Not happy with Dolphin E10

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Jun 3, 2019
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Hello all. Just got the dolphin e10 and used it today. Not as great as I thought. It is my first clean of the year I may add but I was expecting a lot more. I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. I have a lot of dirt on the bottom of my pool. Is this vacuum good to use on inital cleaning? Or that Big Piles of Fort on the bottom better for a different vacuum ??
 

Lizzard6975

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May 6, 2019
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Mesa Az
I have the dolphin nautilus CC and I love it. Just got it. I have pcc2000 and I wanted something to really clean up the bottom. I works great. I almost got the e10 but decided to spend a little more. Good luck
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Personally I wouldn't expect the first clean of the season to be a robot's high point. Instead I'd try to lift that debris out with a net or other means. It will be fabulous after that!

Maddie :flower:
 

rajung

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Mar 17, 2015
463
Cedar Falls, Iowa
I have had my E10 on the second opening now and it beat my Aquabot Rover hands down twice over for this kind of dirt.
I don't cover when closing so opening, cleaning is a little more involved that when I use to cover. On the initial clean, I don't have trees, but after a lot of wind I get a few neighbors , so I use the leaf net.
I then use the E10 with the original basket that it is supplied with for one run. Then I brush pool, let everything settle for a day , next day I run the E10 again, although pool may look clean there is alot of dirt still in there.
Next day I use the E10, but with the optional ultra fine filter box, a little pricey, but way worth the price, this filter will pick up the type of dirt you may be speaking of, the type of dirt that passes through all other type of filter bags or even the original E10 supplied filter box. I found that if you try to short cut this process by just using the ultra fine filter at the start, it will plug fairly fast and start to go buoyant, and you will be removing the Dolphin from the water every 10 minutes just to clean out the filter. I rarely use my Pool Blaster Max anymore for spot cleaning, the E10 with the ultra fine filter box is good enough once a week. Last year when opening I was just as frustrated as you and could have hooked this thing to the back of my Jeep . It was my own fault by jumping straight to the ultra fine filter. the old cliché ! trust me:), love this thing.
 
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RoxxW

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Dec 14, 2016
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Poquoson, VA
I have had my E10 on the second opening now and it beat my Aquabot Rover hands down twice over for this kind of dirt.
I don't cover when closing so opening, cleaning is a little more involved that when I use to cover. On the initial clean, I don't have trees, but after a lot of wind I get a few neighbors , so I use the leaf net.
I then use the E10 with the original basket that it is supplied with for one run. Then I brush pool, let everything settle for a day , next day I run the E10 again, although pool may look clean there is alot of dirt still in there.
Next day I use the E10, but with the optional ultra fine filter box, a little pricey, but way worth the price, this filter will pick up the type of dirt you may be speaking of, the type of dirt that passes through all other type of filter bags or even the original E10 supplied filter box. I found that if you try to short cut this process by just using the ultra fine filter at the start, it will plug fairly fast and start to go buoyant, and you will be removing the Dolphin from the water every 10 minutes just to clean out the filter. I rarely use my Pool Blaster Max anymore for spot cleaning, the E10 with the ultra fine filter box is good enough once a week. Last year when opening I was just as frustrated as you and could have hooked this thing to the back of my Jeep . It was my own fault by jumping straight to the ultra fine filter. the old cliché ! trust me:), love this thing.
How do you like the leaf net in lieu of a pool cover? I just removed my pool cover and it was a $%&@ to get off and not spill any leaves or slimy water that did not siphon off the cover.