Products

Description of Floataway® Products

Screen Shot 2018 11 26 At 12.56.41 PMNot all customers are the same, not all spaces are the same and not all budgets are the same, so we make a large range of products to suit everyone’s needs.

We currently make 9 different models, five ‘open’ float pools, four ‘enclosed’ pools and a technical pack on its own for people who want to design their own pool.

Tranquility Pod: Our most popular selling float system for the first 10 years we were in business was undeniably our Tranquility pod, for single floaters. This pod remains the only float pod in the world whose door opens automatically at the end of the pre-programmed float session – the perfect way to signal the end of a float session.

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The Cabin for Two, and Open Float Pool for Two , are rectangular in shape both measuring approximately 8’ x 6’ wide (external dimensions) and can be placed into a rather small room. We also make a Cabin for One and an Open Float Pool for One that are narrower, at only 4’8” wide.

The Floataround, and Open Floataround, external dimension: 8’ diameter, require larger rooms but they have a luxurious effect which impress new and returning customers alike and was chosen for the research work at Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK. The ideal minimum room size is approximately 14’ x 16’.

Our Serenity Float Pool, named by Dr. Justin Feinstein, is a full 9’ internal diameter and 10’ external diameter.

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And lastly, we make a technical pack on its own, with or without an interface panel, for people wishing to design and build their

own pool, such as a pool in cement with ceramic tiles, but who don’t want to worry about the disinfecting, pumping, filtration and heating of their water.

Please note that all our products come with a technical pack as standard, you do not need to order a technical pack in addition to one of our other products.

Which pool is right for you?

The biggest question our clients ask us is: “Which product or products are best for me?” There are 3 main points to take into consideration: personal taste, the space available and your budget. Our Open Pools are less expensive than our enclosed pools and our Tranquility and Cabins for One are less expensive than our Floatarounds and Serenity Pool, which are our premium, highest-priced products.

If you are only considering purchasing one float system, we strongly advise that you choose one which is large enough for couples to float together as just over half of all first time floaters like to float with their partner, a younger child, an elderly parent or a friend.

If you are planning on purchasing 2 or more float systems, we advise that you purchase a variety of products as you will find that your clients will have their own preference.

Disabled access is easier in one of our open pools, but note that the dome of the Tranquility pod can easily be removed by 2 people to allow disable access.

While our open float systems are less expensive to purchase, the extra details required to prepare the room are often more expensive in the long run than one of our enclosed float systems (Link to Tech info for preparation for open float systems).

Tranquility Pod

The Tranquility Float Tank is a beautiful float tank with a smooth, curved shape, reminiscent of a dolphin. It has a full-length, unique motorized door. You can specify any colour for the door and side panels and we offer a large range of options.

Pricing:

Tranquility Pod (egg shaped) – $25,500

Dimensions:

External: 98.7” x 62.5” (at widest point) x 64” high
Internal at water line: 88” x 56” (at widest point) x 60’ high

Volume of solution:

at 10” depth: 160 US gallons, requiring 660 lbs. salt

Weight when full:

1,870 lbs. (including salt)

Floor loading: 0.49 psi

Remote Control Unit: We advise locating the unit in the reception area where the LAN cables terminate. Dimensions 8” x 4 ¾” x 1.5” (wall mounting bracket provided).A power outlet is required near the remote unit for the music source (not provided). A 3.5mm jack lead (39” long) is provided to connect the music source to the remote unit. A shelf next to the remote unit is useful to hold music source.
Electrical Supply: USA and Canada: 2*, single phase, 208-240V three-wire (“two hots, neutral and ground”) 60Hz AC, 20A breaker and two gang-back wired sockets. The mating plug and cable t our equipment must also be supplied by your electrician (We recommend installing the second supply cable as above for upgrade options such as silent air heating). Any other supply, including 120 volt, requires consultation at extra cost. Floataway needs to know the supply voltage in every case.
Data cable: 3 runs of Cat6 LAN cable terminated in female RJ45 sockets from the float room to your reception area.
Water Supply: This is a stand-alone product, not connected to the water supply, but we recommend installing a water faucet in the float room for cleaning and maintenance.
Shower: A shower must be installed in every float room. We recommend an open-shower (request our info for preparing an open float room).
Drain: No drain required for the Cabin (unless required by local regulation), but a floor drain is strongly advised and necessary for an open shower.
HVAC:
IHVAC: Interior of Pod is not connected to the room ventilation system in float room : minimum one air exchange per hour required. The air temperature should be approximately 80°F, thermostatically controlled in the room. Relative humidity (RH) target: 60% in the room. Ventilation to be as silent as possible with a low speed fan and manual switching in the room.
Room Lighting: The room requires an independent bright light for cleaning and maintenance. The product has dim-room lighting when in use (which switches with pool light).
Room Surfaces: Wet room code. Windows should be made dark.

