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Lt802

02:57PM | 05/24/03
Member Since: 05/23/03
1 lifetime posts
I am leveling an above ground, round pool that is 15' in diameter. I need to know how much sand (tons) I need to layer the ground with 2" of sand.

joed

03:41PM | 05/26/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You need about 29.4 cubic feet. That is a little over 1 yard. 1 yard =27 cubic feet.
here is the calc
area of circle is Pi x r x r= 3.14x7.5x7.5 = 179.6 sq feet
volume = area x depth = 176.6 x 2/12= 29.4

[This message has been edited by joed (edited May 26, 2003).]

ACD

11:18AM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
OK, my math stinks when it comes to circles. How about a 55' diameter circle 12" deep?

Jim D

11:52PM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
ACD - hi, you're talking a lot of sand! Using Joed's math formula above, the radius of your circle is 27.5 feet. Radius x radius (or radius squared) is 27.5 x 27.5 = 756.25 feet. Take that times "pi" (the 3.14 number above), and you have 756.25 x 3.14 = 2374.625 square feet. Since you want it 1 foot deep, you now have 2374.625 cubic feet, or 87.95 cubic yards. I hope this helps you - regards! Jim D/Heathsville, VA

hoganem

07:29AM | 06/03/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
90 lifetime posts
OK, now when you order sand it comes by the ton, so how many tons is 88 cubic yards?

I pay \$8 per ton delivered in Midwest.

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