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How To Calculate Gallons

    …will influence the pump needed to power your water feature. Head pressure refers to the friction created when water is pumped uphill or over long distances. Flow rate will determine how much water moves through the feature. Below are some tips for calculating these measurements: * Head Pressure:…
    …X (0.5 x D) to calculate the cubic feet in your pond. Water gardens are typically measured in gallons so you will then need to multiply cubic feet by 7.48 (the number of gallons in 1 cubic foot). If your water garden has multiple ponds or is irregularly shaped calculate the gallons for smaller…
    …(0.25 x 1) x 7.48 = 93.5 gallons. Step 2: Calculate amount of water your basin needs to hold As a general rule you will need your basin to hold 2½ times the amount of water in your stream. To find out how much water your basin will need to hold multiply the gallons of water in your stream by…
    …stream in order to calculate which size liner and underlayment is needed for your project. Use the article Calculate Liner Size to help with your equations. * Pump: A pump needs to be strong enough to move the water without being too powerful that it splashes everywhere. Not sure how to choose your…
    …and other organic material. If you are considering adding fish to your pond think about how many fish your pond can handle and what type of filtration system will be adequate for your pond. * Determine the number of gallons and how many inches of fish your pond can hold. Write down the length width…
    …pond is already at capacity this can cause things to get a bit crowded and dirty from all the fish waste. Try to keep your fish population around 1-2 Koi or 2-3 goldfish per 200 gallons. If you have questions on your fish load use our calculator to determine what your pond's capacity. On a similar…
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