Review of Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner with Swivel Cable

Pool cleaning is a huge chore especially if you have a big, spacious one and no one else to clean but you. Of course, if you can afford building and maintaining such a pool, you wouldn’t clean it manually with a brush, would you? That’s why there are a lot of models of pool cleaners in the market that won’t really involve a hands-on treatment, such as the case of robotic cleaners.

If you’re on the lookout for a reliable pool cleaner, check out the Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner. These are robotic cleaners that work on its own and don’t need supervision.

PROS: Being a robotic cleaner, the Dolphin Nautilus won’t require your full attention while it does its job. All you have to do is set it up, lower it down the pool, and wait for it to finish.

It has two types of removable screens that trap the dirt from the pool so it wouldn’t require your pool’s filtration system, which is great in the long run as the maintenance for the pool system is much expensive. One of Nautilus’ screens is for heavy leaf and debris while the other one is for finer particles. These screens are easy to remove, clean, and reinstall.

CONS: This cleaner is a bit heavy. It’s somewhat difficult and awkward to remove it from the pool after it finished cleaning. When lifting it off the water, it also tends to shed a little bit of the debris it picked up earlier on so you have to be slow and careful when taking this machine out.

Lastly, some customers complained about the price of replacing the motor in case it breaks; one said repairs for this would cost a few hundred bucks, which is almost the price of a new cleaner.

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What are the important aspects of the Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Type: This is a robotic pool vacuum that doesn’t require supervision from the owner. Unlike other vacuums that need to be maneuvered and controlled, this one works and moves on its own. It has a self-filtration system and pump. It can scrub and clean floors and walls while being able to suck in dirt and debris in the water. Among all the other types of pool cleaners, the robotic ones are the most expensive.

The price of robotic pool cleaners averages $500 and above. But the price is worth it for the time and effort it will save you from having to go through the pool yourself. Owners actually said that their Dolphin Nautilus Pool Cleaner is cheaper than other brands yet functions better than advertised.

It’s also very quiet so it won’t disrupt relaxation time with your family while it cleans. You also don’t have to worry about the edges and the walls as the robotic cleaner climbs walls to brush and suck dirt.

Features: This robotic pool cleaner has its own pump and filtration system. The pros of not having to hook it up to your pool pump and filter (unlike other cleaners) is that it is considered self-contained and won’t cause your pool filter to clog, and won’t require backwashing and additional maintenance. Having to connect your cleaner to the pool filter may be expensive in the long run.

This machine doesn’t require any pre-installation and difficult assembly. It’s plug and play, meaning you can just plug it right out of the box and place it into your pool. It comes with a power cord that is a little longer than other robotic cleaners and it doesn’t twist up in knots. It is effective at cleaning the pool because of its built-in heavy-duty brushes and bristles. It is able to climb the walls of your pool to prevent dirt or algae buildup.

This pool cleaner comes with a power supply with built-in timer. It will automatically shut off after about three hours of non-stop cleaning.

Ease of Use: It takes about five minutes or less for you to set the machine up and fix all the chords and whatnot before placing it into the water. After the three-hour cleaning is done, come back to fish out the pool cleaner off the pool.

Clean up and storage will take about five to seven minutes. To compute all the work you’ve done after a sparkly clean swimming pool, you’ve only exerted about 10 minutes of light work while the machine did all the work for you.

It is not recommended to leave the machine in the pool after it finished its cycle. Make sure to time your waiting time to ensure that the machine won’t be stuck in the water.

Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner with Dual Scrubbing Brushes Ideal for Pools Up To 50 Feet
  • Cleans pool floor, cove and walls ideal for pools up to 50 feet
  • Dual scrubbing brushes attack tough dirt, debris and particulates
  • Lots of leaves - No Problem! Large capacity bottom load filter

 

What other things should you know about the Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner? 

The Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner moves in a random pattern all over your pool so forgive it if it misses some spots. It also has trouble with cleaning the angles of your pool. You can help it by brushing the corners of the swimming pool before beginning the cleaning cycle to loosen the debris for easy pick up.

It also can’t clean the steps of your pool and has problems with completely sucking large leaves; it tends to get stuck in the intake slots. Also if you have a larger pool, you might want to have it go through two cycles to ensure that every spot would be scrubbed clean.

This machine weighs about 17 pounds and has a 12-month warranty for labor and spare parts.

 

The Verdict

The Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner may be considered a big splurge because of its high cost. However, the perks and pros it takes with it justify this amount because of its heavy-duty and effective cleaning properties.

You don’t have to supervise its cleaning and the best of all, you don’t have to exert effort in brushing and vacuuming your pool because this robotic pool cleaner will do it all for you. Because it has its own pump and filter, it doesn’t need to connect to your pool’s pump, thereby lessening the cost and maintenance in the long run.

