Gigantic swimming pools called Crystal Lagoons coming to Tampa Bay area29 September, 2014 / News
CRYSTAL LAGOONS | They look like Caribbean beaches — that glossy getaway image of cerulean waves and white sands. But in reality, they’re self-cleaning, sustainable swimming pools up to 15 football fields in size, and they’re coming to a Tampa Bay area home near you.
Metro Development Group is partnering with Crystal Lagoons Corp. to bring the giant swimming pools or “lagoons” to four planned communities in Hillsborough, Pasco and Lee counties. The first is set to break ground at the end of the year on the old Epperson Ranch property in Pasco, bought by Metro about five years ago.
Accessible to 10,000 homes altogether, the four lagoons in the Metro communities will range from 5 to 10 acres in size. On the low end, that’s about the same size as four football fields, and on the high end, 71/2. To get a sense of the scale: an Olympic-size swimming pool occupies 0.3 acres.
Though the Metro pools won’t be quite as big as Crystal Lagoons‘ San Alfonso del Mar seawater pool in Chile (19.77 acres, with enough water to fill 6,000 regular pools, which currently holds the record for biggest pool in the world), residents can still kayak, paddleboard and swim in the waters.
“There will be something for everybody in the family,” said Metro president Greg Singleton. “Beach cabanas for the adults, 6- to 8-foot-deep water for teens to do water sports, a zero-entry for the kids so they can walk out into water — all in the same lagoon”.
Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons’ technology applications range widely from its recreational business, which brings the dream of idyllic beach life to any corner of the world, to its industrial variations in closed-circuit cooling, water desalination and applications for the mining industry. The technology was pioneered by Fernando Fischmann, the founder and chairman of Crystal Lagoons Corporation. A trained biochemist, Fischmann patented the technology and founded Crystal Lagoons Corporation in 2007. In less than three years since its formation, Crystal Lagoons Corporation has seen exponential growth and is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries, including Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and United States.