Well about 3 months ago our pool started to drop in water over the week. I figured it was just due to evaporation since we were getting into the warm months here in FL, and we have only been in the house since november.
Well I have found that we are now loosing about 2" of water PER DAY. I did the bucket test and sure enough, we have a leak..obviously
6 months ago the pool used no water and i never had to add any. Now I have to add 2 inches a day just to keep it high enough for the skimmers to not suck air...only change that has been made is we added solar panels, but that is unrelated, as I have those off right now anyways, and we put them in back in January but didn't have a water loss issue til around April.
Anyways, I have let the pool pump run 24hours straight and in that time lost 2 1/2" of water. Then I turned it off and let it sit for 24 hours and lost 2 1/4". We have a waterfall which I figured causes evaporation which would account for the slight extra loss in water when it was running for 24 hours.
I also know it is not leaking from the skimmer, as we were gone on vacation and the pool had dropped about a foot below the skimmer, so the leak is further on down in the pool I think.
So regardless of if it is running or not, we are losing water. I have since done the blue dye test with the pump turned off and squirted dye at each jet, drain, light and no noticeable suction from any area. there are also no cracks or anything in the pool (i've been snorkeling and checking things closely lol) I am at a loss, The only thing I can think of is a leak in the ground/plumbing somewhere..I see no leaks above ground...but even if it were in the plumbing it would still have to pull water from the pool from somewhere obviously, so why am I not finding where it is?
Any help or guidance would be so greatly appreciated.