Outdoor Solar Showers

Outdoor Solar Showers

Showering before and after you spend time in the pool is always recommended. Going in to make sure that you avoid taking any germs or dirt into the pool area, and on the way out showering is essential to ensure you wash all the pool chemicals off your body. However, there is a more energy-efficient way of showering after you spend time in the pool.

An outdoor solar shower is an external shower option that uses the power of the sun to heat the water that you shower with. Solar showers take the heat from the sun to heat the water in the shower, limiting the amount of energy that you need to take from your home to run the shower. The climate is an increasingly important part of our day-to-day considerations, and a solar shower is an ideal way of protecting the environment whilst still feeling luxurious.

Choosing the right solar shower means that you get right to showering and don’t need to wait days for a warmup, using just the right amount of water that stays hot thanks to the wonderful summer weather.

You can purchase any of the popular Hy-Clor products at Bunnings, making sure the purchase process is quick and easy. Hy•Quality Solar Showers at Hy•Clor.

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Solar Shower FAQs

Have questions about Solar Showers? Get the Hy•Quality advice you need below.

Where to buy an outdoor shower?2023-09-21T09:03:39+10:00

Solar powered outdoor showers are available at a variety of retail outlets, Hy-Clor’s outdoor solar showers are available on Bunnings as a special order.

An outdoor shower is a wonderful addition to any home, especially in sunny Australia. Not only do they look beautiful in your backyard, but they are convenient, eco-friendly, cost effective and they give your home a sense of luxury.

How to install an outdoor shower?2023-09-21T13:34:45+10:00

Most solar showers are quick and easy to assemble by connecting to your garden hose and following the simple installation instructions. All our Outdoor Solar Showers have a manual with clear directions on how to assemble

Step-by-Step Installation:

  1. Choose the Location: Select a suitable location for your solar shower. It should receive plenty of sunlight during the day and be close to a water source. Ensure the ground is level, and the area is free from obstructions.
  2. Prepare the Ground (if needed): If the ground is uneven, use a shovel to level it out. You may also want to create a small gravel or sand base to provide stability.
  3. Assemble the Shower Kit: Follow the manual to assemble the solar shower. This typically involves connecting the showerhead, base, and water tank according to the provided diagram.
  4. Mount the Shower: Place the solar shower on the level ground and make sure it’s stable. If required, use a level to ensure it’s perfectly upright.
  5. Connect the Water Supply: There are two common ways to connect the water supply:
    • Using a Garden Hose: If you have a garden hose nearby, simply attach it to the inlet on the solar shower.
  6. Fill the Water Tank: Fill the water tank of the solar shower with water. Some models may have a built-in hose for this purpose.
  7. Let the Water Heat Up: The solar shower will heat up the water as it sits in the tank exposed to sunlight. Depending on the weather and the model of your shower, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day.
  8. Test the Shower: Once the water is sufficiently heated, test the shower to ensure the water temperature is comfortable and the flow rate is adequate.
  9. Enjoy Your Outdoor Solar Shower: Your outdoor solar shower is now ready to use. Simply turn on the showerhead and enjoy a refreshing rinse.


Remember to follow the manual provided with your specific solar shower kit, as installation steps may vary slightly from one model to another.

How long does a solar shower take to heat up?2023-09-21T08:58:44+10:00

Given solar showers use solar energy there is no definitive time it will take to heat up the water. There are serval factors that will contribute to this, including:

  1. Sunlight intensity: The stronger the sunlight, the faster the solar shower will heat up. On a sunny day with high solar intensity, it might take around 1 to 2 hours for the water in the solar shower to reach a comfortable temperature.
  2. Water Capacity: The volume of water in the solar shower will affect how quickly it heats up. Larger volumes of water will generally take longer to heat compared to smaller volumes.
  3. Initial Water Temperature: If the water you put into the solar shower is already relatively warm, it will take less time to reach a comfortable showering temperature compared to starting with cold water.
  4. Weather Conditions: Cloudy or overcast conditions will significantly slow down the heating process. On cloudy days, it might take several hours to or even most of the day for the water to heat up, and it might not reach as high a temperature as on a clear, sunny day.

A general estimate, under good sunny conditions, a solar shower might take around 1 to 4 hours to heat up, but this can vary widely based on the factors mentioned above. It’s always a good idea to set up your solar shower in a sunny and open area to maximise exposure to sunlight and to plan if you want to use it at a specific time.

How to use a solar shower?2023-09-21T09:00:58+10:00

Using a solar shower is a straightforward process. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

Step 1: Set up the solar shower:

  • Refer to the manual
  • Choose a suitable location for your solar shower. It should be in an area that receives direct sunlight for most of the day

Step 2: Let the water heat up:

  • Open the filling valve or cap on the solar shower
  • Fill the shower container with water. You can use a hose, a bucket, or other water sauce
  • Close the filling valve securely

Step 3: Let the water heat up:

  • Position the solar shower in direct sunlight
  • The water inside the solar shower will gradually heat up as it absorbs the sun’s energy. The time it takes to heat up will depend on factors like sunlight intensity, water volume and weather conditions
  • Check the temperature by touching the container after some time. Its important not to touch the water directly if it’s very hot

Step 4: Test the water temperature:

  • To avoid scalding, test the water temperature with your hand or a thermometer before using the shower. The water should be comfortable for showering

Step 5: Enjoy !

Questions About Solar Showers?

If you have any questions about solar showers, get in touch with our expert team to find out more. We can offer you plenty of insight into the right solar shower for you and make sure that you have the perfect product as soon as possible.


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