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    Water level very low

    The water level in my still closed pool has dropped significantly. The only thing that has been done this season is water pumped off the cover (by FIL while I was at work); besides a hole being present on the cover, is there any other reason the water level would drop?

    I closed the pool and know I did it right.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Water level very low

    You have either been pumping the water out from the top of the cover (if there is a hole you are likely draining the pool while doing this)
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    you have a leak.

    No other options really.
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    Re: Water level very low

    Several people have commented that they found lower than expected water levels on opening, and some have noted having a dry and windy spring which might account for increased evaporation rates in their region.
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    Re: Water level very low

    My water was a good 6" lower than what I lowered it to last fall when I opened last month...I did have to pump quite a bit off my cover and I know some of that was pool water that seeped through the weaved winter cover plus evaporation.
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    Re: Water level very low

    Thanks for the replies.

    I can understand the pump/hole-in-cover scenario, and I'll inspect the cover for a hole.

    As for the leak scenario, since level was lowered below returns and lines were blown and sealed, would this mean I have a leak in my liner?
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    Re: Water level very low

    Quote Originally Posted by saysomething
    Thanks for the replies.

    I can understand the pump/hole-in-cover scenario, and I'll inspect the cover for a hole.

    As for the leak scenario, since level was lowered below returns and lines were blown and sealed, would this mean I have a leak in my liner?
    My water was also drained below returns and still lost more...it happens. I believe there is a bucket test you can do for possible leaks.
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