Im 80% sure we have a leak somewhere Oct 10 we topped off pool level Oct 12 pool needed to be topped off again. I didnt mark any levels or do the "bucket test" as the steps are/were out of the pool because we were again fighting an algae bloom an trying to shock it before closing it for the winter. This past Sat (Oct13) the pool was topped off again and a mark put at the water level on the skimmer. I came home tonight and checked the pool and there is significant water loss. With out getting a tape measure and measuring I would hazard a guess of about 2 inches.
My question now is how do I find the leak I have tried looking over the bottom of the pool and seeing if there are any obvious places where the leak could be and no luck. I had thought about just letting the water leak out and if it stops I would be inclined to think it was on the side of the pool. My other alternative is to drain it and physically get in the pool and search for the leak on the bottom. I have read about "the food dye" trick, but not knowing where the leak is, to even begin to look for it makes it somewhat hard. The pool is also a little on the cloudy side but we can still see the bottom.
Any suggestions or help would be appreciated