Our pool is only one and a half years old. Recently we have been losing water quickly. It stops at the same part of the skimmer. The dirt off to one side of the skimmer (an area about six feet wide) is wet. I don't see anything leaking. Nothing is wet but the dirt. I did the bucket test and a 1/4 inch difference the first day, but it was the same the second day so I think we found our low point (right above the second screw from the bottom).
I've been told by a friend that it could be the skimmer gasket and the water is leaking between the wall and the liner. That makes sense, but it seems like our pool is too new to have that sort of problem. He also said that he would pay someone to fix it because it would be hard to keep the liner and everything in place while trying to put in a new gasket.
I, of course, have come to the experts! Please let me know what you think. Thanks!