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    Question abut pool size

    Every since we have been in our home I have been trying to figure out the size of our pool. When I did the initial measurements I came up with 22000, but everytime I would use 22000 as the size and put in my figures in the pool calculator I would add what it would say. Then I would test and it went over. So lately I have been using 20000 gallons as the size.

    For instance tonight my FC was 3 and I wanted to raise it to 5. So based off of 20000 gallons to go from 3 to 5 you need to add 83 oz. So I just put in 80 since what I use to measure my bleach is in increments of 8 oz. So that was about 2 hours ago I added the chlorine. So I rechecked to see what my FC level is and it went from 3 to 7.5. If I adust the gallon size to 8600, I get my starting point of 3 and goal of 7.5 at 80 oz of bleach. Am I doing something wrong or what. I have measured my pool several times and I always get the same amount around 20-22K.

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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Are you plugging in the correct bleach %-as in 6%?
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    Re: Question abut pool size

    What are the dimensions and depth of the pool?

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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Or you may just have gotten a good batch of extra strong bleach .... can't imagine you are off by 10,000 gallons.

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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Are you plugging in the correct bleach %-as in 6%?
    Yes.
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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    What are the dimensions and depth of the pool?
    It is a very hard one to measure due to the odd size. I get about 27 feet long, and around 11-14 wide and 3 shallow-6 ft deep.
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    Re: Question abut pool size

    You may do better to measure it in segments, find the gallons for each segment, and the add up the gallons.
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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Your pool is probably around 12,000 to 13,000 gallons.

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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Using the PoolCalculator & your numbers, I am also getting a much smaller pool volume.
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    Re: Question abut pool size

    Quote Originally Posted by mynewpool
    I have measured my pool several times and I always get the same amount around 20-22K.
    How did you get 22,000 gallons?

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