What is the
Square Footage of my Inground Swimming Pool?
Knowing the Square Footage of a swimming
pool is very important when you need to paint it.
Estimating the amount of Paint your project will
require depends on the smoothness of the surface, the number of
coats recommended for a particular coating and the total square feet
of the area to be painted.
Refer to the specific paint product you plan to use for details on
whether a primer coat is needed, coverage per gallon and recommended
number of coats. Use the information below for an estimate of the
total square feet of your swimming pool’s interior.
The correct formula is approx. since pools most
likely have many round corners and steps, but should work for
determining the amount paint or tiles needed to finish a pool.
(L x W) + (L x Avg Depth x 2) + (W x shallow
depth) + (W x deep depth) = Total square footage of surface of all
the pool sides and bottom.
To determine average depth in a
pool where the bottom slopes: Measure the shallow end and measure
the deep end. Add them together and divide by 2. This is the average
depth of your pool.
Below is an example using a 16 x 32 pool
with an average depth of 6 feet
(32 x 16) = 512
(32 x 6 x 2) = 384
(16 x 4) = 64
(16 x 8) = 128
512 sqft for the bottom + 384 sqft (the two long sides) + 64 sqft
(small side) + 128 sqft (deep side) = 1088
Stated in different terms, you need the SF of the bottom, the SF of
the two long sides, the SF of the shallow side, the SF of the deep