Review of Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner

Having a pool cleaner that will complement your lifestyle is great. You will have to shed out more bucks than intended but automatic pool cleaners that don’t require your full attention is surely worth it. Imagine being next to the pool for hours fishing dirt and maneuvering the vacuum. You might also find yourself scrubbing the walls and floors. It’s a very tough job and it’s a good thing that you can skip it.

Through the use of an automatic pool cleaner like the Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side, you’ll have more time for relaxation and recreation instead of spending your precious three hours cleaning non-stop.

PROS: This cleaner is very durable, dependable, and rarely needs attention. It does the job as advertised; all you need to do is set it up for a few minutes and lower it into the swimming pool.

It will do all the scrubbing and cleaning for your pool to achieve impeccable cleanliness. This cleaner is able to maneuver on difficult turns and curves so you don’t have to worry about it getting stuck. It finishes the job in less than three hours for standard-sized pools.

CONS: Some customers who have an anti-vortex raised drain experienced difficulties using this pool cleaner, as the Baracuda is prone to getting stuck on the drain. When they called the company to report this, the latter already knew about the problem and just advised the owner to purchase rounded main drain covers that are about $60 each.

What we don’t appreciate here is that the anti-vortex drains are the ones recommended by builders for safety. The company knows that this is one of the weaknesses of the Baracuda yet does nothing to solve it.

 

What are the important aspects of the Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner?

Type: The Baracuda G3 is a type of a suction side pool vacuum that is connected to your pool’s pump and filter. This makes it very effective at sucking the dirt and debris from the surface and the water because of the sheer power the pump has. At the same time, all dirt, debris, bugs, twigs, leaves and small stones go into your swimming pool filtering system. This is actually a good workflow but it has its own downsides.

For instance, because you’ll have to keep the pump running while using this cleaner, it will use up electricity. It will also add cost of maintaining your filter. On its own, your filter does a heavy job cleaning your pool but with the added burden of dirt coming from the cleaner, it will be holding heaps of debris. You need to always clear out your filter from time to time to prolong its life.

If you don’t want to put too much pressure and additional work onto your pump and filtration system, consider getting a pool cleaner that has it’s own pump and filtering bag. These are more expensive but may be cheaper in the long run. After all, your pump and pool filter may be more expensive if it causes repairs.

Features: This pool cleaner for in-ground pools thoroughly cleans swimming pools including the walls. It has an anti-stick design navigates easily around common obstacles such as steps, ladders and corners.

It features having only one moving part to save you the hassle of replacing broken parts. However, this moving part, the diaphragm can eventually wear out and can be replaced more often than desired. It’s not expensive to replace and can be bought in major hardware shops.

Ease of Use: It features a patented Flowkeeper, a self-adjusting control valve that automatically regulates water flow, to ensure peak performance even with lower horsepower pumps. It has low cost maintenance because there are no gears, wheels, or flappers that may require replacement and repair in the long run. It only has one operational moving part that is quick and affordable to replace whenever needed.

What some users don’t like about the Baracuda G3 is that it likes to stay on the bottom of the pool and goes very little up the walls. The pool steps also remains untouched. You might need to help loosen up the dirt and debris on these hard to reach areas, like the upper part of the walls and the corners so the Baracuda can suck with ease. It only takes about three hours of work to finish all the areas in your pool.

Safety: Be careful about gritty debris in the pool such as pumice and sand as these seem to cause tears or erosion in the Baracuda G3, according to some users. High chlorine levels may also damage it so remove the cleaner if your pool requires dumping of chlorine. Also it would be nice for the machine to be taken out of the water if not in use.

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Zodiac BARACUDA G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner
  • Quiet, powerful suction cleaner; works with low-speed pumps for maximum efficiency.
  • Devours small and medium-sized debris and cleans floor, walls and steps of your entire pool.
  • FlowKeeper Valve automatically regulates water flow to maintain peak cleaning performance even with lower horsepower pumps.

 

What other things should you know about the Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner?

The Baracuda G3 includes 1-year warranty on manufacturer defects and wear and tear as well as a 2-year warranty on its long-life hose. Users love this pool cleaner as it has saved them a lot of time and effort in cleaning. Not only that, some users said that they don’t have to run the pump 24 hours a day because the water stays clean. This has enabled them to save money in electricity costs.

Same for chlorine use if you find that you use too much, with the use of this pool cleaner, you don’t need to dump too much in the water because the Baracuda G3 keeps the water clean and algae free.

This has a few cons though such as the constant replacement of parts, especially the only moving part, which doesn’t last too long. Although it can be easily replaced, it’s quite annoying in the long run. The hose sections also need proper care and maintenance.

 

The Verdict

The Baracuda G3 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner is definitely a good addition to your household if you have a pool that needs constant cleaning and maintenance. It helps with keeping your pool floors and walls dirt and debris free without costing you too much.

