[Top Rated] Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

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Things We Liked

  • Large debris bag
  • 5 star clean
  • No manual assistance required
  • Doesn't tip over

Things We Didn't Like

  • Doesn't clean steps well

Editor Rating 4.7/5:



Item Dimensions20 x 24 x 20 inches
Manufacturer Warranty Description90 Day Woot Limited Warranty
Model Number99996323
Shipping Weight33.05 pounds
Style NameNautilus

Stunning. Amazing. Immaculate. These are just some of the words that we would use to sum up this Dolphin Nautilus review. If you're looking for a top quality robotic pool cleaner for a very affordable price then look no further. In fact, this is our highest rated robotic pool cleaner of our best robotic pool cleaners list.

You don't get a better robotic pol cleaner than the Dolphin Nautilus. The best robotic pool cleaner of them all, it's easily worth the price and makes having a clean pool easy - especially if you want an above ground pool cleaner.

This robotic pool cleaner was clearly made to clean pools and make your life easier. Other products may require some assistance every now and then, but not the Dolphin Nautilus. It's easy to run, low maintenance and most importantly will get the job done. In fact, it's hard to imagine a scenario or pool type where the Nautilus won't do well unless it's to clean your pool steps which it isn't as great as.

It may not as be as affordable as the SmartPool SmartKleen but it comes with a much more robust clean, better efficiency, and adaptability. On the other hand it doesn't have the same awesome extra feature set like the Dolphin Premier has, but at few hundred dollars cheaper it's a much better overall buy (though both are still great).

With all this in mind make sure to check out our detailed, in-depth review below where we talk about everything we love and everything we don't in our 100% honest, no holding back Dolphin Nautilus review.

I just have one piece of advice: prepare to be dazzled.

In Depth Review

Initial Set Up

One of the biggest reasons robotic pool cleaners are becoming more popular is because they are so easy to set up and install. In fact, there is no real installation process.

Out of the box you don't need to set anything up or put any parts together because its essentially a 1 piece equipment.

All you need is a GFCI outlet to get your pool started although an extension chord may help. Either way, the Dolphin Nautilus is of no exception and is so easy to set up. Within about 30 minutes I had it out of the box and running in the pool. In fact, it would have been shorter if I didn't take time to go through the manual (though this is definitely something you want to do).

If you want to see how easy it is to get it out of the box and running then I have a treat for you. Although I didn't film this myself it is easy to see how quick it can be to get the Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner out of the box and into the water.

Check out this unboxing video: