Each year we have several new Oklahoma pond owners contact us and want information on their pond. One of the most important things to know is how many gallons of water is in your pond. Below we walk you through how to calculate how many gallons of water is in your pond.
How are gallons of water in a pond calculated? To find the gallons of water in a pond, we use the calculation of length x width x average depth x 7.48.
What is with the 7.48%? There are 7.48 gallons of water in a cubic square foot.
(L x W) x average depth x 7.48 = gallons in a pond.
So a 10 x 8 pond with an average depth of 2 ½ feet it would look like this:
10 x 8 = 80. 80 x 2.5 x 7.48= 1,496 gallons.
Why it is important to know the gallons of water in your backyard pond?
When you purchase beneficial bacteria, algaecide or other products, the directions will specify the amount to put in based on the gallons of water in the pond. While it may not seem like a big deal, over dosing a pond with a product will mess up water chemistry and could cause fish and plants to die. Always know the gallons of water in your pond for safe addition of products to help your pond stay in balance.