I have a concrete pool, sand filter, and a poolkeeper water leveler. Last month, my water bill was skyrocketed. I was using almost 700 gallons of water daily. There is no leakage in the pipe from the meter to my house and no leakage in the house. I am suspecting the leakage in the pool or piping related to the pool. For example, I filled the pool water until it is almost full on Saturday evening. This morning (not even 2 days), the water is already below the skimmer opening. I have the following questions. I would much appreciate the wisdom and experience from the group as I don't know what to do.
1. I see some water sipping out of the hose that connected to the water leveler. I will need to replace the hose but my question is: Do I need to connect a water regulator (like the ones used for the garden irrigation system)
between the faucet and the hose? The water is not leaking in large amount so I did not think this is the major problem.
2. My sand filter pressure has been high. In the past, it had been running at 20's and now the pressure is about 35 when the filter is running. The resting pressure is above 20 rather than in the 10's. Is it possible that that water pressure is too hight that pushed the water thru the back wash pipe? I called a Leak detector company locally and they charge $600 to detect leakage for pool and spa. I was told that once the leak is detected, then I can call the pool company to come and do the repair.
I just read the forum on how to do the bucket test. I will do that first and report back.