How we care for our float pods and clean our water is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Water Temple Floatation and Holistic Health.
We have a number of processes in place so that our pods are continuously and thoroughly maintained to ensure the quality of our water is always at its best.
The water within the float tank is a combination of 600kg of Epsom Salt (also known as Magnesium Sulphate) and 1000Lt of water. This highly salty or saline water environment prevents the growth of and is inhospitable to most germs such as E.Coli, Pseudomonas, Legionella, Aspergillus as well as other micro-organisms. This also includes the novel corona virus that causes COVID-19.
Automatically, after each float session is completed and once the pod is no longer in use, the water is drained by a motorised pump removing sections of water at a time which then passes through a UV or Ultraviolet light and carbon filter bag which catches any particles or residue.
The water then passes through a heating coil returning the water back to the optimum temperature of 35.5 degrees. The default filter runs for 60 minutes between float sessions and the entire saltwater solution is filtered at least 3 times.
In addition to our strict hygiene measures, all our tanks are disinfected using a combination of the UV light and chlorine like a swimming pool or spa.
We are continually adding fresh water due to evaporation and water loss to maintain the correct salinity levels and our daily water care consists of carefully measuring the alkalinity and the pH levels in the water ensuring optimum quality.
Have you ever wondered how we clean each room before & after you float?
Bacteria and other pathogens love places that are warm and moist which is why our staff wipe down all interior surfaces of the float tank and rooms with a Government regulated hospital grade disinfectant before and after each visit.
These include all touch surfaces such as walls and floors, doors and door handles, showers and all containers and toiletries in the room including the stool and filter box.
Other things we do after each float session is –
• Ensure the temperature of water is at ideal body temperature
• Ensure water salt solution is clear and not cloudy
• Check salinity level for ideal buoyancy
• Wipe the interior of the pod of condensation and magnesium oxide ring on the waterline
• Checking chloride and pH and alkalinity throughout the day.
• Add 5 – 10 ml of chlorine per day (end of the day)
• Change filters Bi-weekly