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Thread: Evaporation Loss Vs Leak

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    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Warner Robins, GA

    Evaporation Loss Vs Leak

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to figure out if I am losing water due to evaporation or an actual leak. I am seeing over 1/2 per day of water loss.
    My pool has direct sun almost all day, and the only thing different from last year is the addition of my heat pump. Not sure if higher water temps at night are attributing because of heater.

    16 X 32 Grecian.

    I know there is a "Bucket Test" or such but for some reason whenever I try to use the Forum Search function I get a javascript error and get bounced out of TFP and have to re-login.

    Can someone explain, or link the test?

    Thank you
    16 x 32 Grecian Vinyl. Salt-Aqua Plus PS-4, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter, Hayward Ecostar SP34000vsp, Gulfstream HE-125-T-A Heat/Cool heat Pump

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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Evaporation Loss Vs Leak

    Set a bucket of water on your steps filled to about the same level as the pool water. Mark or measure the water level in the pool and in the bucket. Check both levels again after 24 hours or whatever time period you want. If the water level drops the same amount in both the bucket and the pool, it's evaporation.

    Try using the Google search at the very bottom of the screen if the forum search gives you problems.
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    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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