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can i use stain and scale 2 instead of stain and scale 1 when refilling my tub

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  • Mike Drummond (Dealer Development Manager) June 26, 2012 16:33
    Hi there Sean!

    Thanks for your question. It's a good one too!

    I'll start by explaining the difference between the 2 Stain & Scale products.

    Stain & Scale 1 is formulated for COLD water. In practice, the SS1 should be added when there is about 6 inches of water in the foot area of the tub. The reason for this is that as the water level rises, the SS1 can slowly absorb any mineral deposits that may have attached itself to the plumbing. Most importantly, it establishes a level of protection for what will be the most dramatic change the water will go through in its entire life cycle. The change from cold water, to warm, balanced and treated is quite dramatic and is where a lot of damage can occur.

    Stain & Scale 2 is formulated for HOT water. It is a slightly different formula as it is designed to keep up the amount of Stain & Scale in the water, while also preventing minerals from staining surfaces, discoloring the water or scale from building up.

    By using Stain & Scale 2 on its own, you are not going to get the full benefits of the Dazzle stain & scale control program.

    Is there a reason why you would only want to use the Stain & Scale 2?

    I hope this helps!

    Mike.
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  • We have a 1500 litre tub and we accidentally added a whole bottle of Stain and Scale 2 by accident.

    Is this going to damage our tub? We started draining it but need to asap if we need to do this. Do we have to drain it?? Help!
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  • Mike Drummond (Dealer Development Manager) November 19, 2012 16:13
    Hi Christine,

    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    There is nothing to worry about in adding a full bottle of Stain & Scale 2. It will not damage the tub.

    You may experience excessive foaming. If you do, shocking the water should be sufficient to clear it up. The other thing to keep an eye on is your pH. Stain & Scale Control 2 does have a low pH, so make sure you bring it into the correct range (7.4-7.6).

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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