Are you searching for a float tank for sale?
Floatation tanks, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, rose in popularity in the last couple of years. Thanks to a handful of professional athletes, actors, celebrities, musicians, filmmakers, etc., who swear by the benefits of meditation in a dark and soundproof float pod filled with saltwater. These float pods, which are specifically designed to block out external stimuli in an attempt to improve general well-being, have become a viable source of income for many. If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you are considering float pod as your business venture, or at least curious about what it might be like to have your own float center. That will make a long and exhaustive post. So for this entry, we will focus on the centerpiece of your business – the float pod. Where do you find the best float tank for sale? Here is everything you need to know about float tanks.
Why float spa is a viable business
Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Wayne Rooney, Pat Healy, Joe Rogan, John Lennon, Graham Hancock, Elle Macpherson, Peter Gabriel, Susan Sarandon, and Michael Crichton. What do these highly accomplished individuals have in common? They all do float therapy, either at float centers or in their own float tanks, in the comforts of their own home.
Floatation therapy is proven to help release stress and anxiety, and even alleviate chronic pain. Moreover, people feel rejuvenated and optimistic after a float therapy session. These positive feeling improve creativity and boosts athletic performance. And speaking of boosting athletic performance, floating help athletes recover better and faster, thanks to improved vasodilation, which allows the body to flush out lactic acid after hard and strenuous training sessions by improving blood flow. This helps athletes recover and relieve pain from sore muscles, and stiffness. Moreover, floating improves sleep quality, which brings the body’s parasympathetic system back in balance, to help the body relax better after a period of stress.
However, not everyone can afford float tanks. They are expensive and massive. Plus, not everyone has the optimal float environment. This is where the demand for float tank centers comes in.
Is it for you?
Maybe you have just recently discovered the amazing benefits of float therapy, or you are at the stage in life where you have the means to invest in a new kind of business or make a giant leap of faith to change your career and lifestyle. Perhaps you have been into floatation therapy for some time now, or you are already in the health and wellness industry, and you want to add this new feature to your business. Either way, starting a business always comes with challenges and risks. It requires extensive planning and preparation, and the ability to hit curve balls and deal with unexpected obstacles. One of which is finding the right float tank for sale that ticks all the boxes.
Cost of float tanks
For the next important question, how much do you expect to pay for a brand-new float tank?
Depending on the specifics, you can expect to shell out from as low as $5,000 to as high as $40,000 per tank. Why the wide price margin you ask? Well, as with most products, there are many different float tanks in the market right now, from different manufacturers, with different materials, shapes, styles, added functions, and features. Obviously, commercial quality float pods are more expensive than at-home float tanks.
If all you want is an at-home float tank, and you have the perfect spot at home to accommodate the whole thing, then no need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get the benefits of float therapy. Zen Float Tank, for example, costs only less than $2,000. Don’t mistake this tank’s affordable price tag as cheap, as it comes with practically the same function and purpose as its expensive counterparts.
The Zen Float Tank is an inflatable, at-home tank that is shaped liked a fin. As with other float tanks, it is filled with water 10 inches deep and saturated with Epsom salt. Inside the tank is completely dark, and with your ears underwater, all you will hear is your heartbeat. The silence, darkness, and weightlessness make a perfect environment to float, meditate, visualize, and just be alone with your thoughts.
The tank also comes with a filtration system and temperature control for your convenience. The package also comes with a year’s supply of Epsom salt, aside from the usual freebies of ear plugs, hydrometer, headphones, filters, and a leave-in hair conditioner.
Mid-range float tanks
Mid-range tanks are priced at $6,000 to $15,000 per tank. A little more expensive, but for good reason, as many brands and models in this price range come with a built-in air circulation system and a 5-year warranty.
The lower end of the mid-range spectrum is ideal for home use, as its features are pretty basic.
