As with any design, walk in shower enclosures embody certain principles, principles which their designers invested them with the moment of their inception. It is known for example that the natural feature the bathroom walk in shower draws most heavily from is the waterfall, by means of the downward flow of water. However the primary design principle behind the choice of the water fall as inspiration is a particularly interesting one. The waterfall principle was not chosen for its virtue of efficiency or aesthetics – the natural touch is an acquired taste, and efficiency is far from the fact. No: the water fall principle in the shower system solves its problems by dint of sheer brute force.
The shower system, you see, whether shower enclosure, wet room, or bathroom shower combo all run on a very modern principle – throw resources at it until the problem goes away. In this case, the “problem” is hygiene and the resource is water. The shower system effectively works by bombardment, hitting the bather with as much water as possible in the shortest amount of time in order to get the maximum result. This might well sound dreadfully inefficient. That is because it quite simply is.
However it is known that while it is not exactly the most efficient thing in the world, what it has going for it is the appearance of efficiency, which is by all accounts much more important than actual efficiency, as sad as the prospect is. So while you might be laboring under the impression that showers are efficient in their design, they are in fact not and can cause some serious problems in depressed nations with a lack of access to water specifically because of this hideous misconception.
Yet showers, for all their flawed principles, are generally considered a good thing, and this is due to the good press and scads of good results over their long years of service, and it must be said that their flaws have at the very least