I’m claustrophobic. How can I use the Pod?

This is a common concern. You can choose to float with the door of the Pod open and with the interior light on and still receive many benefits of your float. Once we have explained to our customers that they are in charge of the whole procedure, their worries subside, and usually they go on to float with the door closed and the light off. Both of these functions are fully controllable from within the Pod.

How is sanitation maintained?

Taken from our sanitation page.

A Quiet Place Floatation Spa complies with stringent health and safety regulations.

Our float pods are Sanitized per the requirements and guidelines set forth by the US Float Tank Standard Sanitation and Safety Requlating Committee. Our state of the art purification system removes particles to 5 micron (5/100th a human hair). Our Pod filtration process runs 24/7 with the exception when being used. At which time the Pod filtration process completes at minimum 3 turnovers between each user session.

Each Pod room maintains a daily log for each of their float Pods, recording:
  • Water Level (minimum of 12”) with Water Temperature (ideal range 93.5˚-95.2˚ F [34.1˚ – 35.1˚ C])Water levels (minimum 12″)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (in ppm) – Min-Max: 20-100, Ideal Range: 30-40
  • Ozone (Max: 0.05ppm air concentration)
  • UV Ultraviolet Light
  • Water Level (minimum of 12”)
  • Specific Gravity (1.24-1.28)
  • pH (7.2-7.6)
  • Total Alkalinity (80-120ppm)

Each Pod and bathroom are maintained between uses. All electrical equipment, pump equipment, and disinfection equipment is UL and/or NSF certified.The inside of the tank above the solution line will be cleaned daily with a sterilizer.

Dissolved in the spa water is 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts. The salt maintains a bacteria-free environment that is a natural disinfectant. Water sample studies conducted by the Industrial Testing Laboratories in New York City have certified that no pathogenic organisms of any kind (bacteria, virus, yeast, mold, etc.) exist in this solution. Additionally, our Pods are meticulously cared for and maintained in pristine condition at all times. After each use, the entire volume of the solution is completely filtered with a state-of-the-art filtration system, using both ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) light and a Pure Premium Spa Filter Cartridge. The filtration process completes at minimum 3 turnovers between each user session.

(UV), The world’s leading experts applaud ultraviolet (UV) as a pool disinfection. The Professional Pool Operators of America state that UV is “extremely effective” and is “the strongest oxidizer available to pool operators.

How does UV work?

Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection involves the application of germicidal UV wavelengths to water, which damages microbial cell components and thereby prevents cell replication and renders pathogens harmless. Applied at conventional UV doses, there is little to no known formation of regulated disinfection by-products associated with UV disinfection, which is an advantage over chemical disinfectants (e.g. chlorine)

We also use Ozone to increase the sanitary model!

Ozone, known to chemists as O3, is active oxygen, one of nature’s basic elements. It is most commonly recognizable after thunderstorms by its sweet, fresh smell. Ozone is the safest, most effective water purifier available. It maintains water’s soft, clean and crystal clear appearance, while adding no harmful chemicals. After ozone does its job, it quickly reverts to oxygen, creating an enriched oxygen and bacteria-free air supply in the spa. All water is simultaneously run thru a Pure Premium Spa Filter Cartridge which is changed out every 3 weeks. The water within the Pod is automatically filtered between each customer, and further cleanliness is assured as we require all customers to shower before and after each float session.

Is there any risk of drowning?

The high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for the individual to go beneath the surface. Once settled it is only possible to touch the bottom of the tank with a great deal of effort.

Do I need to bring anything for the session?

No. Everything you need is provided by us. You won’t need a swimsuit as each tank is situated in its own private room. You can bring your own towel if you wish, but we provide big, fluffy clean ones. All of our showers have shampoo and body-gel provided. You will only need to bring your usual post-shower products such as deodorant, skin creams etc.

Will the salts hurt my skin?

