- Check for leaks: The most common cause of a low water level is a leak in the pool structure or plumbing. Look for any obvious signs of water loss, such as wet spots or cracks in the pool walls or floor.
- Check the skimmer and pump baskets: Make sure the skimmer and pump baskets are not clogged with debris, which can impede water flow and cause the water level to drop.
- Check the water level in the pool: Check if the water level is below the skimmer. If it is, water is not flowing into the pool fast enough.
- Check the pool filter: Make sure the pool filter is clean and not clogged with debris. If so, wash or change the filter.
- Check pool water balance: If none of the above steps solve the problem, it’s possible that your pool’s water balance is off. Test your pool water and adjust the pH, total alkalinity, and chlorine levels as needed.
- Add water as needed: If you’re unable to identify the cause of the low water level, simply add water to the pool to bring the level back to normal.
If the water level in your pool drops, there are a few things you can do to address the issue: