I have a 3.66m above ground vinyl pool, 1 season old, and I can't find the leak at all.
I've tried the food colour route, where one tries to trace the flow of the water by injecting small parts of blue food colour - cannot find it.
I've seen videos on youtube where the guy says one can hit on the bottom of the pool and bits of dirt will get sucked in - then you can see the dirt and identify the leak, but the pool is on a pool cover so there is no dirt.
The pool is only 10% filled now - until I can find the leak.
Will it work if I go and rent a small compressor and press the nozzle against the outside and look inside to where the bubbles are? It's gonna cost a small amount (I'm not in the states but it's about $15), but it's less than 10% of the price of a new pool.
I will to the sidewall first - it could be in the bottom creases - but I know it's at the bottom because the pool is only 10% filled and its leaking.
The bottom will be a bit more interesting - I'll have to lift up the pool from the bottom and press against it - I'll probably have to get rid of most of the water in there now (not a lot) and when I do press it from the bottom, the water will then disperse to the sides and I'll have to try and get water on the exact spot above the nozzle again.
Will this work? Any tips? Any ideas for the bottom part (side is easy)