I was posting in the just getting started section about my issues but thought it might help if I posted in the swg section since it involves my swg. My situtaion is as follows:
I have a been having issues with my pool ever since super storm sandy flooded the area I live in with 6-8 feet of standing ocean water until the tide went out. The salt levels have been very high ever since the storm. I partially drained the water (even with the first step) and put fresh water back in. Prior to doing that my swg stated that the salt level was too high and after the drain/refill the swg went to 2900. I thought everything was ok but was never able to get the pool to stay clear and algae started to form just recently. So today I cleaned the cell with acid and then the swg read 100 for the salt level and that I needed to check the cell. I went to the pool store to by salt and had them test the water and they got a reading of 44,000 using a digital tester. I just purchase a taylor k-2006 kit and got the following readings:
cya 30 (but the black dot never fully disappeared but I reached the top of the vial)
Another thing to note is that I never added salt to the pool since the storm, because the swg had a reading of 2900. I added 3 bags today prior to getting the water tested and now the swg is reading 0.
Hopefully someone can give me swg specific insight.