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    what to use for measuring chemicals?

    curious as to what you guys use? liquid measuring cups? or do you guys go by weight or what?

    is there a certain kind of measuring cup i should get or do i just go to the kitchen section at walmart and get the biggest oz measuring cup they got?
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    Re: what to use for measuring chemicals?

    I use a 2 cup clear plastic measuring cup. I can read the graduations from above, through the side, so I can keep the acid well below eye level.

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    Re: what to use for measuring chemicals?

    I use an old 25 oz shaker bottle that we lost the lid to, it's translucent plastic.
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    Re: what to use for measuring chemicals?

    thanks guys. ill get me a clear plastic cup in oz
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    Re: what to use for measuring chemicals?

    I use a lexan measuring pitcher from the food supply store. Works great and the measurements are molded in so they can't wash/fade off.
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    Re: what to use for measuring chemicals?

    I use a couple of things all of which I store in the pool house- I bought a set of cheap white plastic measuring cups, I also use a old large Brita pitcher which has good markings for liquids and its easy to mix in it and pour. I also recycled some of my husbands large plastic protein powder canisters into containers for the large bag of baking soda and borax - I used my precise kitchen scale to measure how many ounces a half cup equaled and wrote that on the container. So when the pool calculator says add x amount of ounces of something, I've got a rough idea of how much to use without pulling the scale out again.
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    Re: what to use for measuring chemicals?

    I cut water bottles down. My CYA cup says 4ppm on it. I don't have to do any math.
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