Does my pool have a leak, or is it just evaporation?

PSC Ep. 77: Does my pool have a leak, or is it just evaporation?

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  1. Hi,
    I just completed a 50k gallon pool for a friend of mine (I used to build with my late husband). We had detected a leak at the light niche and puttied it. Now the pool maintenance man is telling me he’s having to add more salt, stabilizer, and acid every week so he thinks there may still be a leak.
    This pool is the exception; it’s on a windy lake here in Central Florida, it’s very large for a residential pool (1205sf surface area), it has a 400k BTU gas heater that runs often (because her girls have metal plates in their hips and the cold affects them), it has a huge grotto which pools at the top before it falls over the edge, with a slide that gushes water. This grotto is on automation and runs every day. We installed an autofill/drain while building to accommodate her wishes (this is the fifth pool she has had built and she knew she wanted this feature). The water level doesn’t fall below the middle of the skimmer (due to the autofill) but having to add chemicals has the pool man concerned.
    Upon finding this out today, I will be doing the ruler test on Monday with all features off, including autofill.
    My question is- with all the factors I just listed-wouldn’t it be safe to say this pool will be losing more water per day due to evaporation and features than the average pool?
    Thanks in advance for your input!

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