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    total gallonage question with drawings

    I have a older pool and found the drawings of the original install in 1985, and on the drawing it states that I have capacity of 14040 gallons, I don't buy it. I have attached the dimensions, can someone knowledgeable look at this and see if there correct .I hope you can read it.



    Thanks for any help.



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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    I came up with about 13K gallons, You can get as accurate as you like using this~ http://www.poolandspachemicals.co.uk/volcalc.htm
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    Wow I thought it was more than 14000 gallons.
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    Anyone please.
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    Quote Originally Posted by roth79
    Anyone please.
    A "long" time ago (June-July 2012) I was obsessing over this, then someone told me that within +/- 20% it didn't matter much so I just stopped trying to pin down the answer with math - started sticking numbers into PoolCalculator.com and when I found a number that seemed to give accurate results (add what it said, measure, they matched) then I decided that was my "number". I don't really care if it is accurate or not - it works at a practical level so that's what matters.

    My advice is to follow my lead. Pick a number - any number - that seems rational. Adjust chemistry using PoolCalculator, measure the results. If the adjustment came out higher than expected, water estimate is too high, lower it; if the adjustment came out lower than expected, water estimate is too low, raise it. Eventually you get close enough to not worry over it. I started out thinking I had 18,000 gallons, I now think I have 13,500... the water is fun to swim in no matter what the truth is. BTW +/- 20% on 13,500 gives a range of anything from 10,800 - 16,200.
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    I get about 12,000 gallons. It's common for pools to hold a lot less than the builders say they do.
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    My quick estimate was also around 12k ... as UWV said, pick number and then use your chemical adjustments to better dial it in for dosing purposes.
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    Thanks UWV, Bama (roll tide? if so congrats on a blowout) and JB, Thanks a lot....

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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic
    I came up with about 13K gallons, You can get as accurate as you like using this~ http://www.poolandspachemicals.co.uk/volcalc.htm
    I guess you didn't like my answer?
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    No bro Im sorry I did just missed the thanks so again THANKS.
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    Re: total gallonage question with drawings

    If you really want the exact amount I suggest that you empty your pool before you fill it take a reading on your water meter before and after.
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