How Much Water Do You Need To Fill A Swimming Pool?

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How Much Water Do You Need To Fill A Swimming Pool?

There are more than a few variables when it comes to filling a pool. Unfortunately, you can’t just guesstimate, and it’s more than just turning on your hose and letting it flow.

First, you’ll need to make sure that you have a location suitable for a pool. Once you’ve cleared that all up, you’ll need to skedaddle over to city hall (and your HOA, if you live in a condo, townhome, or apartment) to make sure there are no rules or regulations in place surrounding your new pool installation.

Next comes the fun part: the pool type, shape, and size. These are the biggest factors in determining how much water you’ll actually need to fill that huge, empty void; because too much or too little can put you in some dire pool straits. The last thing you want to experience after not only dropping a large sum of money — but also dealing with government officials, paperwork, construction (and everything else in between) — is to jump into your new water respite and realize that something’s just not quite right.

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