What to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home Float Tank

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Reading this article suggests that you’ve already read my descriptive review of the world’s first home sensory deprivation tank.

So you are almost ready to make the leap and purchase the ingenious Zen Float Tent?

Let me give you an advice: wait! Don’t rush it. After all, you are not buying a dishwashing gel or a couple of oranges.

make a decision and purchase the zen float tentOwning a home float tank is surely a wise and worthy investment but also not a small one. That is why you would want to carefully consider several important things before taking this decision.

Like you can imagine, floating at home have its perks – it is more comfortable, it is a lot cheaper in medium to long turn, and it gives you freedom. It is an unparalleled experience compared to going to the distant spa center every time you want to float.

However, there are several points that require your attention and they are of a great importance prior to buying a home floatation tank.

Without a further ado, let’s examine them and hopefully this will help you in the process.

How Serious Are You About Floating?

The answer to this question is crucial to your buying decision.

If you have already experienced the undisputed benefits of the sensory deprivation and if you float at least once per week, then the Zen Float Tent is right for you.

floating in a home tank
Image via Zen Float Co.

In that case, not only it will save you time and money but you will be able to float even more frequently which means a healthier, happier, and stress-free lifestyle.

Another scenario would be that you already had a float session or two but because of one reason or another you just can’t afford going to the spa center as regularly as you wish.

If so, then again, it would be a smart choice to go for it and purchase the home float tank. It will certainly solve those problems for you.

With that being said, it is not recommended to invest money in the Zen Float Tent if:

  • You want to float irregularly, like once in 1-2 months. In that case, you better continue going to the wellness center.
  • You think that the floatation therapy is some kind of an unsafe scam with unproven health benefits.
  • You are not ready to invest money in your well-being.

Do Not Forget the Additional Costs

If you’ve already read my Zen Float Tent review, then you most certainly know that there are some costs to consider besides the initial price of the tent itself.the costs of buying a home sensory deprivation tank

First, that means that if you live outside of the lower 48 United States, you won’t be able to take advantage of the ‘Float Ready’ package deal that includes shipping and handling costs plus 850 lbs of Epsom salt. This deal also comes with all water care and cleaning supplies except the hydrogen peroxide.

So roughly, you have to plan an additional $700-$1000 for this stuff (depending on where you live), including the water care supplies such as 35% Hydrogen peroxide, a PH Up and Down, a water skimmer as well as peroxide test strips.

You can easily find them on Amazon and they are not expensive. As already mentioned, the salt can be ordered in bulk online or at a local store.

Second, don’t forget the electricity costs from heating the water in the tank.

Usually, they are in the range of $30-$100. An important tip here is to try to maintain the room (or the space) in which you put the tent as warm as possible. This will surely help in reducing the electricity bills.

Finally, keep in mind that there is always an option for financing with paypal credit. If it is too much for you to pay the entire price at once you can do it with lower monthly payments and with a 0 % interest.

In such way, you can have monthly payments of $150-$250 for a period of 12-18 months. Cool, isn’t it?

Do You Have a Space for The Tent?

That shouldn’t be a biggie.

However, the question here is not only about the available space but about the type of space that you should plan.

the zen float tent in action
Image via Zen Float Co.

Please note that the tent is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 5.5 feet tall. You will also need a little more extra space for maintenance.

Also, when filled with water and salt the tank is 2200 lbs (998 kg). So this is pretty much like a small car.

The point is that you should have a stable ground to put it on. The last thing you’d want is to place the tent on the second floor of your wooden house and if the floor is not solid enough you risk to land on the first floor through the ceiling just like in the cartoons. I’d like to see that, lol.

Let’s keep it serious.

Another thing to consider is the presence of a grounded electricity outlet nearby. Also, it is recommended to keep the temperature in the room close to 78 F. This allows the easier heating of the water in the tent.

The space should be as quiet as possible because the last thing you’ll want is to have a lot of noise when trying to relax. The zen float tent doesn’t eliminate the sound. It reduces it.

To wrap it up, the best option would be to put the home tank in a separate room that can be closed and to minimize the presence of light and noise in it.

Where do You Live?

Don’t forget that there are slight but important differences in the float tent versions, depending on your location. This also affects the final price that you will pay as well.travel-pin

Once again, read carefully my zen float tent review in order to get a better idea of all that.


Investing in your own home floatation tank might be one of the best decisions that you will take in the name of your health and well-being.

With that being said, plan it wisely and make sure not to miss anything.

I am here to help, so if you have any questions, don’t be shy and contact me or leave a comment below.

7 thoughts on “What to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home Float Tank

  • May 31, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Thanks for reminding me about these things to consider.

    The weight is probably the only criteria I’ll have to check out. I want to place it in an upstairs room and the floor actually is made of wood.
    Do you, by the way, know the specific weight per square foot or inch so I can check if my floor will stand that?
    I don’t want to do a fall, especially not with all the water lol.
    And, another question, is the $30 -100 for heating per month or per single heat up?

    • May 31, 2018 at 6:57 am

      Hello Steff,

      Thanks for dropping by.
      I am not sure about how to calculate the specific weight per square foot or pe rinch. Just keep in mind that you have to have a solid floor that can stand 2200 lbs (998kg). So make sure that your wooden floor is solid enough.You can do some testing with some other heavy stuff and always enhance its structure.
      As per the heating costs, they are in the range of $30-$80 per month. A 100 bucks is an extremity that rarely happens.

  • May 31, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Thanks for sharing. This is great article to improve our health.

  • May 31, 2018 at 7:11 am

    This is a good read about floating Tank at home. It is also a good niche which many site owners might not be aware of taking it up.
    I feel that the world is shrinking while any new technology is sprouting everywhere.

    Instead of going to the Spa and spending a lot of money, I strongly recommend every reader to switch on to choosing this awesome Zen Float Tent which is only 998 kg – a portable weight as well as space efficient.

    All the best in your niche hunt.

    • June 1, 2018 at 5:28 am

      Hi There,

      Thank you for reading my post. It is true that the new technology is everywhere. It’s mindblowing 🙂

  • May 31, 2018 at 8:34 am

    This article does make some great points. The one I’m most concerned about it the weight. I think I’ll place it on the ground floor just to be safe though.

    • June 1, 2018 at 5:26 am

      Hey Vivek,

      The weight of the Zen Float Tent is really an important part in the planning that can’t be skipped. Putting it on the ground floor would be the best decision.

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