Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

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I have been using the Dolphin Nautilus for about 2 months now and so far been completely satisfied. This cleaner comes with 2 different types of removable screens that trap the dirt from the pool. One is for heavy leaf and debris pick up while the other is more for finer particulates. They are very easy to remove, clean, and reinstall. I actually prefer this type as opposed to the “bag” type I had been accustomed to using. The power cord is a little longer than other robotic cleaners I have used and seems to not twist up in knots. The cleaner completely removes dirt from my pool (20′ X 40′inground) in about 2 hours. Rarely it might miss a small leaf or two but for the most part does an excellent job. It will also climb the walls preventing any dirt or algae buildup. The pump that makes the water flow through its filtration system appears to be quite strong. When the cleaner is in the shallow end you can really see the water rippling the surface of the water. The power supply has a built in timer that automatically shuts the unit off in about 3 hours. If there is any downside to this cleaner it would be its weight. It can be quite heavy and awkward to remove from the pool after it’s done cleaning. My wife finds it a bit of a struggle but can still muscle it up onto the coping. When lifting it from the water, occasionally a little of the debris it has cleaned will fall back into the pool as the water drains from it.
Overall I find this to be an excellent product and am very satisfied thus far. I hope that it will provide many years of service. We generally remove the cleaner immediately after it’s through with it’s cycle. Leaving it lay in the pool is not recommended. Compared to other higher priced cleaners we have used, the Dolphin Nautilus is a great value.

This cleaner is moderately priced, but has outstanding performance. I could not believe the minute floor debris the Nautilus picked up. The unit takes about 3 hours to complete it’s cycle around the pool and then shuts off. Cleaning the unit is very straightforward and simple. In my previous pool, I was plumbed for a Polaris system which I truely liked. This was impossible in my current pool, so I opted for a robotic cleaner. The Nautilus takes out more fine debris than the Polaris and albeit it not as quickly. I set the unit up in the early AM and by 10AM the pool is spotless.

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