Crystal Lagoons -multinational innovation company founded by the scientist Fernando Fischmann-, 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, also called PAL developments.
The projects will be developed in partnership with real estate holding Ecipsa and could be located in major cities such as Tel Aviv, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, Netanya, among others. The developments will give Israeli city-dwellers access to an idyllic beach life all year round irrespective of the particular climate they live in.
All PAL™ projects to be developed in Israel will include a large lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons™ technology, suitable for swimming and water sports, with white sandy beaches and be open to the public for a ticket. Each project also could include hotels, residential areas, gastronomic venues, retail outlets, etc.
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 their sustainability. A key feature of these lagoons is that they can use any type of water, including seawater and brackish water from arid areas, which 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 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, especially the outdoors,” 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 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, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Korea, Palestine, Pakistan, Europe, Colombia, among others.