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The NEW Zen Float Tank: Your Top Questions Answered

Three years ago we were just 3 guys with a dream, a dream to make floating affordable. When we realized that water could be held in flexible affordable materials, the Float Tent was born!

After a huge success on Kickstarter we began our journey as a company. We got a factory, a distribution center, hired a whole team and made it through 3 years of startup. It was not easy, but we made it. Now the new Zen Float Tank brings everything we've learned into one amazing product. 

Because of the huge amount of support we received on the Kickstarter last time, we thought it only made sense to come back and launch this new product on Kickstarter with the community that originally helped us get started. But we're not just back, we're back with the best thing to ever happen to the home floating market:

The NEW inflatable Zen Float Tank

 
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This new tank is going to revolutionize how people experience the benefits of floating from their homes. It takes on an entirely different design, made from state-of-the-art drop-stitch technology and it is fully inflatable, unlike the original float tent. 

Our goal with this new float tank is to make the setup process that much easier for owners, improve the durability of the tank and enhance the aesthetic of having a tank in your home.

With any new product, comes lots of new questions, so we compiled a list of FAQ's about the new tank to answer them all in one place. 

FAQ About The Zen Float Tank

 

Q: What’s new about this tank?

  • Design

We stuck with the original pyramid design for the shape of the tank because it allows condensation from the warm-water to run down the sides of the tank and back into the tub, preventing water from dripping off the ceiling and interrupting your float.

  • Material

The Float Tent was made from stainless steel poles with a vinyl cover while the new tank is fully inflatable made from drop-stitch technology — similar to inflatable stand up paddle boards and kayaks.

Drop-stitching combines tens of thousands of finely woven threads connecting two pieces of polyester fabric. Each thread is evenly spaced between the two pieces of fabric, locking the unit into place and creating a rock-sturdy and solid inflatable product.

This new inflatable design is also more insulated than the previous vinyl cover because of the all the layering, making it 40% more efficient. This will help keep your tank and water warmer, and allows you to put it in less comfortable places like a basement or garage.

  • Heater Pads, Temperature Controller, Filtration

The new version will use the same heating pads, temperature controller, and filtration system as the previous edition. Thus, if you already have one of the original Float Tents, you can keep those and just purchase the new tank at a discounted rate (see below for details on upgrading your old zen tent).

  • Size

The old tent’s dimensions were 8’ x 4’ x 6’, with a volume of 77 cubic feet. The new tanks dimensions are 9'10" x 4' 9 " x 6'5", with a volume of 99 cubic feet. This results in a 28% increase in space, with more head room and more room in the bed to float. 

 

Q: When does it launch on Kickstarter and what is the price?

Our Kickstarter officially launched, April 16, and will be running for 60 days. The Kickstarter prices run at a discount from what the regular price of the new tank will be. Below is a breakdown of the kickstarter pricing :
- Upgrade $2200 - only available for previous Float Tent Owners
- Earliest Bird Tanks $2,625 (-25%) - Sold Out
- Early Bird Tank $2,800 (-20%) - 20 available at this price
- Float Ready Package w/ Salt + Shipping (Lower 48 states only) $3,950 (-17%) - 30 available at this price
- Multiple Tank Purchase Specials: 2 Tank Special - $5,040 (-28%) & 4 Tank Special - $9,520 (-32%)
 

Q: What about if you are a current Zen Float Tent owner?


If you already own the first Zen Float Tent you will be able to upgrade to the newer version. This upgrade will be available through Kickstarter. You will keep your current filtration system, temperature controller and heater pads and send back everything else.
 

Q: Which countries do we ship to?  
 

During kickstarter we will only be shipping to the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. If you live in a different country and would like to purchase a tank, please email us at randall@zenfloatco.com 

Q: Is the tent still available? 
 

Yes, as of right now the Zen Float Tent is available, and will be until further notice. The tent can be purchased from our website at zenfloatco.com/shop

Ready to reserve your NEW Zen Float Tank? CLICK HERE to visit the Kickstarter page and learn more.

How To Make A Float Tent Even More Affordable

Even though we make the world’s most affordable float tent, it can still cost a substantial amount initially. However, we truly believe your health should be an investment, not an expense.

How much do you spend each month on doctor visits, prescription medicine, pain relief, therapy sessions, gym memberships and all other health expenses outside of floating?

Developing a regular floating practice can reduce all of these costs, and it is much easier to create a floating habit when you have access to a tent 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Now imagine how much you would be spending on time, gas and float sessions at a spa to create a regular habit. All of these costs would be reduced in owning your own tent.

 

First, let’s calculate if owning a float tent makes sense for you financially.

If you go to our Float Calculator we can tell you how much money and time you will be saving by owning a tent. It will also tell you if going to a float spa is less expensive than owning based on how often you float. This will help you make the most informed decision and reduce expenses in the long run.

Even if you will save money in the long run, coming up with that much can be difficult. That is why we offer financing, to help spread out the payment over a longer period of time and reduce initial cost. We work with paypal to offer 6+ months of financing with 0% interest to make owning a tent even more affordable.