Accessories received with this pool

Optional Extras

  • Disinfection by automatic-timed doser for chlorine or peroxide
  • Ground noise isolation system
  • Star effect ceiling using fiber optics
  • UV filter (recommended with Peroxide)
  • Music mute button
  • Two-way intercom system
  • Redox disinfection system for chlorine
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtering
  • Automatic water-adding system (requires RO)

SketchUp version is available.

Click here for SketchUp library

Construction:

  • Top quality Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) gel on vinyl ester, double skinned moldings, hand finished
  • Wide choice of colors for door and side panels
  • Concealed controls box and filter housing all within footprint
  • Unique motorized door can be opened or closed as much or as little as required or left fully open throughout float session.
  • Two continuous 350W heaters under pool and 2.75” fire resistant insulation to floor
  • Temperature control by programmable digital thermostat
  • Underwater full spectrum coloredlight with user control
  • Integrated room light which switches with pool light
  • End of session chimes sounder
  • Over-temperature and low water alarms
  • For installation, all parts fit easily through standard domestic doors andstaircases.
  • Disinfection by chlorine, bromine or peroxide/UV to suit local requirements.
  • 1 to 75 micron filtration system with unique top entry filter housing for standard 9 7/8” cartridges
  • Powerful magnetic drive pump (all plastic construction), capable of 5 minute turnover
  • Full airflow design ventilation, draught free
  • 2 sound transducers (loudspeakers), full frequency drivers bonded to pool sides
  • Call attendant and light switch buttons via air coupled switches for total electrical isolation
  • Elegant remote session control which can be located up to 330 feet away with many functions (see remote specification for details)
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with UL requirements (NFPA 70, UL 1795, UL 1563, UL 508A) andEN 60335-2-60:2003+A12:2010 and EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014
  • Emergency battery opens door & keeps light lit for at least 90 min in case of a power cut

Cabin

The Float Cabin for One and for Two has become one of our most popular products. The Cabin for One is a single person tank, while the Cabin for Two has a wider floating pool giving the option to let couples float together. Both of the float room’s rectangular shapes fit into almost any standard room. The design lets you install the product into a tight space with all the fasteners being accessible from inside the float area enabling install without access round the back/sides of the product.

Pricing:

Cabin for One (approx. 4’5” x 8’) – $27,500
Cabin for Two (approx. 6’ x 8’) – $31,500

Dimensions:

Cabin for One

External: 93.5͟ x 56.3͟ x 88.6͟ high
Internal: 87.79͟ x 54.72͟ x 84.64″

Cabin for Two

External: 93.5͟ x 72͟ x 88.6͟”high
Internal: 87.79͟ x 70.47͟ x 84.64″

Standard technical pack: 50͟ x 17͟ x 20͟ deep
Vertical technical pack:
(if required) 24͟ x 50͟ x 20͟ deep
Both can be specified at front, left or right of the cabin or in an adjacent room.

Remote Control Unit: We advise locating the unit in the reception area where the LAN cables terminate. Dimensions 8” x 4 ¾” x 1.5” (wall mounting bracket provided).A power outlet is required near the remote unit for the music source (not provided). A 3.5mm jack lead (39” long) is provided to connect the music source to the remote unit. A shelf next to the remote unit is useful to hold music source.
Electrical Supply: USA and Canada: 2*, single phase, 208-240V three-wire (“two hots, neutral and ground”) 60Hz AC, 20A breaker and two gang-back wired sockets. The mating plug and cable t our equipment must also be supplied by your electrician (We recommend installing the second supply cable as above for upgrade options such as silent air heating). Any other supply, including 120 volt, requires consultation at extra cost. Floataway needs to know the supply voltage in every case.
Data cable: 3 runs of Cat6 LAN cable terminated in female RJ45 sockets from the float room to your reception area.
Water Supply: This is a stand-alone product, not connected to the water supply, but we recommend installing a water faucet in the float room for cleaning and maintenance.
Shower: A shower must be installed in every float room. We recommend an open-shower (request our info for preparing an open float room).
Drain: No drain required for the Cabin (unless required by local regulation), but a floor drain is strongly advised and necessary for an open shower.
HVAC: Minimum one air exchange per hour required. The air temperature must be very close to the water temperature, thermostatically controlled in the room. Note that separate, silent air heating will be required to achieve this. Relative humidity (RH) target 80% in the room. Ventilation to be as silent as possible with a low-speed fan and manual switching in the room.
Flooring: Must be strong enough, waterproof, non–slip, bunded to 4͟, level under the product and we recommend a floor drain (we have a document on extensive technical information).
Room Lighting: The room requires an independent bright light for cleaning and maintenance. The product has dim-room lighting when in use (which switches with pool light).
Room Surfaces: Wet room code. Windows should be made dark.

