The approximate 200 gallons of water in the float tank is filtered between each float session for 20 minutes to achieve a three log reduction at 48 gpm, this is to ensure a safe and clean environment. Our system filters the Epsom Salt solution through a 1-micron filter, which is then exposed to UV light (UV-C), and ozone. In addition we use a pharmaceutical grade H2O2 in combination with our filtration system. As a result, Hydroxyl radicals are created through this filtration process which destroys bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and chlorine resistant microorganisms. This also allows us to maintain our water in immaculate condition without using harsh chemicals.
Disinfection is also inherent as the concentration of the salt water solution is approximately 25% salt. It has been shown in scientific literature that pathogenic microorganism cannot survive in concentrations higher than 10% salt.
We take pride in our commitment to our community to set and uphold the highest standards of health and safety for the Delaware float community. As Delaware’s first float center, we were honored and privileged to work hand-in-hand with Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) for 7 months to set the precedent for safety and sanitation on both the state and county levels.
We have a few encouragements prior to your visit to help give you the ultimate float experience!
Encouragement #1: Please refrain from coffee or stimulants 4-6 hours prior to your float.
Encouragement #2: Have a light snack about an hour prior to your float.
Encouragement #3: Shave the night before your float or after your float. You are floating in a high concentration of salt. That salt will find any nicks or scratches and can diminish the experience.
Encouragement #4: Leave any product or makeup for after your float. You will be showering before and after your float.
Encouragement #5: Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so we can provide you with an orientation and tour.
Our FINAL encouragement: Come get naked and float!
If you need to reschedule you appointment, please give us a call at 302-595-2475. We ask that you give at least 24 hours notice. If you are unable to give us 24 hours notice, we do have a cancellation fee of $30. We understand life happens so the first cancellation is always on us!
We look forward to welcoming you!
Come get naked and float!
We encourage you to wear whatever makes you most comfortable! Although you may wear a bathing suit, most people prefer to not wear anything at all. Additionally, a bathing suit would add unnecessary sensory input due to the high levels of salt, any article of clothing you take into the tank will become caked in salt as they dry.
You are in full control of your experience, with the ability to float with the door open and control lighting, along with music. Some guests with claustrophobia have reported no problems with floating!
We provide: Towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, ear plugs, lotion, cotton swabs, and make-up remover along with other necessities.
However, if you wear contacts, it’s a good idea to bring your case, solution, and eyeglasses.
Outside of that, bring yourself along with a smile!
Absolutely, it can be great to have someone around to share the experience with afterwards. Although you can’t float together in the same tank, you can book floats at the same time.
Definitely! Pregnant women get significant relief in pain and muscle tension from the state of deep relaxation achieved from floating. We do recommend that a pregnant woman consult her physician prior to floating, especially during the first trimester.
If your hair dye is fresh, we ask you to wait at least one week after your color stops coming out in the shower or color remains on the towel following your shower. We understand hair treatment is expensive and would not want your freshly dyed hair to be ruined. New hair dye will also etch the inside of our tank and cause us to shut down the tank for remediation. If you use any straightening treatments, especially with keratin, the salt may also disrupt the hair treatment.
Floating has been around for over 60 years, and has loads of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.
Yes. Just use the same precautions you’d use for a swimming pool or hot tub.
As always, it is important that you check with your health care provider first, for any conditions that might be specific to you. We are not qualified to give medical advice.
Do not float if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Do not float if you are injured or have open or bleeding wounds.
Do not float if you suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy and are not on medication and have been medically advised not to float.
Do not float if you under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.