What Do You Measure With?


Well-known member
Sep 2, 2011
Nanty Glo, PA
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!



Well-known member
Jun 21, 2011
Tecumseh, OK
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.


Well-known member
Jun 14, 2007
New Jersey
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.


LifeTime Supporter
May 23, 2012
Gold Canyon, AZ
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?