New Pasco development will include a Crystal Lagoons13 November, 2014 / News
Tampa-based Metro Development Group is rolling the dice on Pasco County, dusting off plans for a massive new community on the former Epperson Ranch. And Wesley Chapel’s new Park Place will be the first community in the U.S. to feature Crystal Lagoons, a man-made 8-acre crystalline lagoon with its own private beach.
Crystal Lagoons have been built in 60 countries ranging from Australia to Egypt — the largest is 30 acres located in San Alfonso del Mar. Metro President Greg Singleton said he wanted to offer a unique amenity that would differentiate his communities from other real estate projects. Park Place is the first of four such projects that will be featured in the Tampa market.
“When you see them in person, it’s breathtaking,” he said. “What’s important is that the community is going to be affordable. The homes will be priced in the mid-$200,000s.”
The lagoon would hold up to 18 million gallons of water. Singleton said the preliminary design calls for a water obstacle feature, a swim-up bar, volleyball courts, a waterslide tower and a boat launch. “You can kayak or paddleboard,” Singleton said. “You could even use a small sailboat.”
The patented technology keeps the lagoons clear and safe at a fraction of the cost of operating a traditional swimming pool. They are designed to use less water than a golf course. “And it’s so clear, it’s like holding up a bottle of Zephyrhills Spring Water,” Singleton said.
Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patentedtechnology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water incrystal-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 foundedCrystal Lagoons Corporation in 2007. In less than three years since its formation, Crystal LagoonsCorporation 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.