Multiple head showers

I want to do something like this in my home…. What do I need to know?

Issues:
Water pressure- is there a way to increase it?
Parts: Cheap links?
Part Recs?
Keeping it clean (does that shower auto spray work?)

Anything else I need to know? I think these things look fucking sexy and could add a lot to the resale (if i keep it clean, etc)

input?
My parents just redid their shower with mutliple heads. It has a main head, handel and three body jets. Its amazing showering in it, but their is a loss of pressure when usin the jets

I suppose for the pressure issue you could get some sort of mini pressure tank in between the main supply and the valve… That might be a lot of work and not the best idea, but something somebody with more plumbing experience could comment on
The picture posted comes from Kohler, if memory serves. Two things are necessary for proper function: ability to deliver the needed GPM or gallons per minute of such a setup, at the design pressure. The manufacturer can deliver both specs to you, perhaps online.

If you’re on municipal water, you can test pressure yourself at a sillcock. Then start turning on faucets and see if the pressure drops dramatically. If it does, you might be stuck. If you’re on a well, well, I wouldn’t think further.
I know this may sound silly, but you could always put the separate heads on different water lines. My terminology may be off, but currently you have one line going into one valve, going into 3 different heads. You could (or a plumber, but whatever) could make 3 different lines go to three different valves and heads.

EDIT: You could also change the size of the line serving the shower. Instead of a 1" line (standard) you could run a 2" or 2.5" line. That would require some major plumbing, but less than what I described earlier.

I know this may sound silly, but you could always put the separate heads on different water lines. My terminology may be off, but currently you have one line going into one valve, going into 3 different heads. You could (or a plumber, but whatever) could make 3 different lines go to three different valves and heads.

EDIT: You could also change the size of the line serving the shower. Instead of a 1" line (standard) you could run a 2" or 2.5" line. That would require some major plumbing, but less than what I described earlier.

WTF are you talking about? The hot and cold lines are normally 1/2" and the damn lines running to your water heater are probably 3/4". 2.5" line would be enough to put out a 4 alarm fire. Shit, it would probably send you to the hospital if you tried to shower in it.

As far as having multiple heads, I’ve done this before using a standard 3 handle manifold DOWNSTREAM from a normal manifold to feed 3 showerheads. So instead of just running up to a single showerhead, that line ran into the cold water inlet on the 2nd manifold. From that point the center handle that normally controlled the tub/shower diverter, actually turned on either the main showerhead, or the bodyspray. Then the Hot Water inlet was actually an outlet that went to the Rainshower ceiling head.

Anyways, that was just a cheap way of doing what inexpensive thing like this now do:

It’s a diverter that you can just put downstream of a normal shower control and it will allow you to select any 3 "head" by themselves or any combination of two of them.

As far as cheap body jets:

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They make pumps and ballast systems that you can put in that will maintain a water pressure. It’s something I am considering for my new home. I hate when the water pressure drops, especially in my current home, when one of the sprinklers kick on, the washing machine and/or diswasher come on, you get like a trickle out of the shower.

There are some pretty sweet looking (and cheap) steam showers that I have seen online at Brilliantshowers.com I’m not sure on the quality though, was going to try to check them out in a couple months when I’m down in their area.
Larger diameter lines within a dwelling won’t do spit to improve the maximum flow and pressure, as I referenced in post #5.

I’m intrigued to hear about these. Unless you’re describing a system which includes a reservoir for additional water and a boost pump, there’s no device which can be installed after a street lateral that will improve the gallonage or pressure above what is there. The laws of hydraulics say it ain’t so.
At a particular gallonage, if you decrease the diameter of your orifice, you increase pressure. So, by using certain heads, you might be able to get more pressure off of the gallonage that your shower lines flow wide open. More pressure does not equal more water, though. However, most people I would think want more pressure out of their system, not more water. If you’ve got tons of water dumping out at low PSI, it sucks to try to rinse off.

Larger diameter lines within a dwelling won’t do spit to improve the maximum flow and pressure, as I referenced in post #5.

I’m intrigued to hear about these. Unless you’re describing a system which includes a reservoir for additional water and a boost pump, there’s no device which can be installed after a street lateral that will improve the gallonage or pressure above what is there. The laws of hydraulics say it ain’t so.

Davey makes all sorts of systems for water pressure.

Another thing I am considering/looking for is a whole house reverse osmosis filter system.