The previous owners of my pool had the bottom drain closed off, so the recirculation comes completely from our Kreepy Krauly Classic, and a little be from the single skimmer (using a Vac-mate.) I've read that you should remove the Kreepy Krauly when shocking, but if I do this, I'll get very poor circulation in the deep end. What do people recommend in this situation? Should I still remove the Kreepy and rely on the single skimmer to circulate the water, or should I just leave the Kreepy in the pool during the shock treatment in order to get superior circulation?
I would have thought that the high Cl levels would not hurt a Kreepy since it's entirely plastic, but can it still be damaged? I feel like the cleaner is mandatory in order to get proper circulation when shocking.