Do you want to have your very own swimming pool right at home? Do you know all about what it is going to cost you for that? Well, we are here to help you figure that out. In this article, we will help you with one aspect of this problem, which is knowing how many gallons of water you need to fill up your pool. Here it is in details.
Why do you need to know about this matter? Well, because it will let you know how much water you will need and how much are you expected to pay at the end of the month. Another reason is to know the correct doses of chemicals that you need to add to the pool to make it clean and not toxic. Therefore, you can see how important it is to get this correctly.
Firstly, remember the law of relativity. Nobody requires you to be one hundred percent accurate, so just do it the best you can. The calculation will depend upon the shape of the pool and the flatness of the location of the pool. In addition, a huge rain will add a bit more volume to the water overnight and a scorching day will facilitate evaporation by a few inches. Hence, don’t worry about the exact number and just do it.
Next, get a ruler and measure the followings: the width, the length, the diameter (for round pool) and the average depth of your pool. After you have the number, round them up to the nearest whole number, for easy calculations and to make sure. Then put all of them in the formulas below and you have the number you are looking for.
For rectangle, square pools, use this formula:
Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5 = Total gallons
For circular pools:
Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total gallons
For oval pools:
Length x Width x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total gallons
For average depth of pools with slopes:
Shallow End Depth + Deep End Depth Divided by 2 = Average Depth
That should be all the formulas you need. Just run the numbers through them and you will know how many gallons of water you pool will need.
However, if you are too lazy to do the math (which I think some are), we have provided you with this list, please click here. It contains the most common sizes of above ground pools and how many gallons of water they contain. This list is generally correct for most residential pool, so you should be safe in using it.
With that, we hope that you now know how many gallons of water there is in your pool. To help you even more, here is the link to the other articles related to this matter. As a gift for having read the entire article, we now present you the list of the best above ground swimming pool currently on the market. That’s it from us, we hope to see you again next time.