Lagoon, sandy beaches the latest in suburban amenities24 February, 2017 / News
The technology for the lagoon at Balmoral, to be built near Atascocita, comes from Florida-based U.S. Crystal Lagoons Corp., the U.S. arm of the company that built the world’s largest crystal clear lagoon in Algarrobo, Chile, and then built a bigger one in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, in 2015. The company has 15 current U.S. projects, including one at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Crystal Lagoons U.S. CEO Uri Man said. “We believe Texas should be one of our biggest markets,” Man said.
Crystal Lagoons has partnered with the Houston-based developer Land Tejas on two new Lagoons that will be the premiere amenity for their latest master-planned communities in Houston. The first will be in Land Tejas’ Balmoral development located in North East Houston and the second in an undisclosed location that will be announced in the coming months.
Balmoral will feature a 1.5 acre Lagoon that is almost seven times the size of an Olympic-size swimming pool. Balmoral will begin construction of the Lagoon in summer 2017 with plans to open in early 2018. The second Lagoon is planned to feature an 8.5 acre Lagoon that is more than 35 times the size of an Olympic-size swimming pool, and is slated to begin construction by the end of 2017.
Both communities, valued at over $1.5 billion, will feature approximately 2,100 and 4,000 single-family homes, respectively, and $600 million to more than $1 billion in projected home sales. Each community will also feature a Beach Clubhouse with areas for water sports, such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, as well as white sandy beaches surrounding the 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.