DOYLESTOWN, PA. – In the next few weeks, many pool owners will remove the coverage for the summer season.
However, experts warn that chlorine shortages across the country could make it difficult for those who want to dive.
“People who don’t have a service company may be chlorine-free,” said William Juengel, Mer-Man Services swimming pool.
Last August, a fire at a Louisiana-based chemical plant during Hurricane Laura ruined much of the country’s supplies.
“They supplied 50% of the chlorine to our country,”
As a result, demand increased and prices jumped sharply.
“We stocked up some time ago, so our customers are good. I know other companies knew about it around December,” Juengel said.
Then there is the pandemic, which has caused a shortage of other products.
Therefore, making changes this season may be almost impossible for some pool owners.
“At the moment, I can’t buy a pump or a heater with a certain brand. And that’s been the case since last year,” Juengel said.
And if you come across a product, Yuengel recommends taking it while you can, but warns that you can pay a hefty price.
You can also throw away the chlorine together.
“I would recommend having a lot of salt water systems; they can convert it to salt water, and what this system does is it produces chlorine for you, so you don’t have to rely on increases and shortages, ”Juengel said.