energy from water power.

Blue Ocean company is less determined relating to displays. If you’d like to get this brand product, choose the 52″ Aluminum SPA392M, which is the only one with a digital temperature screen. The item requires AA batteries.

ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower System with Massage Zone is also the only company’s product with a clear water temperature display. However, it supports smaller AAA batteries.

Verdict: Right temperature is essential for people with circulatory and heart problems, high blood pressure, as well as for children and pregnant women. If you belong or choose a panel for such people, please pay attention to models with displays. In other cases, screens may become useful but not so necessary elements.

Pressure Required

To make the system work properly, customers must check the water pressure requirements. In general, all shower panels need the same pressure. 55-65 psi is a perfect level. The minimum pressure required is 28 psi, while the maximum pressure required mustn’t exceed 72 psi.

Please mind that the more the system’s pressure, the more it will be in the showers and massage jets.

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Guide – How to Choose the Best Shower Panel?

Bathroom Dimensions
Spacious bathrooms provide enough room for ceiling shower panels where the overhead shower is installed right in the ceiling.

If your bathroom cannot boast of great space, wall-mounted models are here for you. They guarantee less complicated installation and consume less water due to smaller showers.

Shower Panel Dimensions
This factor directly comes from the previous one. Panel dimensions must fit the bathroom to avoid problems with installation and further usage. Please pay special attention to the system’s length to make sure it suits your bathroom ceiling height.
Materials
A high-quality model should be made of stainless metals with chrome plating. Plastic is not so welcomed for such products, but it can be met in some minor elements. Anyway, please choose moisture and corrosion resistant panels.
Showers
Like the whole panel, showers should be made of stainless steel, chrome, brass, zinc alloy, and the like.
Apart from the materials, users are recommended to pay special attention to the water release modes. The majority of customers purchase shower panels for unique rain water distribution when you feel like staying under warm tropical rain. This mode is called Rainfall. However, some fans would like to get an opportunity to switch to Waterfall and Mist modes.
Height Adjustment
There are many models with fixed overhead showers. The systems look very stylish, and mostly it is them that offer several water release modes.

However, if you are not sure whether the panel will suit your height, or the shower is supposed to be used by several people, buy products with flexible head showers. Usually, they are attached to the main body by tubes and have swivels.

Massage Function
The best and most expensive models also include additional jets and nozzles for hydro massage. These systems vary in the number of jets, ability to adjust flow direction and pressure. Massage jets will be a worthy and truly efficient investment, but you may easily save on it if you don’t need it.
Water Pressure Requirements
The most powerful models require great pressure in your water system. So, if it doesn’t fit our level, malfunctions and breakages are possible. Besides, you’ll have either to purchase additional booster pumps or change the whole panel. Anyway, a waste of money is inevitable. So please don’t forget to check whether your model and water pressure systems match.
Additional Functions
The best models come with automatic water pressure control, thermostat, and display to maintain stable water temperature, filters. Additional functions also include sediment cleaning technologies, built-in shelves, soap dishes, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best shower panel brand?

faqThe list of best-selling and reputable brands includes lots of names. Among them, we distinguish our three ELLO&ALLO, Blue Ocean, and ROVOGO companies, which was proved in the models’ review earlier. Besides, we’d like to note Empava, AKDY, and Adbatnos brands.

2. What is the best shower panel for massage?

According to users’ reviews, thorough jet examination, and our humble opinion, ELLO&ALLO Stainless Steel, the LED, and the LED Hydroelectricity models provide the best hydrotherapy. All systems offer no less than 4 jets with adjustable pressure, and some can adjust direction. Besides, you can run massage nozzles together with the overhead showers, thus getting double pleasure.

3. What is the most affordable shower panel system?

If you’re looking for a simple budget shower panel without additional functions like massage jets, thermostats, etc., we recommend you excellent Blue Ocean 48″ Stainless Steel SP822322 Shower Panel. The model includes only basic and essential overhead Rainfall shower and nice handheld shower, asking only $170.

Those who need more functions but cannot afford showers over $200, we like ROVOGO 304 Stainless Steel Shower Panel. Not only does it come with 6 adjustable Body Massage Sprays, but it also has a handheld shower with 5 pressure settings and unique anti-limescale technology for longer sediment-free usage.

4. Can I install a shower panel myself?

Different models significantly vary in ease of installation. Some items like Blue Ocean 66.5″ and Blue Ocean 48″ systems are simple enough for inexperienced users. However, manufacturers always recommend customers to hire specialists for such work. And we join the recommendations.

5. How long do shower panel systems last?

The service life of your product will depend on its materials, quality of water, maintenance. On average, a good shower lasts for 8-10 years, while some manufacturers claim their models work for up to 15 years with minor replacements.
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Conclusion

The number and diversity of modern shower panels are so great that we don’t dare pick up one best product. Anyway, different people will have different requirements, and despite them, they all will find a perfect model among our panel list.

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