Media Highlights the Beach Life in Orlando Thanks to Crystal Lagoons

Nonahood News, a newspaper and website in Lake Nona area, in Orlando, highlights in an extensive article what will be the projects that the company is developing in the city recognized as a global entertainment hub and home to several theme parks. “The multinational water innovation company Crystal Lagoons is bringing Caribbean beach life, turquoise waters, white sand beaches and aquatic sports to Orlando” explain the media.

There will be at least five Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments, which Crystal Lagoons and the distinguished hospitality asset manager ADËLON Capital will develop under a master agreement. It should be noted that the complexes are accessible to the public by purchasing tickets.

“This important partnership with such a respected developer represents a new landmark for Crystal Lagoons in a region that is ideal for our globally-known lagoons. We chose Orlando because we believe this iconic Central Florida city can be revolutionized by our crystalline waters, which have been lauded in the press as being at the ‘helm’ of the amenity craze,” according to Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

“This agreement confirms that PAL™ projects are the future of our business. Investors are interested because of their cost effectiveness, safety, low risk, and stability facing health and economic concerns brought by COVID”, added the executive

The first project is expected to open in 2023. All planned PAL™ complexes in Orlando will offer picturesque beach life and entertainment, hotels, multifamily development stores, restaurants, wedding areas, conferences, concerts and much more. The lagoons and their accompanying amenities will be located across Orlando in Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Sumter counties. All lagoons as well as the year-round entertainment possibilities will be accessible to the public through ticketed entry.

Orlando has more than 75 million visitors each year, and for the first time, residents and visitors alike will be able to experience the one thing missing here: a year-round tropical beach with turquoise water, white sand beaches, water sports and many other activities. The facilities will allow residents and visitors to spend time with family and friends by renting a paddleboard or kayak, going to a restaurant, and shopping at retail stores.

Jonathan Cohen, ADËLON Capital founder and co-chairman, said, “We are very happy with our strategic alliance with Crystal Lagoons, one of the world’s most innovative companies. With their technology, we will bring Orlando the only thing it is lacking: a beach lifestyle.”

Crystal Lagoons sets itself apart with its environmentally-friendly technology. Crystal Lagoons can use any type of water, including seawater, freshwater or brackish water, depending on its availability. In rainy conditions, excess water is collected in the lagoons and used for other purposes.

Adding to their environmental consciousness, lagoons are filled only once and operate in a closed circuit. The lagoons are sanitized with controlled pulses of tiny amounts of safe additives in specific patterns. This way, the lagoons use significantly less chemicals than traditional swimming pools, reducing cost and environmental damage. To compensate for evaporation, the amount of water required to maintain one of these lagoons is only half of what is normally used, for example, to irrigate a golf course of the same size. With this concept, people can avoid traveling by plane or car to reach equally luxurious destinations and instead opt to visit one of these publicly accessible lagoons.

Crystal Lagoons also has Hot Reef™ Technology that makes it possible to keep the bathing area warm during the winter months and cool during the summer months. Lagoons can also be complemented with a removable dome that allows guests to relax in the lagoon no matter the weather.

Crystal Lagoons is a U.S.-based company whose technology allows lagoons of unlimited size to be built and maintained at exceptionally low costs anywhere in the world, using a minimum amount of additives and energy. According to, these lagoons use up to 100 times less chemicals than conventional swimming pools and consume only 2% of the energy needed by swimming pools’ filtration systems. Crystal Lagoons has more than 1,000 projects around the world in various stages, 6 lagoons in operation, and, in the U.S., 221 projects in total. The global technology company has developed the patented concept and technology to create crystal-clear lagoons of unlimited size anywhere in the world.

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In Onikisubat, Turkey, the Public Access Lagoons™ project by Crystal Lagoons, which has the largest lagoon in Europe, is garnering worldwide attention as the venue for a significant expo and summit on healthy lifestyles, green economies, sustainable living, education, and innovation.

The event promotes cooperation and knowledge exchange among countries regarding an environmentally respectful and sensitive culture within cities.

The Mayor of Onikisubat, Hanefi Mahçiçek, emphasized the significance of this development as the most prominent setting for the event due to its environmental characteristics. He also noted that the PAL™ development is part of the urban plan to transform the city into a model and modern district.

Indeed, one of the attributes of this project, in partnership with the local municipality, is the sustainability of Crystal Lagoons® technology and its contribution to urban public entertainment, setting a new standard with high social impact.

