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Thread: Evaporation vs. hole in my liner

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    May 2011
    Rochester, MN

    Evaporation vs. hole in my liner

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering how fast water should be evaporating out of my pool. I may be a bit on the paranoid side because I have had a couple of holes in my liner this year, but I seem to be loosing an inch or so of water per day. It's been around 80* the last few days and I am thinking I shouldn't be loosing that much water. Thoughts?

    If I do have another hole, I am really having a hard time finding it. I let the pool drain down to the level of my return jet, which took around 1 week, and then it seemed to slow down significantly. I pumped water out so the level was below my return jet and aquarium silicone around the return and the skimmer thinking this may be my problem. If anyone has any suggestions, I greatly appreciate it! I tried using food coloring, but could not find a leak. Thanks for reading!

    24ft round AG, 13.5K Gal, vinyl, 1.5HP Pentair Dynamo pump, 22" Pentair Meteor sand filter

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    May 2007
    Orlando, FL

    Re: Evaporation vs. hole in my liner

    For starters, run a bucket test. This is where you get a bucket of water which can set upon something in your pool -steps, small stool, something so that its' rim is above the waterline. Mark the inner and outer water levels on the sides of the bucket. Next day, mark them again, and measure the distance between day 1 and day 2 for both. If the pool level drops farther than the bucket level, you have a leak. If not, then it's evaporation.
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