How to select your Dolphin
By far the number one question we handle at Pool Partz is "What Dolphin should I buy? There are so many choices out there and I don't know which one is best for me". Many of our customers have suffered from this "analysis paralysis" where there are an overwhelming number of Dolphin pool cleaners available for purchase and they simply can't decide which unit they want. We want you to know we hear you loud and clear! Because of this, we have spent great time and energy developing a web site that is easy to use to find the model that meets your needs. We implemented product filters when you are navigating our site so you can select the features of your pool and select the features of the pool robot that are important to you. Additionally, we developed a product comparison feature so that you can see the difference between two models. So, how do I know which one is best for me? We'll tell you...
The type of pool that you have (above ground or in ground) will dictate the different models that you can select from. Some of the Dolphin models have been designed exclusively for use in smaller above ground pools where minimum number of robot features are required - you drop it in the pool and remove it once the robotic pool cleaner has completed its cycle. For irregular shape pools, however, more features are usually needed and it is recommended that you select a higher end unit as they have better maneuverability around the shape of the pool.
The pool size is a factor in the selection of the pool cleaner as the larger the pool, the more surface area the unit needs to cover so you want to select one that has a longer cycle time (ideally, one with multiple cycle times so that you can control the amount of time you unit spends cleaning).
Robot cleaning surfaces
While all Dolphin pool robots can clean the floor, some models can also clean the walls and the higher end models will even scrub the waterline. Do you get algae at the top of the waterline that you have to periodically scrub to keep your pool clean? If that’s the case, choose a unit that scrubs the waterline so that your pool maintenance is minimized.
After you have narrowed down your choices based on your pool type, the pool size and the cleaning surfaces that you would like to cover, you should be left with a few choices. In some cases (like choosing between and S50 and Active 10), the only difference may be the robot chassis or color. If that's your case, you can simply pick the color you like and proceed with the purchase confident that the model you selected is the right one.
Here at Pool Partz we have developed multiple tools to help our customers be provided with the information they need to select their Dolphin:
- Every Dolphin model has a product review page that highlights the capabilities of the Dolphin model. You can review those pages from here.
- We have product comparison pages for our top selling units. You can access those pages from here.
- We have developed a product compare tool where you can visually see the difference between selected models. You can access that tool from here.
- We have developed a product feature tool where you can identify which models have selected features. You can access that tool from here.
- We provide chat, email and phone support to answer any questions you might have.
New or certified pre-owned
At this point, you have made a decision and now you are ready to purchase! One decision remains... do I purchase a brand new one or do I purchase a factory-direct certified pre-owned? Over the years, we have sold customers certified pre-owned due to the savings that we have been able to pass onto them. These units go through a strict 12 point process prior to resale.
For more information about our factory-direct certified pre-owned units, please click here.
Why Dolphin and Pool Partz?
Since 2011, Pool Partz has specialized in the Dolphin line of robotic pool cleaners by Maytronics. When you buy from Pool Partz, you are buying from a company that has a great relationship with the manufacturer due to volume of pool cleaners that we sell. We do not sell any other brand of robotic pool cleaner because the Dolphin line is simply the best robotic cleaner on the market.
Still have questions? Please contact us here and we'll get right back to you.