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Thread: Difference between Dolphin DX3 or DX3S

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    Difference between Dolphin DX3 or DX3S

    Hi everyone,

    Looking at getting a robotic cleaner for our 22k gallon Inground Vinyl pool. I really like the wall and cove features of the DX3 and found a place online selling "New in Box" setups for $519 downfall is there is no factory warranty on that. Which I could live with I suppose, all the reviews I have read have been pretty good.

    Was about to pull the trigger this morning and order that one and came across a site that has a Dolphin DX3S with a full 1-year factory warranty for $599

    Both have no tax and free shipping, did some digging around and can't really find anything specifically mentioning any difference between the two. Even on the maytronics site. I'll try to give them a call in a little bit too and see if they can shed any light on the subject.

    What do you guys think. IF they are the same with just a different name, I think an extra $80 may be good piece of mind for whatever the factory warranty would cover?
    Steve
    22,041 IG Vinyl Fiberglass Steps (Built 1990-ish), Dura-Glas Pump, Baker II Series Sand Filter HR-24, TF100 Test Kit w/speedstir
    475 Gallon Caldera Utopia Series Geneva 6 person spa
    Mount Pleasant Wi.

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    Re: Difference between Dolphin DX3 or DX3S

    Did a little more digging,

    Looks like DX3 uses a Filter bag that would be pulled and rinsed out.

    The DX3S uses one of two different sized filter cartriges. One fine mesh and the other bigger. Might be nice to have the option of initial cleanup using the larger meshed cartidge and switch to the fine mesh one when the pool is up and running.

    That and the 1 year warranty (confirmed by the Maytronics company when I called them) pretty much seals the deal.

    Anyone have any experience with the DX3 line? Think it would be worth the $599 price they are asking (Free shipping and no sales tax) ???
    Steve
    22,041 IG Vinyl Fiberglass Steps (Built 1990-ish), Dura-Glas Pump, Baker II Series Sand Filter HR-24, TF100 Test Kit w/speedstir
    475 Gallon Caldera Utopia Series Geneva 6 person spa
    Mount Pleasant Wi.

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    Re: Difference between Dolphin DX3 or DX3S

    Quote Originally Posted by sgarofalo View Post
    Did a little more digging,

    Looks like DX3 uses a Filter bag that would be pulled and rinsed out.

    The DX3S uses one of two different sized filter cartriges. One fine mesh and the other bigger. Might be nice to have the option of initial cleanup using the larger meshed cartidge and switch to the fine mesh one when the pool is up and running.

    That and the 1 year warranty (confirmed by the Maytronics company when I called them) pretty much seals the deal.

    Anyone have any experience with the DX3 line? Think it would be worth the $599 price they are asking (Free shipping and no sales tax) ???
    I paid 600 and got a primal X3, same cleaner but 2 year warranty, that doesn't sound like a good deal. BTW, while I do like the filter cartridges as its easier to clean than the bag, they fill up awefully quickly.
    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: Difference between Dolphin DX3 or DX3S

    Dang it!!!

    I had ordered the DX3s for the $599 price already should be here this week. I did look at the X3 and your right, pretty much the exact same unit from what I can see too. PLUS the 24 month bumper to bumper warranty!
    Steve
    22,041 IG Vinyl Fiberglass Steps (Built 1990-ish), Dura-Glas Pump, Baker II Series Sand Filter HR-24, TF100 Test Kit w/speedstir
    475 Gallon Caldera Utopia Series Geneva 6 person spa
    Mount Pleasant Wi.

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