Have a new vinyl liner pool, still under construction. Pool has a paramount in-floor cleaning system, skimmer, main drain, 6 wall down jets in deep end. Pool dimensions are 16x35ft. 3.5ft in shallow end, 8ft in deep end.
Since filled to capacity this past weekend, pool has been losing water at the rate of about .75 inches a day. I don't recall it leaking before we filled all the way but that doesn't mean it wasn't. Maybe I didn't notice it. The equipment was started for the first time this weekend as well. For the past 24 hours, however, the equipment has been off but the water is still dropping at the same rate as before.
The water is about 40 degrees (Georgia) so the pool builder is telling me they can't do a dye test anywhere with the water being that cold. Builder wants to completely drain the pool so he can pressure test all the plumbing again (including the floor pop-up heads). He says they pressure tested before the deck concrete was poured.
Is there a way to do the dye test from the deck without diving in the pool? I'd like to check all those wall jets, skimmer, and light niche before we drain all the way but I know nothing about pools.
We already drained it after being half full when the liner was being installed and the liner bead rail was not secured in one section. I'm hesitant to drain all 22k gallons without ruling out the light, skimmer, etc.