All About Volume

Volume refers to the amount of water in your pool. It may sound boring but it is actually an incredible important thing to know. Knowing the volume of water can help you properly sanitize, balance, and test your water accurately. Typically referred to in gallons, the volume of your pool is reached by calculating your pool’s dimensions by the average depth.

Several of the most common shapes and formulas to find out volume include:

  • Average Depth
    Add dept of shallow end + depth of deep end and divide by 2.
  • Rectangular Pools
    Multiply length x width x average depth x 7.5 = ______ gallons.
  • Round Pools
    Multiply diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.0 = ______ gallons.
  • Oval Pools
    Multiply full width x full length x average depth x 6.7 = ______ gallons.

These are just points of reference you can use to calculate approximations. For specifics, we recommend reaching out to professionals like our team to help you find the exact number.

The reason why it is important to know the volume of your pool (aside from the reasons listed above) is that so you can keep your water level under a watchful eye and safe proof your water against evaporation.

The three main causes of pool water evaporation include temperatures, lack of humidity, and exposure (outdoor elements). All three of these factors unite to diminish the water level in your pool, which can throw off the volume and thus interfere with how your equipment runs, balancing your water chemistry, and enjoying your beautiful backyard space.

This summer, with the splash parties happening, you want to be sure that your pool is ready to accommodate a large amount of swimmers!