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Thread: Am I just looking for trouble ??

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    Am I just looking for trouble ??

    This week has been basically sunny,,windy with temps 60's to 70's. I noticed I was loosing more water level than normal. I measured today ( very un-scientific I know) by placing waterproof tape at very top of water level last night then measured to water level today. I came up with a loss of 1/2 to 9/16 max loss. Is this within limits considering windy weather and sunshine ?? I know it's sorta "anal" by me but I'm a stickler when it comes to our pool !.. Pool is 5 years old.... I got lucky in finding this site a few months after it was up and running,, Last 4 years maintenance duties have become routine and easy, just the way I like it!
    21000 Gallons I/G,,Vinyl,, 1.5 H.P. Hayward Pump,, Hayward Sand Filter S244T.. Liquidator.

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Am I just looking for trouble ??

    It's possible, but it still sounds excessive. Try the bucket test. Set one of those plastic 5 gallon buckets on the steps. Fill it up with water. Mark the level in the bucket and in the pool (on the bucket) and check again the next day. They should have dropped equally.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Am I just looking for trouble ??

    I agree with Richard320. Sounds like a little too much but just barely excessive. I would do the bucket test to reassure myself.
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