I manage a full size 50 meter indoor pool, surface area of 1,250 square meters. We keep the water pretty warm(83-85 degrees) and the ventilation system is quite large and efficient at removing humidity. The HVAC guys tell me humidity is maintained at around 47%. I think our water usage is within the normal range of what we might expect, but those numbers have raised some eyebrows further up the chain from me.
Most of the calculators/estimations I've seen are specialized for outdoor pools facing the wind and sun. Either that or the formulas look like something I'd need to hire an engineer to help me map out. What would you guess is a normal range of gallons used per day/month/year for this pool? I'm just looking for a ballpark figure, like, what numbers would surprise you?
I plan to do a bucket test for leaks, but I'll have to wait til the summer to close down the pool. I imagine with a small bucket and a large pool I'd want a week of testing to be accurate, right?