I'm thinking about removing it to get greater water pressure. Will this make a discernible difference ?
Hi Howard, Thank you for your question!
The part you are referring to is the restrictor. It is possible to remove flow restrictors from shower heads and hand helds , we strongly advise against it for several reasons. Flow restrictors for faucets are an integral part of most aerators and it is generally not possible or desirable to remove them.
Our showering devices are specifically designed to operate most efficiently at the flow rate controlled by the flow restrictor. Removing the flow restrictor from an showering device will result in improper operation and a very uncomfortable experience.
For water conservation purposes, most plumbing codes require faucets and showering devices to not exceed a certain maximum flow rate. Removing the flow restrictors could cause these devices to longer meet these codes.
Date published: 2016-06-30