I live in Texas and for a while thought my water loss was relatively normal due to intense heat and evaporation (plus I swim a lot, normal spashout). I have an irrigation system and planted a station to fill in the pool with a 1/4" drip line for about 20 minutes a day (unless it rains, then I delay the timer).
Anyway, last night I was inspecting the equipment (really want to introduce a homemade "liquidator" type of setup) and noticed it was a little wet around the main pump. The next morning it was bone dry (pump hadn't ran all night). I ran the pump again and there was a little water building up from the pump (not sure where, must be underneath? Didn't see any visible source).
I've had this pump for about one year and eight months (but it may have been leaking the whole time) so I'm wondering if that's normal (I don't think so).
So my questions are...
What are typical causes or diagnostics to determine where your pump is leaking from?
Is some water loss from the pump normal? (don't think so)
I can ride like this for a while (water not that pricey) but the point is I'm losing more that I should and I'm wondering if I should bother contacting the pool manufacturer (argh, Blue Haven) or just delay the normal wait for the pump to die and buy another and deal with the water loss.