I'm so confused--pool size for cleaner

wweissborn

Active member
Apr 16, 2015
41
Rosenberg/TX
Like so many others here, I'm looking to change my pool cleaner. Had a couple of Polaris 9300 series cleaners that lasted one maybe two seasons. At a grand a pop, that's just too much for so little.

Leaning toward a Dolphin Nautilus CC. But I'm seeing some of these advertised for pools 35ft, 50ft and even a 40ft. I'm assuming that this is the length of the cord? Or the length of the pool or maybe both?

For what its worth, here are my requirements:
1) Needs to last more than one season
2) needs to climb walls and get to the waterline
3) pick up sand or sand-like particles
4) would be nice if it could climb stairs
5) Would be GREAT if it could hit the "splash pad" but I have yet to see a cleaner say it can do that.
6) Easy access to baskets to make emptying and cleaning quick and easy

I don't care how long it takes, nor do I need a phone-app or be able to direct to a spot on the floor.

So is the Nautilus CC a good fit for us?
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
29,619
Laughlin, NV
The Nautilus is an Internet only model so less warranty. The Active20 is essentially the same thing but you buy it through a store or by phone and get a longer warranty.

The Active20 should meet most of your criteria. It needs a minimum water depth of a couple feet of water to operate in.
 

PoolguyinCT

In The Industry
Jul 21, 2014
3,077
Connecticut
The Nautilus is an Internet only model so less warranty. The Active20 is essentially the same thing but you buy it through a store or by phone and get a longer warranty.

The Active20 should meet most of your criteria. It needs a minimum water depth of a couple feet of water to operate in.
The numbers elude me at the moment.. A20 also changes model number & shell colors depending on which wholesaler the dealer uses.
 

IL_WS

Well-known member
Sep 18, 2012
125
IL, NW of Chicago
The Nautilus is an Internet only model so less warranty. The Active20 is essentially the same thing but you buy it through a store or by phone and get a longer warranty.
Specifically for warranty issues, at least one of my credit cards doubles the warranty up to 3 years. I haven't had to deal with them for a long time, so I don't know what hassles or exceptions there are. May be worth investigating this route to increase the warranty to get even longer functional operation.