Those things are a pain, as you must know. If you really want a "quick
shutoff" so you don't have to adjust temperature/flow/etc, you might
just get a nice chrome half-turn valve and put it inline with the
shower head, so you can just turn it on and off from there.
Haven't seen one with a cord recently, but my WaterPik adjustable head has a
ring around the outside for choosing different spray patterns. At one end,
it reduces the water to a trickle, for the same reason you're looking for
"Way back when" we used to call those "Navy Showers" as used on ships
where there was a VERY limited amount of water available for bathing.
The drill was a quick slash to wet your body, a lather up and scrub,
followed by another quick splash to rinse the soap & dirt off.
At the opposite end of the spectrum are my daughter's 20 minute long
water heater tank draining "bastings" in the shower.
If you want to DIY it, just buy a valve like this and fit it between the
shower arm and the spray nozzle.
A nylon cord and ull ring ought to be pretty easy to cobble up yourself,
The same company sells complete shower head assemblies with valves and
ull cords, but they're rather industrial looking.
I don't have that kind, but I do have a hand shower that has an on-off switch.
No silly settings for drips and mediocre "massages", just on and off.
I set the water temperature with the tub faucets and then control the water
flow with the hand shower. I get to use the water just as you wish to.
I prefer this to what you are requesting, since it has the advantage of both
on/off action and the convenience of spraying the water where I want it
and not all over.
The one I bought is from an unknown manufacturer (it was the only one in
stock and it was returned by a previous customer without packaging - hence
cheap sale price)
Similar from Rubbermaid:
and another make:
It seems that these things are considered products for invalids.
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