The demand for chlorine is at an extreme high due to a fire at a large chlorine plant last year. This
shortage is projected to cause an increase in pricing this summer. We would like to inform our customers about what is going on in our industry so that we can prepare for possible increases in the future.
Our community has been highly affected by a chlorine shortage. This shortage has been caused by a chlorine fire at Biolab. In Louisiana this Biolab factory caught fire and did not stand a chance. Over 800 tons of trichlor (which is used for chlorine tablets) was burned. The loss of this factory will result in a nation wide shortage that will be seen through the 2021 season. This significant damage has caused pool companies to stock up on as much resources and supplies as possible.
This lack of material could lead to a future increase in chlorine pricing. Another option that Vistancia Pool care can offer to our customers is liquid chlorine rather than chlorine tablets. Keeping your water healthy will result in reducing the need for as much chlorine. Call us if you have any questions, we are happy to inform you.
Certified Pool Operator and Technician Mike Sullivan