I am losing about 3/8 inch daily with pump running 4 hours/day. I had to replace the liner due to liner leaks so I really have no clue how much water evap is "normal", but I just got the liner replaced like 2 weeks ago so I am doubtful that is the problem. I had tried the bucket test with a gallon bucket but I must have mismarked something cuz the bucket ended up losing more water than the pool did I have yet to try the bucket test with the pump off, I might do that next (to make sure liner is OK).
But in any case, I noticed that there's this wet spot whenever the pump is running, is this normal? Can someone suggest a way to fix this? It seems that the previous owners used tape around the pipe. Does this pipe just twist off and then I can reseal it with some plumber's tape on the threads (if there are threads?)?