By Gene and Katie Hamilton
An outdoor shower can be an elaborate custom stone or tiled room with hot and cold running water or a more modest freestanding shower unit hooked up to a garden hose. If you want the convenience of an outdoor shower without the time and expense to design and build an entire room, consider a complete stand alone unit ideally suited for a nice wash down with fresh water after a dip in the pool or lake. It's an easy to install unit with a garden hose that's best located near an outdoor spigot for access to a water line. When the weather changes at the end of the swimming season the shower unit can be unhooked and stored away. If you place the hose in the sun it will heat the water in the hose so you will get warm water for a couple of minutes.
Basically the only labor required is assembly of the shower kit. Since these units come with instructions and require only a screwdriver this is a DIY project you can do no matter what your skill level is. Finding a pro to do this may be difficult since it is such a small job. You can expect to pay at least $91 or more for an hour or more of a pro's time. You can purchase the kit for $345 and hook it up to a hose yourself.
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Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020