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Are you trying to calculate the volume of water? If so, how long, wide, and deep is your pool?

HI and thanks for reaching out. We ordered a 75 linear foot free form pool. When we were told how to measure, the contractor said to take a 75 ft rope and make the shape and that the measurement would go through the center of the spa that overflows into the pool. Now that the pool is in I measured and it is about 60 LF measuring through the center of the spa. When I inquired they said to measure the inside line of the spa that actually takes away from the pool AND measure the exterior cure that goes outside the pool and add those together and that is my measurement???????? That doesn't make sense to me at all. The spa is to be 25 or in this case 26 LF and the Pool is 75 LF according to our contractmAre you trying to calculate the volume of water? If so, how long, wide, and deep is your pool?

Your thoughts? The

- The total length is 75 feet? This includes the spa?
- What is the width at it's widest point and what is the width at it's narrowest?
- What is the depth of the shallow end and what is the depth of the deep end?

Once you have a good estimate of water you can test your accuracy by watching the effects of adding chemicals. Over time you should be able to tweak your estimate to make it more accurate. Until then, just make sure you add chemicals slowly so that you don't add too much. Add about 1/4 or half as much as you think you need, wait a few hours and retest to see how much more you need.

I was asking about Linear Feet....HI and thanks for reaching out. We ordered a 75 linear foot free form pool. When we were told how to measure, the contractor said to take a 75 ft rope and make the shape and that the measurement would go through the center of the spa that overflows into the pool. Now that the pool is in I measured and it is about 60 LF measuring through the center of the spa. When I inquired they said to measure the inside line of the spa that actually takes away from the pool AND measure the exterior cure that goes outside the pool and add those together and that is my measurement???????? That doesn't make sense to me at all. The spa is to be 25 or in this case 26 LF and the Pool is 75 LF according to our contractm

Your thoughts? The

Waterline correct? Not outside the coping????

I don't know.Waterline correct? Not outside the coping????

Hopefully someone with more build experience will see this thread and chime in.

Hi! and thank you. Yes because the pool is about 23 long NOT 28'9" but it is 12 wideIf I understand the problem correctly, he wants you to measure the perimeter of both the pool and the spa then add those together. But I have to admit I'm not 100% sure on the industry standard of measuring free form pools. Are you just trying to confirm that he delivered the pool to the proper spec in the contract?

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Thank you, so the red line measures 68 and the Blue Line measures 21--so strange this new math They have agreed to add 4 feet! Everything is wonky. Thank so much.If I understand the problem correctly, he wants you to measure the perimeter of both the pool and the spa then add those together. But I have to admit I'm not 100% sure on the industry standard of measuring free form pools. Are you just trying to confirm that he delivered the pool to the proper spec in the contract?

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Good to hear! I was thinking the pool was already installed? Are they still excavating?They have agreed to add 4 feet!

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