I bought a house in November in Detroit that had an inground all concrete pool. Having never owned a pool before I was stoked to find this site and all the good advice. So far I have figured out how to open it up and am in the process of shocking the ever living **** out of it and clear up the cloudy water. Per the advice in other parts of the forum I have cleaned out the sand in the old sand filter I have(I have a new Tag filter but I was waiting to clean as much **** out with the old sand and filter as I could before plumbing in the new filter and filling with new sand) and am running the filters 24/7 while scooping as much **** that falls in as I can.
This brings me to my major problem: The more I run the filters the faster I am losing water. In the range of 300-400 gallons (about an inch-inch and a half) per 24 hours ran. When I filled the water up and started the pumps/filter it seemed to hold a steady amount of water(I was watching for lost water) but then a couple of days in it started losing noticable amounts of water. The more I ran the pumps the more it lost. Though I doubt it, is it possible that much is simply lost in evaporation? It's a free form pool basically consisting of 1 25' circle 3.5 feet deep and 1 15' circle about 9 feet deep With the water still being cloudy I can't be 100% sure the marcite isn't busted open somewhere but I didn't notice any bad spots when I first took the cover off when I was looking to buy it. Being November in Michigan the water was very clear so I think I would have seen it. If it IS a leak what is an inexpensive fix? I don't have a ton of cash but I'm pretty handy and not afraid of a little hard work. Thanks in advance.