Shower manufacturer Aqualisa has created the Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower, which transforms any brand of exposed mixer into a digital model.
The all-in-one upgrade works with mixer shower (concentric, single lever or bar valve) with 130 to 170mm pipe centres and comes with a choice of the Aqualisa Quartz Touch, Quartz Classic or Quartz Blue smart shower kit. It is supplied with an extension rail to adjust the height of the controller, with optional fixing points, while the assembly back plate covers all previous pipework and screw holes, so there is no need to retile or decorate.
In addition, it comes complete with patented integrated storage shelf, which houses the smart shower control, and two hanging hooks for bathroom accessories.
It is powered by the Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Valve, which can be located up to 10 metres away from the shower itself, providing flexible installation options.
The Quartz Smart Retrofit shower can be used with an app to create personalised shower profiles and for remote control.
It can also be operated by voice, as it is Google and Amazon Alexa compatible.
In addition, it boasts an Eco mode to reduce water consumption by up to 33% and can be used to monitor water usage.
The Aqualisa Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower range is backed by a five-year guarantee.
Its launch will be backed by a marketing campaign to support the trade partner channel including influencer communications, PR, digital content and social media initiatives, as well as a full training programme.
Aqualisa recently introduced a mobile showroom and online portal to communicate the benefits of smart showering to specifiers and consumers.