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    What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    What does everyone use to measure out their chlorine or muriatic acid??
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    I use a nice graduated Rubbermaid pitcher for both. I'm careful to rinse it out before each use and drain the water out before i put the chemicals in it.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    I got a plastic measuring cup from walmart. holds 3 cups I believe.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    Same. Plastic measuring cup.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    I use a Pyrex 8 oz cup for small amounts like HCl, a 2 qt plastic pitcher for chlorine, and a 2 cup scoop for dry chemicals.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    Pyrex 1 quart measuring cup.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    97 cent plastic kitchen measuring cup from Walmart here.

    Pyrex (or any glass) near the pool is not a good idea. If you drop and break it, the slivers that land in the pool will instantly disappear. At least until they stab into someones foot.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    One of the empty bleach bottles.
    I cut out the material under the handle to make a large opening. Black magic marker was used to mark the fill line at 3 cups, 6 cups and 9 cups.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    A plastic measuring cup, 1-cup total. But I use 12.5% so it's not so many cups at once.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    Quart sized pyrex measuring cup. However, after reading all these comments, I think I'll switch to an old bleach container with sharpie markings. I miss my pyrex in the kitchen, and would hate it if it broke poolside.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    I use a quart cottage cheese carton with Sharpie markings at every cup level.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    Nothing. I guess! Pretty good at it by this point.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    4 cup plastic measuring cup. Rinse well and store it near the pool.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    For adding muriatic acid, I use a plastic measuring cylinder from Pampered Chef. It has two parts. The inner cylinder has a pour spout and is made of thick plastic similar to the material from which a muriatic acid bottle is made. The external sleeve is non-slip clear plastic with both wet and dry measured markings.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    Plastic paint-mixing cup (with marked graduations) I picked up at my local Big Box store.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    Plastic 1qt measuring cup
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    I use a plastic 32 oz plastic measuring cup I got at Target I believe. I liked it because it had a nice poring spout and graduated easy to read.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    I need to get me one of these measuring cups everyone has. Today I have a bucket that was originally frozen Margarita mix with sharpie marks for quarts. I just do the math for number of cups in a quart. Measured the marks using a plastic Rubber-made tea pitcher with tap water.
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    Re: What do you use to measure liquid chemicals?

    32 oz. Pyrex measuring cup, handled carefully.
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