South African Media Amazed by Crystal Lagoons’ Technology13 January, 2017 / News
Cape Town – You might live in Gauteng, but new technology will now allow property developers to emulate coastal living in 2017.
Christobal Baixas, global director of Crystal Lagoons, has partnered the global company with property developers in South Africa to bring the refreshing evolution to estate living.
The company has developed technology to allow for large bodies of water to be established and maintained using methods that result in low energy and water consumption.
It allows residents access to water sports like swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
Patented in 160 countries with a presence in all five continents, the company has turned its attention to water-mad South Africa.
Baixas told Fin24 that the company turned its attention to South Africa because he believes it has a housing shortage and also has “very good weather”.
“Developers need to set themselves apart and gated communities in South Africa are all very similar,” he said. “New amenities set themselves apart.
“We realised there was a very important interest from developers,” he said, adding that there is a “very interesting pipeline of projects that could materialise in coming months”.
“The idea of having a beach life environment will create enormous value for property developers,” he said.
The company is focusing in Gauteng (Johannesburg and Pretoria), KwaZulu-Natal (Durban) and the North Coast (Ballito and Umhlanga).
“We are looking to develop a project by the end of 2017,” he said.
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.