Don't want to get myself wound up - nothing's perfect - but I don't think this thing is doing what it's supposed to.
My expectation - and this is after talking to Maytronics now, is that it will climb the wall and scrub the waterline *sometimes* and that it will cover all of my 16x32 vinyl inground in one 3-hour cycle.
The reality is that it rarely climbs the wall (I have the "wall climbing" rings), I think I did see it scrub the wall on those rare occasions, and there's one corner in particular it just never goes to.
With my sport dig, there are some slopes against the wall so it's not 90 degree walls once you get out of the middle. The Dolphin seems to keep finding the ladder though, gets stuck there for a while (doesn't seem to react to resistance - I would expect it to back off once it hit the ladder) and then will go around and end up right back at the ladder.
What exactly the position of the handle and the floats do is cryptic at best and even the person at Maytronics couldn't decipher it. Their suggestion was get the remote as it seems to allow more "control" and make sure the pump is off when it's running. Pump on or off doesn't seem to affect behavior all that much though.
I've looked at the troubleshooting and made sure to clean the filters and such.
I originally thought it would learn the pool over time, but apparently that's not the case. So do I have unreasonable expectations, am I not doing something right or is this unit just "bad" (stupid?)?