Fernando Fischmann

Crystal lagoons to develop first lagoon open to the public in U.S.

10 April, 2017 / News

Crystal Lagoons US, Corp announced a partnership with ESJ Capital Partners, the new owners of Jungle Island, the 18-acre landmark attraction located on Watson Island in Miami, Florida, which marks the beginning of a new business model for the multinational innovation company where crystal-clear, Caribbean-style lagoons will be offered to the public as an amenity for the first time ever.

The size of two football fields and slated for completion by late 2018, Jungle Island will feature a crystal-clear lagoon as the water centerpiece amenity where guests can enjoy zip lines with panoramic views of the Miami skyline, children adventures, water slides, as well as a private beach club. Jungle Island is one of South Florida’s main landmark attractions, complete with animal life, live shows, discovery camps, wild safaris, and offers interaction opportunities with the animal kingdom.

This will allow visitors of Jungle Island to enjoy these majestic Caribbean-style beachfront crystal-clear bodies of water. So far, there are more than 25 similar public-access projects worldwide.

Named the “World’s Top Amenity,” Crystal Lagoons offers fun and safe environments for swimming and water sports, such as paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing, now to more people interested in enjoying an idyllic lifestyle. The multinational water innovation company has developed a patented concept and technology to create unlimited-sized, crystal-clear lagoons that bring the luxury of a beachfront experience anywhere in the world at very low costs.

“The current park caters to visitors who have an interest in animal and nature experiences. Our amenity is a game changer and we are confident it will dramatically increase the park’s demand and attendance by drawing from a much larger demographic transforming the park into an active water sports enthusiast experience, substantially increasing the number of visitors, both tourists and locals,” said Uri Man, CEO, Crystal Lagoons U.S. East. “Our amenity also has a much larger capacity than other attractions and could easily accommodate double the current attendance.   We also expect the park’s attendees will spend more within the park due to the exciting water-oriented activities on the lagoon.”

ESJ Capital Partners, a full-service asset management firm based in Aventura, Florida who acquired the park, will handle the multi-million dollar renovation and expansion, expected to take two years to complete. Jungle Island will continue to be managed by John Dunlap of Iconic Attractions Group (IAG), the San Diego-based company currently responsible for its operations and day-to-day administrations.

Crystal Lagoons technology earned patent protection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Fast-Track Program for Green Technologies, which provides advancement in sustainability.

These sustainable lagoons use less water than golf courses, and this is especially true in rain-intensive states like Florida where the lagoons can be refilled with direct rainwater and because of this, virtually do not require make-up water to compensate for evaporation.

Crystal Lagoons technology uses disinfection pulses that allow using up to 100 times less chemicals than swimming pools and also uses an ultrasonic filtration system that allows using up to 50 times less energy than conventional filtration systems. The lagoons uses 30 times less water than a typical 18-hole golf course and 50 percent less water than a park of the same size. Plus, the lagoons can use almost any type of water including fresh, salt, brackish, well water and more.

The new crystal-clear lagoon at Jungle Island joins the company’s portfolio of more than 600 projects in 60 countries around the world in different stages of development and negotiation.  This will mark Crystal Lagoons U.S. Corp’s 15th project since opening their U.S. Headquarters in Miami, including two 10-acre lagoons slated for the SoleMia project in North Miami with LeFrak and Turnberry Associates.

Crystal Lagoons 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.




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