Accessories received with this pool

Optional Extras

  • Disinfection by automatic-timed doser for chlorine or peroxide
  • Ground noise isolation system
  • Star effect ceiling using fiber optics
  • UV filter (recommended with Peroxide)
  • Music mute button
  • Two-way intercom system
  • Redox disinfection system for chlorine
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtering
  • Automatic water-adding system (requires RO)

SketchUp version is available.

Click here for SketchUp library

Construction:

  • Top quality Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) gel on vinyl ester, usually white
  • GRP curved ceiling
  • 4 continuous ceiling heaters, 80W each, thermostatically controlled (eliminates all
    condensation and heats air)
  • 4 continuous 350W heaters under pool on 2.5” rigid fire resistant insulation to floor
  • Curved acrylic corners, choice of colors (translucent or opaque)
  • Twin frosted glass doors with edge seals and stainless hinges
  • Temperature control by programmable digital thermostat
  • End of session chimes sounder
  • Underwater full spectrum colored light with user control
  • Integrated room light which switches with pool light
  • Over-temperature and low water alarms
    Unique top entry cartridge filter, surface skimming system, cyclic pump timing
  • 1 to 75 micron filtration system for standard 9 7/8” cartridges
  •  Powerful mag-drive pump (all plastic construction), capable of 5 min. turnover
  • Full airflow design ventilation, draught free
  • Backup battery keeps product working for at least 90 min. in case of power cut
  • 4 sound transducers (loudspeakers), full frequency drivers bonded to pool sides
    suitable for any sound source (not supplied)
  • Call attendant & light buttons via air coupled switches for total electrical isolation
  • Hand rails at pool entrance
  • Pre-assembled technical parts housed on a GRP base and covered with a GRP lid which
    can serve as a bench in float room (standard technical pack)
  • Elegant remote session control which can be located up to 300’ away with many functions
    (Please see remote specification for details.)
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with UL requirements  (NFPA 70, UL 1795, UL
    1563, UL 508A) and EN 60335-2-60:2003+A12:2010 and EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

Open Float Pools

Our rectangular, open pools are based on a slightly modified version of our Cabin for One and Cabin for Two float rooms with open-air design. The Open Pool for Two is is designed to allow the option of individual or couple float sessions (allowing an increase in revenue and encouraging new customers), and the Open for One pool is for individual use only. The Pools can be built with removable side walls like our Cabin products or be fitted into your room design, making them a great choice for smaller spaces. It is important to note that the Open Float Pools can fit into a small room optimizing the use of space.  If access is restricted we can make the tub in two flanged parts making it possible to get into difficult spaces. Our rectangular pools come with a rectangular, technical pack next to the pool or in an adjacent room.

This product is simply the pool with the technical pack and does not include the room construction

Pricing:

Open Float Pool for One (approx. 4’5” x 8’) – $15,750
Open Float Pool for Two (approx. 6’ x 8’) – $18,750

Dimensions — Open Float Pool for One:

Exterior: 93.5” x 56.3” x 17.71” high
Interior: 87.79” x 54.72” x 15.71” high

Dimensions — Open Float Pool for Two:

Exterior: 93.5” x 72” x 17.71” high
Interior: 87.79” x 70.47” x 15.71” high

Volume of Solution:

Open Float Pool for One at 10” depth: 193 US Gallons (requires 825 lbs of salt)
Open Float Pool for Two at 11” depth: 271 US Gallons (requires 1,155 lbs of salt)

Weight when full:

