How to use a Dolphin Pool Cleaner

flower-and-poolThe Dolphin Automatic Pool Cleaner is the most advanced automatic pool cleaner on the market today, and with its artificial intelligence and advanced features the cleaner has set new standards for pool cleaners.

But does this make the Dolphin Pool Cleaner difficult to use or maintain? On the contrary and this post will explain how to maintain the Dolphin Pool Cleaner.

Maintenance of Dolphin Pool Cleaner

Dolphin Diagnostic Residential Pool cleaning robot

Before removing the Dolphin from the water, switch off the power supply. Pull the cable with a steady motion to the surface. Your Dolphin should be lifted out of the water by the handle – not by the cable. When removing the Dolphin from the water, rest the dolphin on the pools edge for a few seconds to allow the water to drain. When out of the water place the Dolphin on its side, not on its brushes and always rinse the filter bag immediately. Slide back locking plates to release bottom lid. Remove filter bag clips and remove the filter support wires. Empty the debris into a garbage can. Reverse the filter back and hose the filter down or machine wash in synthetic rinse. Always clean the filter bag before leaving it to dry. Remove cover and flaps, hose down, and reassemble. Place the clean filter bag on the support wires, make sure the label is on the outside and is placed centrally along the bottom lid. Put the bottom lid assembly back into the body, slide the locking plates under the wire clips.

Other parts that may need cleaning includes the filter screen and impeller blades. Before removing the impeller cover be sure to that the power supply is in the off position. Untwist the impeller cover, to clean around and under the impeller blades.

Don’t forget to change the diagonal position of the handle before storing the Dolphin Pool Cleaner.

Pros and cons on an Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner

raining-in-the-poolOwning a swimming pool can be truly satisfying and provide hours of relaxation and enjoyment. However a pool can also be a very challenging and time-consuming for the pool owner, if there are problems with the pool. Picture yourself coming tired home from a hard day work, looking forward to a nice refreshing dip in the pool only to find it a uninviting swamp with green, murky water making it impossible to see the bottom on the pool.

It is in a situation like that you wish you had bought a Dolphin Pool Cleaner, an automatic robotic pool cleaner that takes care of the hard and tedious work of keeping you pool clean. The Dolphin Pool Cleaner even climb the pool walls and the stairs too. Many of the Dolphin Pool Cleaners come with a remote control, so you can manually remove the worst dirt before letting the robot do its job.


Swimming pool maintenance is done much more easy and less expensive when you are doing it right and on a regular basis. This is where the automatic pool cleaner really shows its worth. Just slide the cleaner into the water in the morning when you leave for work, and the pool cleaner will go through its cycle and make the water cleaner as ever.
The Dolphin will quickly “learn” some basic facts about your swimming pool (.e., its size and shape, its shallow and deep parts, and the water quality) through its on-board sensors and artificial intelligence software.
Some Dolphin owners report the pool cleaner does not work well in too warm water and others complain that it either will not climb the walls at all or simply climbs out of the water.

Some also states that the automatic pool cleaner cleans the deep end nicely, but tends to avoid the shallow end. These are all issues that should be takenup with the supplier, since this is probably due to a defect pool cleaner. Some complain that the Dolphin Pool Cleaner is very hard to lift out of the pool, but when doing so you have to make sure that you rest the cleaner on the pool side, letting the water run out of the cleaner.

If you are the owner of a automatic pool cleaner, please share your experiences with us.

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Reviewing the Dolphin Pool Cleaner

July 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Dolphin Pool Cleaner Review, Feature

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Cleaning the pool is for most pool owners the least fun part, but if you really want to enjoy your pool all through the season, there is no way around it. But instead of doing hours of hard work cleaning the pool or spending a fortune on a pool cleaning company, why not consider the automatic pool cleaner robot?

The Dolphin Pool Cleaner comes in many different varieties, each suited for different kids of pools. When choosing which pool cleaner suits your needs, you need to consider the following factors:

  • The size of the pool
  • The shape of the pool
  • The surface of the pool
  • The need for a specific cleaning cycle duration

One of the most popular model for private use is the Smartpool Dolphin 2020 Dynamic Pool Cleaner, which was the one I chose.

The Smartpool Dolphin 2020 Dynamic Pool Cleaner with Remote and Caddy In-Ground Pool Cleaner is designed for residential pools up to 20 x 40 feet. My pool is a little smaller than that, so the pool cleaner should have no problems solving the job.

The assembling did not take long and within 10 minutes it was ready to hit the water. The Dolphin Pool Cleaner really lived up to its reputation: It scrubs and vacuums the entire pool floor, wall, and waterlines. It also includes a joy stick that enables you to manually guide the Dolphin into and out of tight spots and to tailor your own cleaning program for unique pools.

The Smartpool Dolphin 2020 Dynamic Pool Cleaner with Remote and Caddy In-Ground Pool Cleaner is manufactured with 2 drive motors, each driving its own brush to facilitate tight turns.

