When a typical swimming pool that does not have an autofill is leaking, it is pretty noticeable considering the water level will drop. Pools that have either manual or electronic type auto fill devices will keep filling the pool even though it may be leaking.
Because of water conservation issues, it is rumored that some cities and or water districts might ban the use of such autofill devices. Cities in Ventura County including Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Camarillo and Simi Valley are just to name a few up there.
In the San Fernando Valley, specific water districts in cities like Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Encino and Northridge have been rumored to ponder the thought.
If consumers who have an autofill on their swimming pool would only shut the pool equipment down for 24 hours every 2 months, many of these problems would not exist.
Normal evaporation rates vary from different areas and different terrains. Example: a house high up on a hill in Woodland Hills will usually have more evaporation due to wind than a typical tract home in Chatsworth or Glendale. Either way a good rule of thumb is that a typical pool should not lose more than an inch of water max due to evaporation. If your pool is losing more than these rates you need to call a qualified swimming pool leak detection specialist who specializes in swimming pool water loss detection and repair. A good company would be one that’s using LeakTronics Leak Detection Equipment such as Caltech Pools. That’s all they do.