One of the top questions we hear has to do with the cleanliness of our float tanks. Regular testing shows that our tanks are more sanitary than a pool or hot tub, and it's done without any harsh chemicals.
Here’s how we make sure YOUR health always comes first:
Water Purification: We utilize both UV (ultraviolet) and hydrogen peroxide treatment in our float tanks. The combination of UV and hydrogen peroxide creates and advanced oxidation process resulting in hydroxyl radicals. These hydroxyl radicals are more effective that ozone and chlorine and have the capability of oxidizing a variety of organic and inorganic compounds without using harsh chemicals.
All water in the tank is put through our purification systems over three times, ensuring that every drop goes through the process. We like to keep it natural—both UV and hydrogen peroxide are derived straight from the incredible power of nature.
What’s so great about Hydrogen Peroxide and UV? Here’s a brief summary of why we chose these two powerhouse methods for maintaining clean tank water.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is water (H2O) with an extra oxygen molecule. The combination is H2O2, an unstable powerful oxidant. It is a natural substance which can be found in trace amounts of rain and snow. Rain combines with ozone in the upper atmosphere. When the two mix, the ozone (O2) loses one oxygen molecule to the water and hydrogen peroxide is formed. Hydrogen peroxide is very unstable and breaks down readily into water and a single oxygen molecule. Oxygen is stable only when the molecules are pairs (O2). A single oxygen molecule is a strong oxidizing and disinfecting agent. Hydrogen peroxide is a simple yet effective substance. Our own immune system produces and uses hydrogen peroxide to control bacteria and viruses.
Merck's index indicates that hydrogen peroxide can be used as a water disinfectant. In the medical world it is used as a topical disinfectant. We use pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide to treat our water and clean our facility. Hydrogen peroxide is healthy and environmentally friendly. Using hydrogen peroxide, you will be floating in clean, oxygen enriched, odor-free water.
Ultraviolet (UV): The sun is nothing short of incredible, and the power of its ultraviolet rays are no exception. Many of earth’s inhabitants, such as us, have an outer covering (skin) which allows us to tolerate a certain amount of the sun’s power. Bacteria, viruses and molds, on the other hand, have a very low tolerance for UV rays.
UV works to purify by damaging cellular DNA—when anything undesirable in the tank meets these purifying rays, they are killed. UV treatment protects against viruses (including Hepatitis, which is resistant to chlorine), molds and bacterias. It is commonly used to treat drinking water.
Once again, no chemicals are needed and no byproducts or odors are left behind, leaving our water clean but unadulterated.
Epsom Salt: Each float tank contains 1,000 of Epsom Salt—making for a solution that is nearly 100% sterile right from the start! There’s so much salt in each tank that if we added any more the water would actually start to crystallize. Your Float Pod’s water might just be the purest water you’ve ever experienced! Along with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose!
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