Handy site to calculate your pool volume

Freeform Vinyl Liner pool by Legendary EscapesWhen you are having your water tested on a regular basis, they will usually ask you what your water volume is. You also need to know this so you can adjust your chemicals as needed. There are some simple formulas to figure out water volume.

For a rectangle, multiply your length (in feet) times the width (in feet) times average depth (in feet) times 7.5.

For a round/oval, multiply your length (in feet) times the width (in feet) times average depth (in feet) times 5.9.

If your pool is freeform, you will be somewhere in the middle. Does your pool resemble a rectangle more, or an oval more? Once you choose a formula, you may have to adjust a bit if your pool has smaller areas  or larger curves outside the length and width that you used.

Of course the way to know the exact volume of water your pool takes is to have it filled with a water truck which can only fit so many gallons onto their truck, or if you have metered water, fill the pool and you’ll see what you have been charged for.

This pool is approximately 18×36 freeform with a 3.5′ shallow end, and 7′ deep end. To figure the water volume on this pool the Pool Guy would use the formula for a rectangle, and shorten the length and width a bit to compensate for the curves. The water volume of the pool can be estimated at 22,000-25,000 gallons, and the attached spillover spa at 300 gallons.