Enter the radius of the pot (in) and the height of the pot (in) into the Pot Volume Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Pot Volume. 

Pot Volume Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Pot Volume. 

PV = 3.14159*R^2*H / 281
  • Where PV is the Pot Volume (gallons)
  • R is the radius of the pot (in) 
  • H is the height of the pot (in) 

To calculate the volume of a pot, multiply the radius squared by pi and the height, then divide by 281.

How to Calculate Pot Volume?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Pot Volume.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the radius of the pot (in). 
    1. The radius of the pot (in) is given as: 6.
  2. Next, determine the height of the pot (in). 
    1. The height of the pot (in) is provided as: 10.
  3. Finally, calculate the Pot Volume using the equation above: 

PV = 3.14159*R^2*H / 281

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

PV = 3.14159*6^2*10 / 281 = 4.02 (gallons)


Example Problem #2: 

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

radius of the pot (in) = 8

height of the pot (in) = 12

Entering these values and solving gives:

PV = 3.14159*8^2*12 / 281 = 8.586 (gallons)