Land Tejas’s Scottish-castle-themed Balmoral developmentÂ in Humble (sketched out above) isÂ 1 of 2Â currently planned Houston-area locations for fake lake maker Crystal Lagoons’sÂ giantÂ outdoor pools, Candace Carlisle reports. TheÂ sand-bottomed water featureÂ will be around 1.5 acres, andÂ a similarÂ 8.5-acreÂ poolÂ is planned for a differentÂ Land Tejas development (though theÂ actualÂ location of that one hasn’t yet been announced). As it does in the demo lake shown here, the lagoon company plans to keep the water in the poolsÂ much clearer than is typical of theÂ area’s bayous and beaches (or even of the stormwater-detaining landscaping lakes typically accompanying such developments) by using a soundwave- and flocculation-based filtration system. Bacteria and algae wouldÂ also be kept at swimmable levels with a set of sensor-and-Internet-controlledÂ disinfectant injectors.
Crystal Lagoons CEO Uri Man opened a Dallas office of the Florida-based company late last year, with the prediction that Texas would become the company’s biggest market. In addition to pushing the water features to developers, the company is also currentlyÂ marketingÂ the same technologies used inÂ the lagoons for theirÂ industrial potential,Â including inÂ cooling and seawater desalination processes.
Here’s a look at one of the company’s other lakes:
Images: Crystal Lagoons (Crystal Lagoons promotional photos); Land Tejas (Balmoral master plan)