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Regular price
$179.00

Methven Rua Water-saving Power Shower


Methven Rua Water-saving Power Shower
Methven Rua Water-saving Power Shower
Methven Rua Water-saving Power Shower
Methven Rua Water-saving Power Shower
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Regular price
$179.00

Methven Rua Water-saving Power Shower


Cut your water usage without compromising on the shower experience.

  • WATER EFFICIENT - Methven Rua Shower Head Water flow rate 1.8 gallons per minute in combination with Aurajet patented technology providing power shower experience using 28% less water than US industry
  • ULTRA-WIDE COVERAGE, a full-bodied spray for all-over warmth and maximum body contact, delivers twice water coverage in contact with the skin than traditional showers Generates up to 25% more spray fo
  • EASY DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTALLATION - quick-fit connector, ensuring perfect alignment and a flawless watertight seal Lime scale resistant, an engineered polymer with hydrophobic properties resists the bu
  • Adjustable hand shower arm mount and 60 in. smooth hose are included
  • Engineered and manufactured in New Zealand Lifetime warranty

Save money using Rua

  • You save on your bills $236 per year
  • Potential household water savings: 14 000 gallons per year
based on cost of water and cost of heating water for a household of 4, showering twice per day at 7 min per shower

Rua experience   

Rua generates bigger water droplets which create up to 20% more of the total spray force than conventional showers. 

 Rua's innovative spray system provides better stimulation of the nerve endings, particularly the areas where nerve endings have a higher density (e.g. face). This gives you better efficiency in cleansing and rinsing and more even pressure on the skin. 

 Rua has twice more coverage than a conventional shower*. That means twice the amount of surface area of water at the contact with the skin at any given time. It provides you with a better feeling of warmth, better feeling of coverage, and better evenness of spray pressure on the skin.

Saving water and energy 

Save water with no compromise on the shower experience.

Beauty aside, Rua is super water efficient – it uses only 1.8 Gallons of water per minute (meets California 2018 water usage regulations). The water flow rate is optimised to be water efficient without compromising the spray's power and coverage. 1.8 Gpm (gallons of water per minute) is 28% less than 2.5 Gpm. (2.5 Gpm what US standard showerheads use, according to US Environmental Protection Agency)

Rua retains more warmth than mist-type showers

Using less water doesn’t help the environment much if you have to use more warm water to keep your shower experience great. More warm water for your shower – more energy to heat it up. 

Water in the “mist/cloud” - type showers and traditional water-saving showerheads tend to get cool quickly after it is sprayed from the shower head. Rua retains more warmth than mist-type showers. 

Made in New Zealand

We are from New Zealand, an island surrounded by the ocean. As an island nation, we think that taking care of our most precious resource - water - is extremely important. Water shortage is real in many regions around the world and it won't get better unless we do something. Spending less water on your daily shower is a great starting point. But for many, it's hard to sacrifice a great shower experience. That's why we've created Rua - a shower system, that provides exceptional power-shower experience and helps you to use less water. 

No matter where you are in the world, if you have a Rua shower, you are connected to New Zealand. 

There are 115 employees who work on-site at Methven's manufacturing facility in Auckland and 14 members of the company's design and innovation team who are responsible for the look and feel of the products. It sounds a lot but in fact, we are still a small team, a family. Many of our employees have worked with us for over 25 years.

A significant number of our employees live locally so we invest a lot of effort in maintaining water quality and protect wildlife around the area. Now we want to bring our values globally. 

All Rua shower handsets will be manufactured at our factory in Auckland, New Zealand, which means we have full control and understanding of the Rua handset manufacturing process. And to all our backers we offer a lifetime warranty on Rua.

The science of showering

Rua utilizes hidden nozzles which generate individual jets of water that collide against precisely angled surfaces within the elegant contours of the showerhead. At that moment of collision, the water travels across the surface edge and launches out from the channel, creating stunning fans of water. 

  • 13 evenly spaced “Invisible” holes (nozzles) made of silicone rubber, generate single jets of water 
  • These jets of water travel a short distance before hitting a precisely engineered hydrophobic “impinging surface” 
  • When the jets hit the impinging surface, it spreads out into a fan-shaped sheet of water 
  • These impinging surfaces are all set at different angles, creating an even spray with Fan are wide enough to fill the gaps yet leave a very defined and clean spray perimeter – limited spray “noise”

The most advanced shower

Today, with our increasingly hectic and constantly connected lives, the bathroom has become a room of considerable importance. It is the one room where we can retreat, shut the door, take time out and be ourselves. It is our sanctuary of personal wellbeing. It is important that we do what we can to enhance this very personal moment, and deliver the best shower experience possible.

