Find the gauge pressure (in psi) at the bottom of a freshwater swimming pool that is 17.0 ft deep.?
- ReginaldLv 72 months ago
The pressure is 7.36 psi. If you set a cubic foot of water on a surface, it weight 62.4 pounds and covers 1 square foot or 144 square inches. So each square inch has a foot of water on it and has a pressure of 62.4 divided by 144, or 0.433 psi for each foot of water depth. At a depth of 17 feet, the pressure is 17 times 0.433, or 7.36 psi. This question could also be asked under "physics" and you might get more answers. Hope this answer is what you wanted.