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    Dolphin Cleaners - Models

    Wanting to get a robot after the first of the year for my 16 x 32 buried doughboy with deep middle.

    Really like the dolphins, seem to have good reviews, under a grand for most of them which is where I would like to stay as far as $$$.

    Seems there is an M4

    Deluxe

    Premium

    Triton

    Nautilus

    anyone have any of these? Price seems to vary from about 689 for the Nautilus to 1400+ for premium

    Is the difference worth it? I dont care about the caddy or extras (maybe remote).

    Which one would be best for a pool like mine?

    Thanks in advance.
    Partially buried Doughboy Desert Spring 16 x 32, sport pool, with 7 ft deep middle, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5 HP 2 speed pump, 250 lb sandfilter, 2 Doughboy skimmers and 2 returns. 2 cascade fountains.
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    Re: Dolphin Cleaners - Models

    I have a Nautilus for my IG vinyl pool. It cleans great! If I have one gripe, and its not really a gripe at all... is that the Nautilus doesnt have a handle on top of it to grab and pull it out. It does have places on the sides to grip it though.

    It cleans very well and Im very happy about its performance.

    For the most part, im not a bells and whistles kind of guy and the Nautilus fit my needs, as well as my budget. Got mine for 549 dollars on Memorial Day sale online. Keep looking, you can usually find them for quite a bit less than 700. OH Look! Amazon has one right now for 537.00

    The dolphin Triton is a nautilus with a handle. They have exactly the same specs except for the handle. But its 200 dollars more.

    If you are performance and budget (Value) minded, the Nautilus is a good selection.

    Im sure other Dolphin owners will chime in on this post. I think overall, you wont find many negative responses (if any) regarding any of the Dolphin robots.
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    Re: Dolphin Cleaners - Models

    I have a primal X3 I got off of Ebay. 2 year warranty and comes with the cartridge filters, basically a supreme m3 in Green. It works okay, does the job but its not like the more expensive cleaners. It takes 2-3 tries for it to completely clean the pool, my old blue diamond remote would have it cleaned the first try in 90 minutes. Honestly, I wouldn't spend the money on the more expensive ones as this one does do the job even if takes a little longer than the pricier ones, the main thing is it can't turn on its own so it wastes a lot of time bouncing around until it hits certain spots. The cartridge filters are much easier to clean than bag filters. I would get the oasis z5 if you have the money and if the place selling it still has it for a good deal, last time I checked, there was a coupon for X amount off and it was like 1075 or less with free shipping. You also get a 3 year warranty and its a much much better cleaner that can turn it self on the floor.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

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    Re: Dolphin Cleaners - Models

    Thanks for the replies guys! I'm gonna look a little harder at the nautilus
    Partially buried Doughboy Desert Spring 16 x 32, sport pool, with 7 ft deep middle, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5 HP 2 speed pump, 250 lb sandfilter, 2 Doughboy skimmers and 2 returns. 2 cascade fountains.
    Taylor K-2006 kit. Zodiac Barracuda Ranger suction side cleaner.
    TFPC method and is crystal clear every day thanks to TFP!!!

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    Re: Dolphin Cleaners - Models

    I own the M4 and love it. Does a good job, hassle free, and the cartridges are a snap to clean. Gets leaves too
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    Re: Dolphin Cleaners - Models

    I have the oasis z5. Same as m4 I think except ithas a remote. It works great. 3. Year warrNty

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