Last Updated on September 19, 2019
Rain shower heads are increasingly popular amongst many modern households due to their attractive design, consistent, drenching flow of water and, in the majority of cases their excellent reliability. These are three tick boxes that the Waterpik AquaScape AST-233C is more than capable of satisfying. It is a modern, reliable unit with 2 modes that will be suitable for your every need. If you are looking for an inexpensive rain shower head capable of transforming the bathroom, then this is the unit designed just for you!
A rain style shower head has to make a statement, be big and bold right from the outset and this is something that the AST-233C excels at. The diameter of the head is immediately noticeable, at some 7 inches across but it does not feel overly large or understated. The design is also incredibly clean and modern, with their being a curve running along the back of the shower head that gives it a wave like appearance. There is also good spacing for the 60 nozzles that come with the shower head, which does not crowd the head out but at the same time delivers water in an incredibly consistent and impressive manner.
The connecting hose that runs from your existing plumbing to the shower head is finished in the same chrome style that the rest of the shower head has and this continues with the units modern appearance. This is a shower head that will fit right right in your bathroom and the more obviously you place it, the better. It looks fantastic.
Installation of the unit is also incredibly simple. Coming with several chunky screws and easy tightening features right from the box, all you need to do is disconnect your current system and hook this one up in its place. It will attach right to your taps in no time and start delivering a consistent flow.
This is arguably the Waterpik AquaScape AST 233C’s strongest asset. The performance of the unit is fantastic, especially when you consider just how low you can purchase the unit for (around $20 on various internet shopping sites). The pressure generated in the standard mode is a perfectly acceptable unit, but in the advanced water flow mode you can generate up to 30% additional pressure thanks to clever Optflow technology, putting the psi generated up to the 80 mark. This is a figure one would expect from a fully installed unit costing them several hundred dollars and further demonstrates why you should consider this shower head.
In terms of water consumption, there is a water flow constrictor installed in the device that ensures the unit consumes only around 2.2 gallons per minute. This can easily be removed with minimal plumbing knowledge to ascertain a much more powerful flow of water, closer to 2.5 gallons per minute which is still perfectly in line with modern shower consumption standards.
Shower modes can easily be selected by the press of a button on the unit, which is distinctly different from other shower heads where you typically have to turn a lever or the shower head in order to get different shower modes. This adds greatly to the usability, as minimal force is needed and the unit will not rust.
- Incredibly easy to install. You will require some tools, but there are clear instructions ensuring you are guided every step of the way
- Good, modern and sleek appearance that will be right at home in any modern bathroom
- Two fantastic shower modes, each of which comes with varying pressure to ensure you can shower exactly how you want
- Good rate of water consumption
- Easy press button to switch between modes with no fuss
- The unit does feel a little flimsy when water is not running through it
- Whilst there is good coverage, other bargain rain shower heads often come with more jets
The Waterpik AquaScape AST 233C is a fantastic rain shower head that is reliable and powerful. It is also fully adjustable so you can position it exactly how you require. If you are in the market for a good value shower head, this one is for you. I hope this Waterpik AquaScape AST 233C review has been helpful.