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.
This formula is approximate since pools most
likely have many round corners and steps, but should work for
determining the approximate amount of paint or tiles needed to finish a pool. We
recommend rounding up on the measurements and we always
recommend getting an extra gallon of paint just in case.
You don't want to run out of paint in the middle of your
The formula is as
(L x W) + (L x Avg Depth x 2) + (W x shallow
depth) + (W x deep depth) = Total square footage of surface area 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.
IE: 3' Shallow + 8' Deep = 11' divided
by 2 = 5.5' Avg Depth
Below is an example using a 16 x 32 pool
with a Shallow depth of 4', a deep depth of 8' and an average depth of 6' feet
L x W = (32 x 16) = 512
L x Avg. Depth x 2 =
(32 x 6 x 2) = 384
W x Shallow Depth =
(16 x 4) = 64
W x Deep Depth =
(16 x 8) = 128
512 sqft for the bottom + 384 sqft (the two long sides) + 64 sqft
(small side) + 128 sqft (deep side) = 1088
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