Open Float Pool for One: 2,640 lbs
Open Float Pool for Two: 3,300 lbs

Floor loading: 0.45psi
Technical Pack: Rectangle shape to match product (can be next to pool or in an adjacent room) 50” long x 17” high x 20” deep
Remote Control Unit: We advise locating the unit in the reception area where the LAN cables terminate. Dimensions 8” x 4 ¾” x 1.5” (wall mounting bracket provided). A power outlet is required near the remote unit for the music source (not provided). A 3.5mm jack lead (39” long) is provided to connect the music source to the remote unit. A shelf next to the remote unit is useful to hold music source.
Electrical Supply: USA and Canada: 2*, single phase, 208-240V three-wire (“two hots, neutral and ground”) 60Hz AC, 20A breaker and two gang-back wired sockets. The mating plug and cable t our equipment must also be supplied by your electrician (We recommend installing the second supply cable as above for upgrade options such as silent air heating). Any other supply, including 120 volt, requires consultation at extra cost. Floataway needs to know the supply voltage in every case.
Data cable: 3 runs of Cat6 LAN cable terminated in female RJ45 sockets from the float room to your reception area.
Water Supply: This is a stand-alone product, not connected to the water supply, but we recommend installing a water faucet in the float room for cleaning and maintenance.
Shower: A shower must be installed in every float room. We recommend an open-shower (request our info for preparing an open float room).
Drain: No drain required for our Open Pools (unless required by local regulation), but a floor drain is strongly advised and necessary for an open shower.
HVAC: Minimum one air exchange per hour required. The air temperature must be very close to the water temperature, thermostatically controlled in the room. Note that separate, silent air heating will be required to achieve this. Relative humidity (RH) target 80% in the room. Ventilation to be as silent as possible with a low-speed fan and manual switching in the room.
Flooring: Must be strong enough, waterproof, non–slip, bunded to 4”, level under the product and we recommend a floor drain (we have a document on extensive technical information).
Room Lighting: The room requires an independent bright light for cleaning and maintenance. The product has dim-room lighting when in use (which switches with pool light).
Room Surfaces: Wet room code. Windows should be made dark.

Accessories received with this pool

Optional Extras

  • Disinfection by automatic-timed doser for chlorine or peroxide
  • Ground noise isolation system
  • Star effect ceiling using fiber optics
  • UV filter (recommended with Peroxide)
  • Music mute button
  • Two-way intercom system
  • Redox disinfection system for chlorine
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtering
  • Automatic water-adding system (requires RO)

SketchUp version is available.

Click here for SketchUp library

Construction:

  • Top quality Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) gel on vinyl ester, hand finished
  • Choice of over 80 colors for side panels, tub in white
  • Concealed controls box and filter housing all within footprint
  • Two continuous 350W heaters under pool and 2” fire resistant insulation to floor
  • Temperature control by programmable digital thermostat
  • Underwater full spectrum colored light with user control
  • Integrated room light which switches with pool light
  • End of session chimes sounder
  • Over-temperature and low water alarms
  • For installation, all parts fit easily through standard doors and staircases
  • Disinfection by chlorine or peroxide/UV to suit local requirements
  • 1 to 75 micron filtration system with unique top entry filter housing for standard 9 7/8” cartridges
  • Powerful magnetic drive pump (all plastic construction), typically 700W but depends on customer’s requirements
  • 2 sound transducers (loudspeakers), full frequency drivers bonded to pool sides suitable for any sound source (player not supplied)
  • Call attendant and light switch buttons via air coupled switches for total electrical isolation
  • Elegant remote session control which can be located up to 300’ away with many functions (Please see remote specification for details.)
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with UL requirements and EN 60335-1 and EN 60335-20-60
  • Emergency battery keeps light lit for at least 60 minutes in case of a power cut

Construction:

  • Top quality Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) gel on vinyl ester, hand finished
  • Choice of over 80 colors for side panels, tub in white
  • Concealed controls box and filter housing all within footprint
  • Two continuous 350W heaters under pool and 2” fire resistant insulation to floor
  • Temperature control by programmable digital thermostat
  • Underwater full spectrum colored light with user control
  • Integrated room light which switches with pool light
  • End of session chimes sounder
  • Over-temperature and low water alarms
  • For installation, all parts fit easily through standard doors and staircases
  • Disinfection by chlorine or peroxide/UV to suit local requirements
  • 1 to 75 micron filtration system with unique top entry filter housing for standard 9 7/8” cartridges
  • Powerful magnetic drive pump (all plastic construction), typically 700W but depends on customer’s requirements
  • 2 sound transducers (loudspeakers), full frequency drivers bonded to pool sides suitable for any sound source (player not supplied)
  • Call attendant and light switch buttons via air coupled switches for total electrical isolation
  • Elegant remote session control which can be located up to 300’ away with many functions (Please see remote specification for details.)
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with UL requirements and EN 60335-1 and EN 60335-20-60
  • Emergency battery keeps light lit for at least 60 minutes in case of a power cut

Open Floataround

The Open Floataround circular pool is an open-air design the completely removes all feelings of claustrophobia. The pool is designed for one person or two people to float together (couples, parents with a young child, people with elderly parents, etc.) This is one of the models chosen by Dr. Justin Feinstein of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK. (show picture of LIBR open floataround)
The Open Floataround can be freestanding with sides you step over, or sunken into your floor. The technical pack is curved to fit the pool if installed in the float room.

