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.
It offers a compact casing which is not only crafted from sturdy ABS, but it is also resistant to shocks and variable water temperature. Regardless of the method you utilize to prolong the swimming season, therefore heat up the water – sunrays or natural gas – the unit’s performance will remain unaffected. The blue-grey and white tones will match any kind of pool design, whereas the integrated handle offers a means of easily maneuvering the unit in and out of water. Thanks to its relatively light weight, 20.5 lbs, it won’t hurt your back, while its dimension, 22” in length, 18” in height and 13” in width, won’t occupy too much equipment storing space.
For underwater mobility, it utilizes uninterrupted tracks, with rubberized grips to support its ascension to different areas. It increases the unit’s balance, enhancing its adhesion to verticals walls and slopes. Moreover, it employs front and rear-placed brush rolls which through their continuous rotation will scrub away algae, film, dust, and sand. The bristles are plated, so they won’t damage the pool surface regardless of its texture.
The unit is capable of filtering fine and extra-fine particles and debris, whereas its large chamber ensures it requires no human intervention during the cleaning procedure. The access to it is done through the top of the unit, with just a push of a button, while the chamber is lined with filter cartridges to ensure only clear water returns to the pool. The cartridges are detachable, as they utilize a snap-locking system to keep them on the filter, which enables hassle-free cleaning. Unlike other types of vacuums, the robot offers a completely self-reliable utilization, requiring no connection to the pool’s filter system or pump. Additionally, the long 60’ cable doesn’t only guarantee a long reach, but it won’t get tangled either, thanks to its swivel function. So, no matter if the cord is underwater or some of it is still on the ground, it won’t get stuck in water toys or outdoor equipment.
Through its SmartNav 2.0, Dolphin Quantum will actively scan the pool, searching for any type of obstacles that might impede its performance, including drains, floats, or stairs. Additionally, it will remember the shape, optimizing its performance with each utilization. Thus, not only will it never pass twice over the same spot, but it will also enhance its timing, reducing wasted minutes.
Although it offers just one cleaning cycle of 2 hours, it enables you to set a weekly timer to its. By doing so, the unit will automatically start cleaning the pool every day a week, thrice a week, or twice per week according to what setting you prefer more. It also ensures complete pool-cleaning, its ability not stopping to cleaning the floor, but also taking care of walls, waterline, slopes, and coves. However, make sure you time its utilization so it coincides with the removal of pool alarms, otherwise, the waves the vacuum makes will trigger them.
It can cover a wide range of pool shapes, from the standard round and rectangular versions, to more modern shapes like kidney, L-shape, or other odd forms. Even though it will leave the basin spotless, it won’t remain stuck in corners or tight areas, as the unit is equipped with a reverse function. This enables it to reset its position, the robot returning to its original place before the corner.
To streamline its performance, it offers inner water filtration, which doesn’t only have the role of removing bacteria and harmful pathogens, trapping them inside the unit, but also to balances the water. This process will evenly distribute the chemicals throughout the entirety of the pool, ensuring proper water circulation. It also has a LED indicator that will let you know when the chamber is full and needs cleaning. However, you should avoid employing the unit when a cover is in use, regardless if it’s a solar one or a safety one, because it will result in faulty vacuuming performance.
Dolphin Quantum requires little to no maintenance, as the unit is manufactured so it won’t become a hassle even after years on end of intense utilization. Due to its few moving parts, the only aspect and elements you’ll have to keep an eye on are the brushes and the tracks. Both of them can be replaced in need, and you won’t require specialized help to do so. But in case you do require assistance, the manufacturer offers a full warranty throughout the first two years of utilization. However, if you wish to prolong its lifespan, you should also pay close attention to how the water fares before you decide to utilize the vacuum. If it has a cloudy aspect, or an odd color, you should first test it, as it will require a lower alkalinity level and pH level. Additionally, high amounts of chlorine will affect not only the swimmers, but also the robot. The inner filters might get corroded or calcium deposits might appear on them, rendering them useless.
All in all, it is a capable robot, which will make the pool maintenance easier. It requires no supervision as it works, and it even allows the user to set up a weekly timer for regular pool upkeep. However, it has only one cleaning mode, which lasts 2 hours, and can’t be modified. But if the cleaning time is not a concern for you and you’d rather let the robot clean the pool than manually do it yourself, Dolphin Quantum won’t disappoint you.