Crystal Lagoons second project in US is filling up
The Daily Record published about the second man-made lagoon that Crystal Lagoons will open in the US in the coming weeks. This crystalline lagoon is located in the Beachwalk project and is currently being filled with water.
According to media, the developer of the Beachwalk community in St. Johns County began filling the 14-acre lagoon centerpiece of the multiuse development.
Within the first week, 2 million gallons have poured into the water amenity. Set against a white lining, the lagoon is taking on the natural turquoise hue that will deepen into a “Caribbean” blue as it approaches its 10-foot depth.
By February, the water will be surrounded by a 100-foot white-sand beach with palms and winding footpaths. When completed, Beachwalk’s crystalline lagoon will be the largest man-made water feature in the U.S.
“There’s nothing else like it in Northeast Florida,” said Beachwalk developer John Kinsey of Boca Raton. “It’s the only community where you can literally have the beach in your backyard without being at the beach.”
The man-made lagoon will be maintained with Crystal Lagoons’ proprietary technology, which uses ultrasonic disinfection pulses that require only 1 percent of the chemicals and 2 percent of the energy used by conventional swimming pool filtration systems.
Crystal Lagoons technology was developed 20 years ago and was first used at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. Since then, it’s been part of more than 600 real estate projects in more than 60 countries. It has 16 offices on six continents.
Kinsey saw a lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons technology while visiting Chile.
“The first time you step onto the shore of one of these things, you’re sold,” he said. “You can’t imagine it just from a picture. A week later, I visited the Bahamas. The beach there looked exactly like the lagoon.”
The community features Caribbean, Key West and West Indies style homes with metal-roof homes, Bermuda grass and every type of palm tree that will grow well in North Florida.
The signature amenity is the lagoon where residents will be able to swim, paddle kayaks or stroll along a boardwalk.
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.