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Overeager Hotel Showers

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I used to stay at the Four Points by Sheraton - Kansas City Sports Complex quite often. (It has since changed brands and is now a Best Western.) Staying so often meant I got quite familiar with the property; I would ask for a lower floor because I learned the bathtubs on the higher floors drained slowly, and I hate standing in water while I'm taking a shower. Well, on one particular trip I learned an important lesson about the showers on the lower floors: the water pressure is higher, presumably to pump water to the top floors. And when I say the water pressure is higher, I mean pressure-wash higher. Zap-O-Matic Carwash higher. I thought that shower head was going to fly off, and don't let me get started about how I tried to adjust the spray and wound up with the massage feature! I felt like I'd been exfoliated with sandpaper and would need to find the little complimentary tailoring kit to sew everything back on.

Sometimes travelling exposes you to more than beautiful locations; it can also make you appreciate what you have at home.

Posted by wsm78 10:10 Archived in USA Tagged buildings

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The showers were all right at the hotels where |I was privileged to stay...Good luck, I call it.

by Vic_IV

This very much depends on how much the hotel spends on its shower system. The correct amount will ensure similar pressure between the top and the bottom floors. Everyone gets a good shower. Limiting the pump numbers means someone’s going to get their skin stripped to enable others far distant from the pump to have a decent shower. Lastly spending as little as possible means no pumping to maintain pressure so many get a trickle, but nobody gets exfoliated - so the good news is that 4-points cared enough to spend something but not enough to get it right. It’s move to the lighter regulations at Best Western suggests other failures to maintain standards...

by BrightlyBob

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