Now let’s jump into the middle of this nice and quick. Regular pool cleaning is a must for a range of reasons: you will maintain sanitary and safe water, which means longevity and potentially fewer repairs in the future. Not to mention, it looks a lot better for you and your guests.

However, and we all know this, manual pool cleaning is a pain in the backside. No doubt, it’s a cheap(er) option but it’s also tedious and booooooring. Cue robotic pool cleaners. You don’t know what’s hit you until you grab one of these smart machines. The era of superior pool cleaning, with little to no effort from you, has arrived.

Why Use a Robotic Pool Cleaner

Simply, because robotic swimming pool cleaners are an all-in-one cleaning solution. There are so many types of these little robot suckers (literally) but what they have in common is they make the entire pool cleaning easy. And some more.

Simply, because robotic swimming pool cleaners are an all-in-one cleaning solution. There are so many types of these little robot suckers (literally) but what they have in common is they make the entire pool cleaning easy. And some more.

Robotic Pool Cleaners Will Let You Multitask

Since robotic pool cleaners operate independently from your pool pump and pool filter you can actually multitask while your robot scrubs your pool floor.

Do you need to change your filter and clean your pool? Let your compact robotic pool cleaner let loose and do the deed while you replace that filter.

Do you want to do some minor plumbing work but your pool floor needs a once-over? Grab your tools and have at it while your robotic pressure pool cleaner makes pool cleaning ridiculously easy.

Do you want to grab a beer and watch the latest episode of Succession but your pool cleaning is on your to-do list? Boy, do I have news for you.

Robotic Pool Cleaners Will Save You on Electricity and Water

This comes back to robotic pool cleaners being independent of your pool’s pumping system. Since they have a tiny electric motor when compared to your pool pump’s massive machine motor, they consume much less electricity.

Additionally, robotic pool cleaners have their own built-in filter, and they save water by extending the time needed before you need to backwash your sand filter or rinse out your cartridge filters.

It takes about 1,000 to 4,000 litres of water to backwash a sand filter while the filter of a robotic pool cleaner can be rinsed with just a bucket of water. Think of the thousands of litres of water that you can save on a yearly basis. Here’s something to brag about to your millennial nieces and nephews.

And now that we established that robotic swimming pool cleaners are the way to go, let’s have a closer look at the Maytronics Dolphin Series, the Mother of all robotic pool cleaners.

About the Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaners

Let’s start with this: no matter the size, shape or type of pool, nothing cleans like a Maytronics Dolphin. However, there are a few things to consider before settling on your new favourite Dolphin pool cleaning gadget.

Dolphin DB1 Robotic Pool Cleaner

1. Pool Surface

First things first – what is your pool surface? In true 21st century style, every pool surface has a different recommended brush type.

  • Wonder Brush (WB) – used for smooth surfaces like tiles, fibreglass and smooth glass beads.
  • Combined Brush (CB) – a combination of PVC and Wonder Brush rings used for rough pebbles and quartz rendered pools.
  • All-terrain Brush – suitable for any pool surface.

2. Pool Size

This one is important of course, because we all know, size does matter. Every robotic pool cleaner has a fixed cable length and depending on your pool’s size you may require a cleaner with an extended cable. If your pool cleaner does not have the right length or extension, it will not be able to reach all the corners and edges from the power supply – which needs to be a certain distance from the pool edge.

3. Cleaning Features

The different robot models are designed for different cleaning purposes. Some clean only the floor of your pool, while others clean the floors and walls, or some can do it all and cover the floors, walls, and waterline.

Naturally, the more features and benefits your robotic pool cleaner has the more expensive it is, therefore it is important for you to understand what you need and desire out of your pool robot, so that you get the most functionality for your budget.

4. Filter Sizes

Finally, it’s also important to consider what is surrounding your pool. Do you have mostly trees around causing mainly large debris and leafy foliage to fall compared to minor dust settlement? Or maybe you have both? A dual filter cartridge is an ultimate requirement if you have a pool that collects a lot of both larger debris and fine dust.

