Crystal Lagoons geared to meet the needs of the 21st century16 October, 2017 / News
Several international media have highlighted the sustainable features of Crystal Lagoons technology. Construction Review, one of Africa’s leading portals, said that Crystal Lagoons meets the needs of the 21st century for water and energy requirements in a sustainable way.
According to a report of that media, “the world is clearly getting warmer: 2016 was recorded as the hottest year since records have been kept. This trend will no doubt continue over the years to come. ”
With this situation, the demand for water amenities like swimming pools is bound to increase. People want to keep cool, and swimming pools are seen as one ways of doing so.
However, at the same time as the world heats up, the availability of water supplies to meet water needs is coming under pressure. Currently, large parts of South Africa face drought conditions, and the scarcity of water makes it problematic for individual families to maintain the swimming pools they have at their homes.
“Current conditions suggest that public facilities make far better sense than individual swimming pools,” comments Alastair Sinclair, Regional Director for Africa at multinational water innovation company Crystal Lagoons.
According to Construction Review, even conventional swimming pools serving communities can be problematic because of the amount of water and energy they use and the costs related to keeping the water clean. Crystal Lagoons’ business model of partnering with public and private entities, in order to provide recreational facilities to the population at large, will have a profoundly positive impact on this dynamic. These partnerships will provide a more versatile, energy- and water-efficient amenity.
Crystal Lagoons’ technology addresses the concerns around the use of potable water and the energy needed to maintain conventional swimming pools. Ground water, salt water and even brackish water is suitable for a crystal-clear, and a typical lagoon uses 30 times less water than a standard golf course.
The filtration system consumes only 2% of the energy required by conventional filtration systems. In addition, whereas a swimming pool is suitable for one activity only – swimming – it offers a far more extensive range of family friendly things to do: water sports like kayaking, paddle-boarding and water-skiing are possible.
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.