In the past, adding a bathroom to your outside space might have seemed impractical. Today’s above-floor plumbing systems make achieving some of the most valuable outdoor improvements easier. The technology is a cost-effective way to create the ultimate outdoor oasis by allowing you to add any improvement that calls for plumbing. Having a bathroom and/or outdoor shower for guests is not only convenient but it also reduces mess and cleaning in the house as well! However, it can also be costly and time-consuming to create one separate from the main home using conventional plumbing methods. 

The Solution

Saniflo’s Sanicompact offers an alternative that requires no breaking up concrete or excavation to install expensive below-floor drainage. This self-contained macerating toilet is ideal for small spaces like a cabana or a changing room where homeowners might like to have a toilet. Plus, the dual-flush system saves water, which can help manage utility bills and support the environment. 

A drain pump like the Sanishower can pump drain water away from various fixtures in residential applications such as a shower and sink. Housing a pressure chamber and motor, the unit is capable of pumping discharge waste up to 12 feet vertically and/or 100 feet horizontally. Easy to install, the Sanishower is small enough to fit comfortably inside a cabinet or vanity or even under a raised shower base. 

Dino and Beth Gregorich found a fast and affordable way to convert their storage shed into a stylish outdoor bath and changing room using the Sanicompact. The dual-flush feature was particularly appealing to Gregorich. “You can use light flush with less water [1 gallon per flush] and a full flush with more [1.28 gpf],” he explains. 

Installing the Sanicompact took less than a day, recalls Gregorich. “After a couple of weekends fixing up the shed, installing all the components and adding all the delicate touches, our swimming pool half-bathroom room was ready for use.”

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