Is there A difference in the open float experience as compared to a pod, cabin, or tank?

Yes and no. No because when the lights go out in a properly constructed and maintained float suite, the environment is almost imperceptible. It is true that tanks are often more "close" feeling, but not always, and this is usually a product of airflow, which can be optimized. Truthfully, in a well-built and well-maintained float environment, the float is in the mind of the befloater. We love open float pools because they are an expanded opportunity for you, the owner, to hold the kind of space that you want to hold. The maxim here is: Keep it simple, and do the basics (heating, ventilation, and chemistry) well.

Is there a difference on the float attendant side as compared to a pod, cabin, or tank?

The classic open float pool with a tiled surround does require a little more attention than a pod, tank, or cabin. The great news is this is not the only way to do it, and some open designs will be even less work than a pre-built float device. In an open room, the construction around the open pool is what determines salt resilience and room flip times. We have spent a lot of attention and money on figuring out helpful room designs and we are committed to helping our customers create an efficient and beautiful space.

What size of float suite does an open pool require?

Short answer: Minimum 9' x 10'. Standard 9' x 12'. Luxury 10' x 14' and larger.

Long answer: Send us a room schematic including door location and swing, plumbing access, and any immovable structures and we can better answer this question.

how much is crating and shipping?

Crating is $300 flat.

Mandalas are created in the center of America, in Western South Dakota. As of June 2016 the average price to the tip of Florida is just over $700. Alaska, Hawaii, and international will of course be more, inquire with us and we'll ask our shipping company.

Do you do site visits and installations?

We do site visits, yes! This is a fantastically helpful thing to do. Together we have over 7 years experience creating and maintaining floatation facilities, and we love connecting and sharing what we know. We have feet on the ground in both Canada and America. The price of the site visit depends on your location. Installations are mostly handled by you or your contractors.

i'm interested, but this seems too diy for me.

We understand it can sound daunting to create your own masterpiece of a float suite.  The great news is, it's really not much different than making a nice bathroom. If you're not the DIY type you will be having contractors do the work anyway, and our float pool is basically a huge bath tub, only easier to install because of the generous lip width. Advanced implements in your float suite such as radiant heating panels, glass enclosure, and a silent exhaust fan will also be familiar territory for your contractors. So dream it and create it!