Sorry in advance if this seems long winded. Didn't want to leave out any details. We just purchased our very first pool. We went with the 18X42 above ground using the cartridge filter that came with it. After alot of consideration we decided to go with salt water. We made this decision based on not having to use a load of chemicals. Well we haven't been able to enjoy our pool yet. First i must say that we used well water fill our pool. Straight from the well not going through our water softener. Halfway filled water started to turn green. Once completely filled water was green. We added 3 1/2 bags of salt as per manual said 150 lbs. Ran the filter for 24 hrs so salt could dissolve. Then turned on salt water pump. Manual says standard running time is 4 hrs. Well after 4 hrs seem like water was no better. So i read the manual for swg and it said to boost it. so i boosted it. it's on hr 22 and it seems like it only got worse. well i read plenty of the forums today and read i should get a better testing strip kit so i went out and bought one. my results came out to alk. 210 ph 8.2 free cl 1 hrd 150 and cya 60. i am assuming salt level is ok bc our swg has a built in salt level monitor. what do i do to get my pool ready to go? also do i need to do a chemical shock or let the swg boost shock it?? PLEASE HELP US!!! I am seriously thinking of calling it quits and returning everything. My kids will be so disappointed though. Thanks in advance.