There are approximately 10 tablespoons of mix in the little silver sack that resembles dyed blue salt. The dye is handy.
While adding water to the mixture I found that my container had a leak. It started spraying out the side leaving a trail of liquid on the counter. Had it been transparent it would have been harder to see in order to wipe it off.
As the manual states the stuff does stain so it's good that I had my newspaper covering the counter and a soapy sponge ready to clean off the counter. I also had a back up container ready.
The solution is very blue and almost opaque. It's no wonder you need a flashlight.