Universal Showering

Shower Head

Model#: 52688-BL

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52688-BL is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
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Finish: Matte Black
List Price*: $262.05
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52688-BL
List Price*: $262.05
Replacing your shower head is one of the quickest, simplest upgrades you can make to your shower. Our shower heads feature a wide range of styles and innovations, and install in less than 20 minutes - no special tools required. Delta® H2Okinetic® Showers look different because they are different. Using advanced technology, H2Okinetic showers sculpt water into a unique wave pattern, giving you 3X the coverage of a standard shower head.* The end result is a shower that provides more coverage, more warmth and more intensity for a truly drenching shower experience. So go ahead and indulge, because now you can enjoy the feeling of more water without using more water. While other products may gather unsightly mineral build-up over time, Delta soft rubber Touch-Clean® spray holes allow any mineral residue to simply be wiped away for an instantly refreshed look – with no need for soaking or the aid of chemical cleaners. The pause setting gives you ample space for shaving, lathering and other shower tasks, then easily restarts the water with the temperature where you left off. This spray setting helps you conserve water, so you can worry less about depleting your supply of hot water - and you help the environment too. *Coverage measured in accordance with EPA WaterSense® Specification for shower heads, March 4, 2010.
  • H2Okinetic® Shower technology sculpts water into a unique wave pattern, forming a powerful drench spray
  • Gives you the feeling of more water without using more water
  • Soft, rubber Touch-Clean® spray holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up from the spray face of your shower head and hand shower with the touch of a finger
  • Installs in minutes
  • Spray settings include: H2OKinetic spray, Full Body spray
  • Pause feature reduces water to a trickle, giving you space for shaving, lathering and other shower tasks while maintaining your temperature settings

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  • Flow Rate: 1.75 gpm @ 80 psi, 6.6 L/min @ 552 kPa
  • Spray Settings: Full Body Spray
  • Pause
  • H2Okinetic® Spray
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MUST MODIFY TO USE Installed showerhead with ease but water flow was poor. YOU must remove blue flow restrictor in order to use this product...
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shower head We recently purchased this shower head, and I have been very happy with it! Excellent water flow, the surface area is large so it produces a lot of water and pressure is good. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like it should Works like a shower head should!
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a rain "shower" head. Good quality heavier material construction. With the almost 8" shower head, it provides plenty of water for hair washing and cleaning. Its a gentle wash. If you prefer being pummeled by streams of water, this is not the shower head for you.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design and Feels Amazing Just installed this on a master shower. The finish is super up to date and visually reads a crisp black. My customer let me know that the water flow is perfect in spread and power. Really gets the shampoo out and doesn't make me feel like there is not enough pressure! Always a plus, especially with the tighter restrictions for flow in California!!
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around showerhead for ceiling, bad install washer. The shower head has a nice finish and is easy to keep clean. The rubber nibs make it easy to keep buildup off the water outlets and keep the water flowing like it is new. It produces good water preasure and flow. I have it installed on the ceiling as a rain style head. Changing between the spray patterns is very easy and the swivel to angle the head works well. My only issue was with the rubber washer that it comes with to install on the shower outlet pipe, it is very weak and if you tighten the shower head down to stop leaks the washer goes inside the pipe and you have to start over. I ended up going to the hardware store and buying a heavier duty washer and it installed without issue. I have noticed this is an issue with all of the delta shower heads.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream Shower by Delta Love this shower head! Robust construction: metal ball connector, the rain can itself is probably all plastic but it feels super solid. This head has only three settings: pause, spray and H2O, which is what I was looking for - excellence in simplicity. The first setting is pause, and it really is a "pause", water flow is reduced to a trickle. Second position is spray, producing a wide, comfortable shower experience. Unlike other Delta water-savings shower heads I've tried (58480-SS-PK In2ition), no sharp needle jets here! Third is H2O. I didn't think I'd use this setting, but for rinsing out shampoo, it's great. I paired this ran can with Delta 54424-PK SS, looks sharp. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor - Would not buy again This "three setting" shower head really only has two settings - and neither provide an acceptable shower. The flow restrictor can not be removed. This shower head, that has been used a total of two times, is going in the garbage. Waste of my money.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what was expected We remodeled our bath this summer and bought this showerhead. It is advertised as having three settings. Well the third setting is a "drip". I was told people use this when they are lathering up (turn on "drip" mode then lather and then return to other setting). This does not make sense to me. I would not buy another one.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looks, Great Features, Great Water Pressure! The Wife is happy with the shower head looks and function, which makes me happy! Shipping was fast and easy!
Date published: 2016-01-04
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where on your website do I find the attachment for the shower heads to the wall?  I cannot seem to find them, looking for Matte Black, thanks.

Asked by: Tara
Thank you for your question, Tara! Model RP40593BL is the only shower arm we offer currently in the Matte Black finish. https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=RP40593BL Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-08-04

spray width? add hand held?

What is the spray width for this shower head on a wall mounted shower? Also, can you pair this with Delta Faucet 54433-SS-PK? I want to add a diverter and include the hand-held.
Asked by: Jeff
Hi Jeff, Thank you for your question. The model 52688-SS showerhead features a 7-11/16" spray head. You can install a shower arm diverter like our model U4920-SS-PK and use the 54433-SS-PK hand shower with the 52688-SS showerhead. If you would like an in wall diverter system you would need to order the R11000 diverter rough and a diverter trim that would match your faucet trim. You may want to go with the model 55433-SS wall mount hand shower with this set up. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-01-14

Is this shower head made out of plastic or metal?

Asked by: Susanne
Hi Susanne, Thank you for your question! The shower head is non-metallic. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-06-28

Does this shower head have a water restrictor in it? If so, can it be removed?

Asked by: rich54
Hi, Rich54! Thank you for your question. The Delta 52688 Shower Head does have a non-removable flow restrictor. Attempting to remove or modify the shower head may result in voiding any warranty you may have for your shower head. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-07-25

Does this model have a flexible/swivel or fixed mount? 

Asked by: Prdg6
Hi, Prdg6! Thank you for your question. The Delta 52688 shower head does swivel and is flexible. This moves right/left and up/down. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-03-07

Will this head, 52688, work with shower arm RP46870?

Asked by: cooperstud
Hello Cooperstud, Thank you for your question. Yes, the Delta H2Okinetic 3-Setting Shower Head 52688 will attach to the RP46870 Shower Arm. All of our Delta shower arms have 1/2" IPS threads and are interchangeable with all of our showerhead. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-09-06

Will this work with RP61273CZ?

I would like to use RP61273 with 52680 to replace the shower arm in this shower combo: T17T459-CZH2O. Is this possible?
Asked by: kara
Hi Kara, Thank you for your question. The RP61273CZ shower arm will work with the 52680-CZ showerhead. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2016-01-11

Is this metal or painted plastic?

Asked by: Devin
Dear Devin, Thank you for your inquiry! The Delta H2Okinetic 3-Setting Raincan Shower Head is non metallic. However, It has a metal ball connector for durability. https://media.deltafaucet.com/SpecSheet/DSP-B-52688%20Rev%20B.pdf Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2017-05-16
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