Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus

If you’re looking for a model that is easy to operate and to control, you should consider the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus. This model is lightweight and you can plug and forget. The built-in brushes will thoroughly scrub the floors and walls so you don’t have to do any manual work. The filters will remove the ultra-fine dirt particles such as pet hair so you can allow your pet to swim. Above all, you will enjoy the fact that there are no hoses or booster pumps to make this cleaner to operate. If you’re not happy with its functionality, you can take advantage of the 2-years warranty period.

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.

Specifications Sheet

Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus specs
Pool Suitability In-ground residential pools up to 50 feet
Floor Suitability Gunite, Vinyl, Fiberglass, Pebble and Tile
Power Cord Size 50 feet
Filtration Dual scrubbing brushes
Duration of Cleaning 2 hours
Navigation Scanning Technology
Warranty 2-years limited warranty

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. This model is covered by a warranty of 2-years 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 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.