No. Epsom salts will not dry out your skin or dehydrate you. You will leave the float Pod feeling smooth and silky. Please do not shave on the day of your float. Epsom salts can irritate freshly shaved skin and we do NOT recommend floating on the day of a shave, waxing, or tan.

Upon entering the pod the automatic sensors will start your full 60 minute float session. The lights remain on until you turn them off. The water is heated to skin temperature 94-95 degrees F, and even though it is only 10 inches deep, it contains 1,000 pounds of our USP medical grade Epsom salt. This is the reason you are able to float on the surface. After 10 minutes you will see that this will feel very natural to you.

Climb into the Pod and lie back gently, the buoyancy will lift you up. It is difficult to gauge how relaxed you are while floating, but you will notice afterward! Clients with sports injuries or back pain experience some discomfort in the early stages. One’s brain focuses on even minor sensations due to a complete lack of “feeling” elsewhere. Keep relaxed and the aches and pains will drift away. (RELAX! Your body and head are completely supported by the water. You do not need to force you head up and you are in no danger of rolling over. Try touching the bottom of the pods with your hands…it is very difficult.)

Not in the true sense of the word. Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body. We very rarely experience any cases of nausea in subsequent visits.

No. Floating is perhaps the easiest pastime imaginable. The only precaution that you should take is that you should not shave at all on the day of your float session. The high salt content of the water is extremely irritating to freshly shaved skin. We provide Vaseline in every room for people to cover any small cuts and grazes, and this can be effective in covering shaved skin, but our advice is to avoid shaving altogether on the day of your float.

Absolutely not. In fact heavily pregnant women probably get more relief from the float tank than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to the massive gravitational strain placed on the body. The float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. We do however recommend that like most activities floating should be avoided in the first trimester.

Our float pods and Sanitized per the US Float Tank Standard Sanitation and Safety Committee requirements and guidelines as outlined below
  • Floatation Tank Association
  • US Float Tank Standard
  • Sanitation and Safety Committee
Governing Bodies:
Ashkahn Jahromi, Shoshana Leibner, Glenn Perry, Graham Talley, and David Wasserman

Defined as: Float Tank (a.k.a. Floatation Tank, Float Room/Pod, Isolation Tank, or Sensory Deprivation Tank):
A Pod that contains a saturated solution of magnesium sulfate having a specific gravity of 1.24 to 1.28, provides a light and sound free environment, and is maintained at a temperature of approximately 93.5°F (34.1°C).

First time users will receive a clear and thorough orientation prior to floating including:
  • Instructions to shower before and after the float session
  • An explanation of how to enter and exit the float tank
  • Instructions on rinsing salt out of their eyes
  • Instructions on preventing neck tension
  • Users will shower before use to enter the tank clean, and after use to remove the saline solution.
  • Optional earplugs and an optional neck floatation device will be provided for the user.

Users are asked to give verbal or written consent that they do not have skin diseases, infectious respiratory diseases, and epilepsy that is not under medical control. Any of these conditions will exclude them from floating until the conditions are handled.


The tank’s filtration process completes at minimum 3 turnovers between each user session.

The tank’s filtration process will utilize Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and/or Ozone, with UV to be optionally used inconjunction with one of these two.

Each center will keep a daily log for each of their float tanks, recording:
  1. Sanitizer residual that meets the requirements: Water Level (minimum of 12”)Water Temperature (ideal range 93.5˚-95.2˚ F)
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide (in ppm) – Min-Max: 20-100, Ideal Range: 30-40
  3. Ozone (Max: 0.05ppm air concentration)
  4. UV Ultraviolet Light
  5. Specific Gravity (1.24-1.28)
  6. pH (7.2-7.6)
  7. Total Alkalinity (80-120ppm)

Clean tank rooms and bathrooms will be maintained between uses. All electrical equipment, pump equipment, and disinfection equipment is UL and/or NSF certified. The inside of the tank above the solution line will be cleaned daily with a sterilizer.