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How Much Does It Cost To Fill My Above Ground Pool? by Jim Glasgow

How Much Does It Cost To Fill My Above Ground Pool? 

         To answer this question you need to know the number of gallons of water your pool holds, and the amount charged by your utility company per hundred gallons of water. You will find the cost per hundred on your water bill. The following math formula will give you the number of gallons of water in your pool.



The Math Formula Is:

Pool Length, X Width, X

Average Depth, X Multiplier

= Gallons of water in pool 

Then

Gallons, divided by 100, times

cost per hundred gallons

= Cost to fill pool

                                              

                          



To Get The Number Of
Gallons Of Water Your Pool Holds:

Length, X Width, X Average Depth, X The Following Multiplier:

Rectangle, square pools: Use multiplier = 7.5

Round or Oval pool: Use multiplier = 5.9


Example: 18' round pool 54” walls (pool are filled to with in 6” of   the top of the pool)

18' x 18' x 4' x 5.9 = 7,646 Gallons in pool divided by 100 = 76.46 X $0.19 (cost per hundred gallons .19530) = $14.93


Water is cheap: In my town filling a 24' round 52” wall pool cost $24.00. If you get chemical soup and you can't figure out what to do, drain the pool and start over. It's cheaper then buying chemicals.


Pool Size

Gallons

8 hour flow rate

Pump Size

12 ft Round

3,398 gallons

8 GPM

½ hp

15 ft Round

5,310 gallons

11 GPM

½ hp

18 ft Round

7,646 gallons

16 GPM

¾ hp

21 ft Round

10,408 gallons

22 GPM

¾ hp

24 ft Round

13,594 gallons

28 GPM

1 hp

27 ft Round

17,205 gallons

36 GPM

1 hp

30 ft Round

21,240 gallons

44 GPM

1.5 hp

33 ft Round

25,700 gallons

54 GPM

1.5 hp

12' x 24' Oval

6,797 gallons

14 GPM

¾ hp

15' x 30' Oval

10,620 gallons

22 GPM

¾ hp

16' x 32' Oval

12,084 gallons

25 GPM

1.5 hp

18' x 33' Oval

14,019 gallons

29 GPM

1.5 hp



About the author: Mr. Glasgow has been a merchant for forty five years. Having managed and or owned discount stores and specialty retail stores. Mr. Glasgow currently owns and operates Patiostore.com a specialty retailer of patio furniture and other related back yard products. 

This article was published on Monday 11 May, 2009.