20' x 28' Pool...How Many People Can It Hold?

pooldreamer_2010June 29, 2011

I have a choice between a 14' x 28' pool or I can widen it to 20ft. If we entertain a party of twenty, can they fit comfortably in the 14 x 28? Does the extra feet really make a difference?

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thejimbar

We can get 12 adults comfortably in our 8' round hot tub....

but wider is better for kids jumping in etc....much safer in my mind.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 11:40PM
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misnbob

I have a 16x75 and that would be crowded with 20 swimmers from a safety point of view. 6 feet does make a difference, but I wouldn't have 20 people in the pool without a dedicated/undistracted lifeguard.

As far as displacement goes, people will displace about their weight in water and water is about 8.3lbs/gallon (pure water. Salt water would be heavier). 150 lbs/avg person weight divided by 8.3 lbs/gal x 20 people = 362 gallons displaced for 20 people. With a 14x28 pool, the water will rise 1.5" when they enter.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 3:18AM
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j_royall

Depends on how fat the people are.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 11:29AM
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goyom

Depends on what size keg you have at the party IMHO.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 2:33PM
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