I'm trying to determine the footprint (PSI) of a 15 foot diameter swimming pool. To do so, I need to convert the circle into square feet (I think) then knowing that water weighs approx 8 lbs per gallon, and the capacity is 5300 gallons, I have 42,400 lsbs total. but now I need the conversion to square feet. Can you help?
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Re: conversion of a diameter to square feet.
PSI is pounds/square inch, so really its square inches you want.
The area of a cirlce is:
Pi * radius * radius
The radius is 1/2 the diameter:
15 foot / 2 = 7.5 foot
Calcuate the area:
3.14 * 7.5 * 7.5 = 176.625 square foot
Convert square feet to square inches:
176.625 square foot = 25,434 square inch
I calculate 5300 gallons as 44,230 pounds
44230 pounds / 25434 square inches = 1.74 pounds/square inch
So its 1.74 PSI

Re: conversion of a diameter to square feet.
Your wrong. If you trace the diameter with a yard stick you will find that it only equals out to 12.5683. By finding that and putting it into the Fibonacci Sequence..you will find that the total PSI is roughly 1.689999... repeating of course.
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Re: conversion of a diameter to square feet.
Originally posted by ropnjokerI'm trying to determine the footprint (PSI) of a 15 foot diameter swimming pool. To do so, I need to convert the circle into square feet (I think) then knowing that water weighs approx 8 lbs per gallon, and the capacity is 5300 gallons, I have 42,400 lsbs total. but now I need the conversion to square feet. Can you help?
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Re: conversion of a diameter to square feet.
If you are looking for the psi at the bottom of this pool, you do not need to know the diamater, you only need to know the height. The diamater will tell you the total wieght of water in the pool but not psi. Take the height of water and divide it by 2.31. This will give you the psi at the bottom of the pool. If the water is 5' deep, the psi at the bottom of the pool is 2.16 psi
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Re: conversion of a diameter to square feet.
Originally posted by Unregistered View Postim attempting to figure out how many square feet a 130 foot diameter dome thats 80 feet high ( approx 3 floors ) would i use the same calculations?
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