Float Pod Water Treatment Guide

Float pods a.k.a. float spas or float tanks are different than hot tubs. They are designed to create a relaxing environment through sensory deprivation.

In essence, bathers experience attenuated senses while floating in enclosed pods. The addition of Epsom salt in the water increases the specific gravity allowing bathers to float effortlessly.


Because of this tight enclosure, special care must be taken in the treatment of water. Sanitation of pods requires a different method than spas and hot tubs.

Spas are generally disinfected with chlorine or bromine. Contrast that with float pods that use ozone and ultraviolet light in addition to Epsom salt.

Some float therapy centres do use chlorine. However, pods with their enclosure and canopy create challenges with respect to the use of chlorine sanitizers.

Using chlorine can precipitate chlorine gas that can become highly concentrated within the pod's enclosure. Hence, alternatives to chlorine for the treatment of water is highly desirable. This guide offers a healthier alternative to the use of halogen chemical agents.

How Float Spas Work

The mechanics of flotation in water is quite simple. In a sense if we were to increase the density of water then we would be able to float in water more easily. Adding a high concentration of epsom salt to your pod water increases its density allowing you to float more freely.

Treating Pod Water

float pod specific gravity test

Epsom salt in itself acts as a sanitizing agent which prevents the growth of microorganisms. Most bathers enter the water fully unclothed and therefore this increases the bacterial load in the pod.

While epsom salt is a good source for treating water, it also creates an environment that concentrates chlorine gas which can affect bathers health with prolonged exposure. The pod's very design contributes to increased chlorine gas formation.

How to Save $2,500 On Expensive Float Tank Cleaning

Owners of float pods often complain of the high cost of cleaning their pod which involves replacing the water, salts, chlorine and other agents. An owner with 5 pods can incur costs exceeding $25,000 per year in maintaining their water pristine. 

Float spa owners can completely avoid these excessive expenses by using PeroxysanTM which eliminates the need to replace their water.

Chlorine and bromine are commonly used halogens to treat pools, spas and hot tubs. And as mentioned earlier, the formation of chlorine and bromine gases are generally trapped in tanks where they concentrate which can be a health hazard.

Ozone Treatment

Some float tanks come equipped with ozone sanitizers. These devices are used as secondary sources in treating water by ozone, O3 which is a powerful oxidizer.

Harnessing the Power of the Sun's UV Rays

We love to bath in the warmth of the summer Sun with good reason. Yet we also know that the Sun's UV rays are very powerful and do harm to our skin. It is exactly this mechanism that can kill bacteria. The Sun's UV rays actually wreaks havoc and destroys bacteria's DNA. However, it is a less desirable method in the treatment of float pod water.

Peroxysan is uniquely designed to enhance the effects of FloatPod salts. Peroxysan is also uniquely designed to provide further health benefits to the Float Pod user.

Peroxysan reduces the need to frequently change over the water in your pods. This advantage saves time and reduces the huge cost of frequently replacing the added salts.