water care maintenance

How to clean and maintain your float tank water

Does the upkeep and maintenance of owning a tank at home seem overwhelming or intimidating? Well, you might be surprised at how simple it really is to clean and take care of your water. 

In fact, we've made it as simple as possible by providing each of our customers with a Complete Water Care Guide that outlines all the details, and with a Quick Maintenance Guide for easy regular upkeep.

Weekly maintenance takes on average 15 minutes and if you do these tasks on a consistent basis your water and salt can last up to two years. 

Watch the video below to see a full demonstration of what goes into water care and float tank sanitation: 

Water Care FAQs:

How much water and salt does the Zen Float Tent hold?
The Zen Float Tent holds 200 gallons of water and 800 lbs of epsom salt. We provide customers with a package deal that includes 850 lbs. of salt so that you have extra to fill the tent as evaporation can remove water and salt.   

How often do I need to replace my tents water and salt?
If you regularly care for your water — which only consists of 15 minutes per week — the water and salt will last for two years. Because of evaporation you will have to fill up your tent with a little bit of water every month, and add new salt to increase the concentration. This is why we provide our customers with an extra 50 lbs of salt than what the tank holds — so that you have enough to fill up after evaporation, for the next two years. After 2 two years it is important to drain the water completely, clean the tent, and then refill.

What do you use to clean the water?
We use one high-powered, 1,700 Gallons per hour (6,500 liters) pump, which has replaced the previous 2 pump system. This pump cleans the water using a carbon filter bag and a UV light. Because this filter is higher-powered than the last filter, you may find you have to add more hydrogen peroxide than previous. This filter system It is located at the front of the tent, against the front wall, and is held down with magnetic strips, so not to bother you during a float session.

How do you heat the water?
Our tent is designed with two radiant heat pads that are attached to a temperature controller to continually monitor the water temperature. The heating pads are on the floor, under the water, to send heat up through the tent. You can easily set the temperature to whatever degree you prefer.

What does weekly water care consist of?
Weekly water care consists of measuring the Hydrogen levels, the alkalinity and the pH levels in the water. Bi-weekly it is important to check water levels and salt concentration. We make weekly water care very easy by providing you with an in-depth Complete Water Care Guide and a Quick Maintenance Guide to walk through the steps of caring for your tent. We also provide you with test strips and pH solutions to easily measure water levels and make adjustments.

For specific information on checking water, salt, hydrogen, alkalinity and pH levels click here.

Is it risky to have the filter submerged under water?
No.It is a submersible pump so it is made to be underwater.   During a float you will unplug the filter to remove light and calm the water. So the filter will not be a disturbance during the float.

Can you use chlorine in a tent?
No. Chlorine mixes with the oxygen and oxidizes the iron in the water causing your water to turn brown. All you need to keep the water and salt clean is hydrogen peroxide.

How do I clean the tent?
Diluted hydrogen peroxide makes a great cleaning tool. Use gloves and a sponge or towel to wipe down the inside of the tent walls to clean them. Be sure not to get any hydrogen peroxide in your eye as it can cause eye damage.

PRO Tip: Always shower before entering the float tent to remove loose hair and oil on your skin. This will prevent loose hair from getting caught in the filter and will help keep your water cleaner and lasting longer!

[Video] - How To Take Care of the Water In Your Float Tank

So you've got a float tank setup at home with over 200 gallons of water and 800lbs of epsom salt. But now what? How do you honestly keep that much salt water clean and sanitized?

When it comes to float tank water care, it's not as hard as a lot of people to believe it to be. But it's kind of like maintaining a car. If you wait until your tires are bald or forget to upkeep on your oil changes, it makes it a lot harder to get things back on track again.

If you maintain a regular cleaning schedule from the get-go, keeping your float tank water clean and fresh is easy-peasy. Check out the video below to learn more:

In this video our team discusses:

  • The 6 main aspects of water care
  • The difference between the quick water care guide and complete guide 
  • Where to find cleaning products and tools
  • Tips + tricks for easier water care maintenance

Other Resources:

Link to Quick Maintenance Guide 

Link to Complete Water Care Guide