Dolphin 99996403-PC Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

Dolphin 99996403-PC Pool cleaner


The cleaning is done effectively within a few hours. Components are easy to fix and replace. It saves time and conserves a lot of energy. This unit comes with a 2 year warranty which gives you confidence while purchasing and using it. The long power cable is tangle free. It does not get stuck with raised drain covers. The cartridge filter can be cleaned with ease. The intelligent navigation and timer improves the cleaning efficiency.


It has a tendency to move randomly while cleaning walls and stairs. This cleaner leaves black marks on a vinyl liner but works well with other pool surfaces.

Key Features of the Dolphin 99996403-PC Pool Cleaner

Dual Drive Motor: This 24 V motor provides the cleaner with more power for scrubbing the surface. A 30 V power supply is used with the integrated circuity to save power. Dolphin Nautilus makes use of a 3-point turn which is done softly.

Clever Clean Technology: This technology enables you to clean pool floors, walls and the waterline. Clever Clean is the latest and most precise pool navigation and cleaning system. This model is capable of cleaning pools of up to 50 feet in length. The built-in software ensures that your pool is cleaned efficiently irregardless of the shape of the pool. It tells the machine where to clean thus maximizing area of coverage. This model cleans different pool shapes including kidney, round, oval, L-shaped and rectangle.

Cartridge Filter System: A top access filter is incorporated into the cleaning unit. This filter is made of pleated polyester fiber which allows for fine filtration. A coarse screen is also provided to remove large debris like leaves. This leaves your pool spotless clean. The filter can be accessed easily for cleaning and replacement. This pool cleaner works independent of your pool filtration system. A self-contained filter eliminates the need to backwash your pool by a larger percentage. The filter uses little energy to clean compared to many models.

Swivel Cable: These cables eliminate cable tangling. A 60 feet power cable plugs into a GFCI outlet. The cable stays free while in use which allows you to achieve an effective cleaning. This cable can rotate a full 360 degrees as the cleaner moves in water. It also features climbing rings which allow the cleaner to climb over walls.

Suction: The vacuum technology is designed to perform an effective suction. Rate of suction is given as 4,233 gallons per hour. Vacuuming and filtration help in improving water circulation and filtration. It also eliminates the need to apply chemicals in water.

Scrubber: All-surface PVC bristle brushes are attached to the unit to helps remove sticky dirt on the pool wall and bottom. These brushes spin two times the speed of the pool cleaner. It cleans on its own and does not need a booster pump. It scrubs the pool surface efficiently to inhibit bacteria and algae growth.

Dolphin 99996403-PC with filters

Programmed Timer: The cleaning mechanism is set to run its two hour cycle at set intervals along the week. This makes it more convenient and can be run with minimal supervision.

Design: The body is streamlined in nature with a hinged top. The whole unit measures 18.75 pounds which is light enough to haul into/out of water and carry.

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