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Thread: How much is evaporation a problem?

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    How much is evaporation a problem?

    I have a 4500 gallon Kayak pool and I've had a small leak from the skimmer hose connection which I believe I have rectified yesterday. The amount of leak doesn't seem to account for the drop in water level I have encountered since I opened in May. I'd say I needed to fill up about once a week. I know we lose some water from kids splashing. I live in the Philadelphia area and I'm curious how much I should attribute the drop in water level to evaporation. The pool is in direct sun during the daylight hours.

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    Re: How much is evaporation a problem?

    Here in the Charlotte NC area, when it's really hot, we are losing 1/8" to 1/4" a day. If you are concerned you may have another leak, place a bucket of pool water near your pool and measure the depth. Check it in a few days compared to your pool level. It should be close unless you have another leak.
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    Re: How much is evaporation a problem?

    My pool is in full sun and I don't use a cover (other than in winter) and I top up about 2 inches per week. It was the same last year (the first year the pool was up), so I'm assuming this is normal. I have no leaks.
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    Re: How much is evaporation a problem?

    1/8" to 1/4" per day is normal.
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