Pools in Trouble – Twin threats from chemical shortages and finance

It’s pretty unusual for swimming pools to be so thoroughly in the news. They were in the headlines over covid of course, which finished off about 200 pools. More recently there were warnings from Swim England that up to 2,000 more might close in the next ten years, starved of the funds necessary for refurbishment.

Currently, the talk is of pools having to close for lack of disinfectant, and even of their not being able to afford the energy running costs. Bathers seeking out pools during hot weather may well increase the pressure on chemical supplies.

What’s going on, and what if anything can we do about it?

  • Original Article: PWTAG
  • Date: July 2022