Dolphin Quantum Review

Cleaning the pool doesn't get easier than when you let a robotic pool cleaner do the job. The Dolphin Quantum robotic inground pool cleaner is one of the newest arrivals on the robotic pool cleaner market, and it's also one of the best models out there. It can effectively clean inground pools that are made with gunite, concrete, tile, vinyl, or fiberglass. It has a price tag of around $1100. This places it among the higher priced models on the market, but every penny that you will spend on it is wisely invested. Keep on reading to learn more about…

Dolphin Quantum Ratings

PERFORMANCE - 95%
ENERGY EFFICIENCY - 98%
CONVENIENCE - 93%
DURABILITY - 90%

94%

EXCELLENT

We strongly recommend this automatic inground pool cleaner due to the fact that it comes with many innovative features that make it superior in its cleaning abilities. Also, we are impressed by the device's energy efficiency and ease of use.

User Rating: 3.52 ( 30 votes)

Cleaning the pool doesn’t get easier than when you let a robotic pool cleaner do the job. The Dolphin Quantum robotic inground pool cleaner is one of the newest arrivals on the robotic pool cleaner market, and it’s also one of the best models out there. It can effectively clean inground pools that are made with gunite, concrete, tile, vinyl, or fiberglass. It has a price tag of around $1100. This places it among the higher priced models on the market, but every penny that you will spend on it is wisely invested. Keep on reading to learn more about this inground pool cleaner and understand how it can improve your life.

Technical specifications

This pool robot is recommended for pools that measure up to 60 feet in length. Due to the fact that it features the PowerJet 3D mobility technology, this automatic pool cleaner is able to thoroughly clean the walls of the pool by moving laterally along them. Also, this technology enables it to effectively clean the tile line and the floor as well. It takes the robotic device about 2 hours to complete a cleaning cycle in pools that measure 60 feet in length. This model features a filter cartridge that is easily accessible through its pop-up handle that is located at top of the robotic device. Just lift the handle, take it out, and rinse it off clean before putting it back in. For remarkable water quality, this model filters up to 4500 gallons of water per hour. This high filtration rate ensures that it is able to hold large debris with ease in its removable cartridge.

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Features

What makes it one of the best and most popular models on the market is the fact that it comes with a variety of innovative features. The superior traction that it boasts enables it to climb and clean the pool’s steps. It features dual ballasts that make the device superior to its competitors when it comes to agility, maneuverability and climbing performance. Therefore, you won’t have to worry that the unit might get stuck in a corner of the pool when it cleans it. The multi-direction water flow feature ensures that it will keep a constant grip when it cleans the walls of the pool. Also, it ensures superior cleaning of the tile line and walls. The 3 jet nozzles that it comes with a stream of fast moving water which is distributed in three directions, creating a vectored thrust that delivers an amazing range of motion. It features the impressive SmartNav 2.0 technology that ensures every inch of the pool will be thoroughly cleaned due to the fact that it scans the pool before it starts operating. In addition, this intelligent navigation technology allows the robotic pool cleaner to find the shortest path to clean the pool, saving you a lot of time and money by doing so. Of course, this model features a programmable weekly timer that gives you full control over the unit’s operation. Therefore, you can set the robot to clean the pool as many times per week as you want. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with an automatic shut-off feature or a remote control. While the fact that it lacks these features is indeed a downfall, the overall performance of the robotic pool cleaner makes up for this inconvenience.

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Design and accessories

This automatic pool robot measures 22 inches in length, 18 inches in height, and 13 inches in width. It features innovative lightweight materials that make it a breeze to get this robotic pool cleaner out of the pool when it finishes cleaning it. The 60-foot long thermoplastic rubber cable reduces frictional drag. Also, the cord of this model is designed to prevent tangling from occurring. When it comes to the design of its wheels, this model steps away from the traditional design, featuring rubber tracks that glide over obstacles with ease, improve directional control, and allow the robotic device to operate at its full potential.

