Crystal Lagoons keeps growing in the U.S. with new projects for Texas14 July, 2015 / News
The prestigious financial American publication “Business Journal” has recently published a story about Crystal Lagoons’ forthcoming plans for Texas.
The journal states that the company’s lagoons as “something that looks like straight out of a Caribbean beach vacation brochure: crystal blue waters rimmed by white sand and palm trees. In reality, however, these so-called “crystal lagoons” are self-cleaning, man-made lagoons as big as 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools combined. And they could be coming to a master-planned community in Houston”.
According to the publication, Crystal Lagoons U.S. Corp. is expanding to Texas, and plans to establish a Houston office. The Miami-based company is in negotiations with two local developers to build crystal lagoons in the Bayou City.
“This is a world-class amenity, nothing that developers have been able to offer before,” said Uri Man, CEO of Crystal Lagoons. “This will revolutionize master-planned communities. We can create an idyllic beach anywhere in the world with our technology.”
Crystal Lagoons built its first crystal lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar, project located at the Chilean coast. Today, the company boasts more than 300 projects in different development stages in 60 countries, including the U.S., Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and Chile. Currently, the world’s largest crystal clear lagoon is 30-acre long and it is located in Egypt and a 90-acre lagoon under construction in Dubai.
Crystal Lagoons is now expanding to the United States, focusing on six states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada and Texas. The company is in talks to develop 35 projects in the U.S. Most recently, it partnered with Tampa, Florida-based Metro Development Group to build four projects near Tampa as well as an 11-acre lagoon near Orlando.
To manage construction and local operations, Crystal Lagoons plans to open a small office in Houston, Man added. If all goes according to plans, Man said Houston could see its first crystal lagoon in 2016.
“We’ve had tremendous interest from developers in Houston,” Man said. “We’re interested in Texas. It’s a stable economy, one of the largest in the U.S with a tremendous amount of growth. It’s also got a lot of land that is undeveloped and landlocked and we feel lagoons can add value to real estate.”
Crystal Lagoons Corp. is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.