Last Tuesday filled pool with well water. Put in 360 lbs of salt per Intex chart on Wednesday. Bought 4-way test strips and 5.25lbs of CA as pool worker told me. Tested water with strips: Ph and TA higher than charts go, FC 0 and stabilizer within range. Did not add the CA as that was the only thing in range. I am running the filter and SWG 11 hours a day. Back to the pool store today with a water sample and like an idiot I didn't get the actual results but I know the Ph and TA was very high, very low FC and salt level was low:1100ppm. My water is clear. The pool store sent me home today with 21 lbs of calcium chloride for calcium hardness, which I am reading on here I don't need to worry about with a vinyl pool, and instructions to come back in 3 days (which I assume is to dump more money). I have read pool school.
My question is where do I go from here? I know I didn't post numbers but any suggestions would help. I know I need more salt.
I just read another post on here in which the chlorine was sitting on the bottom of the pool. Could that be part of my problem with the chlorine?