Pricing: 

Open Floataround (8’ diameter) – $30,750

Dimensions:

Outside diameter: 8’0.5” x 18”

Volume of Solution:

At 11” depth: 317 US Gallons (requires 1,320 lbs of salt)

Weight when full:

3,428 lbs

Floor loading: 0.464psi
Technical Pack: Curved to match product (can be next to pool or in an adjacent room) 45.5” long x 17” high x 20” deep
Remote Control Unit: We advise locating the unit in the reception area where the LAN cables terminate. Dimensions 8” x 4 ¾” x 1.5” (wall mounting bracket provided).
A power outlet is required near the remote unit for the music source (not provided). A 3.5mm jack lead (39” long) is provided to connect the music source to the remote unit. A shelf next to the remote unit is useful to hold music source.
Electrical Supply: USA and Canada: 2*, single phase, 208-240V three-wire (“two hots, neutral and ground”) 60Hz AC, 20A breaker and two gang-back wired sockets. The mating plug and cable t our equipment must also be supplied by your electrician (We recommend installing the second supply cable as above for upgrade options such as silent air heating). Any other supply, including 120 volt, requires consultation at extra cost. Floataway needs to know the supply voltage in every case.
Data cable: 3 runs of Cat6 LAN cable terminated in female RJ45 sockets from the float room to your reception area.
Water Supply: This is a stand-alone product, not connected to the water supply, but we recommend installing a water faucet in the float room for cleaning and maintenance.
Shower: A shower must be installed in every float room. We recommend an open-shower (request our info for preparing an open float room).
Drain: No drain required for the Open Floataround (unless required by local regulation), but a floor drain is strongly advised and necessary for an open shower.
HVAC: Minimum one air exchange per hour required. The air temperature must be very close to the water temperature, thermostatically controlled in the room. Note that separate, silent air heating will be required to achieve this. Relative humidity (RH) target 80% in the room. Ventilation to be as silent as possible with a low-speed fan and manual switching in the room.
Flooring: Must be strong enough, waterproof, non–slip, bunded to 4”, level under the product and we recommend a floor drain (we have a document on extensive technical information).
Room Lighting: The room requires an independent bright light for cleaning and maintenance. The product has dim-room lighting when in use (which switches with pool light).
Room Surfaces: Wet room code. Windows should be made dark.

Accessories received with this pool

Optional Extras

  • Disinfection by automatic-timed doser for chlorine or peroxide
  • Ground noise isolation system
  • Star effect ceiling using fiber optics
  • UV filter (recommended with Peroxide)
  • Music mute button
  • Two-way intercom system
  • Redox disinfection system for chlorine
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtering
  • Automatic water-adding system (requires RO)

SketchUp version is available.

Click here for SketchUp library

Serenity

The largest, open, circular pool in the world, is an open-air design. The pool is designed so that anyone can enjoy an optimal float no matter what their size. The pool an accommodate one person,  two people to float together (couples, parents with a young child, people with elderly parents, etc.) or even more. This model was inspired by Dr. Justin Feinstein of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK. (show picture of Serenity)
The Serenity can be freestanding with sides you step over, or sunken into your floor. The technical pack is curved to fit the pool if installed in the float room.

Pricing:

Open Serenity Pool (10’ diameter) – $33,250

Dimensions:

Outside diameter: 120” x 17.5”

Volume of Solution

At 11.5” depth: 434 US Gallons (requires 1,800 lbs of salt)

Weight when full:

3,859 lbs

Floor loading:

0.45 psi

Technical Pack:

Curved to match product (can be next to pool or in an adjacent room) 45.5” long x 17” high x 20” deep

