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Chlorine Shortage leads to Prices Increase and Tight in Supply

Issuing time:2021-08-02 09:42

Chlorine Shortage leads to Prices Increase and Tight in Supply

What's your fastest delivery for Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA)? If we book the goods now, when can you make the shippment? If we send 100% payment tomorrow, can you ship for us within 2 weeks? At AquaClear, we have received so many requests from buyers recently. YES, the Trichlor is very short in supply at the market worldwide.


Why Chlorine is so short in supply these two years? There are two main reasons: 1. Due to the Corona-Virus Pandemic, most people were forced to stay at home, much longer time than ever, people use more Swimming Pools at home than before, this is the reason that raised the chlorine comsumption. And Chlorine is also a key material to disinfect their homes, people use more chlorine than ever in history. 2. As we all know that Bio-Lab factory (American Chlorine Factory), which produces pool and spa treatment products, experienced a devastating fire on the morning of Aug. 27, 2020, after the landfall of Hurricane Laura. No one was injured, but the incident destroyed the facility's roof and hobbled production. More than 60% of US Chlorine supply were break off, then major US chlorine traders has booked 70% of Chlorine products that produced in China, Japan, India. These has tighten the supply end to a historic high level. It means Chlorine which used to distributed to other areas are now delivered to US as American traders paid a much higher prices than ever.


Is there any substitute Chlorine products to replace Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA)?

Yes, from AquaClear, a major distributor of Pool and Spa Chemicals, we have our solutions for our buyers.

Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate

Sodium Dichloroisocuanurate ‍is a sodium-based chlorinated granular shock that is designed to be used in a saltwater or spa environment. The sodium base allows it to dissolve quickly and clearly, leaving no turbidity or cloud to the water. Dichlor can be used in all interior types — vinyl, plaster, pebble tech, and painted finishes. Sodium Dichlor can be used as a maintenance or treatment product.‍
Dichlor, which has a pH of 6-7 at 25°C (1% solution), is typically white in color and has a slight chlorine odor. Dichlor contains approximately 10% Cyanuric Acid, so it is stable. Cyanuric Acid protects the chlorine in the product from the harmful effects of the sun's UVA and UVB rays.
To add a Dichlor shock — such as AquaClear Dichlor — to your pool or spa, simply measure out the amount needed per the volume of water and Parts Per Million (ppm) lift needed. Then sprinkle it around the perimeter of the pool or spa with the main circulation system running. (Do not pre-dilute this product before adding.)
AquaClear Pool & Spa Chemicals
Available Chlorine    Active Ingredient   Appearance          pH                 CYA              Super Chlorination
Sodium Dichlor56%    99%                White Granular         6 - 7       Approx 10%      21 oz per 10,000 gallons
Calcium Hypochlorite   70%          White/Gray Granular   10.4 - 10.8   N/A                     18 oz per 10,000 gallons

Calcium Hypochlorite

Calcium Hypochlorite (Cal Hypo) is a calcium-based granular chlorinated shock that can be used as a maintenance or treatment product. Cal Hypo has the highest percentage of available chlorine and is extremely effective at eliminating algae.
Because Cal Hypo contains calcium, it is not recommended for use in saltwater applications, and although it does dissolve quickly, it does take longer to dissolve than Dichlor. Cal Hypo is not recommended for painted, vinyl, fiberglass and pebble tec interiors because it can possibly bleach the color of the surface. Depending on the calcium hardness and total dissolved solid levels in the water, adding Cal Hypo can cause some turbidity and clouding to the water.
Cal Hypo is white/gray in color, has a slight chlorine odor, and a a pH of 10.4-10.8 @ 77 °F (25 °C). Cal-Hypo is not stabilized as it does not contain any Cyanuric Acid (CYA).

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