Is floating clean and safe?
Rest assured floating is 100% safe and the water is 100% sterile. Let us explain how:
Understandably, for most people just discovering the world of floating often think of the same question during the course of their research into this fascinating somatic-spiritual option for wellness. How can that water be clean? I wouldn’t want to lie in the same water that other people did; it wouldn’t be sanitary. Well that is a great question and we can start by saying, we wouldn’t want you lying in an unsanitary environment just as we wouldn’t personally float in an unclean environment; and we float in our tanks as often as our customers.
There is a significant amount of Epsom salt dissolved in each tank, this is naturally an extremely hygienic and bacteria resistant environment, 99.9% of bacteria or anything living cannot survive in this high salt content. Due to the high salt content the water in each float tank acts like sanitiser itself. Early years in England, Epsom salt was one of the most used medicines to treat infections and used as antiseptic. Another good example is the Dead sea, the Dead sea has salinity levels 8-10 times higher than the normal ocean, and because of the high salinity, there are no fish, corals, or any other visible life, this is due to the high levels of salinity which is around 30% salt, our float tank solution contains similar levels of 25-30% salt.
One of the reasons behind the cost of a float tank being so expensive is due to the sophistication of the equipment that comes along with it;a fully automated high end quality pump and filter system that can withstand the corrosiveness of the Epsom salt, and which thoroughly cleans the water through a 1 micron filter (Finer than most water filters), integrated with a UV light. To further ensure our sanitary and hygiene levels are kept to the utmost highest level, we also use a portable O-zone generator(Kills 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses, used in hospitals and also used to treat drinking water.)which is used to treat the water after every use. Each tank has a peristaltic pump which pumps Milton's sanitising liquid into each tank daily to further ensure the water is completely 100% clean.
The entire volume of water is filtered at four times between each float session. Milton's Sterilising Fluid (contains the same active ingredient used to treat water, as it disperses after time) is released into the solution through a state of the art computer regulated dispensary system each time the water is cycled.
Every client is required to shower on site before entering the tank using our 100% natural and organic shower gels and shampoos. Additionally the tanks are equipped with UV and Peroxide sanitation systems that deliver 100% sterile water.
- The solution goes through a 2 sets of filters in one cycle, once in the overflow and then again through a 1 micron filter integrated within the state of the art pump system. Water is cycled 4 times through after every float.
- The tanks are hand wiped and sanitised by our staff between each visitor along with the room being turned over and refreshed like a hotel.
- Visitors are asked to shower prior to floating, using our natural biodegradable chemical free soap and shampoo.
- O-zone is released through a portable O-zone generator after every use, ensuring the content is clean and 100% sterile.
Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizing agent used as an antiseptic in hospitals, as well as in water purification disinfection. It breaks down into Oxygen and water when used, leaving no odor. The level of salinity will kill off all forms of viruses and bacteria that enter the water, rendering the water inert and hygienic. Additionally our tanks sport an industrial grade polypropylene 1 micron bag filtration system, which will filter contaminants as small as 1 microns, which is 20 times smaller than the diameter of a single strand of human hair. This is paired with a powerful motor, which will drive water through the filter at the rate of 4 complete water changes in 25 minutes, allowing the tank to clean up the float solution thoroughly in time for the next float.