The chlorine shortage is widespread and it will likely worsen â€” driving chlorine prices even higher â€” as homeowners start to prep swimming pools for the season. CNBC spoke to pool industry insiders in multiple states â€” including Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Texas â€” about the tight supplies, which are expected to blindside pool owners, who are largely unaware of the problem.
A combination of factors has led to the scarcity, including an unprecedented surge in demand last year and a chemical plant fire, which destroyed some manufacturing capacity.
â€œWe started buying early, way early, and stockpiled as much as we could,â€ said Allan Curtis. â€œWe wonâ€™t last more than probably mid-May, or late May, and weâ€™ll be out of chlorine.â€See CNBC
‘Poolmageddon’ – A Major Chlorine Shortage Is Set to Spoil Summertime Fun in the Swimming Pool