Now, it’s time to dive in and see your variety of options from the Maytronic Dolphin Automatic Pool Cleaners Series.

5 Maytronics Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaners – Expert Review


1. Dolphin DB1

The Dolphin DB1 is a lightweight, compact robotic pool cleaner that expertly cleans your pool floor. With quick water release and easy to use top-access filtration system it is the simple answer to your pool cleaning needs.

Dolphin DB1 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: Up to 8m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor only
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 1.5 hours
  • Power Supply: Standard on/off with weekly timer
  • Brush Type: All terrain brush
  • Brushing: Active brushing for thorough pool cleaning
  • Filter: Top load filter net basket
  • Weight: 6.5kg
  • Cable Length: 12m
  • Warranty: 2 years (limited)

The Maytronics Dolphin DB1 robotic pool cleaner is for small pools with tight corners, it’s lightweight with a compact design and a top access net filter basket, and sure as hell it expertly cleans your pool floor.

Features

The Dolphin DB1 is Climate Care Certified, meaning you will SAVE on energy bills, SAVE on water and get BETTER water filtration.

Finally, this robotic swimming pool cleaner has CleverClean™ Coverage – Precise Navigation System: The advanced scanning software and navigation system ensure the floors, walls and water line are fully covered using the most efficient route. The Dolphin automatically navigates around obstacles and quickly returns to its cleaning pattern.

2. Dolphin X20

Let’s move onto the Dolphin X20. It is an affordable, lightweight, and powerful robot which is ideal for smaller pools and most common pool types. Little side note here, wall climbing pool cleaning robots are not recommended for use on vinyl-lined above ground pools.

The Maytronics Dolphin X20 has a powerful performance and optimised water filtration, with gyroscopic navigation system for full cleaning coverage. Its ultra-light weight and quick water release make the Dolphin X20 super-easy to handle and to store.

Dolphin X20 Robotic Floor and Wall Pool Cleaner

Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: Up to 10 metres
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floors and walls
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 2 hours
  • Power Supply: Standard on/off with weekly timer
  • Brush Type: All Terrain PVC brush with active Scrubber
  • Brushing: Brush spins at 2x the speed of the robot, resulting in enhanced all-surface cleaning
  • Filter: Easy clean top-load net basket
  • Weight: 6.5kg
  • Cable Length: 15m
  • Warranty: 2 years (limited)

Optional Upgrades (at additional cost):

  • Convenient storage Caddy
  • Ultra-fine filter for very fine dust and particles

Features

Just like the DB1, the Dolphin X20 is also armed with CleverClean™ scanning for maximum coverage, and is Climate Care Certified. The active brushing action ensures extra thorough scrubbing on all surfaces and leaves the floor and walls spotlessly and expertly cleaned, so you can let this Dolphin do all the hard work, while you sit back and enjoy your favourite beverage.

The Dolphin X20 swimming pool cleaner can reduce filter backwashing water wastage by 60-80% and will therefore assist in reducing chemical use from backwashing. This will get the tick of approval from your nosy greenie neighbour for sure.

3. Dolphin S200

Experience superior pool cleaning with this advanced robot. The multi-layer filter basket traps fine and rough debris. It is ultra-lightweight with quick water release making the Dolphin S200 super easy to handle.

Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 15m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor, walls, and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 2 hours
  • Power Supply: On/off power supply with weekly timer
  • Brush Type: All-terrain brush
  • Brushing: Active brushing for thorough pool cleaning
  • Filter: Multi-layer filter basket with integrated fine & ultra-fine filters
  • Swivel Cable: Helps prevent cable tangles
  • Weight: 7.5kg
  • Cable Length: 18m
  • Warranty: 2 years (limited)

Features

Apart from the standard Climate Care Certification, the Dolphin S200 is equipped with a PowerStream mobility system that creates multi-directional water jets, which enables a constant grip on all vertical and horizontal surfaces. This not only ensures your pool walls and waterline are effectively cleaned, but it also improves navigation and cleaning capacity, which makes this baby a superior pool cleaning robot.

