In the coming months, it may become harder to purchase large amounts of chlorine for your pool. There’s a chlorine shortage across the country, and pool owners are beginning to take note. While this shortage is another side effect of the pandemic, it’s important to note that you still have options. Even though there is a shortage, you do have a few options to help you use less chlorine.
Chlorine Shortage Situation
Many materials have been back-ordered or in short supply recently. Much of this is due to the long-term impact of COVID-19. Shutdowns and lower staffing levels have meant that many suppliers have struggled to keep up with demand. At the same time, there was a massive fire at a BioLab facility last fall. This put them out of production for a significant amount of time. Fortunately, there are ways to use less chlorine in your pool so this shortage doesn’t so heavily impact you.
Saltwater Chlorine Generator
No chlorine? No problem! Just generate your own using salt and water. The machine creates chlorine through a process called electrolysis. When you use a saltwater generator, you also get softer and smoother pool water. Because chlorine is continually being produced, you can also avoid using extra to shock the pool and return it to balance. However, you will have to add algaecides and pH balancers. While a saltwater chlorine generator has a higher initial cost, it can help you save on buying chlorine and avoid struggling with the shortage.
Supplement With a Secondary System
You can continue to use chlorine, but less of it, by adding a secondary system. Consider using an ultraviolet or ozone system. These leave no byproducts in the pool and can clean water quickly. Ozone and UV light won’t affect pH levels or corrode anything in the pool the way saltwater may. Using a supplementary system can help reduce the amount of chlorine needed, however you’ll still need some form of sanitizing chemicals to keep the pool healthy.
Your Dallas Pool Care Experts
There’s a higher demand for chlorine right now thanks to the pool building boom we’re currently experiencing. It’s important to remember there are alternatives out there that you may want to incorporate temporarily. We want to help you enjoy your pool this year and for years to come. Give the pool care experts at Riverbend Sandler Pools a call if you have any questions about water quality, maintenance, or other issues, or stop by our store today!
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