Scale and Metal Control
SC-1000 has become a favorite of pool builders, plasterers, and service professionals, and for good reason. SC-1000 is our award-winning, environmentally-friendly chelating agent that binds to metals and minerals. SC-1000 is great for pool startups (and is indeed essential to The Orenda Startup™ process). It is also used for ongoing maintenance to help prevent carbonate scale formation and metal oxidation/staining.
SC-1000 is one of the original Orenda Products and was originally used in industrial cooling towers and water treatment facilities.
SC-1000 contains no phosphates, unlike most metal control products available. This is meaningful because those same products (many of which are phosphate-based) would directly conflict with phosphate removal efforts…but SC-1000 does not.
When used as directed, SC-1000 controls metal staining and scale while being fully compatible with the materials of pool & spa construction and other treatment chemicals. It can also do wonders for removing existing scale in pool heaters, salt chlorine generators, and other equipment.
SC-1000′s formulation was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Presidential Green Chemistry Award for its implementation of environment-friendly chemical technology.
SC-1000 Frequently Asked Questions
How SC-1000 can help address these issues.
Blue Moon Pools, a plaster applicator in San Diego, CA, was the first company to introduce Orenda to the idea of adding calcium to a pool as it was filling. This is video evidence from one of their own startups (filmed by Blue Moon Pools and used here by permission). They filled the spa with water and nothing else, following the traditional standard protocol. The Pool, however, using the same tap water, was filled using what is now known as The Orenda Startup™