4. Dolphin M400

Brace yourself for a truly incredible cleaning experience with this powerhouse robotic swimming pool cleaner, with WiFi connectivity. The Dolphin M400 robotic pool cleaner cleans the walls, floor and waterline with optimal pool coverage, regardless of pool shape, slope or obstacles. Always Connected with the MyDolphin Plus app so you have control of your robot in your hand at any time.

Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 15m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor, walls and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 2.5 hours
  • Brush Type: Wonder Brush (WB) for smooth surfaces/Combined Brush (CB) for coarse surfaces
  • Power Supply: On/off power supply with weekly timer
  • Brushing: Triple active scrubber brushing for effective pool cleaning
  • Filter: Fine and ultra-fine cartridge for fine and rough debris
  • Cable Length: 18m
  • Swivel Cable: Helps prevent cable tangles
  • Weight: 11kg
  • Caddy: Included as standard
  • Warranty: 3 years (limited)

Features

You guessed it right, the Dolphin M400 is Climate Care Certified, and is equipped with the CleverClean™ Coverage – Precise Navigation System.

This clever little robot is also armed to the teeth with Wi-Fi connectivity through the MyDolphin Plus app, so you can control your electric little pool slave from anywhere.

To top it off, the Dolphin M400 has a Dynamic Dual Drive Motor for optimal pool manoeuvrability and coverage, regardless of shape, slope and obstacles. You are definitely onto a winner with this one.

5. Dolphin X6

To round up the list, let’s talk about the most advanced premium robotic pool cleaner, the Dolphin X6 Active. The Dolphin ACTIVE X6 robotic pool cleaner is the state of the art technology from the world’s premier robot cleaner manufacturer, Maytronics.

Featuring the latest design, for maximum cleaning performance, the Active X6 makes it super-easy to look after your swimming pool, by keeping it clean and ready for fun, with minimum effort and hassle.

The Active X6 takes advantage of many years of development and has been optimised for simple setup, easy handling and trouble-free operation that requires no intervention from you.

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Specifications

  • Ideal Pool Size: up to 15m
  • Cleaning Coverage: Floor, walls and waterline
  • Cleaning Cycle Time: 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 hours
  • Power Supply: Cycle selector, weekly timer, delay start, LED Filter indicator + more
  • Brush Type: All terrain PVC brushes with advanced dynamic active scrubber
  • Filter: Multi-layer filter basket for fine and coarse debris
  • App connectivity for control and programming: Connected MyDolphin™ Plus app – Full featured programming
  • Navigation and manoeuvrability: CleverClean scanning with gyro navigation plus dynamic-dual drive PowerStream mobility system
  • Caddy: Included
  • Cable + swivel: 18m with swivel
  • Weight: 11.5kg
  • Warranty: 3 years (limited)

Features

Now this Queen of the Universe robotic pool cleaner doesn’t just feature the above-mentioned Climate Care Certification, CleverClean™ Coverage, Wi-Fi connectivity via the MyDolphin Plus app, Powerstream Mobility System, and dynamic dual drive motor…

The Dolphin X6 Active literally tells you what she wants in no uncertain terms. The X6 Active tells you when the filter needs changing, or when she’s finished the cleaning cycle she will turn on the pick-me up mode for easy retrieval. Quite frankly, she’s only one sandwich away from perfection, so no doubt she is the perfect robotic pool cleaner for you.

It is safe to say, if you’ve made this far, that your knowledge on the Maytronics Dolphins Series is quite extensive at this point. If it’s still hard to choose and you’d like to learn more about practicalities you should check out some robotic pool cleaner maintenance tips for more information.

If you prefer getting even more detailed and personalised advice, contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help.