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    water level?

    I feel like my water is dropping a little bit, is this normal, we just installed a fiberglass pool about 1 month ago, Im a newbie, so this might be normal. Its been very hot, and i know when its used(splashing,etc.) the water will go down. Just wondering.
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    Re: water level?

    the safest bet is to perform a bucket test to measure evaporation. Place a bucket filled half way with pool water on your walk in steps (if applicable) mark the water level inside the bucket and mark the water level on the outside of the bucket, they should lose the same percentage of water though evaporation. if the pool loses more you have an unaccounted for loss of water.
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    Re: water level?

    It's not uncommon for an uncovered pool to lose an inch a week, some more, some less, depending on arid conditions....

    Solar blankets reduce evaporation.
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    Re: water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    the safest bet is to perform a bucket test to measure evaporation. Place a bucket filled half way with pool water on your walk in steps (if applicable) mark the water level inside the bucket and mark the water level on the outside of the bucket, they should lose the same percentage of water though evaporation. if the pool loses more you have an unaccounted for loss of water.
    Great advice Kevin!
    Just so I get i right. Shall both the water in the bucket and the surrounding water level sink just as much if their are no leaks?
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    Re: water level?

    thanks for the help
    24 x48 above ground pool.
    hayward sand filter

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    Re: water level?

    yup they should both lose the same, the purpose of putting the bucket on the steps is to keep the temperature of the water in the bucket the same as the surrounding pool water. Make sure to use water from the pool in the bucket as well, if you used water from a garden hose the temperature of the water from the garden hose could affect the test.
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    Re: water level?

    Thanks Kevin!
    A really smart way to determine if you have a leak or not. I shall forward this info to person that worries about sinking water levels in her pool.
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