Forum Title: Can I cover but not close?
We're in Florida, and it never freezes here, but we've been getting hammered by evaporation. The monthly water bill has tripled, and we seem to be topping off the pool daily (about 4-5). I'm 99.9% sure it's not a leak, as a bucket evaporates at the same rate. It's crazy. Anyway, we want to cover the pool to reduce/eliminate the evaporation, but if we do that, what would we have to do to the pool (if anything)? Would we still run the pump with the cover, or is that unnecessary with a cover? Or is there something else we can do? We don't use the pool from 11/1 thru 3/15 or so. Thanks!
Category: pool Post By: CLAUDIA GRAVES (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA), 02/12/2019

I can't imagine that evaporation could be 4 to 5 inches. What is the water temperature and night air temperature, wind speed and humidity?

- TERRY NGUYEN (Porterville, CA), 03/25/2019

James, you're right. I just measured, and we're losing about 2-3 per day. Night time temps are in the mid-upper 70's, occasionally low 80's. I think it's dipped below 70 2-3 times in the last month or so. Humidity levels have been low by FL standards, around 40-50% RH, but I'm really not sure exactly. Today was the first day in quite a while where it has rained, and the humidity was high. Winds have been pretty light (

- ALEX WALTERS (Sugar Land, TX), 03/26/2019

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