Second Crystal Lagoons Amenity Breaks Ground In South Hillsborough, Florida6 September, 2019 / News
Neighborhood amenities are often synonymous of a clubhouse, swimming pool, and fitness center. However, Crystal Lagoons® has created what is known as the world’s top amenity.
Tampa’s residential developer, Metro Development Group, together with the multinational water innovation company are bringing homebuyers a taste of the Caribbean without leaving Florida by including a massive freshwater, crystalline lagoon with sandy beaches.
Their partnership began with a seven-and-a-half-acre lagoon, the first Crystal Lagoon in the U.S., which opened late last year in the Epperson community in Wesley Chapel about 35 miles north of Tampa.
They recently broke ground on their second joint venture, a five-acre lagoon at Metro Development’s Southshore Bay community in Wimauma about 30 miles south of Tampa. It is expected to open it in the summer of 2020. In total, Metro Development and Crystal Lagoons plan 11 lagoons of five to 15 acres each.
“The historical model is to build the neighborhood, put in some parks and dog parks, and build a clubhouse and a pool, maybe a nice pool with some slides,” says Eric Wahlbeck, Managing Director of Metro Lagoons. “Or you build a golf course and put the homes around the golf course. That is the traditional model. This is a totally different game-changing amenity.”
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 clear water lagoons at very low costs.