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a pampering spring shower

May 22

The showers seem unrelenting in Toronto this spring, yesterday’s glorious day aside. Although one benefit of all this rain is that indoor tasks that may have been put off in favour of fair weather activities are finally getting done. Checked off my list of chores was a spring shower of a pampering sort – the installation of a Delta In2ition shower on last weekend’s drizzly and drab Sunday. I’ve had this shiny bit of hardware for many, many weeks now but kept putting off the installation as I thought it would be more involved and complicated. Surprisingly, using the existing shower arm, the installation took little effort, minimal tools, and about ten minutes. It was incredibly easy to achieve this low-flow (9.5L/min), water-efficient, multi-feature shower experience.

With two showers in one, the In2ition features a detachable handshower, which can run separately or simultaneously, giving the warmth and flexibility of two streams of water at once. In combination, the relaxing effect is almost that of more costly rain shower heads that are a lot more complex to install. A lever positioned on the side of the showerhead sets the In2ition shower to one of three options: showerhead and handshower, showerhead only, and handshower only.  And the six-foot tangle-free hose means I can still clean my shower stall with ease, a feature I quite liked of my old handshower/showerhead with hose. The only challenge I encountered is that there is no longer enough clearance for my over-the-shower-arm storage rack. I simply solved this by hanging the rack on an existing wall-mounted soap dish, which is actually better positioned for ease of accessing my soaps and shampoos.

Delta In2ition showers are available in bath showrooms across Canada and are offered in chrome, Venetian Bronze, and Brilliance Stainless. And pricing is in line with the features and quality provided –   the Contemporary model is priced from $120.45 MSRP, while the Traditional model starts at $162.00 MSRP.

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