The bucket test shows that I am losing about 1/4" per day to evaporation and another 1/4 more from leakage. This is with all equipment off. I cannot find a leak in the structure. I have dye tested everywhere that is imaginable.
1. What size hole would cause this samll amount of leakage and would the dye be obvious that it was getting sucked into the hole.
2. Can water seep through a suction or return pipe if all equipment is off.
3. This one has me puzzzled. I have dug out a large deep hole behind one skimmer and down to the bottom of where the suction pipe comes out of it, that I found wet ground. The water is collecting there. Up to a foot deep over night. I have searched and dye tested everywhere that I can see on the skimmer. No dye being sucked anywhere. We have chisled concrete to the point that I can see the edge of pipes in the gunite, but I have not gone any further.
4. The light fixture is approximately 15' to the right of the skimmer. I plugged it up with pool putty but have not retested it.