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Noise and energy efficiency

It is pretty discrete when it comes to the noise that it produces when it operates. Therefore, you don’t have to worry that it might bother your neighbors when it cleans the pool. When it comes to energy efficiency, this model is without a doubt one of the finest on the market. It operates on almost 90% less energy than the suction side and pressure side cleaners, requiring only 180 watts. This means that it costs only 5 cents per hour to operate it. What makes this model so efficient when it comes to energy usage are its many innovative features. The rubber tracks that it features ensure that the unit will spend a short amount of time cleaning your pool due to the fact that it won’t slip on the surfaces that it must clean. The SmartNav 2.0 technology of the robotic pool cleaner doesn’t only ensure that every inch of the pool is cleaned, but it scans the pool in order to calculate the most optimal cleaning pattern. Therefore, it will spend less time cleaning the pool, and it will consume a lot less energy when it runs as well. Also, the fact that it features a programmable weekly timer ensures that the robot will clean only when you set it to do this task. This feature alone makes it 2-3 times more energy efficient than its competitors, other models on the market only coming with a day-to-day timer that can’t be completely customized.

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Ease of use and durability

When it comes to ease of use, this is by far one of the most intuitive to use models on the market. The cartridge filter that it features can be easily taken out for easy and rapid cleaning. It comes with a built-in carry handle that is located near the front of the robot. This handle makes it easy for you to carry the robot to the pool and take it out of the pool with ease as well. Due to the fact that it features programmable modes, it can be set to start cleaning whenever you want. Therefore, you don’t have to be next to the robot and press anything for it to start doing its job. When it comes to durability, don’t let the light weight of this robotic pool cleaner trick you. It might be compact and light, but it’s a long-term investment without a doubt. The manufacturer offers a 2-year warranty for it, period of time during which it will be repaired in case anything happens. Also, you get a 30-day trial period to test the product. If you’re not satisfied by it and you want to return it, you will receive a refund.

How to Safely Operate This Pool Robot

Unless you want to permanently damage the unit or even harm yourself while using it, it’s essential for you to know how to safely operate this robot pool cleaner. What you must always make sure of is for the electrical outlet where you plug the unit in to be protected by a earth leakage interrupter or a ground fault interrupter. Also, make sure that the power supply doesn’t enter into contact with water. Before you do any maintenance work on the robot pool cleaner, make sure that it is unplugged from the power supply. Last but not least, position the power supply at least 10 feet away from the edge of the pool.

Final Thoughts

Dolphin has accustomed its loyal customers with nothing but the best robotic pool cleaners on the market, this model making no exception either. Although it is a costly investment, it’s totally worth the money due to the fact that it comes with amazing features that boost its performance. Such features include the Power Jet 3D mobility technology that helps the robot thoroughly clean the floor, walls, and tile line of the pool by moving along these surfaces, the superior traction that allows it to clean steps, and the SmartNav 2.0 technology that scans the pool prior to cleaning it in order to ensure maximum efficiency and low operational costs. Of course, we can’t overlook the beautiful design that the robot boasts and the quality materials that go into its manufacturing, materials that make it durable despite the fact that it’s lightweight. What we can say about it after looking at all of its specs and features is that this is a robotic pool cleaner that is worth the investment for sure.

PROS CONS
It cleans walls and stairs extremely well  
It is easy to program for any schedule or cleaning cycle  
5 cents an hour to operate  
2-year warranty  

12 Comments

  1. Martin says:

    I really want to buy this robot, but I wouldn’t want to end up paying a lot of money when the bills come due to operating it. Do you recommend it for me if I want a highly energy efficient pool cleaner?

    • Carl Hudgens says:

      Considering that it only costs 5 cents per hour to operate it, we can safely say that it is among the most efficient models on the market when it comes to energy consumption. Therefore, we recommend it in case you want to enjoy having a clean pool at all times without spending a ton of money on the bills for this either.

  2. Jeremiah says:

    Will this robotic pool cleaner have performance issues if I use it in a salt water pool?

  3. Anna says:

    How loud is this device?

    • Becky Eddinson says:

      Hello, Anna! This robot is pretty discrete when it comes to the noise that it produces when it operates. Therefore, you don’t have to worry that it might bother your neighbors when it cleans the pool.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Hello, is this device suitable for my concrete pool?

    • Becky Eddinson says:

      Hello, Rebecca! It can effectively clean inground pools that are made with gunite, concrete, tile, vinyl, or fiberglass. Therefore, it is suitable for your concrete pool.

  5. Patrik says:

    I was somewhat skeptical of this model but I decided to give it a shot. It does a good job of cleaning and it is very easy to use. I strongly recommend it!

  6. James says:

    Is it easy to use or do I need a specialist?

    • Becky Eddinson says:

      It is very easy to use and operate. You just have to drop it into the pool and press the button power. The cleaner does the rest very well.

  7. Claire says:

    Amazing pool cleaner. I strongly recommend it!

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