Dania Beach, Fla. (December 14, 2023)

FirstService Residential sits down with Forbes to discuss resort-like amenities and the benefits of crystal lagoons and cold plunge pools.

Up until recently, cold plunge pools and Crystal Lagoons have typically been found in high-end resorts and hotels. But more and more master-planned communities and high-rises are dipping their toes into the waters of these crowd-pleasing amenities.

As the pandemic has receded, developers have increasingly focused on the unique lifestyles their properties will offer to residents they hope to attract," says David Diestel, CEO of FirstService Residential, a property management firm serving 9,000 residential communities from Toronto to Miami.

The company creates programs and implements the residential amenities that help bring those developers’ visions to fruition.

Among the lifestyle amenities increasingly favored within luxury residential settings are top-of-the-line spa and wellness facilities, Diestel says. Within those spas, the cold plunge pool filled with very cold water represents a vital piece of real estate.

“Crystal lagoons . . . are gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional pools, ponds or lakes,” Diestel says. “Their picturesque design often surpasses the limited dimensions of traditional pools. Their innovative filtration and disinfection systems cycle water more efficiently than traditional pools, drastically reducing the need for constant refilling. This water-saving approach aligns with our communities’ sustainability goals and implements environmentally conscious practices.

“In addition, the size and depth of Crystal Lagoons make them suitable for a wide range of water-based activities, such as swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. This versatility accommodates various interests and preferences, offering residents and visitors an experience beyond . . . a standard pool.”

To read the full article from Forbes, click here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffsteele/2023/12/12/cold-plunge-pools-crystal-lagoons-hold-water-as-residential-assets/?sh=200290fd6d57
Dec 14, 2023