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Thread: How much water should a pool lose on a weekly basis?

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    How much water should a pool lose on a weekly basis?

    I owner built my pool and it is the first pool I have ever had. I am wondering how much water a pool should lose from normal use and evaporation. I am in South California.
    Also, is there a way to test if I am losing water from other areas besides evaporation.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: How much water should a pool lose on a weekly basis?

    Glenn - Pickering, Ontario
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    Re: How much water should a pool lose on a weekly basis?

    Losing more than an inch a week is not unusual in areas with low humidity and high temperatures. You can check to see how much is evaporation by putting a bucket of water on a step so the level in the bucket and the level in the pool are the same. If there is a leak, the pool will go down more quickly than the bucket, which should be obvious after a couple of days.
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    Re: How much water should a pool lose on a weekly basis?

    Thanks for your help JasonLion. I will try that.

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    Re: How much water should a pool lose on a weekly basis?

    Take a 5 gal bucket and fill it half full. Mark the waterline with a sharpie and set the bucket next to the pool. Mark your tile inside the pool. check the 2 after a couple of days. If the bucket has lost an inch so should your pool.

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