An Easy Way to Measure your Dam or Pond

Q. Is there an easy way to measure our dam?


Yes there is

Many of our products require the surface area of a dam or pond, to calculate how much product you need.

There is no need to get the measuring tape out or do a rough walk around. There is an easy work around.

If you water body is visible on Google Maps, then here is a quick way to calculate the surface area.

  • Open Google Maps on your computer or mobile device.
  • Put your address details in and navigate to the location of the dam you want to measure.
  • Zoom in on the dam until you can clearly see it on the map.
  • Right click and select “Measure distance” from the menu.
  • Click or tap on the starting point of your measurement. This could be one end of the dam or a point on the shoreline. A white dot will appear.
  • Close to the first dot click again and drag the second dot until you reach the end point.
  • The total distance of your measurement will be displayed on the screen.
  • Then repeat for the second measurement whether it be the Length or Width.
  • Then multiply these two measurements which will give you the Surface Area.

Note that the measurement provided by Google Maps may not be 100% accurate, but it should give you a good estimate of the size of the dam.

by Aquatic Technologies
If you have any questions regarding looking after your dam or pond and what products are the most suitable for your situation, please read through the helpful articles on our site or feel free to contact our friendly team who can help you maintain proper health in your water body year round.
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