Facts about the H2O

Gravity Float & Wellness takes every precaution to provide floaters with the cleanest, safest and most relaxing experience in town.

But you have questions. Excellent questions. And we’re glad you asked.


Q1. “I’m a bit of a germ phobe. How clean is the water, really?”  A.W.

The water in our float tanks is outrageously clean. In fact, it’s likely the to be the cleanest water you’ve ever entered. Between clients, the entire contents of the pod is circulated through our Micron Filtration System at least 3 times. This state of the art filtration system not only cleans the water but also sterilizes the air and inside walls of the float tank. It’s industrial design filters particles from the water to 1 micron in size. You’re wondering how small is 1 micron? Interesting Fact: A human hair strand is 50-70 microns in diameter.

Gravity’s float technology meets and exceeds Canadian standards regarding sanitation, cleaning and maintenance.


Q2. “How does the water in the float tank compare to a public swimming pool? Public pools can be nasty.” L.M.

Public swimming pools and hot tubs are exactly that-public. Your private float experience is designed for one float at a time. Followed by one thorough, extensive cleaning. Couples or families are never permitted to float together.

In addition to the filtration system running before and after your float, the 1100 lbs of magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) added to the water to keep you afloat, is a natural antimicrobial. A natural killer of micro-organisms. The salt content in the water is so high that bacteria cannot survive.

Interesting Fact: Epsom Salt has a number beauty benefits including its ability to soften callused feet and can pump up the volume of your hair. Resist the urge to shampoo it out- just rinse with water.


Q3. “Are you sure the water is safe? Are there any other chemicals in it?” S.M.

If our Micron Filtration System and the half a ton of Epsom Salt aren’t enough to convince you of the cleanliness of the water, Gravity also uses UV sanitation. Ultraviolet is not a chemical, but a wavelength of light that is higher in frequency than the visible light spectrum. It is very effective at killing any residual micro-organisms. The UV bulb is housed inside the filtration system and does not illuminate the pod or shine on the floater. It just provides another level of clean.


Q4. “Ok. I still want to do whatever I can to make my float as hygienic as possible. What should I do?”

  • Skip Shaving. Shaving opens pores and may sting in the salt water.
  • Shower before you get into the pod, and when you exit.
  • Avoid deodorant, perfume or excessive lotions before you float.
  • If you have recently colored your hair, wait to float until the rinse water runs clear.
  • Experience floating in optimal health.


Still have questions? Email us at hello@gravityfloatwellness.com Or call: 778.478.0454

We’ve got nothing to hide.



Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller is a lifestyle writer whose articles and blogs feature interesting people, places and businesses. A former educator, she is a community volunteer and loves living and writing in the Okanagan. loumiller@me.com