Review of XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner

A swimming pool cleaner has more pros than cons so if you haven’t bought one for yourself, don’t wait until you have wasted hours and hours of your time before purchasing this life saver. You don’t have to scrub the floors and walls of your pool yourself, or fish out leaves and other debris from your pool. If something else can do it without hurting your pocket, why not let it?

If what’s hindering you is your tight budget, don’t worry as not all pool cleaners cost hundreds of bucks. Check out the XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner, which costs only a meager.

PROS: For the very affordable price, you’ll be able to lessen your burden of spending hours just cleaning and scrubbing your pool. With this, you’ll have something that will make your job faster, giving you more precious time to relax and spend time with family. It doesn’t require electricity, which saves you bucks in the long run. Not only that, the lack of electric need for this saves you from tangled wires and risk of electric shocks.

CONS: Because it is fully powered by your pump, it needs at least two horsepower pump to run efficiently without hiccups and sudden stops. The use of your pool’s pump and filtration system may also be a con as it adds burden to your system and it may also be costly, especially if your motor isn’t energy efficient.

Some customers also don’t like the cheap plastic feel of this product. Although it doesn’t break easily, it looks very fragile.

 

What are the important aspects of the XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner?

Type: This is the type of pool cleaner/vacuum that directly connects to your pump and filtration system to work. Consider it as an extension of your pump and that it helps with a faster and more effective cleaning. All you have to do is set it up and lower it onto the pool. After about three hours, the job is done and you have a spotless pool.

This brand is a generic one that was some sort of imitation of the original Kreepy Krauly. It works almost the same, except this one is definitely cheaper. It doesn’t need tools and electricity to work. It attaches onto your pool’s existing filtration system. In that case, you’ll have to check with your pump and filtration system if it can support a cleaner like this. Some customers have bought this and found out in the end that their pump’s horsepower is too low.

Features: Since you need to attach it to your skimmer, this product requires some good solid hose. It comes with 10 4-inch length very sturdy hose that’s considered enough for a mid-sized pool. Some customers considered that the hose that comes with this “knock-off” model of Kreepy Krauly looks much more sturdy as the ones they had in their Baracuda model, which cost them more compared to this brand.

Setting it up is very easy; it’ll take you about 10 minutes of initial assembly. It comes with a manual written in English and accompanied by several diagrams. The manual also contains the names and serial numbers of parts that you need for replacement in case it breaks. It also has an eyeball diverter to plug into the cleaner line if it gets stuck.

Ease of Use: This low price Kreepy Krauly pool cleaner combats in or above ground pools with ease. It works regardless of shape or depth and on all pool surfaces such as vinyl, concrete, and fiberglass. It only has one major moving part, the flapper, which avoids a lot of repair costs in the future. If ever you’ll need to replace the flapper, it’s not that expensive and the parts can be bought in any major hardware stores.

It is quick to assemble and use; all you need to do is simply plug the unit into your skimmer and effortlessly clean your pool. It will remove dirt, twigs, leaves and debris from your pool. There are no wheels that get stuck, no gears that will break, and no diaphragms to replace like the ones found in other brands like Hayward and Baracuda automatic pool cleaners.

XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner Vacuum-generic Pool Cleaner W/ 5 Way Pool Testing Kit
  • Fit for In-ground pool of 16' x 32'
  • Can be used on many different sizes, shapes, or construction (Excluding stairs)
  • Require at least a 3/4 hp swimming pool pump or 1600 GHP to function properly.

 

What other things should you know about the XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner?

As mentioned, it is very easy to assemble and as well as operating it. After all the necessary connections to your pump and filtration system, you’re ready to go. Many users have complained about it getting stuck in one particular area of the pool. However, this is very easy to solve.

It actually has something to do with the suction pressure. If you have it set too strong, you’ll know because the cleaner will be really loud and won’t move because it would get stuck in the pool.

You have to lower the suction from the skimmer by adjusting the bottom main drain a little. Take note that if you set the skimmer too low, there would not be enough suction that the pool cleaner won’t move on its own. It all heavily relies on the suction. When you get it to work, you’ll find that it moves seamlessly and effortlessly around your pool, sucking and brushing all the dirt away.

Set your expectations though because this pool cleaner isn’t that good at going up walls. Maybe you’ll see it trying to get up onto a slanted wall, but never a straight one. You’ll have to exert effort at helping get the dirt off the walls, hard to reach areas, and corners that this pool cleaner won’t reach.

 

The Verdict

This is one of the best pool cleaners out there because of its super affordable price and effective function. It definitely doesn’t sacrifice quality just to be able to make the price low compared to other brands. It effectively scrubs the pool floors clean and sucks the dirt and debris from the water. With proper care and maintenance, this XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner will last you years of use.