30 June 2022

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No end in sight for soaring chlorine prices

No end in sight for soaring chlorine prices


The high price of trichlor tabs may be here to stay, according to a recent article appearing in Bloomberg. By now, we all know most of the story about chlorine — Hurricane Laura, the Biolab Fire, the boom in new pool construction, panic purchasing, supply, demand, and attendant price increases. At press time, pool service techs are paying a national average of $220 for a 50-pound bucket of

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19 November 2021

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14 August 2021

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Legionnella infects two at Minnesota hotel

Legionnella infects two at Minnesota hotel


Two people contracted Legionnaires’ Disease disease after visiting a hotel pool and spa in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified two confirmed cases at the Ramada by Wyndham in Albert Lea, Minnesota, during the last weekend of June. Both guests spent time in the pool and hot tub area, when they became ill, requiring hospitalization. According to the MDH, additional

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31 July 2021

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Pool industry struggles, shortages abound

Pool industry struggles, shortages abound


By Marcelle Dibrell Economists often refer to the interconnectedness of materials, labor and transportation, but rarely do crises in each of these areas dovetail into a perfect storm. After 16 months of numerous and random shortages, is it any wonder that as the pool industry entered its peak season, that there should be a shortage of liquid chlorine? Although current chlorine production

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30 July 2021

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Pool industry struggles, shortages abound

Pool industry struggles, shortages abound


By Marcelle Dibrell Economists often refer to the interconnectedness of materials, labor and transportation, but rarely do crises in each of these areas dovetail into a perfect storm. After 16 months of numerous and random shortages, is it any wonder that as the pool industry entered its peak season, that there should be a shortage of liquid chlorine? Although current chlorine production

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14 February 2021

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IPSSA Regional Directors elected

IPSSA Regional Directors elected


A changing of the guard occurred at IPSSA’s annual meeting, which was held virtually on February 5, 2021. Adam Morley, co-owner of Paradise Pool and Spa in Torrance, California, was elected to serve as the association’s president and director of Region 4. Morley replaces Manuel Margain, IPSSA’s 2020 president, and the entire association thanks Margain for his service. Beau Braisher