Aqualisa has introduced the Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower – an all-in-one upgrade solution that transforms almost any make of exposed mixer shower into a voice-activated, smart digital shower system, without the need to disturb the current bathroom décor or re-tile the shower enclosure.
With 15 million smart homes currently in the UK, and the market set to grow by 20% year on year, the demand for smart products that enhance wellbeing, safety and lifestyle has never been stronger.
The Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower is designed to deliver a simple, elegant and cost-effective solution that will complement any bathroom style. It also provides the homeowner with a handy storage shelf for bathroom accessories and toiletries. Quick and straightforward to fit, no major pipework alterations are required.
Once in place, the homeowner will enjoy the full benefits of the Aqualisa Quartz Smart Shower Collection, including: an intuitive app enabling the creation of personalised shower profiles for all family members; remote activation of shower or bath using voice or app control (Google and Amazon Alexa compatible); environmentally-friendly water usage monitoring and water-saving features; and safety and peace of mind – water programmed to run at a consistent temperature and flow.
The Quartz Smart Shower collection is powered by the intelligent Aqualisa Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Valve, which can be located up to 10 metres away from the shower itself, providing flexible installation options. Setting the Smart Valve to Eco mode can reduce water consumption for the home owner by up to 33%.
Mike Simpson, Product Marketing Director, commented: “The bathroom is becoming an experiential rather than just a functional space. Smart technology delivers a whole host of enhancements to the showering experience – from the relaxing shower routine itself to the sustainability and cost-saving benefits of reducing water usage, to the convenience and security of being able to step into a shower that is the perfect temperature every time. From the installer’s perspective, the beauty of the Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower is that it offers a straightforward, practical and efficient conversion process. All this, combined with a sleek, contemporary design that provides extra storage functionality within the shower enclosure itself.”
The Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower can upgrade almost any brand of wall-mounted mixer shower (concentric, single lever or bar valve) with 130 to 170mm pipe centres, and comes with a choice of the Aqualisa Quartz Touch, Quartz Classic or Quartz Blue smart shower kits. Supplied with an extension rail to adjust the height of the controller, this no-mess solution is easy to install with optional fixing points, while the assembly back plate neatly covers all previous pipework and screw holes.
The patented integrated storage shelf, which houses the new smart shower control, comprises two halves featuring a polished chrome finish. It also incorporates two useful hanging hooks for bathroom accessories.
The Aqualisa Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower range will be launched with a full training programme and is backed by the Aqualisa five-year guarantee. Aqualisa has also created a new Smart Hub online education platform, with in-depth information and advice on smart bathroom products and their benefits. A digital product brochure can be viewed here