Home & GardenLighter Shades of Green

Shower Pooling: Saving Water, The Planet, and Your Love Life

Photo of author

By Jeffrey

axe-shower-pooling.png There are all kinds of ways to conserve water, but as our friends at Elephant Journal point out, sometimes they can just be so boring.

The popular male-marketed body products company, Axe, thinks so too.

The solution? Take action, take your clothes off.

We’ve all heard of carpooling to save gas, but what about shower pooling to save water?

Don’t miss the video below…


This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about showering together – or shower pooling (as Axe calls it).

We know that showering together can be an integral and enjoyable part of a sustainable sex life.

Sure, you may not be so open as to shower pool with 3 or 4 “like minded acquaintances” or “attractive strangers”, as Axe suggests, but shower pooling with your significant other is, as Axe says, “not just environmentally friendly, but all kinds of friendly.”

GreenYour.com has some helpful numbers that show just how eco-friendly showering together can be:

  • Daily water usage in the typical single family home is 69.3 gallons, with showers accounting for 16.8% of total indoor water use.
  • The average bath requires between 30 and 50 gallons of water. Most regular showerhead fixtures installed before 1992 have flow rates of up to 5.5 gallons of water per minute, which means that a shower greater than 5 minutes in length typically uses more water than a bath.
  • Low-flow shower heads only use 2.5 gallons of water or less per minute and can save up to $145 a year in electricity costs.


So now that you’re a fan of shower pooling, you should know that the folks at WE ADD UP actually have a certified organic “Shower Together” t-shirt.

As with all WE ADD UP t-shirts, your own unique number, which represents your position in the worldwide count of people doing something to do their part to stop climate change, is printed on the front of the shirt.

That means no two shirts are alike.

Like WE ADD UP says, “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

I can’t really think of a more fun “something” to do than shower together. Can you?