UPDATE 7/17/2016: Uri Man, the CEO of Crystal Lagoons US returned to Charlotte last week for some further negotiations with at least 2 North Carolina based developers. If a deal is struck, they would still need to seek final approval from the Charlotte City Counsel.
The CEO of Crystal Lagoons just left Charlotte after securing a deal that he hopes will be finalized by the end of this year. The deal would be for the company to build a massive new ‘crystal lagoon’ and water-front development right here in the Queen City.
The company has now announced a total of 11 projects in the U.S., after it has already started 300 other projects around the world (including in Dubai).
The artificial bodies of water are built using proprietary ultrasonic and “disinfection pulse” technology (similar to the technology used in ultrasonic jewelry cleaners) to purify water with very limited chemical output and energy intake. The resulting water is extremely clear and blue, building an amazing platform for waterfront dining, housing, and recreation. The ‘crystal lagoons’ also come with white-sand beaches and docks for boats and jet skis.
The company is pitching the new lagoons as better alternatives to golf courses, claiming they are easier to maintain and more eco-friendly. They cost between $200,000 and $250,000 per acre to build and $2,000 to $2,500 per acre for monthly maintenance.
Would you like to see more of these around Charlotte?