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Sounds like you've identified the two logical choices.
It may be preferable to raise the shower for at least 3 reasons:
1) Headroom and aesthetics of the stairway ceiling will not be affected.
2) The installation of the shower drain trap will have more space available.
3) It will be easier to provide structural support for the shower base.
Multiply length by height in metres for each wall, and add up all these wall areas. Then multiply length times breadth for the floor, not forgetting the shower. If it is irregular in shape, divide it up into rectangular sections, measure each and add together for a floor total.
You will need then to add about 10% to floor and wall totals for wastage.
You don't say whether you are tiling yourself, but take special care in waterproofing in the shower and under the bath, if any. Also take care with the fall to the floor drain in the shower recess, if any.
Sometimes you have to override inadequate instructions with application of some common sense. It might be interesting to know why Maxx thinks the inside track should not be sealed. Also, test for water migration from where it should be to where it shouldn't be
I think you should contact to a professional who can remove this shower stall very easily without any risk. You can also have a look at shower enclosures for having such bathroom stuffs in affordable price.
You will need to seal any holes made in your acrylic walls inside your bath unit. When installing the brackets to the wall, try using a piece of rubber (pre-cut for a custom look) between the acrylic wall and the bracket mounting hardware. Be sure to seal everything with a clear latex caulk that is designed to resist mold.
When installing a flexishower head, install it in front of the actual shower head with a diverter switch. If you try to operate two shower heads at once, you may suffer poor water pressure. There are handheld shower sets sold which are installed to existing shower assemblies with ease. Rememer to use plumber's tape and protect your stainless steel by wrapping you pliers teeth in electrical tape.
Does the tub spout water flow stop when the shower knob is pulled?
Was the systems pipping flushed before the shower head was installed?
It may be clogged, remove the shower head and then attempt to operate. If it is clogged you will see debris trapped in the screen at its connection point. The shower head can be disassembled - cleaned - reassembled
Is the shower head an adjustable type, that may be in the off position?