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    What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    Just getting our first pool filled this week so forgive the stupid question, but I was wondering what you use to measure out your pool chemicals? Do you have dedicated measuring cups/ pitchers for each chemical?
    Or maybe a set that you use for multiple items!
    Just trying to get organized here
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    Re: What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    I just estimate right from the jug. Less handling, less chance of spilling.

    But, your pool is smaller so you may want to use a large plastic measuring cup.
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    Re: What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    look for a cheap quart sized plastic cup or pitcher that has ounces marked off on it. Restaurant supply houses would have them cheap.
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    Re: What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    I got two different colored, plastic measuring cups from the dollar store. One for muratic acid and one for all other stuff. I made sure they had oz. printed on them.

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    Re: What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    Granger has a 64oz. pitcher with graduated markings for ounces. Good strong plastic with a nice handle. I love it.
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    Re: What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I just estimate right from the jug. Less handling, less chance of spilling.

    But, your pool is smaller so you may want to use a large plastic measuring cup.
    I'm w/ Jason. Some jugs even have graduated markings to simplify estimating.

    I did buy a measuring cup w/ a built-in digital scale for weighing dry chemicals. Found it online, seems to work fine, wasn't expensive. As gadgets go, it's good, but I don't brag on it like I do my 5-star gadget, the Speedstir!!!

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    Re: What do you use to measure your chemicals?

    I need this too...,'eyeballing' MA isn't healthy
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