While everyone else heads to the beach or the lake,pool or wherever you head to cool off during the hot Summer someone usually winds up staying to handle the household chores. One thing you should work in is an outdoor shower. If you have an irrigation system perhaps you have a pump. whether you do or not it is a fact that cold water is cheaper than hot water and the sand and assortment of other gunk brought back is best left outside instead of going down your indoor plumbing. A privacy enclosure is a nice touch but not a necessity since whatever you wore is wearing some of the gunk you want to get rid of too. If you are bashful just shower in that and hang it out to dry for next time. You can run in to scrub up the unmentionable parts but should see a savings on water and electric. While you are at it use cold water in the laundry unless you are trying to sterilize diapers or something. It's easier on your clothes and your pocketbook. To quote Martha Stewart "It's a good thing"