Pool chemical prices increase like CRAZY.
Pool chemical prices have increased 150% in the last year and a half. It was the perfect storm. The main manufacturer of chlorine in the U.S. took a direct hit from a major hurricane, which caused a fire and total loss of the manufacturing facility.
Shortly after that the world closed down due to covid which had a dual affect. firstly everyone was stuck at home and many people decided to invest in their backyards and build pools or purchase hot tubs. additionally the shutdown meant many chemical manufacturers where backed up when the restarted.
All of these factors created a perfect storm for the summer of 2022 when chemical prices shot through the roof almost overnight.