Chlorine shortage causes pool closures across the UK

From toilet paper to face masks, food to aluminium, the pandemic has created a maelstrom of shortages around the world.

In 2020 in the pools market particularly, we saw a reduction in the availability of chlorine in all its forms, liquid, tablet and powder.  By 2021, chlorine was scarce and prices were soaring. With pools closed due to Covid restrictions and no bathers, less chemical was needed to ensure the water quality remained stable, but as restrictions lifted, the shortage of chlorine became a more obvious problem for pools owners and operators.

Fast forward to 2022 and the chlorine shortage has become so acute that some leisure centres and municipal pools across the UK have had to close their doors and wait for chlorine availability.

As the shortage continues, with no signs of recovery yet, and prices of available chlorine soaring, many owners and operators are looking for alternative dosing systems to ensure clean bathing water for their customers.


Is there a solution?

Yes – On-site chlorine generation. Using electrochlorination technology; harmless and readily available salts, water and electricity are combined to create fresh sodium hypochlorite on site.

Gaffey’s Hyprolyser® electrochlorination systems are not only quick and easy to install, but are also significantly cheaper to run without the need to purchase chemicals.

And with no more hazardous chemicals transported to site, or need to be carefully stored, Hyprolyser® systems give you a safer, cleaner and more environmentally friendly way to provide chlorine as required for your pool.

Hyprolyser® systems are suitable for any pool size, from small spa pools to the high capacity requirements of leisure centres and theme parks with multiple pools and water features.

Manufactured here in the UK, we have Hyprolyser® in-situ units in stock, ready to install through our trusted Trade Partner network wherever you are in the UK.

Visit our website to find out more or call us on 01254 350180.

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