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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.  



[Video] - How To Fill Up A Float Tent: Part 2

This is the second video in a two-part video series showing you all the steps that go into filling up a float tent, installing the pumps and cover, and getting the Float Tent ready for your first float. 

In this video our team covers:

  • How to install the filter pumps, tubes, tent cover and door poles.
  • Tips and tricks for the best home install
  • The main differences between the v1.0 and current 1.5 new and improved model of the Float Tent
  • What to do if your tank gets a leak or tear 
  • Tricks for sound-proofing
  • Post-Float relaxation tips


Are you ready to improve your home and life with a Float Tent? Start by requesting a complimentary shipping quote here. Save hundreds of dollars over floating at your annual center and join hundreds of others already enjoying the benefits of floating from home. 

    [Video] - How To Fill Up A Float Tent: Part 1

    Have you ever wondered what goes in to filling up a float tank with 200 gallons of water and 800 pounds of epsom salt?

    It sounds like a ton of work just to be able to experience the many benefits of sensory deprivation at home, but surprisingly it's easier than you think!

    To give you a visual idea of what goes into filling up a tank, we did a Facebook LIVE video and filmed our team filling up a Float Tent for use at the Zen Float Co office. In the video below, we answer questions live from our Facebook audience and also share some our most valuable tips and secrets.

    Whether you've been on the fence about buying a float tank for yourself or are just curious after watching an episode of Netflix's 'Stranger Things', this video is worth checking out.

    View the full replay by clicking the play below button below. 

    In this video, our team covers:

    • Tips before getting started
    • Why we include an inline water filter with your purchase
    • Things to consider when choosing the placement of your float tank
    • The best ways to mix up the epsom salt
    • Different ways to insulate the bottom of the tank 
    • Where to purchase bulk epsom salt
    • How often you need to purchase and replace the epsom salt 
    • Other tips about at home sensory deprivation and maintenance 

    Think you might be ready to own a tank? 

    Start by requesting a complimentary brochure.

    Save hundreds of dollars over floating at your annual center and join hundreds of others already enjoying the benefits of floating from home. 

    Float Now, Pay Later

    We now offer float tank financing – so you can float now and pay later!

    What does that mean to you? It means you can apply for 6-months of interest free financing through Paypal, buy a float tent now, and then pay it off over time at your convenience. 

    Thanks to the financing options through Paypal Credit, anxious floaters awaiting a home setup can now stretch out their payments over 3, 6, 12 months or more – making it easier to float at home than ever before.


    What is Paypal Credit? 

    PayPal Credit is a line of credit from Comenity Capital Bank that gives you the flexibility to pay for your purchase now, or pay over time. It’s easy to apply and easy to use.

    View PayPal Credit terms and conditions


    How does the "No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 Months" offer work?

    You’ll have the option to make no payments for 6 months, on qualifying purchases. You will receive monthly statements and can make payments at any time. As long as you pay in full by the promotion expiration date, you will not be billed interest for that purchase. If you do not pay in full, interest will be calculated from the posting date (which is usually within a few days after the purchase date) and will be billed to your account.


    What can I finance from Zen Float Co through Paypal Credit?

    At this time, we only offer financing on the Zen Float Tent - for our North America model. As soon as we have International Stock Float Tent's available again, we will offer financing on those as well. 

    All Epsom Salt, Parts & Accessories are not available for financing and must be purchased through our website using our regular online checkout option. 


    How do I purchase a Float Tent using Paypal Credit?

    Step 1: Visit our financing page and hit the Paypal "Buy Now" button.

    Step 2: From there you'll be routed to a Paypal checkout page where you can choose your payment method. Click the option that reads "Pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPal Credit."

    Step 3:  Complete the application to apply for Paypal Credit. 

    Step 4: Once approved, continue through the rest of the checkout process and until you've completed your order and have come to our "Thank-You" confirmation page.

    Step 5: Wait for your tent to arrive and begin floating at home! 



    **Please note: if you plan to purchase Epsom Salt or any extra items, you will need to place a separate order from our online shopping cart and pay with a debit or credit card through our online checkout system. 


