Man-Made Lagoon Experts’ Second Houston Swimming Hole: 12-Acres Big, 10-Ft. Deep

MAN-MADE LAGOON EXPERTS’ SECOND HOUSTON SWIMMING HOLE: 12-ACRES BIG, 10-FT. DEEP Developer Land Tejas announced it’ll be deploying another artificial lagoon in Houston on top of the 2-acre one it’s already filling up with water near Summerwood. Technology for both of them comes from Dallas-based firm Crystal Lagoons whose patented, beach-fronted swimming holes function “year-round, even in cold climates” —- reports BusinessWire — “in which they can be frozen and used for winter sports such as ice skating and hockey.” Crystal Lagoons’ biggest one so far, a 23.8-acre body of water at the Citystars Sharm El Sheikh resort in Egypt is the current Guinness-World-Record-holder for “largest man-made lagoon.” But not for long: the firm’s got a 90-acre one in the works for Dubai. At Land Tejas’ 4,000-home community in Texas City — dubbed Lago Mar — the planned 12-acre Crystal Lagoon lagoon will be surrounded by a “70-acre resort-style compound,” reports the HBJ’s Fauzeya Rahman, including boardwalks, a hotel, restaurants, and retail. [HBJ] Map showing proposed resort component of Land Tejas’ Lago Mar development: Land Tejas

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