I finally get all my chemicals perfectly balanced and what happens you ask?......Well let me tell ya. I noticed the water was a little low the other day, so I added some, because it has been extremely hot, with very little rain, I never gave it a second thought. I added water again last night thinking, hmmm, that's a little odd, I'd better keep a check on that.
I went out this morning to do my OCLT test and that water was down about an inch, so I knew it was a leak, but where? Welp, I found it. One of the blocks that the pool was sitting on had cracked and shifted it's way part way under the liner. I don't know how long it had been like this because it's under the deck and behind the ladder of the pool. It was just a teeny tiny little hole, so I thought OK I'll just throw a patch on and watch it. As SOON as I touched it, it split wide open into about a 2 inch long gash. That was the end of that.
So to get to my question....I ordered a new liner, should be in by Thursday. It won't be installed until Sat. at the earliest, possibly even Monday. I've already turned my pump off and am just letting it go until then. It's not holding water anyway, even though, I duct taped the heck out of it. My question would be, how much water can I safely lose without the pool collapsing. This is my biggest fear. Any help or reassurance would be deeply appreciated.