Installation

The minimum room size recommended is approximately 4.2m x 4.2m (14’ x 14’). This ensures the chosen installation room is sufficiently big to fit the Orbit pod, together with the pump unit and reservoir tanks also in the float room, and still leave enough space for a shower unit and changing area.

Note: The size of the room can be reduced if the pump unit and reservoir tanks are located outside the float room, ideally in a separate pump and reservoir room. Please contact salesteam@orbit-float.com for more information and guidance.

It is recommended that a floor drain should also be included in the room design, to simplify room sanitization and cleaning. The Orbit pod is also fitted with a separate drain tap, that allows for occasional deep cleaning to be carried out without contaminating the float solution.

Epsom salt float solutions are aggressive and can blow drywall construction, especially if the humidity within the room is high. Metal fittings will corrode if they are not manufactured from the correct recommended material. A wash down tap and drain, in each room, is highly recommended.

Internal Pump Location

RESERVOIR TANKS

Due to the heated solution held within the reservoir tanks, this setup helps to reduce humidity and eliminate the “heavy” atmosphere within the float room. They may need occasional access for maintenance but can be insulated to reduce heat loss further providing added insulation.

PUMP UNIT

The Orbit pump unit stands just 900mm high, 650mm wide, and 800mm deep (36” x 26” x 32”) It is one of the most compact performance integrated, all-in-one pump, heating, and filtration systems on the market today.

ROOM FEATURES

Epsom salt float solutions are aggressive and can blow drywall construction, especially if the humidity within the room is high. Metal fittings will corrode if they are not manufactured from the correct recommended material. A wash down tap and drain, in each room, is highly recommended.

SHOWER

Showers in the float room are a must. Ideally, the room layout will allow them to be close to the exit of the Orbit pod. This prevents heavy salt trails and simplifies the cleaning.

ACCESS​

Disability access is very important to consider when designing and planning a float center. Ensure there is clear access throughout the building for wheelchairs with all appropriate fixtures and fittings

Internal Pump Location

INSULATION

Insulation of the reservoir tanks is easier when the tanks are not installed in the float room. This helps reduce energy costs and improves heat recovery times between float sessions, especially within air-conditioned rooms.

ACCESS TO PUMP

Installing an external room allows easier access to the pump unit for service and maintenance. It is also recommended that a small sink be installed in each remote pump room.

NOISE ISOLATION

The Orbit pump and solution processing unit are fitted with noise-isolating feet, reducing noise and vibrations through the floor. Housing the processing unit in a separate pump and reservoir room can reduce noise transmission even more.

PUMP UNIT

By locating the pump unit outside the float room, it enables maximum noise isolation to be achieved. It can also simplify, and make inspection and maintenance when required to be carried out more easily.

CONNECTIONS

Supply and return pipes will need to be connected to the rear of the Orbit pod, as well as a multiway umbilical cable. This supplies the power and connection control for the lights, music and door mechanism.

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