Maintenance

General maintenance of the i-sopod float tank is straightforward and simple, and differs only slightly to that of a whirlpool bath, spa or swimming pool.

The solution in the tanks is automatically kept at a constant temperature and is inherently sterile due to the high concentration of dissolved Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate). After each float session the powerful filtration system is automatically activated, eliminating any debris and keeping the tank clean at all times.

The solution passes 3 3/4 times through our 1 micron filter (100 times smaller than a human hair) and past our powerful 55w UV sterilization chamber. Disinfectant is also automatically dosed after each and ever use of the pod.

After each session it is necessary to wipe salt from the external surfaces of the tank and at the same time a small amount of disinfectant is administered to the solution automatically (a local government requirement) to ensure complete hygiene.

Weekly maintenance involves making sure that the pH levels are correct with any adjustment being made through the addition of dry acid. The checking of disinfectant and pH levels takes only a couple of minutes using test strips and /or a photometer. A weekly check of the water level is also required.

Buoyancy readings need to be taken every 2 weeks or so, depending on usage, to make sure there is enough salt in the solution. On average levels need to be topped up every 1 to 2 months with one new bag of Epsom salt.

Routine running costs are approximately £40 per month which covers chemicals, salt and electricity.