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Thread: Is it normal to lose about a foot of water over winter?

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    May 2009
    Ontario, Canada

    Is it normal to lose about a foot of water over winter?

    Hi, I'm located in Southwestern Ontario.

    When we closed our pool for the first time last year I took the water down about 6 inches below the skimmer.

    When we took the cover off yesterday, the water was down another good foot. Is this normal? I can't see any obvious leaks right now.

    One of our friends who's had a pool for over a decade, told me his pool was really low this year and he can't find any leaks either. He said this has never happened to him.

    His theory is that because we've had such a warm winter/spring that more pool water evaporated.

    I also wonder if the weight of my snow, on top of my cover, pushed down on my water, making some of it spill over the sides/or through the holes of the skimmer and return jet, as it melted?
    21' 54" Round AG, 10K gallons,1HP 2 speed pump, Sand filter 200lb
    Have had a sparkling BBB pool all summer....

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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Is it normal to lose about a foot of water over winter?

    Weight of snow, pushed on water, making it spill over

    Has happened to me on three occasions
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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