After less than 10 months in effect, Wisconsin regulations governing float tanks were rescinded. While they were in effect, the Department of Health Services had monitored operation of facilities, safety and supervision, water testing and the type of water-treatment systems used. Under the regulation, float tanks were classified as limited-purpose public swimming pools, and more than 45 sections of the pool code were dedicated to float tanks.
After hearing from a concerned business, the affected agencies agreed to meet and discuss the float tank regulations, which they pulled in April. Several business owners told the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that, while the swimming pool regulations didn’t fit float tanks, they did feel some kind of code needs to be in place.