The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 created unprecedented demand for pool products. In addition, last summer’s devastating hurricane in Louisiana damaged the plant in Lake Charles that produces many of the key ingredients used in pool and spa chlorine products for North America. The combination of those two events has resulted in an industry-wide shortage of chlorine tabs this year.

While the plant is being rebuilt and is expected to reopen, the anticipated strain will limit how many of our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ chlorine products are available at our retailers.

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What are we doing?

Chlorine tablets are still being produced and delivered to retail stores during this temporary shortage. Until the supply chain is normalized, we’ve made it easier for you to find stores that have product in-stock. Just click on the “Buy Now” button on our product pages to see a list of stores near you and their current inventory.

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What can you do?

Here are three good ideas on steps you can take to keep your pool swim-ready:

Stay on Top of Maintenance


  • Remove visible debris that can carry bacteria
  • Skim water surfaces and vacuum pool bottom
  • Clean your filter often


Boost Pool Chemical Performance


  • Apply a preventative algaecide to reduce demand on chlorine
  • Add a clarifier treatment to remove contaminants that also increase the workload on chlorine


Use Pool Chlorinating Liquid as a Substitute


  • If you’re unable to find chlorine tablets, Chlorinating Liquid is a convenient alternative