The conclusion after testing the Dolphin Premier pool cleaner is that it can handle any type of pool without a problem and the cleaning results will match its high price.
Encapsulated in an ABS casing, the unit is resistant to sudden impacts and bumps, as well as any possible temperature difference that might appear in the water. Therefore, heated pools – regardless of the method through which warm water is obtained – can easily be handled by the robot. Toned in dark grey, and light blue colors, its elegant color scheme matches all styles of pool arrangements, while due to its shiny finish, dust and dirt won’t stick on the housing.
For increased convenience as well as hassle-free repositioning, it offers a fixed handle. Due to its top-placement, it makes for a secure and tight grab. Even more, it provides added balance to the robot, while thanks to its 22 lbs, it can be easily relocated in need. Plus, it won’t take too much space from the equipment enclosure.
To move underwater, the unit employs a continuous rubber track. This ensures that no matter what texture your pool presents, it will never get deteriorated nor marred, indifferent to how often you use the robot. Even more, the tracks present a slight texture on them, which enhanced the unit’s adherence to several materials and surfaces, including vertical walls.
A thorough scrubbing is guaranteed as well, as the unit utilizes two brushes instead of only one. The rolls are frontally and rearly-placed, and act similar to a manual brush, ensuring that stubborn particles are completely dislodged and removed. The plated bristles are gentle enough not to scar the pool’s surface, yet durable enough to handle all types of goo.
While moving around, the power cord might get tangled, especially if the cable doesn’t have a swiveling ability. But this is no problem for Dolphin Premier, as its cord has a 360-degree rotative ability, which prevents knots and tricky tangles. This will not only ensure the correct reach but will also give you the ability to gather the cord without any problems. Thus, even if water toys or floats are forgotten onto the water surface, they won’t impede the vacuum.
Sporting its own debris storage, the unit will never utilize the pool filter or the pump. All the dirty water is captured into the bottom-placed filters, the chamber holding the particles, impeding their return, while the clean water is freed back into the pool. The unit offers three different filter types, so you can use the one which better matches the state your basin is.
Therefore, you can opt between a fine cartridge that deals with regular dirt or an ultra-fine cartridge that takes care of those extra-fine, microscopic residues. If you’d rather stick to traditions, the oversized filter bag is an ideal choice if the vacuum has to face large amounts of leaves. Indifferent to which you go for, all three of them are washable, which ensures that a strong jet of clean water will make them as good as new.
Not only its design is top-notch, but the unit is also fully capable of providing high-end quality performance. It actively scans, detects, and registers the surface of the pool, its CleverClean system assuring the unit will never bump into walls nor get stuck in corners. It actively searches for obstacles, like floats, water toys, or chlorinators, and can distinguish the drains, guiding it on the best path to reach all areas as fast as possible.
It doesn’t only cater to the floor, but its duty covers the walls, as well as the waterline. Therefore, it will offer a complete pool-care, leaving the surface spotless, removing even the most stubborn deposits. The wait won’t last too long, as it will finish in only 3 hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the water. Even more, if you prefer a complete cleansing procedure while you’re not at home, the unit allows you to program its schedule. It can clean every day for an entire week, every two days, or every three days, depending on the cycle you’ve chosen. But be careful if you use it during nighttime, as pool alarms might get triggered from the waves.
Even more, the control panel has a function that will inform you through its LED indicator when the media bag is full and requires your attention. Therefore, you won’t have to supervise it during its cleaning, nor will you have to intervene in the process. Furthermore, due to its high flow rate of 4500 GPH, it will spread the chemicals present in the water, ensuring a good water circulation. This will prevent microorganisms and bacteria from forming, as the water balance is assured.
Although it doesn’t come with remote control included, it is compatible with one. Therefore, if you wish to have complete control over the unit’s path, or if you consider a spot hasn’t been cleaned, you can move it to the desired location, as soon as you buy the remote. For an even more economical utilization, it sports a dual DC motor. This feature ensures the unit will not only finish its job faster but will lessen the amount of electricity it requires to move. Thus, it will save up to 90% more power than other units, keeping your annual bills from skyrocketing.
To keep it in top shape at any given moment, and prolong its overall lifespan, is quite easy. The unit doesn’t have too many moving parts, so you won’t have to face the challenge of replacing them too often. The rolls and the tracks might get worn out in time, but they are easy to change. High chlorine as well as high pH levels will damage the casing, whereas high alkalinity will create deposits on the filters.
But you can easily get rid of any chemicals that might end up damaging the robot in the long run with a jet of freshwater. Additionally, try not to place it in odd-colored water, and if your pool utilizes salt, make sure to regularly clean the cartridges and filters. Although the unit shouldn’t cause any problems, the manufacturer provides a lengthy 3-year warranty, starting as soon as you acquire it, to ensure there will be no issues with its utilization.
Maytronics’ Dolphin Premier is a unit that is worth its price. With a complete pool-cleaning ability as well as a personalized schedule, it will keep everything spotless, so you can enjoy the water whenever you want. It has a streamline operation, with a plug-and-play design, whereas its sturdy components ensure it’s a long-lasting, durable unit. Compatible with several textures and basins, it will never hurt your pool, whereas the several options for its filters offer the adaptability it needs to give a high-end performance. Unlike other units, it is fully autonomous, requiring no pairing with the pool’s system.