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    What Do You Measure With?

    I am just getting started with the BBB method and as I am measuring out my bleach dosages I am wondering what others are using to measure with. I bought a couple plastic 32oz measuring cups, but I frequently need to measure much more than 32oz. Do you all use a standard 32oz measuring cup and just make the multiple measurements? Do you have some homemade calibrated bottle to measure in? Do you have a much larger measuring cup you use?

    I searched for larger measuring cups and they seem to skyrocket in price pretty quickly. If you have a link you could share to one that is inexpensive, please do!

    Thanks,
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    Re: What Do You Measure With?

    I have a 2cup plastic measuring cup and a mr coffee plastic tea pitcher that I measured out and marked the sides of for different measurements. That way I can just pour directly into the pitcher if I need more than 16oz of something.

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    Re: What Do You Measure With?

    4 cup pyrex measuring cup here
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    Re: What Do You Measure With?

    Hmm . . . graduated tea pitcher. That sounds like something I should look for. I kept searching "measuring cup" online.

    Thanks, any others?
    -Garry
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    Re: What Do You Measure With?

    I use my DE measuring scoop. I marked it with a scribe in ppm for my size pool based on 12.5% LC. I use twice as much when I use 6% bleach in small amounts. Measuring in ounces is just a huge waste of time. KISS.

    I mainly use LC. If it's bleach, a half 182 oz. jug is 1.6 ppm for me (28k gals). I do that by feel. This ain't cardiac medicine. Think in ppm, do the math once, and it all becomes much easier.
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    Re: What Do You Measure With?

    As far as plastic measuring cups go - when using muriatic acid (29%), do you need a special kind of plastic? polyethylene? polypropylene?, etc. so that it does not melt or start to dissolve the cup?
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