HOW TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF WATER IN YOUR POOL
Knowing the volume of water (in gallons) in your swimming pool is important in all areas of swimming pool maintenance and chemical applications.
The volume of your pool is a calculation of your swimming pool’s dimensions multiplied by your pool’s average depth. The following chart is designed to help you estimate the number of gallons in your swimming pool.
We have listed below many of the most common dimensions with their calculated gallons.
Average Depth = depth at the deep end + the depth at the shallow end / 2.
Rectangular Pools – Multiply length x width x average depth x 7.5 = gallons
Round Pools– Multiply diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.9 = gallons
Oval Pools – Multiply full width x full length x average depth x 6.7 = gallons
* Irregular shapes and size pools capacity should be determined by your pool builder or specialist.
* If your pool has sloping sides, multiply your final figure of gallons by 0.85 for correct gallons.
Common Pool Sizes and Its Capacity In Gallons
Inground Pools (Average Depth 5 Feet) | |
Pool Size | US Gallons |
12 ft x 24 ft | 10,800 |
14 ft x 28 ft | 14,700 |
15 ft x 30 ft | 16,875 |
16 ft x 32 ft | 19,200 |
16 ft x 34 ft | 20,400 |
16 ft x 36 ft | 21,600 |
18 ft x 36 ft | 24,300 |
20 ft x 40 ft | 30,000 |
20 ft x 44 ft | 33,000 |
24 ft x 44 ft | 39,600 |
Above Ground Pools (4 feet deep) | |
Pool Size | US Gallons |
12 ft. Rnd | 3,200 |
15 ft. Rnd | 5310 |
18 ft. Rnd | 7646 |
21 ft. Rnd | 10,407 |
24 ft. Rnd | 13,593 |
27 ft. Rnd | 17,204 |
28 ft. Rnd | 18,502 |
30 ft. Rnd | 21,240 |
12 ft x24 ft Oval | 6,400 |
15 ft x24 ft Oval | 8,000 |
15 ft x 30 ft Oval | 10,000 |
18 ft x 33 ft Oval | 13,000 |