So this is my 2nd year owning a 24' AGP, and it looks like I lost most of my water again. This happened last spring as well (and actually damaged most of the end caps), but it remained full once I filled it back up, so I don't think it's a leak. The only thing I can think of is that the snow (I live in an area which gets at least 200" of snow) is pushing down so much it is forcing the water out of the pool. Here is a bad picture, I was in a hurry, but can take a better picture this weekend:
That looks like it is half full, but most of that is the snow that is melting, on top of the winter cover which got pulled in, so maybe 20% of the original water is left. Is this normal? The first year I closed it the way the pool store instructed me to (use a strap around the pool to keep the cover in place), but since that damaged parts of the end caps, I did it the old fashioned way, and used milk jugs this season, and kept as much snow off it as I could.
I am thinking that next time, I will just get a leaf net or something, and not bother with the tarp. What do you guys thing?