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    Water level going down

    Since October no rains here in Orlando. Since then my pump runs 6-7 hours daily

    I noticed my water level has gone down about 4 inch.

    I check pump are no visible leaks , however in the house closing / inspection report I have invoice saying the distribution valve leak was fixed ($120), I check that too, No

    visible trace of water.

    How do I find this leak ?

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    Re: Water level going down

    Four inches in two months? I think the leak is straight up, in to the air

    It might be very unusual in Florida but up this way it is normal for us to have minor droughts in the mid Summer months that cause us to have to top off the water occasionally. Is there anything else going on with your pool that is causing you to suspect a leak?
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    Re: Water level going down

    No that's the only noticeable thing. You could be right because if it was leak then in summer Jun / Sep I never notice drop in water level.
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    Re: Water level going down

    Your best option is a bucket test to determine whether or not you truly have a leak. Put some rocks in the bottom of a large bucket and put it on your pool steps. Fill the bucket to the same level as the pool, ideally near the top part of the bucket. Observe if the pool loses more water than the bucket over the course of several days. If the pool is lower, you have a leak. If they remain the same, no leak.
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    Re: Water level going down

    Thanks all for reply, Assuming I have leak and not visible above the ground , what are my options !!
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    Re: Water level going down

    Do the bucket test and report the results
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    Re: Water level going down

    I will sir
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    Re: Water level going down

    Let us know how the bucket test goes. If you want to do some reading on leaks here is an article from Pool School - Leak Detection

    Also, there are leak detection companies who can track it down for you if you actually have a leak.
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    Re: Water level going down

    Quote Originally Posted by Donldson View Post
    Four inches in two months? I think the leak is straight up, in to the air

    It might be very unusual in Florida but up this way it is normal for us to have minor droughts in the mid Summer months that cause us to have to top off the water occasionally. Is there anything else going on with your pool that is causing you to suspect a leak?
    This was my thought after reading of no wet spots. We had so much rain last summer, I kept the pool water over the skimmer and did the skimming myself (dirty job). Once it got hot, I was adding water!

    Bucket test will prove any leaks. I'm hoping it's just evaporation.
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