Isolation tanks and urine do not mix

Floating is meant to be an unforgettable experience. It is your chance to free your body from the outside world and bond with your subconscious mind.

Urine can turn floating into an experience you would like to forget.

Float tank peeing might not seem like a big deal to some people. Such an attitude ignores the right of everyone to float in an isolation tank that is safe and sanitary at all times. It is difficult to enjoy floating if you are worried the water might be contaminated.

Floating in saltwater mixed with your own urine is gross. When another person floats in that urine, it is not simply disgusting. It is also dangerous. This can promote the spread of disease and undo the positive things floating is designed to do.

Sensory Deprivation / Isolation Tank

How can floaters avoid needing to answer the call of nature while inside the isolation tank? Planning ahead is a good start. Do not drink a ton of fluids before your floating session, so your kidneys can hold in the urine for the duration of the session. If you feel you cannot hold it in, simply leave the tank to go pee in the nearest bathroom.

Float tank owners can also take steps to ensure urine tainted water is not an issue. Allow enough time between floating sessions to flush out the old water and disinfect the tank. Then fill the tank with new water and new Epsom salt.

Doing these things will guarantee everyone has the experience they want when they step inside the isolation tank.