Each person that floats at your center will take two showers: one before their float, and one after. These showers are definitely necessary. Before a customer enters a float tank, you’ll want them to shower in order to make sure that water contamination from skin oils and dirt is minimized, and after a float a customer is going to need a shower to remove the salty residue from their skin.
The cost of these showers quickly adds up, and makes your water bill one of the most expensive recurring costs of owning and operating a center, especially if you’re in an area with a limited or expensive water supply. Furthermore, most people enjoy hot showers, which can put an unfortunate strain on your water heater. Our float center, Float On, pushed our 50 gallon water heater beyond it’s limit (with 4 simultaneous showers followed closely by 4 more), and we HAD to install low-flow showerheads in order to have enough hot water for all 4 rooms.
That being said, there are a few simple tactics to lower your usage, and consequently take stress off your water heater and lower your float center’s water expenses.
Install low-flow showerheads