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Pool loosing water?

Maybe you cannot decide if the loss of water in your pool is a leak or evaporation. If you place a bucket of the pool water on a step in the pool with the water level the same inside and ouside the bucket exactly the same and run the pool pump for a day, then you will be able to tell if youi have a leak. A leak would result in a lower level in the pool after running the pump for the day. If the levels stay the same, then it is evaoporation.

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