Oasis float tank, for example, is a large rectangular-shaped tank that comes equipped with an angular dome. It is made with fiberglass and vinyl materials, while the walls are coated with insulation for effective soundproofing. One of its best features is the tapered walls, which require less Epsom salt. However, it doesn’t have extra plumbing or electrical wiring, which means you have to set these things up separately.
The base model is priced at $8,750, but you can add some additional functions and features such as UV filtration, digital thermometer, heater, electronic pH tester, etc., which can definitely add up to the cost as well.
Commercial-Quality Float Tanks
High-end and commercial-quality float tanks can go up from $20,000 to $40,000. But as with most things in life, you can expect to get what you pay for in products at this price range. And no, they are not just hype.
One of the more popular brands in this category is Dream Pod, which offers several variations of float tanks for both home and commercial use. They take pride in their modernly designed and robustly built float pods, each model is specially engineered for the best experience.
One of their premium entry-level tanks Dreampod Sport, has everything you will ever need for a float tank; gorgeous modern design, comfortable, spacious (can accommodate users up to 7tf tall), and fully equipped with all the bells and whistles, such as chemical injector for quick and easy sanitation, filtration system, inline heater, UV sanitation, and a whole lot more. This makes the tank perfect for individuals, athletic training facilities, or healthcare centers that want to supplement their services with floatation therapy. This one, of course, is a bit more expensive, with prices ranging up to $54,000.
Another good brand you should check out in this category is the i-Sopod float tank. They have one of the biggest floatation pods you can find on the market, and they only cost around $25,000. The price includes training and installation costs, as well as some nifty features like a disinfection system, internal lighting, and a smart system that lets you set your float time, music, etc.
Pre-owned Float Tanks
Whether you are looking for float tanks for your home or planning a float center business, you don’t always need to buy brand new. There are lots of good quality used float tanks for sale in the market.
You can check out Facebook Groups for float tanks buy and sell or the marketplace. Float Tank Buy and Sell Trade, for example, is the biggest pre-owned float tank group on Facebook.
You can also check out the nearby float center in your area. Many times, float centers and spas will look to upgrade and replace their old models with modern ones to revamp their facility. As long as you promise them you will not open a facility next door, they will sell you their used commercial-quality tanks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do float tanks make money?
A. Yes, of course. But as with any business, it requires a lot of factors going right together, from location, marketing, etc. Float centers are popping up all over the U.S. and Canada, which means there is indeed a growing market for it.
Q. Is a float tank worth it?
A. From personal use point of view alone, yes, it is absolutely worth it, as it can really take care of your (both your mind and body) if you use it regularly. From a business perspective, the demand for floatation therapy is growing, thanks to the increasing awareness of people of its benefits.
Q. Is a float tank better than a massage?
A. It depends on your personal preference. They are equally beneficial for the body. Float therapy, however, will take care of your mind by alleviating stress, and anxiety, helping you relax, visualize, and be more connected with yourself. Most float centers and spas recommend that you do the floating before the massage for the best relaxation experience.
Q. How long do you spend in a float tank?
A. The recommended time is 60 to 90 minutes for first-timers. The more you do it, the longer you will want to enjoy the feeling of solitude. Long-time floaters prefer 2 to 3 hours of float therapy.
Q. Can I make my own float tank?
A. Absolutely, if you have the right tools, materials, and knowledge to do it. Obviously, for it to be effective, the tank should keep you from any outside stimuli, such as light, sound, or even scent. Also, you have to consider the filtration system, among other things. That’s a lot of work, and these factors could add up, making it even more expensive. In most cases, you are better off buying a low-tier or mid-tier float tank.
Q. Who should not use a float tank?
A. Despite its amazing benefits, float tank therapy is not for everybody. It is not recommended for people with claustrophobia (for obvious reasons), low blood pressure, epilepsy, kidney problems, contagious health conditions like diarrhea or gastroenteritis (and up to 14 days after), and skin ulcers or open wounds.