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Should I Have One or Multiple Styles of Float Tank?

Should I Have One or Multiple Styles of Float Tank?

If you had every model and type of float tank you’d be running the Burj Khalifa of float centers, with an estimated 38 unique float tanks, which include pods, custom open pools, cabins, vertical tanks, and inflatable or portable float devices currently on the market (not even counting old models).

This is all to say that there are a ton of options out there when considering tanks for your center.

Whether you’re opening a two-tank center, or a bajillion-tank center, do you want all the same model, or will you have some variety?

Timeline for Opening Up a Float Center

Timeline for Opening Up a Float Center

Opening up a float center is a lot like climbing a mountain. Even if you can see the peak, it’s a lot further away than you think, and when you finally get there, the journey and the destination usually end up being different than previously assumed.

In this post we’ll lay out a general process and timeline of what you may encounter on your path, from initial idea to actually operating a center.

Can you have volunteers at your center?

Can you have volunteers at your center?

So you’re thinking about using volunteers in your float center?

Before we clarify what a “volunteer” actually means, we’ll first explore why a float center might be considering them in the first place. While it can be a way to provide floats to people who are otherwise unable to pay, the impulse to bring in volunteers can also stem from a desire to get some sort of free labor (later in this post we’ll dive into why you can’t actually do this, but it’s important to recognize that the instinct is understandable, especially when you have someone lined up and willing to work for free).

In addition to a desired boost in overall productivity, it’s also a way to invite more people into your center to experience what you do. Some customers actually want to help out and see what happens behind the scenes at a center.

Floating and Athletics, a Strong Relationship

Floating and Athletics, a Strong Relationship

One of the beautiful things about the float tank is that it serves to rejuvenate the whole person. — the body, mind, heart.

Broadly speaking, it’s a tool for homeostasis, an ideal environment that supports balance, health, and growth. This piece will look specifically at floating and athletics. For anyone who defines themselves as an athlete, or as a general pursuant of athletic endeavors, the float tank can be a powerful asset.

In this post, I’ll discuss individual athletes who float and how to look at this from a marketing perspective. I’ll also discuss past and present research, and share some thoughts on how the relationship between the athletic and floating communities might continue to unfold.

How Many Float Tanks Should I Have?

How Many Float Tanks Should I Have?

Intro If you’ve crossed over into the sacred realm of “Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m gonna open up a float center,” an obvious question arises — “How many tanks should I have?” Now, if you’re like me, you’re creating a 90 tank float community where everyone who buys in...