This is great news for the Tampa Bay area. We are going to be the first area in the United States to get these supper-sized pool communities.
A promotional video that looks like a little piece of paradise, take a look at that, it could all be yours as these super sized pool communities are coming to the bay area. Our Christie Post talked to the developers today.
Well you know the pictures just make you want to move there, it looks so gorgeous. Well 300 of this crystal lagoons are in 60 different countries and now it’s coming to the U.S. now get this, the first ones are going to be in Hillsborough and Pasco County, check it out.
Egypt, Thailand, Jordan, Peru and now Tampa Bay, these massive, well enormous swimming pools are coming to a housing community near you.
“It’s visually stunning; it’s one of those things where just looking at it is spectacular”.
Crystal Lagoons based out of Miami started in Chile Central Coast as a way to swim and enjoy water sports safely away from the frigid and dangerous conditions of the local shore line. Metro Development Group will now use the technology here to connect to neighbors not wanting to make the haul to the beach. Greg Singleton says that three 8 acre lagoons are planned, that’s about 8 football fields of water. One will be in south Hillsborough County; two others in eastern Pasco County, each community will have about 2000 lots.
So it’s just like the experience you have when you go to Clearwater Beach but it’s right there and it’s in your own private community.
The CEO of crystal lagoon tells us over Skype it costs about $250,000 per acre to build and to run it $2,500 a month per acre. He says that’s still cheaper than a traditional swimming pool.
“You can operate it for energy savings of less than 2% what you would run a traditional swimming pool with”.
In cleaning it’s self sufficient.
“Really predicated on two main systems, the first one is called a pulse space disinfection system and the second we use an ultrasound filtration”.
So when can you take a dip? That will be next year or so. As for pricing, Singleton says the houses surrounding the lagoons are affordable.
“I think the price points for homes will probably be in the mid $200,000 range”.
Another community is planned in Fort Myers. So if you’re down south you can go there. As well as you’re probably wondering when you can buy this, but all of those details will be released pretty soon but they’re breaking ground in a few months, so they’re still kind of getting it going and you asked about the HOA fees?
I did, like is that how you pay for it?
Yes, that’s basically how they run it, how they build it, all of that but they don’t know exactly how much that’s going to be but if the houses are in the mid $200,000 range – it would be worth it.
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