New Plans For Crystal Lagoons In Houston, Texas
A recent landmark for Crystal Lagoons® was the opening of the Balmoral real estate project in Houston, Texas. The inauguration marked a major change in lifestyle for residents as it meant local residents no longer had to travel hours to the coast to be able to dip in crystalline waters. For now, Balmoral is the very first man-made lagoon by Crystal Lagoons in the state, however, this is soon to change.
Houston-based developer Land Tejas Cos. has recently announced plans for a 12-acre man-made crystalline lagoon at its Texas City master-planned community Lago Mar. It will be six times as big as the lagoon at Land Tejas’ Balmoral community northeast of Houston, and is set to be the largest in the state.
The lagoon itself will be part of a 70-acre resort-style compound that will include a hotel, waterfront boardwalk promenade, 250,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space as well as condos and townhomes. Construction will begin soon.
Kevin Morgan, executive vice president of Crystal Lagoons U.S. Corp., previously told the Houston Business Journal that Texas “will be the largest market in the country” within the next three to five years.
“We are very excited to bring a Crystal Lagoons amenity to Lago Mar,” said Al Brende, founder of Land Tejas. “This project has amazing potential to create a totally new type of lifestyle for residents of Lago Mar and for Houston-area families looking to enjoy a fun, outdoor lifestyle.”
The Lago Mar lagoon will be up to 10 feet deep. Like the Balmoral lagoon — which is the first to open in Texas and built by Land Tejas — the Lago Mar amenity will employ Crystal Lagoons’ patented, environmentally friendly technology. The high-tech process allows lagoons to maintain its turquoise waters with 100 times fewer chemicals and 50 times less energy than a traditional pool.
“We are pleased to provide the financing for Land Tejas to help bring both the Balmoral and Lago Mar lagoons to life,” said John Hutchinson, president of Trez Capital. “The Galveston-Clear Lake corridor is booming, and resort-style amenities like a large public access lagoon will attract residents and visitors to the area for a long time to come.”
Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle agrees.
“The Lago Mar lagoon will completely change the entrance into our city, giving our citizens and tourists around the country an exciting destination for relaxation and entertainment,” Doyle said. “I could not be happier. Our mission was to make our section of I-45 something special. The Lago Mar lagoon is beyond our wildest dreams.”
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 crystalline water lagoons at very low costs.