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MSRP: $450.00
Price: $318.57
You Save: $131.43 (29 %)
Quantity in stock: unlimited
Item Number: BS-ULTRA-C
Manufacturer: Laval Underground Surveys
Manufacturer Part No: BS-ULTRA-C

Iron Oxide Well Cleaner

BoreSaver Ultra C

Cleans the rusty iron oxide residues that build up in wells, bores, pumps and pipes.

When iron oxide residues build up in the well/bore, production drops and maintenance costs can spiral out of control.
The slippery orange iron deposits are due to the conversion (oxidation) of dissolved iron by naturally occurring bacteria (I.R.B.).
It is not only unpleasant for the operators but, more importantly, it is indicative of a system that is steadily becoming constricted,
inefficient and expensive to maintain. Iron oxide residues affect stainless steel as well as cast iron and the various different types of plastic groundwater pumps.

Safe & Easy To Use

The active ingredients in BoreSaver Ultra C are NSF certified, organic and fully biodegradable.  Nothing enters the production stream. Treatment solution is flushed to waste after cleaning.

How Often To Clean

The frequency of follow up cleanings will be determined by the natural conditions already present in the well and the aquifer.  
It is not possible to totally eliminate the iron related bacteria contamination from the far reaches of the underground aquifer. 
Bore Saver will however provide effective control and cleaning for extended periods of time.

By evaluating when the effects of the iron oxide residues start to cause the installation or user unacceptable performance, treatment timing can be determined. 
Generally this should be considered at the halfway point of the breakdown timeline since the propagation of the bacteria tends to be exponential.  
By treating at the half way point, the optimum performance of the pumping infrastructure will be maintained. 
An added benefit of this program is that the ongoing maintenance costs are locked in at their lowest possible levels.

Examination of the historical site records as well as studying the telemetry records for the system will establish this optimum re-treatment baseline.

How Much BoreSaver Do I Need To Treat My Well?

The amount of BoreSaver Ultra C to use is based on water volume in the well to be treated.
The degree of contamination in the pump is not directly related to the length of time the pump has been in service,
rather factors such as mineral levels, dissolved carbon dioxide levels and the quantity of water pumped influence the amount of residues contained in the casing and pump.

Customer has a 4" diameter well with a total depth (TD) of 180 feet. His standing water level (SWL) is 80 feet from the surface so the actual filled depth is 100'. Based on on our
BoreSaver calculator for a standard dose of 5% by volume you will need  to use approximately 27 pounds (About 1 Box) of BoreSaver Ultra C to treat this well with a severe iron reducing bacteria problem. 

Every well may need more or less BoreSaver to effectively control iron reducing bacteria. After an initial cleanup annual maintenance may only require a fraction of the amount 
needed to clean up the well the first time. 

Contact us to for a more accurate dosage calculation. We will need to know the diameter of your well, the total depth and the standing water level. With this information we can 
calculate the required amount you will need. 


Bore Saver Well Pump Iron fouled filter element
Pipe with iron bacteria

BoreSaver Instructions:

Home Owner Instruction Set

Product Description

BoreSaver Ultra C is an acidic rehabilitation chemical designed to dissolve iron oxide deposits in potable groundwater bores, wells, pumps and pipes. 

 BoreSaver Plugged Pump   

Applying The Product

BoreSaver Ultra C is supplied as a concentrate and can be used “as is” or mixed with potable water just prior to use if required.

In wells with up to 170’ of water depth the solution can simply be added to the top of the casing. Subsequent surging, cycling, brushing etc of the well will do a good job of mixing the
product into the target zones.

Where the pump is to be left in place and a cycling method of treatment used, start the pump running then simply tip the BoreSaver Ultra C into the top of the well.
This will efficiently clean the pump, rising main and upper sections of the casing but not have any significant impact below the pump intake zone

How Much To Use?

Maintenance dose rate is 2 to 3% by volume of BoreSaver Ultra C to the water volume in areas to be treated.

Severe dose rate is 6 to 7% by volume of BoreSaver Ultra C to the water volume in areas to be treated. This is reserved for sites with a very substantial clogging.

The table below is intended as a quick guide only. Please refer to the Well Rehabilitation Analysis Checklist and Dosing Calculator for more detailed product quantity selection.

Simply look at the recommended amount of BoreSaver Ultra C required (2% to 7%) for the appropriate casing internal diameter.

Example: Multiply the number of gallons per foot by the number of feet of well depth that has standing water in it. Then multiply the amount of water being treated by the desired dossage concentration number to find
the number of lbs to add to your well.
i.e 300‘ water depth for a 4” ID well for a standard 5% dose. 0.65 * 300 = 195 * 0.27 = 52.65 lbs of BoreSaver Ultra C. so we know we need to buy 2 boxes of product to do the job.

