Fernando Fischmann

Public Access Lagoons with Entry Tickets: The New Crystal Lagoons Revolution

3 January, 2018 / News

It took only five months for Crystal Lagoons to conquer five continents with its brand new revolution: Public Access Lagoons (PAL). They will provide public access to beach-like lifestyle to everybody, after paying an entry ticket.

PAL will bring lagoons previously reserved for private projects to the masses. Given PAL’s social and urban value, and their contribution to sports and a healthy lifestyle, they have become a global trend with 40 projects, penetrating countries world regions such as Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, the U.S., and South America.

PAL vast versatility makes them the perfect solution for some of the most diverse locations on Earth, such as land sites reserved for future developments, stadia, shopping malls, public and theme parks, golf courses, racecourses, university campuses, and zoos, to mention a few. PAL will make profit out of currently underdeveloped land sites within cities, which today reach 25% of urban areas globally, and they will enhance the list of attractions offered by malls, which are being hit hardly by the rise in online shopping and local stores new prosperity, thus providing shopping malls a differentiating element to reactivate visits and sales.

Thanks to this huge success, Crystal Lagoons is making important progress in talks with some of the main shopping mall chains in the U.S. and the Middle East. The firm is evaluating to purchase several land sites across the U.S. for the construction of its own Public Access Lagoons projects.

Crystal Lagoons goals for Public Access Lagoons are myriad. In Townsville, one of Australia’s biggest and most attractive cities for tourism – due to its connection to the Great Barrier Reef – Crystal Lagoons will build a 10-hectare PAL project on the sea surface that will not rest any piece of land to the city, and that will become part of a full urban renovation plan that will offer people the opportunity to swim at jellyfish and shark free waters.

In Florida, Crystal Lagoons has partnered with one of Miami’s main theme parks, Jungle Island. The company will build a Public Access Lagoon project that will dramatically increase the number of visits, going from 300.000 to over one million yearly visits.

In both Seoul, South Korea, and in Onikişubat, Turkey, Public Access Lagoons will renovate urban areas. In Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, and in Phuket, Thailand, PAL projects will enhance tourism and will contribute to social wellbeing. In Mediterranean cities such as Madrid, PAL will offer cities the kind of beach life style they lack.

In Chile, the company already has signed one project and it is in talks with several shopping mall chains to add PAL to underdeveloped land sites. The scenery and wide beaches PAL offer have made of them the ideal social gathering spot of the XXI century, being inclusive and perfect to host appealing cultural activities and restaurants.

“Public Access Lagoons have dramatically changed the life style of cities. They have turned water sports and the beach lifestyle into something as reachable and common as going to the gym every day”, stated Pedro Lacerda, Crystal Lagoons Global Business Director.

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In Nigeria, the firm is in discussions to develop Africa’s first PAL project, in partnership with that country’s Tourism Development Corporation. The goal is to retain local tourists within national frontiers, since most of them usually go on holidays abroad. The government agency in charge will project six PAL projects for Nigeria’s main regions.

In Turkey, at the Mediterranean area of Onikişubat, the multinational water-innovation company has partnered with the local city council and they will begin construction of a 6.5-hectare crystal clear lagoon that will feature two wide beaches. In Seoul, in partnership with real estate firm Lagoon Korean Partner, they will build four consecutive lagoons within the metropolitan area. Last but not least, a PAL project in Thailand will begin construction within a water park at Phuket, one of the main tourist destinations in the country.

Less than 30 kilometers from Madrid, and in partnership with the local authority and real estate firm Rayet, Crystal Lagoons will turn true an old dream of Madrid people: to have a beach. Alovera Beach will become Europe’s first Public Access Lagoon.

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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