A steam shower is controlled inside the enclosure using the water proof touch sensitive controls. With these buttons you can control the temperature, intensity, steam and shower options.
The steam shower produces the steam by pressing the controls. An electrical valve is then activated which initiates the steam to fill the enclosure via the steam generator. The steam generator uses the cold water feed to produce the steam. The cold water is boiled after being fed through the electrical element in the same way that water is boiled in a kettle.
The connecting pipe then sends the steam into the shower head or steam dispenser and fills the enclosure. The enclosure temperature does not exceed 48 degrees celsius
It is not advised to stay in a steam shower for longer than twenty minutes. A 20 minutes session would usually consume around 9 litres of water, which when compared to using a shower for the same amount of time, which would use around 150litres of water, you will see that steam showers are much more water saving and eco friendly. Even a regualr bath uses on average 82 litres of water.
It is worth considering that where you are saving on water it is expected that yoy notice an increase in electricity being used.
A steam shower is a luxury treatment, much like a sauna or hot tub and the benefits out weigh any negatives such as initial outlay and running costs. Compare to a hot tub, the running costs and initial expenditure do not compare. It is much more healthier to use a steam shower over a hot tub due to its many benefits to your breathing and skin.