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Lateral pressure on tank walls

  1. Feb 1, 2017 #1

    We are an importer of SCUBA diving equipment and are building a pool. I see multiple formulas and opinions, I'm hoping for a KISS answer. Although I don't think Width or length has anything to do with my question, we are building a deep shaft pool that will be 25'Wx35'Lx88'D. What is the force on the walls at 88' please? is it atmospheric pressure, 1 bar per 10m/33' so about 40psi?
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  3. Feb 1, 2017 #2


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    Yes, about 40 psi gauge
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  4. Feb 1, 2017 #3


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    So do you think licensed pool builders/installers carry insurance and use certified designs? Why do you think that is?
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