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How much water does an Olympic sized swimming pool hold?


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2015-01-22 18:55:06
2015-01-22 18:55:06

2,500,000 liters or 2.5 mega-liters of water.

Olympic size pools measure: 50 meters long, 25 meters wide, and a minimum of 2 meters deep.

(25m x 50m x 2m = 2,500m3; 1L = 0.001m3 so 2,500 x 1000 = 2,500,000L)

660,430 gallons of water.

50 meters = 164.041995 feet (a)

25 meters = 82.0209975 feet (b)

2 meters = 6.5616798 feet (c)

Volume = (a) * (b) * (c) = 88,286.66721 cubic feet

88,286.66721 cubic feet = 660,430.1339 U.S. gallons

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An Olympic swimming pool must hold a minimum of 2,500,000 liters

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it depends on the size of the swimming pool. The average olympic pool contains up to 1,000 gallons of water and 300 gallons of chlorine.

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An Olympic pool is 50m long by 25m wide by a minimum of 2m deep. The volume of water this pool can hold using the minimum depth to calculate is 2,500,000 L. In order to convert volume to mass you could use density as a conversion factor, however it's pretty much agreed upon that the weight of a liter of water at most temperatures is 1 kg. That means there's 2,500,000 kg of water in an Olympic-sized pool, or 2,500 tonnes or about 5,500,000 pounds.


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