Resources for the Float Community
There are several organizations in the US that manage regulations for pools, spas, and other recreational waters. There are also a few organizations that continue to develop best practices for operating a Float Tank. Here are a few of those standards.
The FTA has helped to develop Float Tank Standards - best practices to ensure quality, sanitation, and safety while operating float tanks.
An addition to the recreational water standards produced by NSF.
Component Certification Specification for Floatation or Sensory Deprivation Systems and Related Equipment.
The MAHC aims to continue developing a suggested code for health departments to use when regulating pools - include are regulations for floatation tanks.
Pool, Spa, & Float Regulations
As you've probably discovered by now, float centers will need to be approved and audited by a local health department agency. At this time, not all health departments have specific codes or regulations for float centers. A float center may be classified as a pool or spa, a tattoo parlor, or a hair salon.
The most effective way to find the regulations that apply to your center is to visit your city, county, or state's health department website. That said, we've done our best to find standards for many cities and counties in the US - please help us keep this up-to-date, by sending us any updated codes you find.
No statewide regulations
No statewide regulations. Look for county regulations.
Multiple local and county regulations exist. Call your local department of health for information