Pool Leaking Over Winter
We have a 15x30 above ground pool and have noticed about 2 feet of water loss over the winter months. We have lots of snow and ice on the cover, for sure we know we have a leak.
The cover is stretched very much into the pool. What can we do to prevent the pool from becoming damaged?
The only thing you can do over the winter months is to keep as much water in the pool as possible. When things melt enough that you can pull the cover off you can start looking for a hole. You can start by not adding water for a week or so and seeing how much you loose. You can also be looking for wet spots around the pool. At some point you will need to get into the pool to either look closer for the hole or patch one you may have found. In most cases holes can be found and patched, the important thing is to not drain the pool and let it sit empty, or you will be replacing a liner.
When a pool freezes it starts at the top, and then the sides. Having ice on the top of the pool pushing out, and then sinking, can bring the entire pool down. Having ice on the sides of the pool, while the water is going down, can cause severe liner damage. Keeping the pool full of water all winter is my best advice.