Remote Control Unit: We advise locating the unit in the reception area where the LAN cables terminate. Dimensions 8” x 4 ¾” x 1.5” (wall mounting bracket provided). A power outlet is required near the remote unit for the music source (not provided). A 3.5mm jack lead (39” long) is provided to connect the music source to the remote unit. A shelf next to the remote unit is useful to hold music source.
Electrical Supply: USA and Canada: 2*, single phase, 208-240V three-wire (“two hots, neutral and ground”) 60Hz AC, 20A breaker and two gang-back wired sockets. The mating plug and cable t our equipment must also be supplied by your electrician (We recommend installing the second supply cable as above for upgrade options such as silent air heating). Any other supply, including 120 volt, requires consultation at extra cost. Floataway needs to know the supply voltage in every case.
Data cable: 3 runs of Cat6 LAN cable terminated in female RJ45 sockets from the float room to your reception area.
Water Supply: This is a stand-alone product, not connected to the water supply, but we recommend installing a water faucet in the float room for cleaning and maintenance.
Shower: A shower must be installed in every float room. We recommend an open-shower (request our info for preparing an open float room).
Drain: No drain required for the Serenity (unless required by local regulation), but a floor drain is strongly advised and necessary for an open shower.
HVAC: Minimum one air exchange per hour required. The air temperature must be very close to the water temperature, thermostatically controlled in the room. Note that separate, silent air heating will be required to achieve this. Relative humidity (RH) target 80% in the room. Ventilation to be as silent as possible with a low-speed fan and manual switching in the room.
Flooring: Must be strong enough, waterproof, non–slip, bunded to 4”, level under the product and we recommend a floor drain (we have a document on extensive technical information).
Room Lighting: The room requires an independent bright light for cleaning and maintenance. The product has dim-room lighting when in use (which switches with pool light).
Room Surfaces: Wet room code. Windows should be made dark.

Accessories received with this pool

Optional Extras

  • Disinfection by automatic-timed doser for chlorine or peroxide
  • Ground noise isolation system
  • Star effect ceiling using fiber optics
  • UV filter (recommended with Peroxide)
  • Music mute button
  • Two-way intercom system
  • Redox disinfection system for chlorine
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtering
  • Automatic water-adding system (requires RO)

SketchUp version is available.

Click here for SketchUp library

Construction:

  • Top quality Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) gel on vinyl ester, hand finished
  • Choice of over 80 colors for side panels, tub in white
  • Concealed controls box and filter housing all within footprint
  • Two continuous 350W heaters under pool and 2” fire resistant insulation to floor
  • Temperature control by programmable digital thermostat
  • Underwater full spectrum colored light with user control
  • Integrated room light which switches with pool light
  • End of session chimes sounder
  • Over-temperature and low water alarms
  • For installation, all parts fit easily through standard doors and staircases
  • Disinfection by chlorine or peroxide/UV to suit local requirements
  • 1 to 75 micron filtration system with unique top entry filter housing for standard 9 7/8” cartridges
  • Powerful magnetic drive pump (all plastic construction), typically 700W but depends on customer’s requirements
  • 2 sound transducers (loudspeakers), full frequency drivers bonded to pool sides suitable for any sound source (player not supplied)
  • Call attendant and light switch buttons via air coupled switches for total electrical isolation
  • Elegant remote session control which can be located up to 300’ away with many functions (Please see remote specification for details.)
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with UL requirements and EN 60335-1 and EN 60335-20-60
  • Emergency battery keeps light lit for at least 60 minutes in case of a power cut

Construction:

  • Sealed timber and high-quality, vinyl liner
  • 4 continuous 350W heaters under pool, 2” rigid fire resistant insulation to floor
  • Temperature control by programmable digital thermostat in unique control system
  • Over-temperature and low water alarms
  • 1 to 75 micron filtration system with unique top entry filter housing for standard 9 7/8” cartridges, with surface skimming system & cyclic pump timing
  • Powerful magnetic drive pump (all plastic construction), capable of 8 minute turnover (commercial, the mini-pack standard pump gives a 15 minute turnover)
  • Emergency battery keeps light lit for at least 90 minutes in case of power cut
  • Call attendant and light switch buttons via air coupled switches for total electrical isolation
  • Pre-assembled technical parts housed on a GRP base and covered with a GRP lid which can serve as a bench in float room
  • Elegant remote session control which can be located up to 300’ away with many functions (see remote specification for details)
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with UL requirements  (NFPA 70, UL 1795, UL 1563, UL 508A) and EN 60335-2-60:2003+A12:2010 and EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014

Octo-Float Open Pool

This economical eight-sided pool with open-air design can be used for solo or couple floating. This easy-to-install, wooden- framed, open pool with an extra strong liner comes as a set of parts which can be carried into any space. The insulation and floating roll up cover are easy to fit with detailed pictorial instructions. This pool has eight sides and can be used for solo or couple floating and can be purchased with either the new mini pack for home use or a standard commercial technical pack.

