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 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!