Robotic pool cleaners are seen as the way forward by many pool owners that want to make the job as easy as possible and get a great result. The Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus Robot immediately catches consumers’ eyes for the fact that it is a top seller in that category and there are important phrases in the specification like “plug and play” and “lightweight” that raise the appeal further. This device comes with the recommendation to be used in in ground pools that are no more than 50ft in length and a great rating so the aim of this Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus robotic pool cleaner review is to see why it has earned so many stars and if it is an effective tool in these large pools.
A top selling robotic pool cleaner needs to offer great maneuverability and automation and the Dolphin Nautilus seems to achieve this pretty well.
Many people buy robotic vacuums because they have a better sense of direction and drive than some of the random pressure and suction based pool cleaners and this particular model seems to fulfill this need pretty well. The promise is that it will cover the floor, coves and walls for an all-over clean and buyers are impressed with the way it scales walls up to the waterline. There is some criticism over its confusion on stairs but, to be fair to Dolphin, stairs were not part of the deal.
This freedom of movement is greatly aided by the simple inclusion of the swivel cable that ensures that the power lead does not get tangled. The idea of this being a “plug and play” model has been verified by many users and it seems that if you turn it on and let it go, it will provide a thorough clean – that’s scrub, vacuum and filter – in just three hours, just as promised. The downside here is that 3 hours does mean 3 hours and it can repeat areas already cleaned.
The only real issue here is with the bits you have to do yourself.
The true joy of an automated robotic pool cleaner such as this is the way that it can do things by itself and take out all need for manual labor, which therefore makes any required effort a bit of a let down. In this case of this Dolphin robotic cleaner, there are complaints about the job of fishing it back out the pool once the cleaning is finished. Not only is there the risk of getting wet, some say that lifting it out the wrong way can make the collected debris spill into the pool again. Thankfully, if it is retrieved successfully, it is said to be very easy to empty out.
The final word of this Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic pool cleaner review.
This Dolphin robot may not be as perfect as its #1 award makes it seem as there are some questions over its intelligence and whether or not it could be even more convenient in its design. Despite these quirks, this is still a highly recommendable option for the ease of use that is provided, the quality of the clean on multiple surfaces and some of the little features that improve its performance.