Is anyone having trouble finding chlorine tablets? My local Wal Mart was sold out yesterday. A hardware store had 8 pound containers for $45. It's my prediction that this summer people will be trading ammunition for chlorine and vice versa. How stocked up are you on both?
There is a shortage where we are too
Yep.. As much as I hate quoting CNBC. Major chlorine tablet maker's plant burned down at the end of last year. Out pool cleaner warned us about it in the fall.
@Ken Boone I read it will be next spring before that plant is back in operation, and they were the largest supplier in the US. Not only is there a shortage, as expected the price of chlorine is going up significantly.
My pool cleaning company is recommending converting to a salt system at this point.
That is probably a good idea. That's the recommendation we are hearing from our pool vendors as well.
Yes, there is going to be a chlorine shortage this year -- there is a shortage in supply due to the factory fire and an increase in demand due to all the new pools being built.
I would convert to salt ASAP before everyone else realizes and drives the price up!