Working out how much pool paint you need to revamp your swimming pool can be tricky. Which is why we put together this article.

Whether you have a rectangular, square, oval, round or kidney shaped swimming pool, we listed examples on how to accurately calculate how much luxapool swimming pool paint you require.

Should you get stuck, please don't hesitate to call us on (02) 9939 7977. We are happy to assist you.

You can also download this pool paint area calculator as pdf here!

**All measurements/values in metres (m) and Kilolitres (kL)**

## RECTANGULAR and SQUARE POOLS

Surface area to be painted is calculated as the sum of base + sum of 4 side walls, ie:

**Base [L x W] plus****Deep End [W x D1], plus****Shallow End [W x D2], plus****2 x Side Walls [L x Average Depth] where Av Depth = D1+ D2 divided by 2.**

Example 1): 10m x 5m x 1.8m deep end /1.2m shallow end (75kL) = 95 m2 and requires 8-9 kits/per 2 coat system.

Example 2): 8m x 4m x 1.6m deep end /1.0m shallow end (42kL) = 63 m2 and requires 5-6 kits/per 2 coat system.

Example 3): 3m x 3m x 0.8m deep (7.2kL) = 18.6 m2 and requires 2 kits/ per 2 coat system.

## OVAL and ROUND POOLS

Surface area to be painted is calculated as the sum of base area + total side wall area, ie:

**Base [L x W] x 85% (oval pool) OR [Dia x Dia] x 80% (round pool), plus****Pool Circumference x Depth [C x D]**

Example 1): 10m x 5m oval shape, 1.6m deep (70 kL) = approx 80 m2 and requires 7 kits/per 2 coat system .

Example 2): 5m round, 1.2m deep (31kL) = approx 36 m2 and requires 3 kits/per 2 coat system

## KIDNEY SHAPED POOLS

Surface area to be painted is calculated as sum of base area + total side wall area, where:

**Base [L up c/line x W average across] x 85%, plus****Pool Circumference x Depth [C x D]**

Example (diagram): 10m x 4m x 1.6m average depth (58kL) = approx 72 m2 and requires 6 kits/per 2 coat system.