How many gallons of water are in my pool?
Knowing how many gallons of water are in your pool is crucial to being able to effectively treat your water and to saving money. If you have a rectangle pool, finding the gallonage is pretty straight forward. You multiply the length x width x average depth of your pool and multiplying that number by 7.48 (the number of gallons in a cubic foot of water). Average depth is computed by taking the depth of the shallow end, adding it to the depth of the deep end and dividing by 2. So, the average backyard pool, being 32′ x 16′ with a 3′ shallow end and a 6′ deep end would be computed as:
16 x 32 x (6 + 3)/2 x 7.48 = 17,234 gallons
Once you know this number you can add the exact amount of chemicals required to balance the water in your pool instead of just wasting your time (and money!)
Freeform pools are a little more complicated but, basically, you have to find the surface area, multiply it by the average depth and then multiply that by 7.48.
I know it can sound complicated, but if you just take a little time initially to get the correct gallonage, it will save you money and time–both very valuable things to most of us…
If you have any questions about any of this or would like for one of our technicians to come out and measure your pool for you, just give a call or email us.