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.
NSF/ANSI Certified to Standard 50
We commonly find confusion about what type of calcium deposits are actually in a pool. Is it carbonation? Calcium dust? Scale? Calcium crystals? While they are different calcium compounds, they are hard to tell apart. One way to think about it is this:
SC-1000 is not a replacement for balancing your water. It also cannot reverse etching already done. Because of this, if you’re going to stray from the LSI safe zone, err to the high side, because carbonate scale is treatable. Etching, however, is permanent damage.