We may have found our 1"/day leak, maybe. According to my figuring that's about 2 cups/minute. Going around a lot of the pool with food coloring and a syringe showed up one spot that seemed pretty suspicious. It's around our large skimmer frame where there's a couple smashed in parts on both sides:[attachment=2:29x6wov3]DSC03196.JPG[/attachment:29x6wov3][attachment=1:29x6wov3]DSC03197.JPG[/attachment:29x6wov3]
So, I thought I'd let the pool leak down until it was about past these areas. It's there now and doesn't seem to have gone down in the last few hours. Does it seem possible that an area like this could leak that much?
Another possibility or concern is that the blue caulk between the fiberglass wall panels [attachment=0:29x6wov3]DSC03198.JPG[/attachment:29x6wov3] seems funky. Poking it with the syringe, gummy bits sort of came off on the syringe about the consistency of a warm Starburst. But we didn't find any specific leaks. I guess if it leaks all along these lines, it would be too slow to show with the food color test.
Anyway, should I remove the screws around the skimmer opening and take a look behind it or will that get me into trouble?
Thanks for any advice!