A little deeper dive into what it takes to live on 14-acre man-made lagoon.
Beachwalk is already something of a household name around St. Johns County. The new community along CR-210 at I-95 will have a 14-acre man-made lagoon as its centerpiece, surrounded by homes from Americrest Luxury Homes, Lennar and Vintage Estate Homes. But if you’re like me, the first question you have about a community like this doesn’t necessarily revolve around the homes or the builders. No, your first question might be, “How do they keep that lagoon clean?” And if you’ve ever lived in a community with a public pool, you know what I’m talking about.
Fortunately, it seems that Fernando Fischmann, founder of Crystal Lagoons, has solved that problem. If you take a look at the “Concept & Technology” section of the Crystal Lagoons website, the company spends a few paragraphs discussing how it handles water treatment and filtration.
According to the company, Fischmann’s patented technology uses significantly less chemicals and energy as traditional swimming pool treatment/filtration. In fact, the system uses “controlled pulses of very small quantities of oxidants/micro-biocides to the water in the lagoon”. For filtration, Crystal Lagoons relies on “the application of natural compounds and different ultrasonic waves” to remove particles from the water. The water quality and systems are monitored from a centralized remote location, further reducing costs.
And so far, with more than 600 projects in different stages of development or operation around the world, the Crystal Lagoons system seems to be working. Which is likely a big part of what attracted Beachwalk’s builders to the project.
A Quick Overview of Beachwalk
Americrest Luxury Homes’ first community of villa-style homes, Atlantica Isles, will be close to the lagoon, and range in size from approximately 2,500 – 3,000 s.f. A gated community, Atlantica Isles will provide residents with lawn maintenance and exterior painting, along with all the amenities of Beachwalk. Pricing starts in the high 400s.
Lennar will begin building in The Reef at Beachwalk, just slightly west of the lagoon. Homes will range in size from approximately 1,800 – 2,300 s.f., and prices will start in the low $300s. Contact us for more details on these Lennar homes.
Vintage Estate Homes is building single-family homes just east of the lagoon, and sales have begun already. Homes will range from approximately 2,700 – 4,000 s.f. Prices begin in the mid $500s.
Once complete, there will be approximately 760 homes in Beachwalk, along with retail, restaurants and more.