Swimming pools could have to close due to national chlorine shortage

Britain might be enjoying a rare heatwave, but don’t get excited if you’re planning on going for a dip to cool down.

If the shortage of ice cream flakes wasn’t bad enough, a shortage of chlorine is here to make summer that little bit worse.

Swimming pools across the country have been forced to close or operate on reduced timetables due to the lack of the chemical needed to run them.

Parents were being warned swimming lessons may be cancelled and pensioners were told to forget about aqua aerobics classes as a result.

The chlorine shortage has been blamed on many factors, including Brexit, a backlog from China’s supply chain caused by the pandemic, a fire in a US chemical plant in late 2020, and the war in Ukraine.

  • Original Article: Metro
  • Date: June 2022