Everything You Need to Know About the Chlorine Shortage and
How to Thrive in It

What caused the chlorine shortage?

  • Most residential pools and hot tubs use chlorine
  • Fires destroyed chlorine manufacturing plants in 2020 and 2021; rebuilding is expected to be completed late 2022.
  • The pandemic caused many continuing supply chain issues
  • Increased demand: more people bought pools/hot tubs in 2020 and 2021

The issue in 2022 is cost

  • Two years ago, a 50-pound bucket of chlorine tablets cost less than $100.
  • This year, pool owners can expect to pay $300 or more for that same bucket.
  • Shopping around for the best prices will only mean incremental differences
  • A delayed purchase may mean empty shelves when it’s time to buy

How to use chlorine more efficiently – Use less, with FROG® products

FROG products reduce chlorine consumption up to 50%* –

see for yourself:

  • Get Cleaner, Clearer, Softer® water that’s easier to manage
  • FROG Sanitizing Minerals work with a low level of chlorine to kill bacteria 2 ways
  • FROG Sanitizing Minerals kill bacteria, taking the pressure off chlorine, allowing you to reduce chlorine levels to 0.5 – 1.0 ppm
  • Registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, FROG products are proven to work in conjunction with chlorine to kill bacteria
  • The patented FROG Mineral Formula along with 0.5 ppm of chlorine is as effective as 1.0 ppm of chlorine alone
  • FROG Sanitizing Minerals condition the water to make it luxuriously soft, crystal clear, and help keep the pH in balance, which is the key to good pool water care

How can I get FROG now?

Find your local dealer, FROG has a product for every pool.

Pool FROG– The easiest pool sanitizing system, makes your pool your happy place

Flippin’ FROG – Floats as it sanitizes your pool, flips when it needs replacement – makes water care easy

FROG Bam – Prevent algae for 90 days

Instant FROG – No assembly, sits in your skimmer basket, reduces chlorine use up to 50%, conditions the water for softness, keeps it clear and helps balance pH. Works with your existing chlorine source.



You’re one call away from using 50% less chlorine*, and a much easier way to take care of your pool, without chlorine supply issues.

10 ways to limit what chlorine must kill with a few easy solutions:

  1. Test pool water regularly and stick to a good pool care schedule.
  2. Maintain the proper pH, Total Alkalinity and Total Hardness levels, balanced pool water is much more likely to stay clean and clear.
  3. Remove debris immediately and vacuum regularly.
  4. Use a long-lasting algaecide – algae creates a chlorine demand; FROG Bam® offers a 90-day guarantee against algae.
  5. Use sanitizing minerals to reduce chlorine use and kill bacteria two ways, Instant FROG® sits in the skimmer basket and helps keep the pool cleaner, clearer and softer.
  6. Cover your pool when not using it to protect the chlorine from UV that produces evaporation.
  7. Shower before swimming: Rinse off makeup, soap, conditioner, lotions and sunscreen, which takes chlorine away from attacking bacteria.
  8. Street clothes carry a host of contaminants, don’t allow them in the pool.
  9. Detergent also creates chlorine demand, only rinse swimsuits.
  10. Don’t allow pets in your pool – one dog in your pool equals 50 people.

See how FROG is helping during the Chlorine Shortage:

*Compared to the minimum EPA recommended chlorine level of 1.0 ppm for a stabilized swimming pool and minimum ANSI recommended chlorine level of 2.0 pp. for a hot tub.