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    Measuring bleach or MA

    What is the best way, or best thing to use, to measure the bleach? Last night I had to add a portion of a 182 oz bottle. I estimated cuz I didn't have anything to use to divvy it up. I will eventually need to do the same with MA. I could go buy a measuring cup just for the pool, but that's such small increments. I'm sure y'all have this down pat. Thx!
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    Re: Measuring bleach or MA

    I have a plastic 2 cup measuring cup I bought at Leslies. I can read the graduations from the inside that way, so I can look down on it when I'm pouring MA in.

    Bleach I just guess. It usually wants a quart, or a half gallon, and I can get close enough by eyeball. When in doubt, I go generous. A little extra chlorine won't hurt.
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    Thank you, sir!
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    Re: Measuring bleach or MA

    Just a regular measuring cup is all I use. Last year I had a larger one (think it was designed for agricultural/horticultural use - like adding fertilizer or pesticide), but this year I just have a cheap $1 one from Wal-Mart. (It's 4.5 cups) It's fine for the size of my pool. WHEN we go larger, I'll buy the ag one again.
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    Re: Measuring bleach or MA

    I use a one cup glass measuring cup. I rinse and leave it in the chemical cabinet in the garage so there is not chance of a mix up in the kitchen.
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    Re: Measuring bleach or MA

    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58
    I use a one cup glass measuring cup. I rinse and leave it in the chemical cabinet in the garage so there is not chance of a mix up in the kitchen.
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    I found a 4 cup plastic measuring cup in the dollar section at Target. It even has the perfect handle to hook on the outside of the pool fence - keeps it handy!
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    Re: Measuring bleach or MA

    I use a 2 quart plastic sterilite water pitcher. I measure the bleach in the pitcher and then add the bleach to a bucket of water and slowly dump in front of my return.
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    Re: Measuring bleach or MA

    I've got a tea pitcher that I marked in 1 cup increments. I use that for BIG additions. For the most part however I've got a plastic set of measuring cups that I use. One for bleach...one for MA. Never mixed. ;D

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    I have a 32oz quick mart cup for measuring the bleach. It gets me close...

    Don't measure the MA! It's too dangerous to pour it from one container to another. Read this: http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread ... -s-pH.html

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    Measuring bleach or MA

    I bought a nice Lexan measuring pitcher from a restaurant supply. It was 10 bucks and measures up to 2 quarts with marks every four ounces.
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