U.S.: Hundreds Attend North Texas’ First Crystal Lagoons Amenity At Windsong Ranch
Hundreds of Dallas’ top real estate executives, homebuilders, local officials and others — including World Champion swimmer and Crystal Lagoons® Global Ambassador Michael Phelps — were on hand to celebrate the first man-made, tropical lagoon in North Texas during a special preview June 28 in Prosper’s Windsong Ranch community, developed by the Tellus Group.
The five-acre body of water is only the second such amenity to open so far in Texas and is one of a growing portfolio of paradise-like lagoons nationwide, bringing the world’s top amenity to the U.S.
During the invitation-only grand opening festivities, Phelps made a special appearance and guests were entertained by a steel drum band, drumline, fire dancers and a water show with aquatic performers. Crystal Lagoons and Phelps are partnering to advance their shared vision of bringing swimming and water sports activities to communities around the world.
“We are very excited to bring this world-class amenity to the residents of Windsong Ranch,” said Craig Martin, president, and partner with the Tellus Group. “This has been a four-year project in the making and adding this feature to our already amenity-rich community will make Windsong Ranch even more sought-after by home buyers.”
The state-of-the-art lagoon at Windsong Ranch, which employs a patented, eco-friendly system that uses only one percent of the chemicals and two percent of the energy required by traditional swimming pool filtration systems, is a signature feature of Tellus Group’s 2,030-acre master-planned community. The private lagoon is nine feet deep and the size of almost four football fields, or 15 Olympic swimming pools, and is surrounded by white sandy beaches and hike-and-bike trails for residents’ exclusive enjoyment. The dramatic, clean, clear body of freshwater is perfect for a wide variety of recreational activities, including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
The lagoon at Windsong Ranch is a vital part of the community’s purposeful program to bring people together through green spaces, trails, parks, dramatic architecture, and exceptional, resort-style amenities.
The first Crystal Lagoons amenity in Texas opened last August at Balmoral in Humble, just outside of Houston. Another lagoon project will be breaking ground soon in the Lago Mar master-planned community in Texas City, Texas. Earlier this month, Crystal Lagoons and developers also celebrated the groundbreaking of a five-acre lagoon at Southshore Bay near Tampa, Florida. The company currently has about 110 projects in various stages of negotiation, planning or development across 22 states nationwide.
“The opening of our very first lagoon in North Texas marks a significant milestone for our company,” said Lisa Moore, regional director of Crystal Lagoons. “Texas continues to be one of our most dynamic markets, and we are actively working on many more spectacular, tropical-style aquatic amenities to be developed across the state over the coming years. We salute Windsong Ranch’s forward-thinking developers for eagerly embracing the future of outdoor lifestyle amenities and demonstrating how such beautiful bodies of water can add tremendous value and create community-transforming real estate projects.”
Beyond its significant project portfolio in Texas and Florida, Crystal Lagoons has also recently announced a bevy of lagoon amenities in new U.S. markets, including its coldest-climate lagoon to date as part of the Esplanade urban mixed-use project on the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Esplanade will feature a Public Access Lagoon, creating a community gathering space surrounded by restaurants, shops, offices, residences, entertainment venues and more.
Crystal Lagoons has also recently announced or signed new deals in Alabama, California, North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee. Across the globe, over 600 man-made, crystalline lagoons have been completed, started or planned by Crystal Lagoons to date.
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.
Source: Biz Journals