Apparent pool water evaporation?

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Old 01-10-18, 09:30 AM
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Apparent pool water evaporation?

I s it common to lose pool water ( 2" to 3" per week ) due to evaporation in the winter months in Central Florida?
 
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Old 01-10-18, 09:31 AM
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If there is sun and heat there will be evaporation.
 
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Old 01-10-18, 12:12 PM
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I realize that but my concern is that the evaporation seems to be much more in the cooler months than during the hotter months. I checked all the pool equipment as well as the pool and there doesn't appear to be any leaks.
 
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In winter the relative humidity of the air is generally less. This increases the rate of evaporation since the air is dryer and more readily able to take on more water vapor.

I have a heated water bowl outside for my cat. The water is only heated to about 50f but it's amazing how quickly the water level drops, especially when it's really cold.
 
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