    We're on Periscope!

    Have you heard of Periscope?

    It's a new video streaming app owned by Twitter that allows you to broadcast live video right from your mobile phone to anywhere in the world. Users of the app can also like and comment on videos while they are being broadcasted live.

    Once the broadcast is over, Periscope allows anyone to view it for up to 24 hours before it's gone. It's only been around for a few months now but it's already accumulated over 2 million users and if you logon to the app you'll see hundreds of scopes taking place at every hour of the day. 

    We just recently joined Periscope!  So if you use the app, give us a follow @ZenFloatCo.

    We were first turned on to Periscope by one of our customers, Jeremy Lopez, after he did a broadcast in front if his Zen Float Tent a few months ago. We loved it so much, we decided to partner with him last night for our first official scope!

    Being an online company, we don't always get the chance to meet each and everyone of our customers. Majority lie out of state and all over the world. But we loved the idea that Periscope allows us to connect with them anywhere, at any given moment!

    Last night we officially hosted our first Periscope broadcast with our co-founder Shane and  Jeremy. We've included a replay of the scope's below to give you an idea of how it works. Shane was scoping from his home in Salt Lake City, Utah while Jeremy was scoping from his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. It's pretty amazing that technology even allows us to do this!


    Shane starts off the scope on the Zen Float Co Channel:


    Jeremy Lopez Kicks off the second half of the scope talking about floating, the zen float tent, and answering questions about floating. 


    And don't forget to follow us and Join us LIVE on our next Periscope broadcast! 


    August Favorite Floater - Christina McLean

    Photo by Kevin Monko

    Photo by Kevin Monko

    Name: Christina McLean

    Location: Collingswood, NJ. (Near Philadelphia)

    Length of time you've been floating at home: Since January of 2015


    What made you get into floating and why do you love it? 
    I'm an Airbnb host. One of my guests in Spring 2014 went to Halcyon Floats in Philly. He brought me a brochure that inspired me to book 3 introductory appointments. I was hooked.

    As a Vipassana meditator, I have meditated 1000+ hours in my life. It is hard! I have body pain. The float tent eliminates my pain from sitting or kneeling and lets me get into the Theta brain state more easily, more often.

    Any cool experiences floating that you want to share?
    When I haven't had enough sleep or just feel fatigued, I find floating rejuvenates my mind and body.

    Any tips,tricks, or advice you would share with other fellow Zen Tent owners?
    – If you float often, find a short(er) hairstyle that you like. My hair used to be down to my lower back, but it took too long to dry.

    – Get a bath mat, it can be slippery when showering afterwards.

    – If your nose gets stuffy while floating, like mine, use a small amount of tiger balm under your nose. Float in Marlton, NJ gave me that trick.

    I'm letting my friends use the float tent by booking here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7366469?s=Qp40


    How to Move the Water in Your Float Tank

    Inevitably, every Zen Float Tent Owner is going to get to a point where they need to move the water in their float tank. Whether it’s to move the location of the float tank itself or it’s finally time to change out the existing water for new water, there will be a lot of water weight to tackle when you finally cross that path. 

    Luckily, we’ve figured out a simple solution to move your float tank water fast and efficiently. Don’t panic, it’s pretty affordable too! So, in case you are wondering, “How in the world do I move 200+ gallons of saltwater?”  We’ll show you our best method.


    Supplies You’ll Need

    Transferring the Water

    With the supplies mentioned above, transferring your water between different locations has never been easier. Simply use a sump pump with a hose attachment to pump the water from your float tent to the kiddie pool. Once you have your float tent perfectly situated in it’s new location, simply pump the water from the kiddie pool back into the float tent. It really is that easy! And the whole process can be done in under an hour.

    Discarding the Water

    If it’s come time to replace your existing water for fresh water and salt, the process is even easier. Simply follow the steps above but instead of pumping the water from your float tank into a kiddie pool, you can discard of your water directly onto your yard or driveway, down a bathtub drain or outside into to a sewer drain.  

    Other Considerations

    • If you are transferring your water, make sure the water is cleaned and filtered before transferring to the new location. 

