Crystal Lagoons Brings Beach Life to Pretoria South Africa
With over 600 projects in 60 countries in different stages of development and negotiation, Crystal Lagoons® has developed a pioneering, innovative, and environmentally sustainable technology that has been patented worldwide. The company created the world’s top amenity in the form of tropical turquoise man-made lagoons of unlimited size, which can be built and maintained at very low costs anywhere in the world, using a minimal amount of chemicals and energy. One of the milestones for Crystal Lagoons during 2018 was the opening of the company’s first clear water lagoon in South Africa. Developed together with Balwin Properties’, The Blyde in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, officially opened on 08 September 2018.
Crystal Lagoons, in partnership with Balwin Properties Limited, created the ultimate lifestyle development complete with a beach setting featuring white sands and crystalline, turquoise water. The closed community gives its residents the ultimate lifestyle option of living near or next to the world’s top amenity – an idyllic clear water lagoon. It will also features a state of the art lifestyle centre which includes a restaurant, gym, spa, multi-purpose sports fields as well as two swimming pools within the lagoon.
Steve Brookes, Balwin Properties Limited CEO, says: “Having The Blyde developed around a lagoon offers so much more to people who are looking for somewhere safe and a place where their children can be children – it has massive appeal to a wide range of people because there is nowhere else in Pretoria that is close to a large body of water which they can enjoy.”
Water Usage at The Blyde
Regional Director at the multinational water innovation company, Alastair Sinclair says, “A big positive for projects in South Africa is that the water usage of a crystalline lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons’ technology has far less impact than that of a park or golf course. Crystal Lagoons’ technology addresses the concerns around the use of water and the energy needed to maintain conventional swimming pools. Also, any type of water can be used.”
Sinclair concludes: “We are delighted with the inauguration of this crystalline lagoon at the Blyde in Pretoria, as it will not only provide tremendous value to our partners, Balwin Properties, and the residents of this development, but it also means that our company’s technology is continuing to expand around the world.”
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.