Dolphin Premier Robotic Pool Cleaner

Maytronics is a renowned brand that has been providing the best pool cleaning solutions in the market. Their advanced technology and years of experience have given us the best robotic pool cleaners that we love. Not just we, many people are demanding the all-automatic, and robotic pool cleaners make their lives easier for cleaning the pools. Honestly, an intelligent robot cleaning the pool out for you is the most satisfying thing.

Therefore, this review is all about one of the Maytronic robotic pool cleaners, the Dolphin Premier. Many people claim that its performance is unbeatable. It is packed with signature technology and has many surprises that you will definitely love to have in a robotic pool cleaner. Indeed, no product is complete without any quirks, so let us dig into what Maytronic has given us this time for absolute sparkling clean pools.

Specifications

ColorGrey and Blue
Weight22 pounds
Dimensions18 x 22 x 12 inches
Pool cleaner’s orientationSuction Side
Pool Flooring RecommendationAll
Pool Type RecommendationBoth, Above-ground and In-ground pools
Pool Size Recommendation50 ft.
Cable Length60 ft.
Cable SwivelYes
Pool CoverageFloor, walls, and waterline
Quick CleanNo
BluetoothNo
Remote ControllerYes
Filter typeMulti-Media, Oversized Leaf Bag, Fine, Ultra-Fine Cartridge
Filter CapacityLarge
Filter AccessTop
Cleaning SchedulesYes, weekly
Cleaning timerUp to 2.5 hours
Caddy IncludedNo
No. of Motor2
Suction MotorYes
Suction Rate4500 gallons per hour
Number of Cleaning Brushes2
Drive systemSmartNav Drive
WarrantyThree years

Features

Stylish yet Compact

The first impression of Dolphin Premier robotic pool cleaner has to be its greyish-black body with blue. The body material is all plastic. Still, it is durable and anti-shock. At the top of the body, there is a handy carry handle. It allows you to carry the cleaning unit easily anywhere, and with the overall 22 pounds weight of the unit, it is a piece of cake. You will not feel any heavy weight over your wrist while carrying the cleaner.

Furthermore, you will notice the bristle rushes under the unit, place on both front and sides. These dual bristle brushes knock off the stubborn dirt and debris without damaging the pool surface or lining.

The top of the cleaner has a lid to access the filter, and it also has an intelligent LED. This smart LED system helps in notifying the user if the filter is full. Thus, it is easy to clean without checking the filter space again and again.

SmartNav technology

No doubt all product under the name Dolphin has the best technology. The same goes with the Dolphin Premier Robotic Pool Cleaner too. The pool cleaner is built with an intelligent navigation system that will first scan the pool area, navigate the dirt and debris, and get to cleaning.

You do not have to worry about the cleaner being stuck in one place because of any obstacle. It is smart enough to either suck the barrier in or walk over it to clean the area. It may also displace the obstacle if it can for cleaning the pool at its maximum.

Furthermore, the unit is controlled by a remote. You have to drop the cleaner in the pool and use the remote to activate the full cleaning mode. It takes almost 2.5 hours to clean the pool of about 50 ft.

Another thing that is exceptional in this pool cleaner is the swivel cord of 60 ft. Including a swivel cord was necessary for the intelligent navigation system because the cleaner moves in a random direction. Thus, the cleaning will be constant, and you do not require any monitoring.

Dual Motor for maximum cleaning

The Dolphin Premier Robotic pool cleaner has a dual brushing system, but dual motors also power this system. The motor helps in effective cleaning while powering the navigation system. You will find the cleaner hovering over the walls with full brush cleaning action because of the strong suction created by the motors. Furthermore, it facilitates the cleaning along with the steps and the waterline, which are often very hard to clean by the cleaner and calls for manual cleaning.

Moreover, the motor also benefits in cleaning out the 4500 gallons of water in less than an hour. Therefore, it is efficient in cleaning and cut off electricity costs by 90%. Thus, the combination of technology and structure is advanced and power-efficient for the user. Indeed, a long-term investment that becomes lighter on the pocket too.

Incredible Filtration system

The filtration system is just excellent. It includes four options within the filtration panels. You can set the filtration system from ultra-fine to the larger debris and leaves according to the cleaning condition of the pool.

The filtration system is just perfect for even cleaning out the algae too. The dual scrubs will knock off the algae, and the suction will let it filter out through the filtration system. Moreover, the filtration system is spacious enough to use for the entire year without cleaning it out. The LED system will keep you notified about the capacity of the filtration system.

PROS

  • Dual Motor
  • Easy usability
  • Easy to maintain
  • Top-access filter
  • Remote controlled
  • Three years warranty
  • Dual scrubbing brushes
  • Four options within filtration panel for deep cleaning

CONS

  • Cleaning steps can be tricky

Our Experience with Dolphin Premier Robotic Pool Cleaner

There were so many things that we absolutely love in Dolphin Premier Robotic pool cleaner. Therefore, we knew that we have to buy it. Once it first arrives, the unboxing gave the swivel cords, cleaning unit, power supply plugs, filters, and the remote controller.

Assembly

First off, the assembly was so easy, and the cleaning unit was very light for us to handle. Once it was ready to use. We dumped dirt and debris like leaves, twigs, and acorns into our pool and let the Dolphin Premier Robotic pool cleaner start doing its work. And no doubt our pool was cleaned in just 2 hours.

Start-up

Honestly, we love it not just because it is fast, and it has the best cleaning result with so many cleaning options. All of the cleaning functions, timers, and cleaner schedules can be controlled by the remote. Yes, you have to click a button to ON /OFF the cleaning unit. How convenient that everything you want the cleaner to do is shrunk to the palm! Furthermore, the cleaning unit can be programmed from daily to twice a week or thrice a week cleaning schedule through the remote control.

Cleaning algea

But we wanted to test out how it deals with algae, so we asked a few friends and neighbors if they have a pool full of algae that need cleaning. We have found the nastiest pool that was already in the process of cleaning in our neighborhood. So, we decided to test the algae cleaning function there. And no doubt, it was a success! Our neighbor loved the sparkling clean result, and we have accidentally made a customer for the Dolphin Premier Robotic Pool Cleaner.
But there was a slight fallback we found after cleaning the pool. It happened while cleaning the filtration system. Even though the filtration bags are easy to clean, getting the algae out from the filtration bag was time-consuming and needed manual labor. But it is worth it after getting the sparkling clean pool.

Cleaning steps

We have read online that it is tricky with cleaning steps, and that is true. Because the cleaner stuck in the steps and pushed itself over them, it may be programmed to consider the steps as obstacles. We have also read online that the cleaning time may vary from 2 to 3 hours that also varies with the size of the pool.

Verdict

But for the verdict, Dolphin Premier robotic pool cleaner is worth the performance and the cost. Therefore, we give it 9 out of 10 because of the steps cleaning issue and algae cleaning from filter bags. Otherwise, it is just a perfect and intelligent system that does not need any extra attention.

Do let us know if you think the same. Leave a comment, and we would love to hear from you. Till then, Happy cleaning!

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