I have a brand new pool still under construction. I filled it just last Sat for the first time ever. It was awesome watching it come to life. At 3a it was full.
But then I got up and went to show my wife at 8a and it was just below the tile line (2 inches lower than "full" over night).
Days later, I still find myself adding 2 1/2 - 3 inches worth of water each day. I read last night to try the bucket test. This morning the bucket reduction was under 1/4" for 12 hours (overnight) and the pool had lost about 1 1/8" of water.
I asked my pool company - at first I got a standard reply that "all pools loose water to evaporation" but upon giving them the results of the bucket test they said they'll "take a look". I'm witholding the final payment for now.
Anyone able to comfort me into thinking this is something they can resolve? Quickly? Easily?
FYI - pool is 14,000 gallons. Roughly 385 sq ft surface. Temp = 105* at 7p. Temp = 81* at 7a. Depth is 3.5 x 4 x 5. Live in Fort Worth.