Casing ID

Internal Diameter

Gallons Per Foot 
Well Depth


















0.11 lbs


0.22 lbs






0.24 lbs


0.49 lbs






0.43 lbs


0.87 lbs










2.03 2.37


Handling-Safety- Storage

Skin Protection:

Rubber or neoprene gloves as standard. Additional protection including impervious boots, apron, or coveralls should be used as needed in areas
where there is a risk of unusual exposure to prevent skin or eye contact.

Eye Protection:

Use chemical safety goggles and/or a full face shield where splashing is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.


Chlorine type chemicals react vigorously with acids such as contained in BoreSaver Ultra C.


BoreSaver Ultra C is supplied in UN certified boxes and pails. Storage should be cool, dry, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Check regularly
for leaks.


Acids are highly reactive with strong bases, metals, metal oxides, hydroxides, amines, carbonates and other alkaline materials. Incompatible with materials
such as cyanides, sulfides, sulfites, and formaldehyde.

Simple Pump Cycling Method

This method leaves the pump in the hole and directs the flow back down the well. Providing more of a focus on cleaning the pump, this method is most
often used on wells that are not heavily clogged or where pump removal is not feasible or for economic reasons.

Application Method

Pump head works need to be modified to allow the discharge to be directed back into the well. This can be as simple as attaching a hose. Should the flow
be too great for a flexible fitting, direct the output into a tank, which then discharges back into the well.

  1. Add the recommended amount of treatment product to the casing (this can be via the tank).
  2. Recycle for 8 hours minimum making sure the pump doesn't over-heat or run dry.
  3. Add 5 gallons of water to the well.
  4. Leave pump off for 12 to 24 hours.
  5. Purge to waste. Wastewater from the well should be disposed of in accordance with Environment Agency protocols.
  6. During purging, add potable water to the well to flush cleaner and reaction by-products from above the pump.
  7. Take this opportunity to perform pump (SC) and water tests.
  8. Reconnect head work’s and resume normal operations

On Site Disposal of Purge Water

Purge waters contain the minerals dissolved into solution (the original “problem source”), carbon dioxide and some amount of residual acidity. Wastewater from
the purge (including the chlorinated water) should be disposed of in accordance with Environment Agency protocols.

Contain the first two well volumes of the purge water onsite in a holding pit or tank for pH correction.

Adding sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydroxide until pH 7 is reached will correct the pH almost instantly.


Product Reviews

(4 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
BoreSaver Ultra C
Dave (Carmen, ID) 7/4/2013 8:34 AM
After talking to Dave at Cannonwater Tech Inc. about Bore Saver Ultra C to clean out the Iron in our well . It was worth a try , as our water pressure had gone to almost nothing . We have a 450' well with heavy Iron . We tried putting through 8 gal of bleach through the system & all that did was make our problem worse . So I got on the net to try to find another way to clean out the Iron problem . And thats how I found " DAVE " at Cannonwater. I read all the info in there add & the one review and felt this might be the ticket!! Dave was very helpfull & walked me through the whole proccess and telling me how much BoreSaver Ultra C I needed for my 450' well . " WELL " it is working . It took about 2 full days to get it all done . Easy to do for the novice homeowner . The longest part is getting all the lines clean & clear of the product & Iron . Just have to run all your faucets till they clear . Bottom line we have more water presure now then we have had in years !!! It was worth the $$$ and easy to do , thanks again to Dave at Cannonwater.
Brian Goates (Reno, NV) 5/11/2013 9:57 AM
I live in No Nevada. Our well is 780' deep. We have heavy iron and Mag content requiring greensand filters. Our well output had been steadily diminishing. We installed a pump saver and a 1800 gallon cistern to combat it. When our pump only ran 3.5 minutes and put out maybe 50 gallons, before the pump saver kicked in, it was time to drill deeper or figure out a solution. So I just happened on Bore Saver Ultra C. This product is imported and has only been around a few years. In our area it is $250 for a well service call then and $1200 just to pull the pump. So I took a gamble and tried out Boresaver C and IKL. Results? Flow restored. FILLED my 1800 gallon cistern. The pump ran three hours straight with steady flow (clean out) and I shut it off. Laval Underground is the importer. Their prime business is bore cameras. I figured anyone that can see the before and after, would not back a product unless it worked. Their distributor is Cannon water technology. Both Laval and Cannon were extremely helpful. This was safe and highly cost effective. BG


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