Water loss overnight

Bakernyc

Member
Jul 10, 2020
9
CT
Hello - just had an in ground FB pool installed. I was surprised I was having to add water so I taped off the water line last night and compared this morning. From 6pm last night to 8am this morning I observed about a 1/4 inch loss. Pool uncovered, equipment off. It was a relatively warm and humid night without much wind. Is this normal? (New pool owner here). Thank you!
 

guinness

Well-known member
May 3, 2019
470
California
See a similar thread below


Also, from Normal water loss rate

Depending on where you're located that much could be normal. The best way to tell is to run a bucket test. take a bucket and fil it partially with pool water and sit it on a step so the top is out. Measure the level of water in the bucket and in the pool. Wait a day or two and measure again. If the pool has lost more than the bucket you have a leak. If it's just evaporation they'll both lose the same.
 

Bakernyc

Member
Jul 10, 2020
9
CT
Yah it seems like doing a bucket test is the best next step. Big storm coming through here this weekend so I guess I'll do that next week.