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DMacLeod

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We had the pool opened a week ago and I thought I had a problem.  Water seemed to be dropping much faster than normal.    

It is common to see 1/4" loss  a day and I was used to that.

 

But this last week  has been ridiculous.   I was concerned that we may have a leak.    So yesterday I put a 5 gallon bucket on the top step and filled it to the level of the pool water.  (4-1/2" above top step)   
 

Tonite I checked it and there was only 3-1/2" s of water above the step and 3-1/2"s of water in the bucket.  

 

It was a relief to see the same levels.   I'd hate to think about tearing up the concrete apron and finding the leak.

 

 

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Drink beer, and pee in the pool to keep the pool water levels up.

Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.
-Thomas Jefferson
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
-Soren Kierkegaard

 

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On 6/8/2019 at 8:06 PM, redfishkiller said:

I had to fill my pool every couple of days when I had it up

how much water did you displace over the rail when getting in?

If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.

 

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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3 mins ago, DerrickT said:

But it keeps the wife and kids out of my hair

ANYTHING that does that is worth its while.

 

As the great Charles Bukowski put it, the best humans are the ones who reward me with their absence. :th:

Terri Mae does not approve this message, but screw him.

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