Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus Review

Using a robotic cleaner to remove the debris and dirt from the pool is one of the easiest and most efficient ways of making sure that your pool will be completely clean. If you are not familiar with the models, we present you Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus, a lightweight device equipped with some useful features that make it efficient while keeping it easy to use. What this device does is it absorbs the debris and dirt from in-ground pools while offering it a nice polish with the brushes placed on its base. The original price of this device is $800, but…

Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus Ratings

Performance - 90%
Energy Efficiency - 89%
Convenience - 85%
Durability - 80%

86%

VERY GOOD

We loved the many features that make it efficient and easy to use, at the same time. The smartly-designed brushes ensure a deep cleaning while the convenient timer limits the energy waste so that you can also save money on the electricity bill.

User Rating: 3.29 ( 54 votes)

Using a robotic cleaner to remove the debris and dirt from the pool is one of the easiest and most efficient ways of making sure that your pool will be completely clean. If you are not familiar with the models, we present you Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus, a lightweight device equipped with some useful features that make it efficient while keeping it easy to use. What this device does is it absorbs the debris and dirt from in-ground pools while offering it a nice polish with the brushes placed on its base. The original price of this device is $800, but it enjoys seasonal discounts that can lower the price down to $600 so you can enjoy affordable quality and reliability.

 

Technical specifications

This automatic pool cleaner can clean and scrub pool floors, walls, and corners on residential in-ground pools up to 50 feet in length. Despite its compact size, it has a big filtration rate that reaches up to 4,200 gallons per hour and it includes a 3-hour cleaning cycle. Instead of using filter bags that are filled very fast and require often maintenance, the Dolphin Nautilus uses filter cartridges that are easier to remove and clean.


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Features

This robot is an efficient pool cleaner that not only removes the debris and filters the water, but it also polishes the surface of the pool with its firm brushes. Having no wheels makes it perfect for cleaning corners and pool steps as it won’t get stuck, but it will glide over the area it needs to clean. The intelligent navigation feature lets it know which portion of the pool it has already cleaned so it won’t go over the same area again. It also comes with a programmable timer so you can set it to work for up to 3 hours.

Design and accessories

The design of this automatic pool cleaner is different from the other models, as it doesn’t com with large wheels on the sides, but it features a straight base with rotating brushes that move it. It measures 20 x 24 x 20 inches and weighs 30 pounds, it is made of a lightweight plastic in a combination of blue and black and it features a 60-feet power cable with an advanced swiveling mechanism that prevents the cable from getting in the way of the device. A major design drawback is that the pool cleaner doesn’t come with a handle so that it will be difficult to take it out of the water, despite the lightweight design. Other than that, you will find this robotic pool cleaner attractive and interesting.

Noise and energy efficiency

What you will love about this device is that is extremely energy-efficient thanks to the cleaning technologies and features it uses, which result in a less than 15 cents operating cost. Moreover, this cleaner includes a self-programmed mapping system that scans the shape of your pool and creates a cleaning route that allows it to clean in an intelligent way. Also for an increased energy efficiency, the cleaner is equipped with a programmable timer that controls for how long it works before shutting it off. Thanks to the automatic shut off feature, you can simply turn it on and leave it without worrying about the electricity bill.

Ease of use and durability

There is no pre-installation required with the robot and it comes fully assembled so that you can simply plug it and use it immediately. Also, you don’t have to connect it to the main pool filtration system and due to the programmable timer you can turn it on and let it do its job while you are out doing errands. A potential drawback is that the device will stop when the filter cartridge is full and it won’t start again until you remove and clean the filter and restart the motor.

Water Conditions that the Unit must be Used Under

Any product has its limitations, and this unit is no exception to this rule. The robot pool cleaner actually can’t be used under any types of water conditions. To help you prevent any permanent damage from being done to the unit, we have taken our time and researched what are the proper water conditions that this model must be used under. The proper temperature that the water must have for you to use the robot ranges from 43 degrees Fahrenheit to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the maximum level of chlorine is of 4 ppm, and the pH of the water must range from 7.0 to 7.8. If you use the unit under different circumstances, you will inevitably harm it.

Final Thoughts

This product might not be the best pool robots on the market, but it’s definitely worth your attention considering that it comes at a relatively fair price and that it boasts numerous features that make it a dream come true for pool owners. One of the highlights of this model is the fact that it features a filter cartridge that is easy to clean and remove, ensuring that you won’t spend a lot of time on maintenance work. Another great feature that makes it a must-have is the fact that it’s programmable, so you can set the unit to work for up to 3 hours as you want. This feature comes in handy in a lot of situations, ensuring that you won’t be caught off-guard with a dirty pool if there are only 2 hours left until your guests come. Of course, we can’t end our conclusion without mentioning other important elements such as the low operational cost and the firm rotating brushes that clean the pool spotless.

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • It cleans all surfaces up to the water line
  • It is a bit too heavy
  • Super-efficient operation
  • The motor replacement is expensive
  • Quiet operation
  • It lacks a handle
  • Plug-n-play, meaning that no pre-installation needed and no connections to the pool system
 

12 Comments

  1. Martin says:

    How long does it take to clean a 60-foot long pool?

  2. Bonnie says:

    Is this robotic pool cleaner able to handle cleaning a 50-foot long pool?

  3. Martha says:

    Does it climb the walls and scrub the tiles?

  4. Gracy says:

    Does this pool robot comes with a caddy for easy storage?

  5. Bob says:

    I bought this model a few months ago and it does an amazing job. It cleans everything, leaving the pool clean and shiny.

  6. Barclay says:

    Can it pick up leaves without clogging?

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