I couldn't add a signature because I'm on mobile but I have a brand new intex ultra frame 14x42 with an intex 1600gph saltwater generator and sand filter combo with ECO. We've filled the pool up, 3500 gallons, we back washed the pump and got it running. Swg hasn't been cut on yet as it says to wait 24 hours. We have added 80lbs of salt and our salt levels are reading right at 3000. That's all we've done. We're kind of at a stand still. I'm trying to test the water to find my next course of action....I have Clorox 6 way text strips and 4 way strips that came with the pool. On both strips the ph is reading off the charts which blows my mind since at this point it's fresh faucet water with salt added.
My results if I'm reading the test right:
Total hardness: 110/low
Total chlorine: 0/low
Free chlorine: 0/low
Ph: 8.0/very high
Total alkalinity: 240/high
Do I have to wait the 24 hours to turn on the saltwater pump? Either way, what should my next step be? I hope you guys can help because I'm so lost.