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    Pool leak?

    I'm currently losing about an inch of water every 8 -10 hours. Trying to determine if the loss is due to evaporation (pool water temp 49 degrees, ambient air temp anywhere from 25 to 45 degrees) or if I have a leak. No visable wet spots anywhere around the pool or at the equipment slab.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Barry
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    Re: Pool leak?

    Anything much over 1/4" in a 24 hour period is not evaporation. You have a significant leak.
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    Re: Pool leak?

    when I was losing that much, main drain connection in the skimmer - no tell tail sign of leak. I had two holes in skimmer one to pump, one to main drain. Can cover hole or let water line drop past the skimmer.
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    Re: Pool leak?

    did you ever find the source of your leak?
    13200 gal, IG, plaster, built 1985, replastered 2012, Mytilus MA-90C cartridge filter, 2716 Blue Line In-ground Pump and Motor (1 HP), (manual clean/brush/test with Taylor K-2006, TFP since 2012) in Northwest Houston TX

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    Re: Pool leak?

    Don't you put likea bucket with water on a step and then see if it goes down at the same rate fora leak?
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    Re: Pool leak?

    Yup. We call it the bucket test. Ideally you want the bucket to be nearly full and at the same level as the pool.
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    Re: Pool leak?

    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    Don't you put likea bucket with water on a step and then see if it goes down at the same rate fora leak?
    Here is the link explaining it.....

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...leak-detection
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