How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Outdoor showers are an often overlooked luxury. At first glance an outdoor shower may seem primitive, but once you experience a cool refreshing shower on a hot summer day, you’ll never want to shower indoors again.

For some an outdoor shower is built for convenience and not wanting to track sand or dirt into a lake home, but for most others it’s simply an enjoyable way to get clean.

The setup for building an outdoor shower is relatively simple. You need an accessible water source—usually an already available spigot—and a solid floor with a drain that guides the water away from the house. Most opt for an enclosed shower, but it isn’t strictly necessary; it just depends on the privacy of your backyard and how modest you are.

Use wood that is weatherproof and make sure you paint or stain it to protect it from the elements. You can also use corrugated plastic like April Wilkerson used in the video below, which will last a long time and is maintenance free.

You can purchase the necessary PVC pipes, fittings, and splitters at any home improvement store. If you’re not picky about the shower-head, pick one up at a Re-Store or the discount bin at Home Depot. Add hooks, benches, and shelves, to customize your shower even more, and you’ll never leave.

Check out these outdoor showers ideas on Pinterest!

By Sep 15, 2016

Re-posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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