Did you notice this past summer that your inground pool is looking a little worse…
You may have seen the headlines and heard the panic from some pool owners. There’s a pool chlorine shortage in 2021. Specifically, a shortage of trichlor tablets. But don’t panic. When you hire Woodfield’s pool care team to open, clean, maintain, and close your inground pool, we supply all pool chemicals.
We will keep your inground pool clean and sparkling all summer long and into the fall. No need to worry on your part.
Why Is There a Pool Chlorine Shortage?
There are two main reasons for the pool chlorine shortage. The first is the increased demand for pool supplies during the pandemic depleted stock. The second is a chemical fire at one of the main manufacturers of trichlor tablets.
Increased Demand (and Hoarding)
With stay-at-home orders in place since March 2020, pool owners across the country made far more use of their pools than a normal year. And more people in the pool more often means you need to use chlorine more often. So that depleted the available supply.
And much like when the pandemic started when people started buying and hoarding toilet paper and disinfectant wipes, now people are buying as much pool chlorine as they can get their hands on.
The other main cause of the chlorine shortage stems from a devastating fire at the BioLab plant in Westlake, Louisiana in August of 2020. The plant was damaged by Hurricane Laura, and the fire burned the plant to the ground. It also released chlorine gas into the air. No one was injured since the plant and much of the area had been evacuated due to the hurricane.
An investigation into the fire is still underway. In the meantime, the company is hoping to rebuild and begin production once again.
Find a Pool Care Package That Works for You
When you hire a professional pool care and pool maintenance company like Woodfield, you don’t have to worry about a chlorine shortage. No searching around town or online for those elusive chlorine tablets. You also don’t have to worry about storing dangerous chemicals, or putting time in every week to keep your pool clean.
We do all of that for you, and pool chemicals are included in our pool care packages. The pricing you see is for the full season. Call us to ask about prorated pricing since we are already mid-season.
We provide pool care services to homeowners in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, and Howard counties.