Outdoor Shower Columns: An Invigorating Start to the Day

  • By Kate Williams

Looking to take your backyard outdoor lifestyle to the next level? Well, there are many things you can do to make your backyard a more inviting place, but in the end, you simply cannot go past outdoor shower columns. Whether you’re looking for an invigorating start to the day, or want to add some sophistication and luxury to your outdoor lifestyle, an outdoor shower column can take you there.

No longer are outdoor showers just associated with spa retreats and luxury resorts, you can now have that outdoor lifestyle for yourself, in the comfort of your own home! Luxury outdoor showers are becoming more popular because households want to spend more time outside enjoying nature and an outdoor shower certainly makes your space more inviting.

A free-standing outdoor shower made of marine grade stainless steel

Add that extra touch of elegance with a shower-column. In this photo: Atlas.


Not only do outdoor showers create a better outdoor lifestyle for your household, but they are functional fixtures that allow you to rinse off before heading inside. Whether you’ve come back from the beach, a dip in the pool, or a long morning gardening, rinsing off with an outdoor shower is as refreshing as they come.

In this article, we are going to explore all the key aspects of improving your outdoor lifestyle with outdoor showers. This includes the benefits of outdoor shower columns as well as the range of outdoor showers that are available, key installation considerations, and lastly, how you can enhance your outdoor lifestyle experience.



5 Key Benefits of Outdoor Shower Columns

Health, lifestyle, home value, and more.


While there are so many different benefits of outdoor shower columns, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five key benefits. These benefits are the ones that will have the biggest impact on you and your outdoor lifestyle when you install an outdoor shower column. Let’s see what the benefits are below:

1. Health Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of installing an outdoor shower column has to be related to health. When you have an outdoor shower in your backyard, it encourages you to spend more time enjoying the outdoors.

There are numerous benefits attached to spending more time outside, some of which include reduced stress, improved mood as well as improved vitamin D levels as your exposure to sunlight has increased. Kicking your day off with an outdoor shower can set you up in a positive mind frame for the rest of the day!

2. Increased Home Value

While you might be too busy enjoying your new and improved outdoor lifestyle, it is still important to remember that one day you might sell your home. When (and if) the time comes to sell your home, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll likely see an increase in the value of your home.

A free-standing outdoor shower made of marine grade stainless steel next to bushes, in a pool area, during a beautiful sunset.
Our shower columns are made with marine grade stainless steel, making them weather-resistant while looking brand new. In this photo: Cometa.


Many homebuyers see an outdoor shower as a luxury addition, and they are willing to pay more to ensure they have a more desirable outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor showers add highly sought-after sophistication and luxury to your space, which makes it a more appealing investment for potential homebuyers.

3. Refreshing Experience

You simply cannot have a more refreshing experience than using an outdoor shower. You are surrounded by nature and enjoying the elements, all while cleansing your body. Start your day off on the right foot with a refreshing morning shower, or wash away the day in the evening.

A free-standing outdoor shower made of marine grade stainless steel endures the coldest of winters with its no-frost system that saves plumbing and drainage systems.
Even in the darkest of winters, Mercurio stands proud, sturdy and beautiful with its no-frost system.

When choosing your outdoor shower column you can opt for showers with both cold and warm water, so you can still have a refreshing experience even in the dead of winter! As long as you maintain your outdoor shower column, you can achieve optimal refreshing showers all year round.

4. Eco-Friendly

Another key benefit of outdoor shower columns is that they are designed to be eco-friendly. If you want to have a luxurious outdoor lifestyle but still want to do your bit for the environment, you’ve got many options open to you.

A free-standing eco-friendly solar shower among desert vegetation.

We have various solar showers in our catalogue, they're the epitome of power, luxury and eco-friendliness. In this photo: Solaris.


Many outdoor shower columns have eco-friendly features, and there are even several solar outdoor showers available on the market (a point that we will talk about in detail later!). There are outdoor showers that come equipped with water-saving showerheads that reduce water consumption as well as conserve energy.

5. Convenience

The final key benefit of adding an outdoor shower column to your outdoor space is convenience. It is a simple and easy way to wash off dirt and other nasties before entering your home. If you’ve ever come home from a day at the beach, you’ll know how annoying it is to have sand-tracked throughout your house.

A free-standing foot-washer made of marine grade stainless steel next to a pool during a beautiful sunset.

This is Marte. It's everything you need: a sturdy ground column made of marine grade stainless steel, containing a flexible hose and a water bowl for your pets. This is luxury for everyone in the family.


Well, with an outdoor shower, this problem is solved as you can rinse off before stepping inside your house. Even if you undertake other activities like playing sports, swimming, or gardening, an outdoor shower column comes in handy as your indoor spaces can remain clean by washing off before going inside.


Types of Outdoor Shower Columns

Style and vibes for everyone.


Now you know more about the benefits of an outdoor shower column, let’s explore the range of columns available to you. No matter the design and style you are going for in your outdoor space, you’ll find an outdoor shower column that suits in perfectly, enhancing the outdoor lifestyle you are trying to achieve.

Solar Shower Columns

Want to be as eco-friendly as possible? Well, eco-friendly outdoor showers might be the best option for you! Solar shower columns are increasingly popular, and you don’t have to break the bank to be more friendly to the environment. Solar shower columns save you money in the end because you aren’t using electricity to warm the water!

A free-standing eco-friendly solar shower made of marine grade stainless steel next to a pool during a sunny day.

Our collection of solar showers wouldn't be complete without the gorgeous Solare Minimal, a twist of design and sustainability.


