The Dolphin Escape robotic pool cleaner is an innovative pool cleaner specially designed to scrub and vacuum the floors, steps, and walls of your above ground swimming pool. Moreover, it's energy-efficient and quite easy to operate.
Created by Maytronics, a leader in the pool industry, Dolphin Escape is a must-have cleaning robot for all above-ground pool owners. Available at an accessible price for all pockets, it incorporates the newest elements of pool cleaning into a compact device designed to fit all types of above ground basins. Easy to install and start it, accompanied by a quick cycle, the unit will have your above-ground swimming pool ready in less than two hours.
The unit combines elegance with efficiency when its design is concerned. Donned in colors that are easily spotted underwater, you can keep an eye on its performance with just a glance. The front-placed handle is fixed, therefore it offers a secure grip over the unit whenever you wish to set it into the pool or retrieve it from the water. Even more, its feather-like weight will pose no impediment in its maneuverability, as it weighs only 14 lbs. Due to its compact design, it will never clutter the storage room, nor will it impede the access to the pool equipment.
The continuous rubberized tracks equipped with HyperGrip guarantee the unit will skillfully navigate on several types of surfaces, without slipping or falling over. Even more, the surfaces will remain in top shape as there will be no traces over them. To ensure the cleaning is thoroughly done, it has dual brushes, situated at the front and the rear. The plated bristles will play a major role in dislodging stuck elements, indifferent to their size. Additionally, the brushes have a continuous spin to them, which in turn assure the cleaning is done faster, and more precise. So, it requires no prior manual activity, like brushing or sweeping, as it will easily take care of both tasks.
The unit requires no additional connections to neither pump nor skimmer, as it contains its own filtration chamber, so it won’t overwork the basin’s filter. The debris chamber is spacious enough to hold large amounts of media, and it is lined with filters that have a fine porosity. This means that even smaller particles like sand, algae, or dust will be securely detained inside the unit and prevented from returning into the water. In case you wish to exchange it for an ultra-fine filtration, a separate chamber is available for separate purchase.
Although it includes no programmable functions or remote control, Dolphin Escape packs all the required abilities to keep your above-ground basin spick and span. It employs the CleverClean system which actively scans the area, making the robot adapt and learn the shape of the pool. Additionally, with the help of its SmartNav 2.0, it will never pass twice over the same spot, nor will it blindly swirl around into the water. But make sure you use it when no cover is in place, as otherwise its performance might be affected.
It will delimitate the edges of the pool and will actively avoid obstacles that come its way, returning to its course immediately, so it won’t get stuck in floats or water toys forgotten in the pool. Moreover, it will detect drains and stairs, so it will never get stuck in tight corners or areas. Although it can cover only the floor, it can do so in a timely manner, requiring only 1.5 hours to finish a cleaning cycle.
Additionally, due to the DC motors, it makes for an economical choice too. It utilizes up to 90% less power than other units, and it needs only 5 cents per hour to function. Therefore, electricity bills will not rise too high. Also, thanks to its filtration rate of 4000 GPH, the water chemicals will be evened out, ensuring a better dispersion and efficiency in keeping the clarity of the water. Thus, it will improve the water circulation and will aid in preserving the correct water balance, preventing the formation of alga and bacteria.
Despite the fact that the unit’s overall construction was created to require little to no upkeep, there are still 3 main elements you have to pay attention to. The rubberized tracks are prone to worn out, and depending on how often you use the robot, the process will happen faster. So keep an eye on them and replace them when necessary. Another aspect you have to keep an eye on is the state of the brushes. They too might get worn out with time, with the bristles getting shorter. This will impede the correct debris removal, so you should always keep it in top shape. Last but not least, the filter chamber requires regular cleaning, preferably after every utilization. All you have to do is spray it with a clean water jet from your hose garden and it will be as good as new.
The manufacturer also comes to your aid with a first-year warranty. Therefore, in case the unit has any issues throughout the first year, you’ll get professional help. Also, it has an extension plan, so you can prolong it with another year, according to your preferences. The water state shouldn’t be overlooked either, as depending on how it fares, you can safely utilize the robot or not. High pH, as well as high chlorine levels, will damage the casing, whereas high alkalinity will result in deposits on the inner filters. Additionally, if the water has an odd color or a cloudy aspect, you should refrain from placing the vacuum into it, as it will also lead to premature deterioration. Test the water before utilizing the robot.
Overall, Maytronics Dolphin Escape is a robot accessible for all pockets. Since it was created to clean above-ground pools it doesn’t include programmable features or remote control but it compensates for this by including all the necessary abilities to keep the basin spick and span. Smart, and fast, providing its owners with high-end performance, it is a must-have pool item for hassle-free cleaning.