Attach the showerhead to the hose pipe by pulling back the grey sleeve and inserting it into the connector.
Ensure the thumb lever is closed by pushing it down to meet the body of the shower head. This will ensure you avoid nasty surprises when you start to pressurise the cylinder
With the pump handle in the locked position, twist the handle anti-clockwise to unscrew. When using for the first time, it may need extra effort to 'unstick' the handle from the cylinder.
This is what the pump should look like when removing it from the cylinder. If you see what looks like an internal mechanism, refer to the troubleshooting video below.
Fill the cylinder with hot or warm water (do not use boiling water - tap hot is enough). Leave some air in the top to allow for pressure to build up. Make sure it's not too heavy to lift!
Insert the pump handle into the cylinder and screw clockwise until it is fitted - finger tight should be enough, don't over-tighten. Be careful water doesn't squirt out if you have over-filled the cylinder!
If you are taking the shower with you on a drive, use the quick-release strap to secure the cylinder. We suggest fitting around a headrest to keep the unit upright
Twist the shower head to the desired setting. We recommend the 'flat' setting as a good choice for dog washing as it provides a wide spray pattern whilst maintaining adequate pressure
Release the pump handle from the locked position and pump 20-30 times to pressurise the cylinder. You will feel resistance as the pressure increases, just like pumping up a tyre.
Aim the showerhead at the intended target and lift the thumb lever to start showering. You will need to pump intermittently to maintain pressure
Close the thumb lever to stop drips and gently push the top of the pressure release valve to de-pressurise the cylinder
Wrap the pipe around the cylinder neck being careful not to pinch it and stow securely in your vehicle using the quick-release strap,
When you unscrew the pump handle and see the inside of the pump mechanism instead of the black pump tube, watch this video.