Many pool chemical products require that the pool owner know how many gallons are in their pool. And in order to properly heat your pool, knowing the gallons of water in your pool is important…. thankfully our experts at PoolHeatPumps.com can do the math for you.
But for those of you that want to know that information ahead of time…. here are some quick calculations for figuring out the gallons in your pool!
You will need to know four different numbers: Length, Width, Average Depth* and a Multiplier that determines gallons. Here are the formulas for your specific pool shape:
If you have a Rectangular, Square or a Free Form Pool:
Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5 = Total gallons
If you have a Circular Pools:
Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total gallons
If you have an Oval Pool:
Long Diameter x Short Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total gallons
**In order to determine the average depth of your pool, measure the shallow end and measure the deep end of the pool. Add those dimensions together and divide that number by 2. This is the average depth of your pool.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many folks quickly found out what their homeowners and renters insurance covered – and what it didn’t. Most pool owners found that flood insurance rarely covers swimming pools, spas, and pool heaters.
A swimming pool damaged by Hurricane Sandy is seen in Sea Bright, New Jersey November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
In November, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the world’s largest pool, spa and hot tub trade association, offered advice for swimming pool and hot tub owners, that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Below is their release:
Most likely pool and hot tubs owners are not thinking about their pools and hot tubs in the days following the big storm. However, Bill Weber, APSP president and CEO encourages all owners to consider the following information:
Standing water in a pool or hot tub can be hazardous and unhealthy, breeding mosquitoes which are associated with West Nile Virus (probably not a problem in late fall, but worth consideration in Southern states).
Pool or hot tub covers damaged or missing from the hurricane could pose a drowning hazard.
Pools that have been winterized prior to the hurricane should be considered for re-inspection.
“By being aware of the information above, pool and hot tub owners can make their home and backyard safer,” said Weber. “And at a time when some affected families are frustrated with clean up after the storm, they should be comforted that APSP members are willing and ready to assist.”
A couple months after accessing the damage to their homes and trying to pick up and put back the pieces, many are now addressing their needs for their pools and pool heaters. If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy and are currently looking to replace your swimming pool heater, please give us a call. We would like to help you find the right heater for your situation. Please be sure to mention you were affected by the Hurricane. We know that finances are tough for many in the hurricane’s path and we hope to help how we can!
APSP is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry. Its mission is to promote consumer safety, and enhance the business success of its members. Members adhere to a code of business ethics and share a commitment to public health and safety in the use of pools, spas and hot tubs. Since 1985, APSP has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the recognized Standards Developing Organization to produce the nation’s swimming pool, spa and hot tub standards. APSP member companies include manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers and service professionals. For more information about the APSP please visit APSP.org.