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July 23, 2014

ACHTWOO: Size matters

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 1:34 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

If you have a pool, ACHTWOO Pool and Spa Professionals can help you with any of your pool needs.

ACHTWOO Pool and Spa Professionals, located in Galveston, has the expertise and the best prices to help make your backyard a water wonderland. Whether you need pool chemicals, or any pool equipment, ACHTWOO can assist you in making the best choice for your pool.

Below are some tips from the professionals at ACHTWOO on how to keep your pool in the best possible condition!

Knowing how many gallons of water are in your pool is crucial to being able to effectively treat your water and to saving money. If you have a rectangle pool, finding the gallonage is pretty straight forward. You multiply the length x width x average depth of your pool and multiplying that number by 7.48 (the number of gallons in a cubic foot of water). Average depth is computed by taking the depth of the shallow end, adding it to the depth of the deep end and dividing by 2. So, the average backyard pool, being 32’ x 16’ with a 3’ shallow end and a 6’ deep end would be computed as:

16 x 32 x (6 + 3)/2 x 7.48 = 17,234 gallons

Once you know this number you can add the exact amount of chemicals required to balance the water in your pool instead of just wasting your time (and money!)

Free-form pools are a little more complicated but, basically, you have to find the surface area, multiply it by the average depth and then multiply that by 7.48.

I know it can sound complicated, but if you just take a little time initially to get the correct gallonage, it will save you money and time — both very valuable things to most of us ...

If you have any questions about any of this or would like for one of our technicians to come out and measure your pool for you, just give a call or email us.

Whether you need one of our factory-trained technicians to repair an issue with your equipment, need our award-winning maintenance staff to clean your pool or just need a knowledgeable person to help guide you along your path to swimming zen, we are here to help. The owner Larry Tyson, a native of Galveston, and his staff are here to serve you for all of your swimming pool needs.

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Come see ACHTWOO Pool & Spa Professionals in person at 6622 Stewart Rd. (at 67th Street) or call 409-974-4133. Check out ACHTWOO online at www.achtwoo.com, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/larrythepoolman or on Facebook at facebook.com/achtwoo. They can also be reached by email at info@achtwoo.com. B.O.I.

Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.