This Expo 2023 features the participation of over 24 countries and is expected to draw more than 2 million visitors worldwide. The exhibition encourages cooperation and knowledge exchange among countries on healthy lifestyles, green economies, sustainable living, education, and innovation.

The sustainability of Crystal Lagoons® technology, which has received multiple global awards, has been certified by Bureau Veritas for its low water and energy consumption. Another noteworthy feature is that it uses any type of water: fresh, seawater, or brackish. It uses up to 100 times fewer chemicals than a traditional pool and can reduce the carbon footprint in the tourism and transportation sector by over 40%.In Turkey, Crystal Lagoons is also in advanced negotiations to develop PAL® projects in several country cities. These complexes provide access to crystalline lagoons and white sandy beaches for anyone through the purchase of a ticket, delivering a tropical paradise experience amid the city. Around the lagoon are spaces for fairs, launches, food halls, weddings, hotels, shops, restaurants, and concerts on multiple stages, terraces, domes, and amphitheaters.

Crystal Lagoons has completed a significant expansion in Australia. The multinational innovation company has signed an important contract with investment fund Vibranium Capital Partners to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments, in Australia. Additionally, the agreement considers the possibility of entering with ten additional projects in other countries in Oceania and Southeast Asia.

Australian cities have been ranked among the best in the world because of their geographical richness and nature. Through this contract, cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast will have large crystalline lagoons suitable for swimming and water sports, surrounded by white sand beaches. These complexes contribute new beach hubs, catering to the Australian lifestyle where aquatic activities and entertainment are prioritized.

While these cities are located close to the coast, the projects of Crystal Lagoons will develop second and safer shorelines. They will provide additional tourist infrastructure to the natural beaches that enable people to swim and practice water sports securely, free from the sea risks in that area.

The partner in this contract is an Australian investment fund with operations in Oceania, the Americas, and Asia, with more than 30 years of experience and an investment portfolio of US$4 billion. The firm’s interest in the PAL™ model is to expand its strategic partnerships and real estate development opportunities in key markets.


What to expect

Like all public access projects of Crystal Lagoons, the centerpiece is a crystalline lagoon, which can be accessed via ticketed entry. The PAL™ complexes also incorporate restaurants, multifamily areas, hotels, retail, beach clubs, etc.

Australians love the water and outdoor life. However, as with many tourist destinations worldwide, coastal edges are highly developed, and land is expensive. PAL™ developments offer a successful and sustainable alternative to developing beach and recreational infrastructure in inland areas, giving a larger part of the population access to these recreational spaces,” said Alastair Sinclair, Regional Director of Crystal Lagoons.

“We look forward to leveraging our experience under this partnership and the potential of Crystal Lagoons® concepts and technology, particularly in Australia. We will now focus on building partnerships with strategic investors, developers, and landowners in each of the territories to bring these projects to fruition,” added a Vibranium Capital Partners spokesperson.

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Since expanding to the United States, the success of Crystal Lagoons has not stopped. Their developments have always been at the forefront of real estate sales rankings in the country. This is the case with their first project, Epperson in Florida, to the newest ones, Mirada and Sunterra in Florida and Texas.

This is again confirmed by the 2023 real estate ranking by RCLCO, one of the USA’s leading real estate consulting firms, recently released. In it, five projects of Crystal Lagoons are among the top 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the country. These include Sunterra, Sierra Vista, Windsong Ranch in Texas, and Mirada and Epperson in Florida.

All of them have a crystalline lagoon as a central piece. Sunterra was the best-selling development in Texas, with a 49% increase. Mirada, which features the largest artificial lagoon in the country, grew 59% in sales, being the project of Crystal Lagoons with the greatest dynamism.

Within RCLCO’s rankings, developments with crystalline lagoons are always among the best sellers. Crystalline lagoons impact the speed of sale and price, generating an advantage over the competition.

According to the consultancy, the success and added value of the lagoons are because amenities like these are among the most sought after by families in this country. These bodies of water allow for water sports, beach life, outdoor activities, and access to nature, benefits that buyers increasingly value.

“Artificial lagoons are a cross-cutting sales driver confirmed in various rankings in all their versions, such as RCLCO and the John Burns Real Estate Consulting ranking. That’s why the United States is the world’s main market for Crystal Lagoons, with more than 275 projects in different stages of development and negotiation,” explains Ivan Manzur, Senior VP of Sales at Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

This success reflects how the Crystal Lagoons® concept and technology, patented worldwide, has become the world’s top amenity, changing the landscape and creating a unique environment of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches.


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