bathtub faucet lever to divert faucet water to shower
I have a brand new tub and shower and plumbing. The top of faucet has a diverter knob: pull up makes the water come out of the shower, Push down and the water comes out of the faucet. I mentioned to my boyfriend when done showering, the diverter is a little difficult to push down to make the water come out of the faucet instead of shower. So i said turn water off 1st, then push the diverter knob down, because then the knob is MUCH easier to push down. Does it matter if the water is turned off 1st? Does water stay in pipe going up to shower head? Or should i push hard on the diverter? (seems like lots of water pressure on diverter! and pushing too hard on new faucet)Then I was thinking maybe just turn the water pressure down a little then push down on the diverter knob, and then finish turning water off....Does this make sense? What do you suggest?