Crystal Lagoons and Israel share two things in common, a love of technology and a desire to improve the quality of life through innovation. It is precisely in this country, one of the most innovative in the world, that the multinational entered a new agreement to develop Public Access Lagoons™ projects, in partnership with international real estate holding Ecipsa
The developments will give Israeli city-dwellers access to an idyllic beach life all year round irrespective of the particular climate they live in. Each project will include a large crystalline lagoon suitable for swimming and practicing water sports, with white sandy beaches.
Israel and Crystal Lagoons also share a commitment to sustainability and water protection and the company’s PAL™ projects have won several international awards for sustainability in that regard. A key feature of these crystalline lagoons is that they can use any type of water, including seawater and brackish water from arid areas, which would have no alternative use. This combination of factors paved the way for the debut of Crystal Lagoons in Israel, a country that has pioneered water protection.
The first PAL™ project to be developed will include a crystalline lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons™ technology as the central piece, and be open to the general public for an entrance fee.
“The fact that one of the world’s leading countries in innovation and water sustainability is welcoming Crystal Lagoons is a tremendous endorsement of our technology. In addition, PAL™ projects are a perfect match for Israeli culture, as they enjoy life” said Francisco Matte, regional director for Crystal Lagoons.
The company’s sustainable technology has been a key factor behind its success in developed countries. The lagoons only need filling once, operate with a closed-circuit system, can use any type of water (sea, brackish and fresh) and use 40% less water than an average green area. Additionally, they use up to 100 times less chemicals than a swimming pool and only 2% of the energy of a conventional filtration system.
PAL™ developments have caught the attention of major market players worldwide, with high-profile contracts signed in: the United States (five PAL™ developments in Orlando, eight in North Carolina and Atlanta and four in South Carolina); India (100), Korea (30), Pakistan (15), Europe, Palestine, Colombia (10), Costa Rica and Guatemala (18 PAL™ projects developed in partnership with major regional businesses).