Homeowners face shortage of chlorine tablets

NBC News
Created: May 03, 2021 06:26 PM

As homeowners start to prep swimming pools for the season, they will face a widespread chlorine shortage.

Pool supply stores have imposed quantity restrictions on chlorine in some parts of the country.

In other areas, prices for chlorine tablets have already doubled from last year.

Experts say a "pandemic swimming pool boom" created higher demand for chlorine. Then, a major chemical plant fire in Louisiana knocked some production offline.

The shortage is reportedly widespread and is expected to get worse.

The so-called chlorine crisis could even drive prices higher than they are now.

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