At True REST we pride ourselves on the high quality of water that we use both in and out of our Float Pods®, and the state of the art methods of purification which keep all of our Pods’ water squeaky clean for each and every guest.
The cleanliness of the water in a Float Pod is a common concern—and an entirely valid one!
What tools do we use to provide pristine water?
All water at True REST—whether it be our drinking water, shower water or the water in our Float Pods—is purified with Reverse Osmosis (RO). RO is incredibly effective at removing anything foreign from water—it removes everything.
We don’t think you should soak up anything but relaxation and Epsom Salt during your trip to the True REST—so we eliminate any trace of the chlorine, pharmaceutical particles and other (somewhat freaky) things that tend to be found in a municipal water supply.
We utilize both UV (ultraviolet) and Ozone treatment in our Float Pods, both of which run constantly when the pod is not in use, and after each float session.
All water in the Pod is turned through our purification systems three and a half times, ensuring that not a drop is overlooked.
We like to keep it natural—both UV and Ozone are derived straight from the incredible power of nature. Ozone is responsible for the fresh smell in the air that follows a thunderstorm; it’s a byproduct of lightning bolts. UV traditionally comes from the sun, whose rays beam down on the planet and sustain life.
What’s so great about Ozone and UV? Here’s a brief summary of why we chose these two powerhouse methods for maintaining flawless pod water.
Ozone, also known as O3 is comprised of 3 oxygen atoms. O3 is unstable—which makes it release one of its atoms. This released atom becomes a free radical (an atom with “stray” unpaired electron which is left seeking something to bond with).
What does this free radical bond with? Anything unwanted in the water! As soon as Ozone comes in contact with anything foreign it is quickly oxidized, and thus purified.
It has been found that Ozone is 50 times more powerful then chlorine, while also killing bacteria 3,000 times faster than it. Ozone eliminates bacteria, mold and yeast, as well as organic material and viruses—while not removing dissolved minerals, such as the 1,200 pounds of Espsom Salt that is in your pod!
Ozone treatment also leaves zero odor, and reverts to pure oxygen, leaving no trace.
The sun is nothing short of incredible, and the power of its ultraviolet rays are no exception. Many of earth’s inhabitants, such as us, have an outer covering (skin) which allows us to tolerate a certain amount of the sun’s power; bacteria, viruses and molds, on the other hand, have a very low tolerance for UV rays.
UV works to purify by damaging cellular DNA—when anything undesirable in the pod meets these purifying rays, they are killed. UV treatment protects against viruses (including Hepatitis, which is resistant to chlorine), molds and bacterias.
Once again, no chemicals are needed and no byproducts or odors are left behind, leaving our water clean but unadulterated.
You’ve probably heard: each Float Pod contains a whopping 1,200 lbs of Epsom Salt—making for a solution that is nearly 100% sterile right from the start! There’s so much salt in each pod that if we added much more the water would actually start to crystallize.
Float assured, your Float Pod’s water might just be the purest water you’ve ever experienced!
Combining the power of Reverse Osmosis, Ozone, UV and a whole lot of Epsom Salt—we pride ourselves in the quality of our water, and look forward to seeing you soon to experience it.