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U.S. bleach supplier can’t complete orders

U.S. bleach supplier can’t complete orders


The nation’s largest manufacturer of chlorine has announced that unforeseeable circumstances will prevent them from completing orders. Olin Corporation, a chemical company that bills themselves as “the No. 1 North American manufacturer of industrial bleach,” seeks to invoke the force majeure defense in not fulfilling their delivery contracts. Though it is unknown exactly how this will

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Want to maximize chlorine? Limit CYA

Want to maximize chlorine? Limit CYA


By Marcelle Dibrell Chlorine prices just keep going up. First there was the Biolab fire. At the same time, there was the pandemic and the onset of staycations, which meant that everyone who could afford it apparently put in a new pool or spa. That drove up demand. Now, the price of trichlor — arguably the country’s favorite form of chlorine — is at triple the price it was in 2018.

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Swim lessons not high on parent’s priority list

Swim lessons not high on parent’s priority list


The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and its Step Into Swim initiative have released the results of its national survey about swimming safety concerns and share tips for keeping kids safer in the water. With drowning as the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4, these efforts underscore the importance of swimming education, instilling confidence in young swimmers and empowering parents

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All go topless in German public pools

All go topless in German public pools


A German city has authorized toplessness for women in public pools. In a measure aimed at increasing gender equality, the city of Göttingen in central Germany will be the first in the country to allow the practice of female topless swimming in its indoor and outdoor pools. The initiative took place on May 1 as a test, limited to weekends, and is set to expire at the end of August. The

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No silly geese in Barton Springs

No silly geese in Barton Springs


'Everyone said go check out Barton Springs. It’s a beautiful local swimming pool, and it’s a fixture of this area. So I decided to go,” Francis Ellis said. Ellis expected a fun-filled day in the sun at the historic swimming pool, considered to be the jewel of the city of Austin, Texas. What he hadn’t counted on was bearing witness to dozens of goose attacks as pairs of the birds attempted

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Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry

Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry


Welcome to the latest edition of our popular “Can You Top This?” column, featuring the newest entry in the Service Industry News “Horror File. ” This issue’s entry comes to us from Debbie Meier, NPT/Chemical Specialist of Pool Corp., in Houston, Texas. “Beetles took over co- worker’s filter,” writes Debbie. Oh My Gosh Debbie! This is truly horrific. I wonder how they killed

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