    • The water hose must be long enough to transfer the water between point A and point B. Be sure to estimate your hose length beforehand.

    • Make sure the float tank is moved to the exact new location that you desire. Once you start pumping the water back into the tank, it will be rather impossible to move or make any further adjustments.

    • This is a good time to add additional insulation underneath the tent if you are using your float tank on concrete or cold tile flooring.  

    Zen Float Co: One Year Later

    One year ago today, the Zen Float Tent was officially funded on Kickstarter and the vision of our company as we know it was born.  To say we are amazed by how far we have come in just one year would be an understatement.  Each and every day the amount of people that are able to float at home increases and we are proud to announce that we now have hundreds of float tents running all across America and worldwide.

    Zen Float Company has taken the home floating industry to a whole new level and has made a product that we believe is changing people’s live for the better. We’ve received numerous amounts of testimonials, photos, videos, and even written letters from our customers about how much of a difference floating regularly has improved their health, happiness, and overall well-being.  The dream we had before we launched our Kickstarter campaign was always to make floating more accessible so more people could experience the powerful effects of floating at home. We had no idea it would happen so fast and that we would receive so much positive feedback along the way.

    At the end of the day though, we haven’t forgotten that we only exist because of all of you. Our Kickstarter Campaign was one of the most successful campaigns in Utah history and it made a huge difference having the support that we did in order to get to our start.  

    Celebrating the funding of our campaign one year ago. Pictured from the left: Sean, Will (on the android), and Shane, the three founders of Zen Float Company. 

    Celebrating the funding of our campaign one year ago. Pictured from the left: Sean, Will (on the android), and Shane, the three founders of Zen Float Company. 

    Over the course of this last year we have been incredibly focused on promoting and perfecting our float tent for the best home float experience possible. But this is only half of the customer experience equation.  The other half is operational excellence in how we service our customers and interact with them - on the phone, online, in our forums, and through our social media channels.  We do acknowledge that we can still do a better job with our customers to make sure each interactions is excellent…from the moment a customer orders a tent, to the time of setup, to how we respond to any issues, and the length of time between responses.

    We have made significant changes including the hiring of an additional staff member. In November of 2014 we brought on our dedicated customer service rep, Mason. He’s your go-to for anything and everything in relation to questions, concerns, product support, and whatever else you might need assistance with. His sole responsibility is to ensure that all of our customers are being taken care of and because he is the only customer service team rep, you’ll never be confused by who you might have spoken with or feel like you’ve been placed on the phone with some random call center employee.  

    Feedback from our floaters is also extremely important to us here at Zen Float Co.  We’ve sent out surveys to all of our customers that had purchased a float tent from the very beginning of our Kickstarter Days through January of 2015. The amount of response we received back was tremendous! We have been using every bit of that information to help improve our business and products as we make changes moving forward.  

    When we first launched the Zen Float Tent we knew it was really good but not quite great. However, your feedback over this last year has given us the tools and information necessary to make it great. Though it’s not yet been officially announced, we have a new set of upgraded components being released next month that we know will make all the difference in how our product performs. More details to come about this soon but we know you are going to love it.  

    We also sent out a survey a few months back asking what accessories you would like to see provided with the Zen Float Tent and since then we have released T-shirts, maintenance & replacement parts, and the My Zen App.  We are also in the works of testing out underwater speakers and some other exciting stuff that we know all of our customers will be pumped about.  

    Lastly, the Zen Float Co Forum has been a huge resource for many of our customers to connect and share their voice.  After many requests of a new forum design that allows for better navigability and organization, we are proud to have a redesigned a forum that we feel will help our community better connect online. Please check it out here. We were not able to move over all of the old forum conversations, but you can still view and search through them for important information.  

    Looking forward, we see a great deal of potential ahead.  Some of our previous setbacks will transition into successes and we see hundreds of float tents as simply the beginning of a huge revolution. We’re excited to have you all along for the ride with us. Thank you so much for all of your support.  

    A little flashback to one year ago when we found out that the Zen Float Tent was going to be a reality.