Swimming pool owners face chlorine shortage for home pools

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Installing a swimming pool seemed like a good idea for many homeowners spending more time at home during the pandemic, but a chlorine shortage is creating problems for pool owners.

Local supply stores faced with the shortage of chlorine tablets used for treating pool water are instructing owners to use alternate ways of keeping them clean.

Donna Martin at Foxxx Pools of Evansville, on West Franklin Street, said the store has been out of it for weeks.

“We sold out in May. We probably sold out in about two weeks after it began hitting the news there might be a shortage,” she said. “We have it on order, but we don’t get any shipping dates.”

Martin said there is a growing shortage of the granular chlorine for pool treatment as well.

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