As we all know, Covid-19 has brought everyone and every industry its share of challenges in 2020. The pool industry has seen an overall increase in demand, which has naturally led to an extremely high demand for disinfectants and sanitizers. Meanwhile, manufacturing plants and shipping companies have been forced to operate under new safety protocols including social distancing, PPE, plexiglass dividers, and disinfection practices. These changes along with shortages and delays in raw goods have not only slowed down productivity, but they have increased the cost of doing business. This, unfortunately, is going to affect pool companies as well as our customers ongoing.
Could this be a more 2020 headline?
In true 2020 fashion, back in August of this year, one of the largest chlorine manufacturing plants in North America was destroyed by Hurricane Laura, and it caught on fire. The implications of this disaster cannot be understated. Sources in the industry estimate the plant was responsible for at least one third (1/3) of trichlor (chlorine tablets) production in the country. This production will now be taken offline for the foreseeable future. Other manufacturers can only produce chlorine at a finite rate, and while they are ramping up production, it will not make up for the loss. Trichlor prices have nearly doubled since August, and are expected to increase even more next year.
In the short-term, the price of chlorine tabs has risen nearly 40% in recent months and is expected to continue well into 2021 due to a manufacturer shortage.
Adapting and coming to you with solutions
SurfSide Pools wants to help our customers!
With all of this said, we are running a promotion to help our customers save money on a monthly basis and enjoy some additional health benefits as well.
If you’ve ever thought about converting your pool to a salt system, then it’s time to contact us. From December 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021, we are offering a 10% discount on select Pentair and Jandy Saltwater Systems for all monthly service clients*.
*Not a current client but want to take advantage of this promotion? No problem! We will honor this discount for all NEW service clients as well.
Enjoy the many benefits of a salt chlorinator system, such as:
- Avoiding the rising cost of chlorine tab
- Lower maintenance costs
- Softer water which is better for your skin, hair and eyes
We want to thank you for your support and continued business. We appreciate you, and like everyone, we are hoping 2021 brings us all better circumstances. If you have any questions about the pricing and/or alternative solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 904-246-2666.