ICONIC LAGOON COMING TO NORTH FORT MYERS, NEW MEANING TO POOL DIPPING
An iconic water feature is coming to North Fort Myers. Clean and clear Crystal Lagoons at the Brightwater community will be the size of 50 Olympic pools. The man behind the science is described as the Steve Jobs of South America.
Slipping into a swimsuit and taking a dip in the pool soon takes on a contemporary definition. Brightwater, a North Fort Myers community near Interstate 75 that built out could accommodate more than 1,200 new homes, will include a manmade water feature the size of several football fields or 50 Olympic-sized pools—which on a murky day may not be viewable end to end because of its immensity. Metro Development Group in Fort Myers is bringing Crystal Lagoons to the Brightwater project. Crystal Lagoons and its science are licensed to Metro Development by a Chilean inventor and entrepreneur, Fernando Fischmann, labeled in the world business community as the Steve Jobs of South America. There are huge Crystal Lagoons in such places as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India. Special filtration and other patents held by Crystal Lagoons can hold construction and maintenance costs to a manageable price, officials are saying. The man-made lagoon is fed by groundwater and monitored by automated sensors and flocking science that keep the water clear. Sand beaches surround the water, which opens more recreation such as yoga and waterslides. Homeowner fees will cover the costs of maintenance and amenities.
Brightwater includes housing and a water feature about the size of 50 Olympic pools. Las Brisas in Chile (pictured) is much larger.