Aqu Infinity – the latest addition to our float center and our family of float tanks in Brasov, Romania. We have been operating our float center since 2015, we were the first ones to open in Romania, and we are still the only float tanks producer in the country, with 4 different float cabin / float room / float pyramid / float pod models. This is our fourth tank and also our first float pod model, but we have quite some experience. We usually float in other float centers also when we go out of town, we love to connect with other float center owners, to experiment and share.
The float pod project it’s in development since 2018, it took quite some time to finish, but we believe it was worth the wait. We’ll just add a few key differences and advantages when compared with other float pods that we have tested. We know that it’s hard to build a tank that would satisfy anyone. There are some that would float even in a wooden box fitted with a piece of liner and others that would not go inside of a sensory deprivation tank even if it was made of gold and had a wide-screen tv installed inside. But, we tried to do our best and hope that you will like and appreciate our work.
Let’s start with the shape. It follows the human body contour. We called it an infinity shape thus the float pod name. It’s the similar shape that kids are drawing in the winter when they make snow angels. It’s the same shape that the body has when relaxed in the floating position. It was the natural one to try and emulate. It was not easy, oval or square tanks are a looot easier to design and construct, we know. But we believe it was worth the effort. Also, as a bonus, we get to use less salts (around 30% less when compared with a squared-shaped tub in our other cabins) and the tank heats and recirculates faster.
Full-open lid was a must for us, for several reasons, including easy access for the client and easy cleaning for us. This also eliminates dripping points that appear on the half-open ceilings. It also eliminates draft inside the tank that we have experienced with pods that were hard to insulate between the two top halves. It allows for a built-in ceiling heater to reduce even further condensation / dripping and ensure a better controlled / warm environment. We’ve seen so many tanks where dripping was a real issue.
The positioning of the ventilation holes also helps with this. There is passive and active ventilation and the vents can be partially closed if needed. The vents are also directional so even when the ventilator is turned on with the remote control, you cannot feel the draft on your skin. The remote control also allows you to switch on/off the lights or music. If needed, you can also ask for help from reception via the two-way digital WiFi intercom. We’ve also floated in tanks where draft was freezing our toes and we had no control over it or any of the music/lights/communication with reception option.
Both top and bottom have double walls, totally closed for a better insulation. We’ve seen models where the top was closed with a more or less ugly gasket, but the bottom was totally open underneath, no insulation at all, wind blowing under the kilt. Here, both top and bottom are fully closed and they also have in-built heaters. In total, the tank has 3 heaters: bottom under tank silent heater, ceiling silent heater and also inline heater. All are automatically controlled with adjustable temperature ranges for optimal power consumption according to the season (summer/winter) or float session length (great for all-night floats).
Quite a lot of attention was also given to the salt solution re-circulation holes positioning, both horizontal and vertical. We’ve seen enough float tanks that have holes positioned on the short end, thus needing an extra-powerful and noisy pump to circulate the entire volume of water. Our pod has the holes positioned on the long end at a big distance from each other and, helped by the infinity-shape, makes a round-trip of the entire tank, helping to circulate the entire volume of water. Regarding vertical positioning, we used some of of the largest tub drains, to allow a good suction both from the bottom of the tank and also from the water surface, for both heavy and floating debris.
Last but not least, there are no gaps between the inner/outer shells. The inner part (tub) and the outer part (kilt) of the bottom half are one piece (no black gasket between like some models have). They are glued together with fiber glass, binding point gel-coated and polished to perfection. Same for the top part: you really cannot see where the outer and the inner shell were glued together. It’s just a beautiful float pod to admire, with the infinity-shaped tub and infinity logo carved onto the no-slip bottom. Yes, it has a built-in no-slip bottom also… 🙂
And the rest is standard to our tanks: fully-automated filtration system, with more than enough temperature and timing settings that can be played with by a curious/technical owner. Standard double-parallel particle filters with 1 to 50 microns cartridges available, UV lamp, ozone generator, slow-start silent variable speed pump etc. All monitored and controlled remotely from PC or phone via installed application (for the young tech oriented owners) and also manual control backup (for when WiFi fails or a button on the wall is just a more familiar option for some).The only question is: have we forgot anything that an experienced or beginner floater would want ? We hope not. Yes, we’ve seen some tanks that check some of the boxes, but others that miss quite a few of the things mentioned above. We think we managed to build quite a great tank. But.. you don’t have to believe us. You can test it yourselves. So, no matter what part of the country or the.. universe you are, if you ever wander around Europe, get curious about visiting Transylvania and reach Brasov, give us a sign. We would be glad to accommodate you and let you try all the float tank types that we manufacture at Aquarmony.