I live in Florida and my pool is uncovered and in direct sunlight most of the day. It has a waterfall over rocks feature so when the pump is on, the water flows over the spa and waterfalls over the rocks into the pool.
I read online that standard pools may lose 1/4 inch to evaporation a day but I'm seeing more like 1/2 inch. Is that normal given my location and more so perhaps the waterfall rock feature? Logic tells me that more water will evaporate over the hot rocks. Is this true?
Would it be wiser to move my pump time to like 4am to 12 pm so it's not on during the hottest moments of the day? Right now it's 8am-4:30pm.
I'm just paranoid about leaks and problems and just curious what's normal and how I figure out if it's normal.
Thanks for any advice!