Pricing: 

Open Octagonal Float Pool (8’ or 9’) – $11,990

Dimensions:

Outside diameter: 8’0.5” x 18”

Volume of Solution:

At 11” depth: 317 US Gallons (requires 1,320 lbs of salt)

Weight when full:

3,428 lbs

Floor loading: 0.464psi
Technical Pack: Curved to match product (can be next to pool or in an adjacent room) 45.5” long x 17” high x 20” deep, standard Floataway commercial pack. Includes remote control and many monitored parameters. For home use, the mini-pack has timer, thermostat, pump, heater and under-pool heating.
Remote Control Unit for Commercial Pack: We advise locating the unit in the reception area where the LAN cables terminate. Dimensions 8” x 4 ¾” x 1.5” (wall mounting bracket provided).
A power outlet is required near the remote unit for the music source (not provided). A 3.5mm jack lead (39” long) is provided to connect the music source to the remote unit. A shelf next to the remote unit is useful to hold music source.
Electrical Supply for Commercial Pack: USA and Canada: 2*, single phase, 208-240V three-wire (“two hots, neutral and ground”) 60Hz AC, 20A breaker and two gang-back wired sockets. The mating plug and cable t our equipment must also be supplied by your electrician (We recommend installing the second supply cable as above for upgrade options such as silent air heating). Any other supply, including 120 volt, requires consultation at extra cost. Floataway needs to know the supply voltage in every case.
Data cable for Commercial Pack: 3 runs of Cat6 LAN cable terminated in female RJ45 sockets from the float room to your reception area.
Water Supply: This is a stand-alone product, not connected to the water supply, but we recommend installing a water faucet in the float room for cleaning and maintenance.
Shower: A shower must be installed in every float room. We recommend an open-shower (request our info for preparing an open float room).
Drain: No drain required for the Octo-Float (unless required by local regulation), but a floor drain is strongly advised and necessary for an open shower.
HVAC: Minimum one air exchange per hour required. The air temperature must be very close to the water temperature, thermostatically controlled in the room. Note that separate, silent air heating will be required to achieve this. Relative humidity (RH) target 80% in the room. Ventilation to be as silent as possible with a low-speed fan and manual switching in the room.
Flooring: Must be strong enough, waterproof, non–slip, bunded to 4”, level under the product and we recommend a floor drain (we have a document on extensive technical information).
Room Lighting: The room requires an independent bright light for cleaning and maintenance.
Room Surfaces: Wet room code. Windows should be made dark.

Accessories received with this pool

Optional Extras

  • Disinfection by automatic-timed doser for chlorine or peroxide
  • Ground noise isolation system
  • Star effect ceiling using fiber optics
  • UV filter (recommended with Peroxide)
  • Music mute button
  • Two-way intercom system
  • Redox disinfection system for chlorine
  • Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtering
  • Automatic water-adding system (requires RO)

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Sound Isolation

No float tank can be made very sound isolating by itself. For good quality silence the whole room must be considered. There are two sources of sound intrusion, airborne and floor borne. Airborne noise requires good materials on the surfaces, seals on doors, baffles on fan ducts and tackling sounds at source wherever possible. Floor borne noise may not be obvious until the floater’s ears are under water.

The correct way to eliminate ground borne of floor borne noise is by using a spring suspension to lower the natural frequency of the float tank or pool. A deflection of 6 mm/ ¼”, is required to lower that to 6 Hz which is the correct margin below the 20 Hz lower limit of hearing.  Floataway offer an excellent system which we call our Ground Noise Isolation System. This becomes necessary when the floor is above a void or near machinery or road noise. Our system uses an array of rubber springs and has been shown to eliminate even fMRI scanner noise. Rubber mats are never that good.

For airborne sounds, good carpets in corridors are good and soft door closing latches are available, although expensive. Gaps around doors can let in a lot of sound as well as light, so seals are good but the best is a double door arrangement forming a lobby or anteroom. In theory complete silence is necessary to allow the brain to relax but second best is white or pink noise to disguise intrusive sounds like conversation or footsteps. Fans and air-con noise is pink noise but can become a nuisance in itself when too loud.

That is why silent air heating must be part of the strategy. This is done by hot water radiators, electric radiators or hot rocks or hot mirrors. Floataway can advise on all these.

Sound proofing walls and ceilings involves both mass per area and changing density laminations. Sound does not easily get past massive walls in brick or block, provided that the walls go up to the structural ceiling.

Where that is not possible sound insulation has layers of different densities because sound is absorbed every time it encounters a change in density. So this can be combined with thermal insulation in panel systems.

Fans are often required. Large slower fans are quieter than small fast ones. Fans at the far end of ducts are quieter and then a baffle box can be included in the duct. This is a labyrinth of sound absorbing materials and is an effective sound barrier while allowing air-flow.

