I have a intex swg 16X48, holds just over 5,000gal. It's full of clear water, about to add salt but the air release valve is cracked with water coming out like a sprinkler once the plungers were opened. I have ordered new parts but in the mean time I am afraid to turn on the pump. Do I go ahead & add the salt? I don't want the water to turn green while sitting in the sun, the water has nothing added to it at this moment.
I don't have a pool cover or a sump pump to circulate. I've read about adding chlorine but I haven't even added the salt! What do I need to do until the pump pieces arrive?