We just installed a fiberglass pool on 8/25/15. It was filled with three truck loads of purified water that day and 4 40 lb bags of salt were added. The pool equipment was hooked up on 8/28 and the pool installer came to to start the system. He checked the salt level and added 4 more bags of salt because it was low. He set the SWG to 80% and told us to check the salt levels again in 2-3 days. I checked the pool chemistry using the Accucheck 7 test strips they provided (I will order the test strips recommended on this site for future use.) Everything was low except chlorine. I tested again later and there was no chlorine. I called installer and he said to wait a week from the day the equipment was installed to test chemicals because the water would balance on its own to some extent. I told him that the SWG instructions said to super chlorinate before starting SWG and he said I could do that. So I turned off SWG and added 2 gallons of liquid chlorine. This morning, total chlorine was about 2 ppm so I turned the SWG back on at 100%. I immediately checked salt level and it was only 1.2. Should I add more salt? What about other chemicals and in what order? Everything is still low. See results below. Thanks for any assistance you could provide to this newbie as my head is spinning right now.
Total Hardness: 100
Total Chlorine: 2 ( seems to have dropped a few hours later)
Free Chlorine: .5
Total Alkalinity: between 0 and 40