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September 30th, 2002, 07:07 PM
Since I will begin measuring pool lengths, I ventured out to Home Depot (and then to the Internet), to try to find an acceptable measuring device for a 50 meter pool.
I found that Stanley makes a 100 foot stainless steel tape, but could not find one longer.
In fact, the only longer tape I could find was made of fiberglass, which is not allowed for certifying pool lengths.

Does anyone know if a stainless steel tape long enough to measure a 50 meter course is manufactured, and if so, by whom and where can it be purchased?

Ed Tsuzuki

September 30th, 2002, 08:57 PM
Found this. Not sure if it will do.


October 1st, 2002, 09:58 PM
I would suggest a Lufkin tape. They make them up to 100 yards and the accuracy is sufficient for measuring pools (better than 0.005 meters). They have a web site but they are part of a conglomerate so a Google search of Lufkin Tape will find it.


October 1st, 2002, 11:00 PM
I went to the Lufkin site and found a catalog in PDF format. You can find it at http://www.coopertools.com/catalog/pdffiles/htoolcat/brand%20sections/lufkin.pdf .

I'm not asking for USMS to endorse any particular tape but before my LMSC goes out and buys one can someone tell me if this Lufkin
tape would be considered appropriate?

Catalog # C216
UPC # 037103451606

It's listed in the catalog with full specifications. This one is 100 feet. It's listed on page 15 of the PDF document I reference above.

October 3rd, 2002, 04:18 PM
I've spent a great deal of time searching for the 200' Lufkin steel tape measures. The 100' are fairly easy to find and also relatively inexpensive, but we will need the 200' to measure our 50 meter pools.

I have found 200 foot Lufkin's at the following sites:

Lufkin Yellow-face Steel Tape Measure
LU-Y1278 200' x 1/4" in Inches $189.19

LUFKIN 3/8" X200' STEEL TAPE $215.00

I also see them on page 33 of the above mentioned Lufkin catalog. Items 1808 and 1808D will probably serve our purpose.