The Dolphin DX3 is part of the DX robotic pool cleaners models manufactured by Maytronics. It is indeed considered one of the most efficient cleaners available on the market, still having the most important features, such as pool analysis, swiveling cable, timer and easy-to-clean debris bag.
It offers a plug-and-play design that requires no additional pieces or connections. It operates on its own, with no link required to other pool systems, like the skimmer, filter, or the pump. The casing is made from durable materials, whereas the monochrome color scheme offers an elegant look. The durable casing protects it against different water temperatures, ensuring you can easily use it with both cold and heated water. Feather-like, the unit weighs only 18.75 pounds, therefore, you’ll have no problem maneuvering it around, and it won’t clutter the equipment storage enclosure. To give you a helping hand in placing and removing it from the pool, the rear-placed handle is fixed, offering a sturdy and secure grip.
To navigate around the basin, it utilized uninterrupted tracks, which are made from a rubberized material. Therefore regardless of the texture your pool is lined with, there will be no marring marks, nor scuffs, the surface remaining intact. Additionally, the tracks present small indentations that provide a better grip when the unit faces vertical surfaces. It is properly balanced, so it will never flip over, nor will it get stuck in tight corners.
To ensure the thorough cleaning of your basin, it utilizes dual brush rolls, situated at the front and the back, so no manual brushing or sweeping is required. These rolls will sweep the surface, dislodging and removing goo, slime, or blocked particles. The two intakes will quickly collect the debris, preventing it from spreading into the water. Additionally, once it is collected, it is stored in the filtering bag. It has a fine porosity, so it will keep even the finest microscopic elements. However, if you’d rather utilize a cartridge instead of a bag, there are 4 optional panels you can pick from.
To move around and remember which area it had passed, the robot employs the help of the IntelliScan system. This actively scans the area, the self-programming mechanism adapting the unit’s path according to the received data. Thus, it will recognize the trajectory taken, as well as identify possible obstacles that might get in its way. So, it will never get blocked in stairs, floats, or water toys.
Its pattern doesn’t cover only the floor, but it also extends to the walls and waterline, as well as any possible coves the pool might have in its design. So, with its adaptable performance, it can tackle several shapes, from traditional ones to more eccentric ones. Indifferent to the basin size, as long as it remains under 50’, the 3 hour-cleaning cycle will be more than enough for the robot to reach all areas and remove all deposits. However, pay attention to its cord, as although it offers a wide reach, it includes no swivel, so it might get tangled in floats, chaise lounges and tables, or other water toys left in the yard.
Furthermore, in its cleaning process, it also filters the water, so any chemicals that you utilize for your pool will spread around evenly. This, in turn, ensures less money spent on chemicals, as you won’t have to use them too much, as well as proper water circulation and water balance. Additionally, to simplify the overall process and bring more convenience for its user, the unit offers a programmable weekly timer. So, with just a few button-pushes you can change its cleaning schedule, to enjoy a clean pool when you return from work. But keep in mind that if you have a pool alarm, it’s best to have it priorly removed, as the underwater waves will trigger it.
The only maintenance you should concern yourself with is the cleaning of the debris bag or cartridges. The chamber is accessible through the bottom of the unit, and both cartridges and the bag are easy to take out due to their lock. Both are washable, so you’ll have no problem keeping them clean. Additionally, the unit has an inner impeller which is situated atop the vacuum. It is easily reachable once you’ve unplugged the unit, by removing the top lid. It prevents the accumulated debris from reaching the motor, so from time to time you should check for leaves or obstacles, and clean them away. Although the warranty period it offers is short, only 18 months, it does incorporate spare parts and labor for increased convenience. Additionally, if you wish to prolong the unit’s lifespan, there are several water aspects you should keep in mind:
All in all, Maytronics 9996333 DX3 Dolphin is capable of transforming a tedious cleaning task into a breeze. It offers a weekly programmable timer, so you’ll be able to enjoy clean water when you return home, as it requires no supervision to work. The media LED indicator will let you know when the bag is full, whereas its ability to actively scan the area it cleans will result in fast results of high quality.