Chlorine Shortage! Go Chlorine Free!


Why is there a Chlorine Shortage?

While chlorine demand jumped in 2020 as Americans spent more time at home with their pools due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's shortage stems largely  from an incident at a plant in Westlake, Louisiana, in August.

The Bio-Lab pool-and-spa-treatment-products factory experienced a devastating fire on the morning of Aug. 27, 2020, following the landfall of Hurricane Laura. Teddy Bear Pools & Spas will be feeling the pressure with chlorine shortages this year just like every other pool company. To prevent hording like what with toilet paper in 2020, we have begun limiting the amount purchased.

Looking for a Chlorine Free Pool?

I know what you are thinking, Salt Water, Right? WRONG! Since salt water pools produce chlorine, the sanitizing effectiveness of the system is impacted by changes in temperature, bather load, sunlight and rainfall. Changes in any of these factors may require additional “shocking” of the water to prevent an algae outbreak. You also need to look at the corrosive effects of the salt water systems. Teddy Bear Pools & Spas Does not recommend salt water systems on any pool but especially above ground pools, why? The corrosive effects of salt on metal, salt water will greatly reduce the life span of an above ground pool. If you really think about it salt and metal is a bad combination.

With the looming Chlorine Shortage, Teddy Bear Pools & Spas offer a Chlorine Free, Salt Free system on the market. Eco-Smarte is a Copper based Ionization system that was made for water purification for drinking water. Teddy Bear Pools & Spas has been the exclusive dealer of the Eco-Smarte chlorine free, salt free system for over 20 years.

To learn more about the Eco-Smarte Chlorine Free pool system.