Which Robotic Pool Cleaner Is The Best, Aquabot, Dophin Or Hayward Or Somethiing Else?

smartpool-dolphin-scrubbing-brush-for-remote-models_0_0I have a 20X40 inground pool with a liner. Tired of having to vacuum all the time :-)

Pro Hayward – from ScubaBob:

The Hayward Navigator is a good one. They swallow just about anything in their way but they do have an issue regarding the mesh on the turbine intake on the back of the unit. You need to watch to see that it doesn’t get clogged with debris. That inlet provides one of the turbines water, that in turn powers the turning gears that stop the cleaner from getting hung up in a corner or against a wall. Easy to fix, but annoying if you get fine debris clogging it all the time.
The other good one, that’s virtually bomb proof but can be a picky eater ( hates twigs) is the Kreepy Krauly. They are so simple in design that there’s virtually nothing that can go wrong with them and they work pretty well.

From Stateof:

I’ve used the Dolphin Pool Cleaner and it works very well. Good for sand, and small stuff, not so much big leaves and what not, but thats what a skimmer net is for.

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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


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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Why use a Dolphin Automatic Pool Cleaner?

July 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Dolphin Pool Cleaner Maintenance

When planning a private or public pool, the question of pool maintenance is paramount. Jumping into a dirty pool is not only an unpleasant experience, it might also be a considerable health risk. Cleaning of the swimming pool used to be a time consuming, expensive and not very effective manual way to have a clean pool. Often the pool is not clean at all – it just looks that way. If the cleaning is done too quickly, the dirty is raised into the water and will sink back later.Dolphin Pool Cleaner - leaf in pool

Other solutions are Suction Cleaning and Pressure Cleaning. One of the problems with the suction cleaner or pressure cleaner method is that the pool sides are not cleaned and the coverage of the cleaning is random and does not scrub and brush.

The Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner has many advantages over the above mentioned methods. The Dolphin Pool Cleaner vacuums, scrubs, brushes, sweeps, circulates water and chemicals. It contains a filter, which saves the main pool filter. The Dolphin Pool Cleaner climbs the wall of the pool and offers a unique coverage of cleaning. The cleaner has a short cycle time and is very easy to install.

Cleaning even the most challenging shapes and sizes are no problem to the Dolphin Pool Cleaner. Of course the filter in the cleaner needs cleaning, but this is a very easy task to do. Should you prefer, the Dolphin Dynamic and other models comes with a remote control, which enables you to manually guide the Dolphin into and out of tight spots and to tailor your own cleaning program for unique pools.

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