October 20, 2008

Creators of World’s Largest Pool Arrive in U.S. With Their Crystal Lagoons Technology

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The innovative Crystal Lagoons technology, created by Chilean businessman Fernando Fischmann, will be presented October 28 in Miami, Florida, at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting during the Recreation Council, in an exposition given by the entrepreneur himself at 2:00 pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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This avant-garde technique will revolutionize residential real estate tourism since it is an ecological, economical and versatile solution that can be applied not only at coastal developments, but also urban and desert areas.

Crystal Lagoons' philosophy is to integrate crystalline water with white sand beaches, making sustainable tourism development possible in regions where water and beaches are a valuable but scarce resource. Additionally, its construction and maintenance costs are much lower than those of other real estate attractions; and installation does not pose any risk to the environment since traditional pool maintenance methods are replaced by this technology, which uses up to 100 times fewer chemicals than traditional pools.

Though Fischmann's discovery has clear uses in the generation of real estate value, one of its major potentials is its application in town planning and development to regenerate degraded locations, turning them into attractive residential and leisure oases.

The planet's largest pool

The invention, which has been patented worldwide, was developed for the first time in San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Chile (http://www.sanalfonso.cl/), where it has allowed for creation of a navigable artificial lagoon, something absolutely impossible to obtain by current procedures, which cannot solve turbidity problems associated with stagnant waters, hindering nautical sports and diminishing the visual and ecological attractiveness of the project.

San Alfonso del Mar's lagoon, covering eight hectares, one-kilometer in length and containing 250,000 cubic meters of water, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest man-made pool on Earth.

Today, there are 18 mega-projects in Chile and 50 international projects, including a joint venture with Nakheel (Palm Islands and The World Islands), Playa Blanca Resort in Panama, Lagoa Dos Ingleses in Brazil and Citystar Hotel in Egypt.

   Contact:   Gabriela Mardones   e-mail: [email protected]   Office: +562-207-7727  

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CONTACT: Gabriela Mardones, Quorum Comunicaciones, +011-562-207-7727,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.sanalfonso.cl/