Outdoor Showers: Practical Summer Fun

Outdoor Showers: Practical Summer Fun

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 18, 2010

We talked a few weeks ago about the joys of bathing your kids outside. It might be because they're too dirty to come in, or just for fun because it's summer — but either way, we promise it's easier with an outdoor shower and requires far less planning.

Outdoor showers seem like this weird luxury item that only people who have in-ground pools in a sun drenched location own, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. All sorts of hard working folk have them across the country. They're perfect for hosing off after a long day working the fields or planting your garden.

Depending on what price point you're looking at, some have built-in heating elements, others heat water with solar power and some are simply hooked to the garden hose and give a cold blast. Not only are they a fun treat in the summer, but can also be a necessity when your little ones come straggling back home covered in head-to-toe in mud from the local creek insisting that they be able to name their new pet frog Mr. Jumps-alot.

Outdoor showers start as low as $49.99, though we picked one up from Target a few years back for just $12 on clearance! Since it was still in the 90's here in the Midwest, the end of season clearance didn't phase us a bit!

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