Ultimately, our goal is to make floating accessible and affordable for everyone. Let us know at info@zenfloatco.com if you have any other concerns or questions with owning a float tent.  

 

 

DIY Float Tank vs Buying

Thinking of building a sensory deprivation tank? This post will help you compare the choice of DIY vs Buying

So you want to be able to experience the benefits of floating from home. Do you build a float tank or just buy one? That is the question. 

Just a few years ago the choice between building a DIY tank or buying a float tank use to be a very easy one if the main concern was cost. 

You were going to spend at least $12,000+ for a new one or you might find a used one on Craigslist for around $6,000 if you were really lucky. Even then, you would have to freight it in and some how move it into your home. Not an easy task.

So with the cost of building a float tank at only $2,500-$3,000, the DIY route used to be the most affordable option. However, the invention of the Float Tent changed all of that drastically.

Now, you can own a float tank for around $2,000 and have it shipped anywhere in the world for relatively nothing. This is a big game changer and largely why our Kickstarter back in April of 2014 did so well.

Though there still are reasons you may consider building over buying. Let's cover them below: 

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The Pros of a DIY Float Tank

Basically, if you are a handy builder type you may enjoy the process of crafting your own tank just how you like it. You could could make it bigger, or smaller, or do a killer outer design. You could make it match your float room perfectly. All sorts of ideas come to mind.

You could even do a Float Room which would allow you to stand up in the tank when getting in. The options are endless, but the budget will be too. If you build a bare bones DIY float tank like the one on IsolationTankPlans.com, it's going to run you at least $3,000+ and that doesn't include the salt. 

The other pro would be sound dampening. Currently the Float Tent does not provide much sound dampening, but usually a float room is quiet and you're wearing ear plugs when you float so it's not an issue. Seriously, go lay down in your bathtub with your earplugs in and your ears under water–you won't be able to hear much.

Or the other option would be to custom build a float room that's quiet and still get a Float Tent. Your call on that one but it comes down again to how much time and money you want to save in the process.

 

The Pros of Buying A Tank

I've personally gone down both routes and can speak from experience that the most convenient and affordable way to float at home is in a Float Tent. 

You'll save time from buying over building, which will ensure that you'll be floating that much sooner. Not to mention, the Float Tent comes with a 10-year warranty so if anything goes wrong, you're covered.

The other big advantage is that they are light and easy to ship, so it doesn’t matter where you are in the world. Plus, they're portable in case you need to move or relocate. 

 


5 Signs You're Ready to Buy a Float Tank For Your Home

Buying a float tank isn’t exactly something you do on a regular basis.  So, naturally it’s going to require some research and decision making first. 

Maybe you’ve dreamed about floating at home.  Or perhaps you’re just tired of paying high prices at a float center. But are you really ready to take that next step?

Here’s a look at a few signs that you might be ready to become a float tank owner in the near future. 

 

1. You already float at least 1 to 4 times a month

The most obvious reason to buy a float tank: save time and money!  If you are already floating on a regular basis, you're likely spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year on floating.  

Years ago, the thought of buying a float tank for your home was impossible because of the high costs associated with doing so.  But the invention of the Float Tent™ has completely changed the game. Now, for less than $2,000 you can get started floating right from the comfort of your home. 

You'll also save time over driving to your local center. Even if it's just an extra 30 minutes or hour every week.

***Use this handy calculator to see how much time and money you could save by owning a tank.

 

2. You have the physical space for it

This one could be a matter of actual square footage in your home or just a matter of priority. Sure, it might mean giving up a spare bedroom or your man cave in the basement, but in almost all cases it will be worth it.  Having the space could also mean getting rid of the dining table you never use and floating in your kitchen instead.  

The important thing to realize is that you don't need an entire room dedicated to floating to get started. Just think, do I have enough space for a twin size mattress? If the answer is yes, you likely have enough space to fit a personal sized sensory deprivation tank.

 

3. You don't mind a little maintenance

Floating at home will require some obvious amounts of work: setting up the tank, regularly maintaining the water, cleaning out the UV filter, etc.  It’s not going to be exactly like showing up to your local spa where everything is done for you.  

The good news is that all float tanks usually come with some sort of filtration system that will help take care of a big part of the water maintenance. In addition, some knowledge on proper water care is needed for regular upkeep.  

 

4. You don't have a float spa near you

Float centers are popping up all over the world but there are still many places without a float spa for tens or even hundreds miles.  If this is the case for you, bringing the floating experience to your home might be the best and only solution. 

 

5. You want to get more into floating and take your practice to the next level

You might not be a regular floater but if you want to get more into floating, there is no better way to jump on in than getting started regularly at home.  Owning a personal floatation tank allows for deeper and overall more meaningful floats, as there is no time limit and you are naturally more comfortable in your home environment. The more you float the better you become at it, and the more you'll be able to reap the full benefits of the tank..

 

If you can relate to one or more of the signs above, you just might be ready to buy your own personal float tank.  There are already thousands of people all around the world experiencing the life-changing benefits of float therapy from home, and you could be one of them too! Download a copy of The Ultimate Float Tank Buying Guide and learn about all the different considerations that go into becoming a float tank owner!