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    Water level went down?

    I just peeked under the cover. It looks like the water level went down a couple inches over the winter. Is this normal?
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    Re: Water level went down?

    A couple of inches is nothing around here. Evaporation will account for that much. Even with a winter cover on.
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    Re: Water level went down?

    Ok good. I guess I thought that since we had such a wet winter (even a hurricane), that the water level would have risen not gone down. Good to know that evaporation will happen even with the cover on.
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    Re: Water level went down?

    I'm in New Jersey as well, and my water was much higher than when I closed. When I closed, it was below the skimmer boxes. When I opened it was also above the top of the skimmer box. I have a mesh safety cover... not sure what type of cover you have, but you may want to keep an eye out for a leak.
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    Re: Water level went down?

    Same here in NJ -- Water was at top of my skimmer due to the heavy rains over the last couple of weeks. I had to lower the water right after opening.
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    Re: Water level went down?

    Where could it be leaking from when the pool is not running and water is below the skimmer?
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    Re: Water level went down?

    I would think liner / main drain / pool light are all candidates.
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    Re: Water level went down?

    I wouldn't think it is a leak. I am also in NJ, and have lost a few feet of water. I have a solid winter cover, but water from the pool comes through and with the hot days we had a few weeks ago, evaporates.
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    Re: Water level went down?

    Just pulled my winter cover off tonight and water is much lower than it was last fall when I closed...I'm sure the 12"+ of water I had to pump off the cover was the culprit as well as evaporation.
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