The Dolphin Pool Cleaner is an outstanding robotic pool cleaner, which is very easy to set up and use. Just take it out of the box and it will be cleaning the pool within minutes! Cleaning of steps in the pool is the pool cleaners weakest point, but this will usually only takes a couple minutes to brush them down manually. Another weak spot is large or stiff leaves (for instance magnolia leaves) or large chucks of leaves. Some leaves are simple to large to go into the cleaner, and might clock up the cleaner. Large leaves should first be removed manually or raked up before cleaning the pool. Once the large leaves is out of the way, the cleaning robot picks up virtually everything else that’s visible to the naked eye, keeping the pool crystal clear.

All in all I can only recommend the Dolphin Pool Cleaner – in this case the Smartpool Dolphin 2020 Dynamic Pool Cleaner.

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Need a Dolphin Pool Cleaner?

July 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Dolphin Pool Cleaner Maintenance

The Dolphin Pool Cleaners have established themselves as the markets top pool cleaners, with highly sophisticated artificial intelligence and a very user friendly operation.
The Dolphin Pool Cleaner comes in a variety of models, each one with its own unique set of features.
Generally the swimming pool cleaners are divided into two categories:


The residential pool cleaners include the models:

Moby Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • Recommended for pools up to 40 ft. (12 m.) length
  • Scrubs, vacuums & filters the pool in only 2.5 hours
  • Large filter bag surface collects even the finest dust
  • Self programmed for optimal pool scanning
  • Small, light-weight & easy to handle


Diagnostic Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • For pools up to 12 m.(40 ft.) in length
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the entire pool in 3 hours
  • Self programming (no pre-programming) for optimal pool scanning
  • Climbs walls
  • Air sensor for beach-entry pools


Dynamic Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • For pools up to 12 m., (40 ft.) in length
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the entire pool
  • Climbs walls
  • Air sensor for beach-entry pools
  • Large filter surface
  • Cable length of 20m. (66 ft.)
  • Two drive motors for flexible maneuvering in the pool
  • Caddy for easy carrying and storage


Magic Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • For pools of up to 12m. (40 ft.) in length (including special shaped pools)
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the pool in 1.5 hours


Luminus Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • For pools of up to 12m. (40 ft.) in length (highly recommended for special shaped pools)
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the entire pool
  • Cable + Swivel – 20m. (66 ft.)
  • Power Supply with full filter bag indicator
  • Caddy for easy carrying and storage
  • Open top filter bag
  • Two head lights


Dynamic Plus Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • For pools of up to 12m. (40 ft.) in length (highly recommended for special shaped pools)
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the entire pool.
  • Cable + Swivel – 20m. (66 ft.)
  • Power supply with full filter bag indicator
  • Caddy for easy carrying and storage.


Dolphin Plus Battery Dolphin Pool Cleaner

  • Freedom from cord and hose nuisance.
  • Freedom from obstacles, and impediments.
  • Freedom from wasteful pool filter connections.


  • For pools of up to 12m. (40 ft.) in length (highly recommended for special shaped pools)
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the entire pool in 90 minutes cycle time.
  • Caddy for easy carrying and storage.
  • Unique cordless pool cleaning technology.
  • Intelligent lighted float interface for easy robot location and control.
  • Automatic, self-learning cleaning programs overcome obstacles.
  • Wireless remote control allows manual programming and navigation.
  • Flexible maneuvering covers pool walls, floor and waterline.


The Public pool cleaners include:

Proxy Battery

• Patented cordless rechargeable robotic pool cleaner.
• Intelligent light float interface for easy location and control.
• Extra robust robot designed for widely used public pools.
• Efficiently cleans debris ensuring exceptional hygiene.
• Self-learning advanced software enables optimal cleaning.
• Wireless remote control for manual navigation & programming.
• Wide range of cleaning programs.
• Advanced dual motor maneuverability for optimal pool coverage
regardless of shape,
slopes & obstacles.
• Clogged filter bag indicator ensures on-going cleaning efficiency.
• Capable of working in pairs in pools over 15 m in length.
• Equipped with caddy for handling & storage


Diagnostic 3001

  • For public / semi-Olympic pools up to 25m. (80 ft.) in length
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters the entire pool in 6 hours
  • Self-programming for optimal scanning of entire midsize pools
  • Climbs walls
  • Air sensor for beach-entry pools
  • Large filter surface
  • Cable length – 30 m., (100 ft.)
  • Caddy for easy carrying and storage
  • Additional filter bag


Dynamic Pro

  • Automatic robotic cleaning solution designed for especially for high-usage public pools up to 25 meters in length.
  • Reinforced components for continuous reliability in challenging pool environments.
  • Intelligent optimized pool coverage ensures constant conformance to regulatory hygiene standards.
  • The industry’s best cost performance machine for midsize commercial pools.


2×2

  • For public Olympic pools of up to 60m. (220 ft.) in length
  • Scrubs, sweeps, vacuums and filters large public / Olympic pools
  • Air Sensor for beach entry pools
  • Large filter surface (double)
  • 4 inlets of 31.5 cm2 at bottom lid
  • Cable + Swivel, length of 40m. (132 ft.)
  • Two drive motors for flexible maneuvering in the pool
  • New aluminum Caddy for easy carrying and storage

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