Yesterday our pool was finished being installed. As my signature says, it's an 18x33 Galaxy above ground pool. It was filled with well water, it's crystal clear and looks gorgeous. The problem is that we don't know what to do now to get our water to its proper levels. We have a Hayward Aquatrol SWG. An employee at a pool store said we couldn't add any salt to our pool until the water was between 70-75 degrees (the manual says it won't produce chlorine under 50 degrees). We dipped a test strip a few minutes ago which obviously showed there was no chlorine, and it showed high PH, high alkalinity, and the stabilizer was within desired range.
What is our next step? Should we be adding any chemicals to the water, or should we simply wait until the temperature rises to add salt and go from there?
We're worried that waiting (and not adding any chemicals) would potentially cause build up or bacteria to produce within the pool.
Thanks in advance for any help!