Lots of our customers are curious how much water in gallons they actually lose from there leak. Do to the varying sizes and shapes of pools our example will be for a rectangular pool.
A swimming pool that is 20 feet wide and 30 feet long, you will have a surface area of 20 x 30 = 600 sq/ft.
So, 1 cubic foot of water 1ft x 1ft x 1ft = 7.48 gallons.
To see how many cubic feet are in 1 inch of water , take the above pool dimensions – W20 x L30 x .0833 ( 1/12th of a foot) = 49.98 cubic feet
How many gallons are in 49.98 cubic feet if 1 cubic foot holds 7.48 gallons
7.48 x 49.98 = 374 gallons.
So if you are loosing 1 inch of water in your pool every week, you are losing the following:
374 gallons per week.