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Pool Problem of the Week: Access to Chlorine

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

If you have a pool in the Coachella Valley, then you have seen that we have a huge demand for Chlorine tabs and liquid Chlorine. The problem here though is that there is a very limited amount!

Truth is, we do miss the good old days when Chlorine was fully stocked and we weren't running around trying to find it.

For weeks we have all struggled to find some Chlorine and help our customers with alternative solutions to keeping their pool clean!

Stephen went out looking on the right day at the right time in the right location. We got lucky a few times and have been able to keep the pools on our routes PERFECT.

Why is there a shortage?

Building burned down

Last August, in the midst of Hurricane Laura, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, one of the biggest Chlorine Tab suppliers, Bio-Lab, burned to the ground. That wiped out a complete third of our supply for tablets. As of now, Bio-Lab is planning to rebuild its plant, but that will take some time as well.

The pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic hit every industry. Last March everything shut down and we had to live a new life inside our homes. Summer vacations were canceled and our new office was the kitchen table. Some people took the opportunity of being home and planned some stay-cations. Which included, building a pool.

Pool Construction skyrocketed last year, which meant an increased demand for Chlorine Tablets! Talk about a crazy year! Mix the pandemic with the summer heat, the need rises even more. It was so crazy, we even stepped in to help and build a pool!

(note: though we are licensed to build, we do NOT include pool construction on our services. maintenance is keeping us very busy as it is!)

The heat speeds up the rate of the Chlorine amount needed in the pool, so to keep it properly chlorinated, you need to add more! Also, with the drought we are living in, people really want to enjoy a pool day even more.

How can you help with the chlorine crisis?

Switching to salt

If we combine Chlorine with Sodium, we get NaCl, otherwise known as table salt. When adding salt to salt chlorinator, it goes through a process called electrolysis, where it dissolves and naturally adds chlorine to the pool. So in this case, it is okay to have your pool be salty.

switching to ozone

Something new and rarely unheard of! This also greatly reduces the use of chlorine by using UV light. This helps sterilize your pool and remove harmful bacteria. It is quite a cool process.

Hey, the sun is out and producing a valuable amount of energy, why not take advantage of it and help it keep your pool nice and #claroclean!

At claropool, no problem is too big nor too small! We work together as a team and find a grand solution! So if you want to have fantastic results and answers to your pool problems, give us a call today!



Claro Pool is a pool company in Palm Desert, CA leading the way in swimming pool repair & maintenance services, as well as offering professional pool inspection during escrow.

We love our community, and that's why our mission is to make pools cleaner, healthier and safer. We have had more than 20 years of experience in the pool industry and service many pool homes of the Coachella Valley.

Our team manages over 100 million gallons of recreational water every month! Our expertise and unmatched professional pool service are why thousands of Coachella Valley families trust the Claropool daily to ensure their pools are safe and ready to enjoy.


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Dachshund Digital
Dachshund Digital
Aug 16, 2021

To encourage use of other methods of bacteria control, i.e. UV or NaCL based, how about a customer incentive or discount to implement either? This would not only reduce the demand for (raw) chlorine, but reduce your service costs. Surprised you don't explore this as an opportunity?

Sep 21, 2021
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Thank you so much for your comment, we actually are! :) We have created incentive programs and discounts for our clients to switch to alternative methods. We would be happy to share them with you of you are interested? Just let us know :)

-Alexandra @Claropool

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