Rua vs. conventional showering

Conventional showers generally distribute water in sparse, uneven individual streams that result in inconsistent skin contact and localized force.

In addition to that most of the standard showerheads in the US use 2.5 Gallons of water per minute (according to US Environmental Protection Agency). On the contrast, Rua uses 1.8 Gpm. This is 30% less than 2.5 Gpm.

Rua vs. Nebia

Other existing shower technologies can save water but the experience is often compromised. Weak water mists and clouds can lose heat faster. This equates to less warmth and therefore a poorer overall showering experience.

 

Rua is a water saving shower without compromise. The beauty is in the way we create unique fans of water to deliver a truly amazing showering experience, all without using any more water.

Rua vs. Aio shower

Whilst we have had Aurajet® technology for a few years, our Rua design represents a significant advancement in water saving. Rua revolutionary square design uses fewer nozzles than Aio, a more concentrated spray pattern, and only 1.8USGpm. Rua truly is the perfect balance of form and function. 

Simple installation

Rua handshower

To upgrade your bathroom with ease, simply unscrew your old handset and add Rua standalone handset for a truly stimulating shower experience.

As long as your current mixing valve meets the minimum operating pressure requirements, then there is no needs to replace your mixing valve. Minimum operating pressure is 1 bar/100 KPA/14.5 PSI. The handset needs a ½ inch BSP hose. This will be compatible with most existing fittings.

Here is what comes with your order:

Please note: You should choose the option based on your shower setup. If you choose Rua Handshower, we will ship you the showerhead, a hose, and an arm holder. 

F.A.Q.

Will it fit my plumbing? What are the compatibility requirements?
As long as your current mixing valve meets the minimum operating pressure requirements, then there is no needs to replace your mixing valve. Minimum operating pressure is 1 bar/100 KPA/14.5 PSI. The handset needs a ½ inch BSP hose. This will be compatible with most existing fittings.

What material is it made of? Is it made out of metal? 
The handset is made of quality crafted materials. Rua is made entirely of high-performance polymers. The handle and faceplate cover are made of ABS as it allows a hard wearing chrome plated surface to be applied. All internal engine components are made from PPO as it is highly durable, has exceptional dimensional accuracy and very good chemical resistance. The impinging surface is made from PP, chosen specifically for its low surface energy, meaning it resists build-up and preserves spray quality. Everything that comes into contact with water complies with global standards.

What colors are available?
The handset initially comes in one color variation: Chrome.

What water pressure is required?
Minimum operating pressure is 1 bar/100 KPA/14.5 PSI

What is the flow rate? Does it fit new California State Energy Commission's regulations (max. 1.8 gallons per minute)? 
This shower conforms to the new California State Energy Commission's regulations and delivers a flow rate of 6.8 liters per minute or 1.8 gallons per minute.

Do I need to replace the mixing valve?
As long as your current mixing valve meets the minimum operating pressure requirements, then there is no needs to replace your mixing valve. Minimum operating pressure is 1 bar/100 KPA/14.5 PSI

What does the shower feel like?
Rua feels like no other shower. It offers an enveloping warmth that gently invigorates. This delivers an amazing shower experience like no other that puts you in a good space every time. Rua generates big droplets in an evenly distributed pattern, which delivers up to a lot of total spray force, to stimulate nerve endings. Conventional showers simply drop water, in an uneven, narrow pattern. But why settle for that, when water is capable of so much more. Rua great water contact with the skin at any given time, delivering an amazing and invigorating shower.

Is this easy to uninstall if I move?
If you have a handset - simply unscrew and take to your next home. If you have the wall shower, you may need some help from professional to uninstall and take with you.

How easy is it to keep Rua scale free?
Rua's the impinging surface is made of a hydrophobic material which helps to repel water and avoid build-up of limescale. Build up of minerals is still possible within the spray nozzles themselves like most conventional showers. Limescale can be cleaned by soaking the shower head in a mild acid such as warm vinegar so regular attention to this would be good for areas with, particularly hard water.

Lifetime replacement warranty

A Lifetime Replacement Warranty applies for the lifetime of the original purchaser for domestic/residential usage. If you plan to use Rua for your business please learn more about our commercial warranty by contacting store@us.methven.com