I opened on Monday, and have only added chlorine to the pool. Water was mildly cloudy at first, but has nicely cleared up.
Took a sample to the pool store today.
Water temp 45 f
2.65 total chlorine
2.53 free chlorine
Alkalinity - 60
PH - 7.2
Cyan - not done - was told the water was too cold for a reliable reading??
Phosphate - 1000 (I know, don't worry about this one - but they did take a reading)
Salt - 3200
Now, they suggested I use the 'opening' kit, which contains 1kg oxidizer, 1 litre of stain and scale remover, 1 litre of 40% algicide. Is this really necessary?
They also suggested I raise the alkalinity - how high should I go, considering I have a salt water pool? The chlorine generator is NOT on at this time (water too cold).