Sales of other products are also up at Pates Pool Service, such as EZ-Pool and Dolphin robot cleaners.
“On the service side, we have sold a lot of salt systems. Folks that have been on the fence in the past have decided this was a good time to switch,” Scheumann said.
Erin Thibodeau, Operations Manager at Pace Pool and Spa in Pace, Florida, seems grateful for the news coverage concerning the trichlor shortage. She said when prices hiked earlier this year, folks assumed it to be price gouging as there was no media coverage of the trichlor issue that she had been aware of since last fall.
“Now that it is finally reaching news outlets, there’s no question on price but more inquiries concerning long term availability,” Thibodeau said.