Pool Facts



One gallon weighs 8.3 pounds.

One cubic foot weighs 62.4 pounds.

One cubic foot of water contains 7.5 gallons.


Rectangular pool: length x width x average depth x 7.5 = gallons of water

Round pool: diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.9 = gallons of water

Oval pool: length x width x average depth x 5.9 = gallons of water


Most swimming pool chemicals are stable, retaining their effectiveness and strength for a considerable period of time when stored properly. Be sure to keep containers covered and in a cool, dry place.

Calcium hypochlorite, whether granular or tablets, are concentrated chemicals and can be dangerous if not handled properly. DO NOT MIX THEM WITH ANYTHING BUT WATER. Do not let them come into contact with heat, acids, organic or combustible materials such as kerosene, gasoline, oils, and greases, paint products, beverages, tobacco, soap products, cleaning rags and paper, because fire might result. Keep away from steam pipes, stoves, heaters and strong sunlight.

Use plastic, glass, china, or enamelware scoops, measures and spoons…and be sure they are clean and dry.

Measure and add any pool chemicals separately according to directions. Do not mix with one and other before adding to pool.

Most pool chemicals are harmful to shrubs, grass and foliage in concentrated from. Keep pool chemicals away from plant life near the pool.

Hands should be clean and dry when dispensing pool chemicals. Do not use gloves. Wash hands thoroughly after treating pool.

Keep pool chemicals and stock solutions away from eyes. If they should touch the eyes, wash thoroughly with water.

Keep pool chemicals in original containers, firmly closed when not in use, and out of the reach of children or pets.

Read all labels carefully before using a pool chemical for the first time, and always follow instructions exactly.

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