Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus

The Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus is a robotic pool cleaner designed for inground pools of up to 50 feet in length. It is great for scrubbing and vacuuming dirt from the pool’s surface and it can help you keep a clean pool at minimum costs, starting with the average price of $599. Easy to handle, efficient in operating, and affordable, this robot cleaner is all you need for a clean home swimming pool, so it is worth your attention.

Cleaning Performance

Regardless of your pool material, it does an amazing job of removing dirt and debris. The cleaning cycle lasts 3 hours and the powerful 24-volt dual-drive motor ensures a high suction and scrubbing power. Some of its features are:

  • Tracks – Thanks to its tracks, it can go up the walls up to the waterline so it will remove the film that usually forms on the waterline. However, if the walls and floor are united by a right angle and not a curved angle, it could encounter some difficulties in climbing the walls
  • Self-programmed – It is a self-programmed robot that performs a pool scan before starting a cleaning cycle so it will detect the dirty areas and create the best cleaning path
  • Brush – The brush located at the front scrubs off dirt from the pool surface and the motor suck it in and trap it in the fine porosity filter

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Design and accessories

The design of the Dolphin 99996323 is compact although it is not a very small or lightweight robot. It measures 20 x 24 x 20 inches and weighs 21 lbs and does not come with a transportation caddy. One huge design flaw is the uncomfortable side handles that make it hard for you to grab and pull it out of the water. The manufacturer has solved this issue in the future models they designed.

Ease of use

There is no pre-installation needed with the Dolphin Nautilus and it does not need to be connected to the pool’s filtration system in order to operate. It basically plugs into a power supply and it is ready to start cleaning the pool immediately. When it is done, you simply turn it off, pull it by the cord and when it is close to the water surface, you grab and pull it out. However, it is a bit heavy, so make sure you get a good grip. Some of its particularities are:

  • Filters – The filters are located at the bottom so you will have to flip the Dolphin Nautilus over to reach the filters that can be easily cleaned with a water hose before putting them back in
  • Swivel Cable – The patented 60-feet long swivel cable guarantees it will not get stuck in its own cord while operating

There is no filter indicator available so you will have to check it yourself to see how full it is so you will know when to clean it. This robot pool cleaner does not come with a transportation caddy that would have been useful in transporting and storing this device. The worst part is that you cannot even buy one separately, so you will have to look for another Dolphin model if you really want one with a caddy.

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Operating costs

A great advantage of the 99996323 Nautilus is that it costs around 15 cents to operate so you can peacefully use it without any concerns regarding the costs. The 30-volt power supply with an integrated circuitry ensures a low consumption during every cleaning cycle and the adherent tracks guarantee the device will walk around smoothly in order to save energy. The warranty of the Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus robot pool cleaner is not the most generous one, compared to other models available that cover it for a longer time. This one is only covered by a warranty of 1 year on parts and labor and in case you need further assistance, the manufacturer offers customer service via phone and email that you can find on their official website.

Final Thoughts

The 99996323 Nautilus might not be the best robotic pool cleaner on the market, but it is definitely an option worth taking into consideration as it comes at an affordable price and because it does a more than decent job at clearing the pool of all types of debris and gunk. The low energy consumption that it boasts is an added bonus, making it ideal for those who want to enjoy an effortless yet cheap cleaning of their home pools. It offers a decent 3-hour duration of the cleaning cycle, so you won’t have to wait around too long for the robotic device to be done with its chore. It comes with a 24V dual-drive motor that sets it apart from most of its competitors as it not only delivers a high suction but a superior scrubbing power as well.

Due to the fact that it scans the pool prior to cleaning it in order to find the shortest and most optimal path to clean it, you do not have to worry about efficiency with this device. Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to this product, the one that stands out the most being the fact that the side handles its features are quite uncomfortable, so you don’t like putting it into the pool and taking it out that much. Also, it does not come with a transport caddy that would have made it a lot more convenient to move the robot from the storage space to the pool. Nonetheless, it is one of the best products on the market, by far, so it is an excellent choice to go with despite the minor drawbacks.