Plans are moving forward for a shiny new lagoon in North Texas: the pool-like body of water is slated to be the centerpiece of a luxury multi-use development in Rowlett and a new office in Dallas.
Uri Man, the CEO behind the project, says his water technology company Crystal Lagoons enables developers and cities to add lagoons, which he says are safer for swimming than man-made lakes in Texas. Some critics say the state’s multi-year drought isn’t a distant memory and creating new bodies of water won’t help, but Man says lagoons are different.
“People see a large body of water and assume it’s they think it’s using a lot of water,” he says. “But what’s very interesting about our technology is that Crystal Lagoons have an ability to lower evaporation substantially. So normal grass and landscaping actually uses more water.”
Their lagoons, Man says, use a small fraction of water over time compared to traditional swimming pools. Crystal Lagoons expects more this year in Dallas, Austin and Houston. With this growth, Man told the Dallas Business Journal that Texas could become the biggest lagoon market on the continent.
“It’s certainly one of the country’s leading economies and it’s a great place to live,” he says. “It certainly offers quality of life to people and will continue to see a tremendous amount of development over the next 10 to 20 years.”
Post by Betsy Joles.