We liked the interesting design of the Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic pool cleaner that is helping it offer a great performance. It's compact, easy to use and comes with some useful features that make it a good choice for pool cleaning.
If your pool is around 50′ large, this robotic pool cleaner will have no problems in keeping it clean. Not only can it clean the floors but it can also reach up on the walls and can even clean the water line so there will be no biofilm remaining on the water’s surface. The fine porosity filter can handle small debris and algae, but it has some troubles capturing large leaves and other debris.
You can choose from two cleaning cycles that differ in time so you can adjust it o your needs. In case you are in a hurry and you want the pool clean in less time, you can opt for the 1-hour cycle while the 2.5-hour one performs a more thorough cleaning. The 4,233 gallons per hour filtration rate contributes to the efficiency of this robotic pool cleaner so you will be satisfied at the end of the day
The rubber wheels on this automatic pool robot item allow it to climb on the pool walls but don’t help it too much when it comes to cleaning stairs as it can easily fall. Still, the scrubbing brushes at the front and back ensure a deep cleaning that leaves to dirt behind even in tight corners. The unit doesn’t come with a deflector to help it avoid getting stuck in corners and it doesn’t adjust buoyancy and main flow, which is something other pool robots can do.
What this unit can do is scan the pool in order to create a pattern that it will follow during the washing cycle to make sure the entire pool will be covered. There is also a programmable timer so you can set the unit to run at a precise time. Unfortunately, the device doesn’t come with a remote control that would make operating a lot easier. When the filter bag is filled, a light indicator will let you know it’s time to empty it so the cleaner will be more effective.
The words that best describe this robotic pool cleaner that weighs only 22 lbs are small and compact, followed by incredibly attractive. The vibrant colors immediately catch your eye and make you think of a pool toy rather than a pool cleaning device, although this is exactly what this unit is. The wheels are actually tracks that move the unit along the pool surface while performing a gentle scrubbing.
To make sure the automatic cleaner doesn’t get stuck in its own cable, the manufacturer designed a 60-feet long swivel cable that follows the unit everywhere it goes so it won’t get under its tracks. The unit comes with a caddy for easy transportation and comfortable storage.
The energy usage of this unit is average and results in an average cost of 15 cents per hour which is not the lowest nor the highest operating cost. The rubber tracks offer adherence so the pool cleaner will not fall off the walls and start the cleaning all over again and the navigation system makes sure the unit creates a smart route that will minimize the cleaning time. As for noise, you can easily take a nap by the poolside while this unit does its work and you won’t even notice it’s there.
Using this automatic pool cleaner is like a child’s play since you only have to plug it in and toss it in the pool filled with water and it will do the rest. The large filter bag gets filled harder so you will have to empty it less often, which is a good thing because it would seem like a hassle job since you have to access the filter from the bottom. The warranty covers this product for 3 years after the purchase as long as you handle it properly and you don’t temper with its regular operation.
With so many products of this kind on the market, it’s hard to make a choice and stick to it. Of course, this is unless the unit comes with features that separate it from the competitors, making it of a higher quality. When it comes to this model, the unique features that make it different when compared to other models are its amazing efficiency that ensures it cleans the pool while consuming less than 15 cents per cycle, the innovative swivel cable that will never get tangled, and the weekly timer that allows you to program it once and forget about it.
|Specs||Dolphin Deluxe 4|
|Dimensions||23” x 18” x 40”|
|Pool Type||In-Ground Pool|
|Cleaning Cycles||2.5 hours cleaning cycle|
|Filtration rate||4233 gallons per hour|
|Cleaning Modes||Floor, walls and waterline|
|Hose length||65 ft.|
|Pool size||up to 50′|
To say that this product doesn’t offer everything you need from a robotic pool cleaner would be incredibly wrong. It might have a childish design that doesn’t make you want to take it seriously at first, but it’s actually worth the investment. The superior adherence of its rubber tracks ensures that it won’t have difficulties cleaning the surfaces of the pool. It has a 4233 GPH filtration rate that all robot pool cleaner connoisseurs will appreciate and enjoy. Also, it’s perfectly capable of tackling both large and small debris, leaving the pool truly safe to swim in once it’s done operating. On the downside, the 15 cents per hour operational cost of this model has disappointed us a little bit because we have reviewed other models that do better in this department. If you sum up the good and the bad when it comes to this robotic pool cleaner, the conclusion is that it might not be the best out there, but it’s certainly worth taking it into consideration because it delivers great results.
|It cleans walls and the tile line||This pool cleaner bag is of mediocre quality|
|Remote control options||Some customers complain the fact that this unit is not very good around the corners|
|This pool cleaner bag is so large, so its cleaning doesn’t have to be frequent||The bag is hard to clean|
|It features a 3 year warranty, that covers replacement or repairs during it|