I'm planning on starting my own float spa in a location that has absolutely no competition anywheres for about 4 hrs driving . Ive been researching into float tanks and the prices are absolutely insane for what you get . Really most of them are just fiberglass shells , the filtration system and a few optional add ons like lights , speakers and so on . It blows my mind that they charge 20k to 40 k for something that really broken down shouldn't cost anywheres remotely close to that . I realize that society and people being the way they are always looking for the easiest shiniest possible option and large amounts of debt are basically an after thought for most people . Like buying a brand new car, thereis never ever any reason to buy a 2017 whatever and spend ridiculous amounts of money on it but people do it to look wealthy and because they believe they need the newest top of the line option when you never ever do .ive bought a brand new vehicle and thought before I got it wow I really need this and when I got it and had it for a week I honestly was extremely bored by it and it really meant nothing to me . Just a bunch of flashiness that sucks people into massive unneeded debts . From that point on I always buy somewhat older vehicles because they do the exact same thing as a brand new car and I am done being conned by society and salesman for these vane things in life we don't need just think we do . The same sort of thing applies in the float tank world , I see that a dream pod or a top of the line Samadhi tank looks fancy but honestly your going Into a black chamber where you can't see anything . Who cares at all what the exterior looks like . I'll leave that to those vane people who are consumed by life's needless crap . All that plastic they are made of to me just looks cheap but at the same time well built . Just like a new car . They are pretty much all cheap plastic now but it looks nice to the observer . Building car would be way too complex but building a float tank seems really really really easy . The structure could be built by a ten year old kid which only leaves purchasing filtration and bam all done 20k to 40 k saved . I've seen a number of home built tanks that were also way nicer than the high end over priced pods . I guess my question in the end is why are people so willing to go in large amounts of debt when you could just easily build your own . Is it lack of knowledge , laziness, is it that people opening new centres believe they need to have this big fancy looking egg shell dream pod thing to make clients go wow that looks cool , now I'll jump in shut the lights off and have the exact same experience as any other float tank . I think the only reason is they feel they need to have the high end stuff or they won't be the cool kid at the Xmas dance with the name brand sweater . That and likely laziness . I've read a number of people who have built their own commercial tanks and started their centres this way but they are a rarity it seems . If there are any other folks with stories of building their own please share as I have basically come to the realization that I'm not buying , I'm going to build and have zero debt .