Award-winning, environmentally friendly control of metal staining and carbonate scale. Great for use on startups for new pools, or just refilling them.
There is a reason SC-1000 is a favorite product of pool builders, pool plasterers and service techs. It is a professional-grade chelant & sequest that can prevent metal stains and carbonate scale formation. It works to dissolve carbonate scale and protect plaster during initial startup and beyond.
One aspect of SC-1000 sets it apart from the rest: it is non-phosphate based, unlike most metal control products available. This is meaningful because those same products (phosphonic acid based) would directly conflict with phosphate removal efforts…but SC-1000 will not. Combined with Orenda’s PR-10,000 phosphate remover, the two products work in harmony.
When applied 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 on heat exchangers, pool heaters, salt cells 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 is certified to NSF Standard 50
We commonly find confusion about what type of calcium deposits are actually in a pool. Is it carbonation? Plaster dust? Scale? Calcium crystals? While the two 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 according to the LSI. It also cannot reverse the etching damage already done if you have calcium crystallization occurring. It can help remove the calcium crystals, but the damage has already occurred within your plaster surface. Because of this, if you’re going to stray from the LSI safe zone, err to the high side, because scale is treatable. Etching is permanent.
How to use SC-1000:
Plaster pool start up walkthrough:
Scale vs. Calcium Hydroxide Crystals