When float rooms are adjacent to each other, the pump and shower noise can be a nuisance requiring either synchronised sessions or extra sound precautions in the partition. We can arrange to stop adjacent pumps in unoccupied rooms but shower noise can be even louder. Therefore, partitions must be carefully considered. An air gap between two partitions is good, or a massive solution such as aerated concrete blocks.

Floataway can advise on all these aspects but is not responsible for the final design of the room construction.

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Optional Extras

UV FILTRATION AND PEROXIDE AUTO-DOSER

This combination is becoming more and more the disinfectant of choice in the USA. However, in many other states, chlorine is used to disinfect float pools.  Hydrogen peroxide is not always regarded as a disinfectant but with added UV light, peroxide can also be used just as effectively. Recently, following scientific advice, we have increased our recommendation from 20 ppm to at least 40 ppm as a target immediately after dosing. You will find the doses required increase with bather load so monitoring is essential and should be recorded daily. Another positive feature is that occasional over dosing to 100 to 200ppm does no harm.

UV creates hydroxyl ions which are powerful oxidizing agents. We recommend that peroxide be dosed throughout the day which is why we advise the use of the auto-doser if UV is chosen.  Both chlorine and peroxide systems disinfect equally well. The choice is often dictated by the local regulator. UV filtration cannot be used on its own as it is a sampling system and leaves no residual. UV is not suitable for use with chlorine because UV deactivates chlorine. It should be emphasized that the main task for the chemical used is to break down oils, so more dosing is required than might be expected just for bacteria and virus elimination.

Chlorine AUTO-DOSER

If you choose to disinfect with chlorine, and you do not want the hassle of hand-dosing (only a 30 second job once or twice a day) you can also simply purchase the auto-dosing unit on its own which will add a small amount of chlorine into the pool every time the pump runs. You will need to fill the reservoir approximately once a week and rinse out the small auto-dosing hoses once a month. Chlorine systems require regular pH reduction.

While peroxide can also be dosed this way, we recommend UV is always used.

REDOX – OXIDATION REDUCTION POTENTIAL (ORP)

Floataway’s REDOX system measures the oxidation potential (which is a voltage) of the salt solution. This is done via a probe which is placed in a housing inside the plumbing system which measures the oxidation voltage in the water and injects the right amount of chlorine into the pool to kill the bacteria. The potential is internationally recognized to be the accurate way to determine the killing power of the solution for all pathogens. This system only works with chlorine.

If you intend on using peroxide in your float pool, do not order our PRIDE system as the probes are unable to detect peroxide in the water.

TWO-WAY INTERCOM

This system enables the operator to talk to the floater during the float session, if, for example, the floater presses the call attendant button during the float session, the operator can simply pick up the handset in reception and speak to the floater without having to go into the float room to do so. This system also enables, for example, hypnotherapy sessions to be offered during the float sessions and is practical in research applications.


MUSIC MUTE BUTTON

This system enables the floater to shut off or turn back on the music at any time during a float session, if continuous music has been programmed at the start of the float session. It auto-resets at the end of the session.

STAR CEILING EFFECT

This feature is available on all our products with the exception of the Open Float Pools. It looks absolutely fabulous! When floating in total darkness, the ceiling looks just like the night sky! There are over 100 individual lights of various sizes with different brightnesses. The operator can choose the intensity of the lights and the floater has an on/off button inside the float pool.

HIBERNATION

This feature gives an option within the menu to reduce the set temperature and the pump timing for extended out of use times. We can also add an optional external heater (an additional 20A circuit is required) to accelerate the warm-up time to 7°F per hour.

GROUND NOISE ISOLATION SYSTEM

Our rubber spring system reduces ground borne noise to below human hearing to
6 Hz.  It is superior to any rubber mat solution and helps produce profound silence.
See our separate detailed spec sheet.

POWER AMPLIFICATION FOR SOUND

For high quality speech, such as required in a clinical facility, we offer a separate power amplifier and equalization module, boosting high frequencies at 10dB per octave. It is not usually necessary for typical float music but a major improvement for research, training or hypnosis work.

INSTALLATION

If you decide to ask us to install the pool for you, we often (in fact usually!) find that our customers’ building works have taken longer than expected.  Please let us know the true anticipated buildout-ready date because it is difficult or impossible to install in an unfinished space. We make no charge for delayed installation and usually we can find another slot to suit your revised plans. If we are held up by unfinished sites when we arrive, we reserve the right to charge more for installation, based on our actual extra costs.

Please note : dim room lighting and color therapy lighting are standard on all our products.

If you require any other special features, please do not hesitate to ask us – our team of engineers would be delighted to meet any new challenges.

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