Freestanding Shower Columns

Freestanding shower columns are another popular option because of their easy installation. Anywhere in your outdoor space could be an option for you, providing heaps of flexibility. These outdoor shower columns also come in a range of materials and styles, so no matter the look you are going for in your space, you’ll find the perfect match.

A free-standing outdoor shower next to a large pool on a  sunny day.

There’s nothing more rewarding than the flexibility of a free-standing outdoor shower. In this photo: Venere.


Wall-Mounted Shower Columns

Wall-mounted shower columns are installed on an existing wall, and they are perfect if you are working with a smaller space. If you’re looking for outdoor shower design ideas, wall-mounted shower columns are a great place to start as there are many options available to suit your preferences.


The Perks of Shower Columns

Too many to count them, so we'll summarize.


Easy Maintenance

All the top-quality outdoor shower columns are built to stand the test of time, no matter what the outdoor elements throw at them. This ensures your shower column is as durable as it comes and is very easy to maintain. You’ll find that the majority of the outdoor shower columns available only require simple cleaning with soap and water.

Customizable Features

If you’ve chosen your style of outdoor shower column, the choices don’t stop there! There is sometimes the option to add customizable features as well. Some of the main features include foot rinses, adjustable showerheads, and anti-frost technology. All these customizable features allow you to show your flair and truly create the best shower experience for you.

Important Installation Considerations

For an easy and smooth experience from start to shower.


Deciding to install an outdoor shower column is an exciting process because you know you’re improving your outdoor lifestyle, but before you can enjoy your beautiful outdoor shower, there are important installation considerations. You must understand all the key considerations when it comes to installation, so you can make the most of your outdoor shower!

Plumbing and Drainage

One of the first things you need to think of is the plumbing and drainage of your outdoor shower column. It is imperative that your outdoor shower is connected properly to a water source and drainage is set up correctly. You don’t want to have water pooling in places it shouldn’t, so you may have to arrange a drainage pipe.


Location is another key consideration as you may be limited to where you can install your outdoor shower column based on where you’re able to include plumbing and drainage. You may already have existing plumbing in certain areas of your outdoor space, and installing your outdoor shower there will save a lot of time and money.


Many things influence the cost of installation. It’s important to remember it’s not just about the cost of the outdoor shower column itself, you’ll need to include enough budget for installation as well. The size, type, and amount of additional features will all influence the cost of installation. Make sure you understand how much you’re willing to pay for installation before deciding on which outdoor shower you’re going to purchase.

However, please know our showers are so easy to install that you could just DIY.


It pays to check with any local building codes to understand if you need a permit for installation. Regulations can be different in each state, so it’s important to double-check as some areas may have restrictions. You don’t want to get halfway through the installation process before realizing you need a permit or your installation isn’t up to code. Checking if permits are required is a simple task and will ensure you are doing things by the book.


You must undertake regular maintenance of your outdoor shower column as this will keep your shower in good working condition for many years to come. You should check for things such as leaks regularly and ensure the plumbing is protected during winter and any pipes don’t freeze.


Enhancing Your Outdoor Lifestyle Experience

Because life is all about enjoyment; and luxury.


There are many practical benefits of having an outdoor shower column in your space, but there are also other benefits, mainly concerning the improvement of your outdoor lifestyle experience. Contemporary outdoor showers can completely change your outdoor living experience for the better.

Connection to Nature

Probably the most obvious way an outdoor shower column can enhance your outdoor lifestyle experience is the fact you’ll have a better connection to nature. Showering outdoors provides a truly unique way to connect with nature as you’ll feel the warmth of the sun, listen to the sounds of nature, and breathe in crisp fresh air.

Aesthetic Appeal

It’s all about the look! Adding an outdoor shower column will look good in your space and take it to another level. You’ll be adding a sophisticated element that will enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your space. Look good, feel good! With so many different designs and styles available, it’s easy to create a cohesive look in your space.

Collection of free-standing luxury outdoor showers made of marine grade stainless steel

 All of our shower columns are made of marine grade, AISI 316L, stainless steel. Choose your favorite model and your preferred finish! From left to right: Atena, Aphrodite, Atlas, Cometa, Mercurio, Stella.


Convenience for Guests

While it may not be a major consideration, it’s important to know that having an outdoor shower column provides an extra layer of convenience for guests. If you have guests over often, an outdoor shower column is a convenient addition as they are also able to rinse off after a day in the pool. This also works to keep the inside of your house nice and tidy as well!

Relaxation and Stress Relief

We all live extremely busy and sometimes stressful lives, so doing all that we can to relax and unwind is very important. Showering outside can be a therapeutic experience and an easy way to unwind from the stresses of the day. Being surrounded by fresh air and the sound of running water can enhance your relaxation time.

Practicality for Pets

If you have pets, you’ll be happy to know that you’re not just improving your outdoor lifestyle for yourself but also for your furry friends. It can be a struggle to clean pets in the bathroom inside, so having an outdoor shower helps make the process a little bit easier. Also, some outdoor shower columns even come with a dog bowl, so your furry friend can stay hydrated all year round.

Wrap Up

There you have it! Everything you need to know about how outdoor shower columns can benefit your outdoor lifestyle. It’s easy to take a step into the stylish world of outdoor shower columns, and you’ll start feeling the benefits from it straight away. It can be the best start to your day or a great way to unwind after a stressful day.

There are many different styles and designs, making it easy to find the perfect shower column that will complement your outdoor space. So, what are you waiting for? Start the process of choosing the perfect outdoor shower column to install in your space today!