Is there A difference in the float pool experience as compared to a pod, cabin, or tank?
Here we have apples and oranges and grapefruits and tomatoes. It may be a surprise to some that there is a varying level of float quality between different tanks, pods, and cabins. Also the same float tank installed in two different rooms may feel drastically different, depending on heat source and ventilation. The open pools we have installed in our float center ( Deep Floatation Therapy ) have an amazingly good feel. It doesn't have to look like a sensory deprivation chamber to provide a great float. 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.
Is there a difference on the float attendant side as compared to a pod, cabin, or tank?
Yes. We find tanks and cabins to be the hardest to clean, and then pods, and then open concept rooms are the easiest. In our center we have a very easy time cleaning because we can see and access everything. Note that the customer appreciates being able to easily see everything as well, to assess what they are getting themselves into.
What size of float suite does a float pool require?
Short answer: Small 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 $180 per pool
We are located in the Midwest, and as of June 2016 for example the average price to the California for one pool is just over $700. Two pools can be stacked together and shipped to the same address for about $1,100.
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 with some wiring and plumbing. 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. We encourage you to envision how you ideally want your float room to feel, look, and function. Dream big!
Is your float kit ul listed?
Inspections from local authorities can be a major factor in the early life of a float center. We want you to have all of the information you need to progress smoothly and get open in a timely manner.
Our float systems are not listed with UL, CSA, or any other certification service. The reasons are many, including the cost and limits it would impose on us. However, it is highly likely that you can install a Mandala Pool in compliance with your local oversight. In some areas our complete kit can be installed without issue (because the individual parts are listed), and in others we need to take it piece by piece. It is important that you talk with your electrician and/or local oversight to determine their requirements. We recommend talking with your electrician first. In extreme cases you may need to purchase the Pool only, and then we work together on sourcing and assembling components in a way that complies with the specific requirements of your local officials. The way you address your local officials is important.. we are not trying to get around or break the rules, we are working with the rules in full disclosure.
If you have any questions about this subject please contact us.
Do you do site visits and installations?
We do site visits, yes! If you're considering having us come out we do recommend it. The price of the site visit depends on your location. Beyond the system components installed on the float pool itself, installations are handled by you or your contractors.
Can a float pool be made to be totally dark & silent?
Absolutely. The most challenging, as in any float room, is the soundproofing. Be sure to read up on noise control on our blog, and any other source of soundproofing information you have attention span for. Most importantly keep in mind that every building has different soundproofing needs, and your contractor may have a different idea of what needs to be done than what really needs to happen. Light proofing the float room is much easier, and for the most part has everything to do with the door to the room. Generally lightproofing is accomplished as a byproduct of soundproofing.
Please feel free to be in touch, we love talking about floating! If you are flirting with purchasing a float system and have reservations the best thing to do is come visit us in Rapid City, South Dakota. We'll show you how we built Deep and you can float it for yourself :)