My pool is in direct sunlight all day, and is used about 3-4 times per week. It's my first summer with it and 11 days ago maybe 2 months or so after opening, the water dropped below the skimmer line. It might have been dropping slowly the whole time, I wasn't watching it. I had a truck come in and dump enough that got us to 3/4 the way up the skimmer. It's been slowly dropping and is now back at about the 1/4 mark (so half way down the skimmer).
Does this sound like typical loss in an area that's 85+ all day and is completely unprotected from the sun? There are no obvious leaks but I want to see if I should just be regularly adding hose water or if I should be shelling out a few hundred to have it professionally checked out.
I have not done the bucket test yet