Dolphin E10 vs Nautilus CC Robot Comparison

Dolphin E10 99996133-USF
Dolphin Nautilus CC 99996113-US

Many of the questions that we answer at Pool Partz are from customers who are performing comparisons between Dolphin pool cleaners before their purchase. Due to the number of pool robots that are available from Maytronics and the numerous capabilities that these units have, customers are always trying to balance the cost of the unit versus the capabilities that they need for their swimming pool. In many cases, they narrow their selection to two different models which is why our team wrote Dolphin comparison articles to highlight the standard features that come with all Dolphins and the differences between the two. This way, the consumer has all the necessary information to make an educated purchase.

Regardless of the Dolphin pool cleaner you choose after reviewing the various models, you can be assured that you are purchasing a quality product from the manufacturer. For almost 40 years, Maytronics has been a global leader in the swimming pool industry by developing technologies and solutions for swimming pool maintenance. The Dolphin robotic pool cleaner line is one of those solutions, providing efficient and easy pool maintenance. One of the primary benefits of the Dolphin pool cleaners is that the units are not tied to the swimming pool filtering system but rather have their own filters along with efficient motor technology which provides for low cost maintenance of your swimming pool from debris.

When providing comparison information about Dolphin pool cleaners to our potential customers, we always like to tell them about the standard features that come with all Dolphin robots and then follow up the discussion with the differences between them. Our customers have always been appreciative of us being able to concisely provide them with the comparison between two models.

Dolphin standard features

There are some standard capabilities that come with all Dolphin robotic pool cleaners regardless of the size of the pool that you have. For instance, all Dolphin pool cleaners come with a power supply, a cable that connects to the robot, and the robot itself. Because the robot has its own filtering system and uses efficient motors, the cost to run these units is minimal.

Plug and Play
Dolphin pool cleaners are extremely easy to use – simply drop the pool cleaner into the pool, plug the power supply into an electrical outlet, press the power button and the unit will begin the cleaning cycle.

Pool Mapping
Every Dolphin pool cleaner has electronics in it that provides sophisticated algorithms for mapping and cleaning the swimming pool. It is recommended that you drop the pool cleaner close to the center of the pool as it begins the cleaning process for optimal cleaning coverage.

Debris Filtering
Since every Dolphin pool cleaner has its own filtering capabilities, it is independent of any of the swimming pool equipment. The Dolphin collects the debris, you hose off the debris from the filters, and you are ready for the next cleaning!

Energy Saving
Dolphin robotic pool cleaners require very little power to clean your pool spotless every time it is used.

Customer Service
Whether dealing with Maytronics or Pool Partz customer service, both have a great reputation in the industry in providing exceptional customer service both pre-sales and post-sales. For over a decade, Pool Partz has been the exclusive resellers of Dolphin pool robots and have great knowledge of every Dolphin pool cleaner.

Dolphin E10 Robotic Pool Cleaner


Dolphin Nautilus CC Robotic Pool Cleaner


Side By Side Comparison

Sometimes when comparing two different robots it’s easy to do a side-by-side comparison of the features.

 Dolphin E10 99996133-USFDolphin Nautilus CC 99996113-US
ModelE10Nautilus CC
Price $449.00 $499.00
Buy NowBuy Now
Pool typeAbove groundIn ground
Pool sizeUp to 30 feetUp to 33 feet
SurfacesFloor onlyFloor
Filter accessTop loadedTop loaded
Cycle time(s)1.5 hours2 hours
Weekly timer No Yes
Quick water release Yes Yes
Cable length40 feet50 feet
Unit weight14 pounds14 pounds

Dolphin E10 and Dolphin Nautilus CC Differences

Both the Dolphin E10 and the Dolphin Nautilus CC pool cleaners are designed for smaller swimming pools. One of the primary differences between the Dolphin E10 and Nautilus CC is that while the Nautilus CC can clean both the floors and walls of a swimming pool, the E10 is specifically designed for above ground pools. At Pool Partz, our customer support team often gets inquiries as to whether the Nautilus CC can be used in an above ground pool. The answer to this question really depends on the slope (otherwise known as the cove) that exists between floor of swimming pool and the walls. If there is sufficient slope, the Nautilus CC is then capable of climbing the walls.

There are several other features that differ between the Dolphin E10 and the Dolphin Nautilus CC. Since the E10 is designed for pools up to 30 feet in length, the cable that comes with the unit is 40 feet in length. The Nautilus CC, since it’s designed for pools up to 33 feet in length, has a longer cable of 50 feet. Because the Nautilus CC can accommodate a slightly larger pool and that it can climb and clean the walls, the cycle time (the time it takes for one cleaning cycle) is 2 hours versus 1.5 hours for the Dolphin E10.

Because the Nautilus CC is a slightly more advanced pool cleaner than the E10, the Nautilus CC also has a weekly timer feature. This feature allows you to keep the pool robot in the pool and have it automatically clean every day, every other day, or every third day up to one week. Please note that manufacturer does not recommend having the pool cleaner in the swimming pool while the swimming pool is in use – the weekly timer feature allows the pool to be cleaned for up to one week while not in use.

To summarize the comparison between the Dolphin Nautilus CC and the Dolphin E10, the major differences between the two models are as follows:

Pool type – while the Dolphin E10 only cleans the floors and is designed for above ground pools up to 30 feet in length, the Nautilus CC is designed for small in ground swimming pools up to 33 feet in length.

Pool surfaces – The Dolphin E10 only cleans the floors of the pool. The more advanced Nautilus CC, however, will clean both the floors and the walls.

Weekly timer – A weekly timer function on the power supply allows you to run the robot at predefined intervals. Models with this feature can automatically clean the pool every day, every other day or every third day for up to one week. The E10 does not come with this feature while the more advanced Dolphin CC has this feature.


We hope that you enjoyed the review of the Dolphin E10 and Dolphin Nautilus CC pool cleaners and the numerous features that these pool robots provide. These two models are quite often compared when people have narrowed down their choices based on the type of swimming pool and features that they are looking for.

Interested in purchasing? For over a decade, Pool Partz has been the exclusive reseller of certified refurbished units that come directly from the manufacturer. These units sell out quickly because of their popularity in the cost savings that they provide and have the same quality standards as a new Dolphin pool robot.

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