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My question is: I need to have dirt hauled away from my built in pool and the haulers are asking me how many yards of dirt there is. How would I figure that out? It is a 24 ft round pool and 3 inches of soil depth was dug out. Thank you! 

Hi Debra, By a "24 ft round pool" I am assuming that you mean 24 feet in diameter.
When contractors say "yards" in the context they mean "cubic yards". You have a very short circular cylinder of soil to remove which has a radius of 12 ft and a height of 3 inches. The volume of a circular cylinder is given by
where r is the radius, h is the height and is approximately 3.1416. You want the volume in cubic yards so you should first change all the dimensions to yards.
Thus the volume of dirt is
Penny 

