You’re right, this summer, there’s already been news that the chlorine shortage of 2021 is extending into 2022, and you’ll likely hear more.
Pool stores may be currently stocked with chlorine supplies, but a 50-pound bucket of chlorine tablets that cost less than $100 two years ago will likely soar to $300 this year. Current prices are $220.99 on sale.
Once chlorine leaves retailers’ shelves, supply may be short. Demand has increased because people are staying home, using their pools more or installing new pools, thanks to the pandemic and 2022’s gas increases.
Add significant manufacturing delays, cost increases for raw materials, labor, transportation and the fires that destroyed two chlorine manufacturing plants and you get skyrocketing prices.
Even so, it makes good sense to use your chlorine wisely. You probably already have a good pool care routine, but a few suggestions may help: