Owning a pool is one of life’s little luxuries, and fun for the whole family, but cleaning it can be a bit of a nightmare if you don’t have the right tools.
If your pool isn’t kept clean consistently, it can become a breeding ground for unhealthy and potentially hazardous bacteria, which can really put a dampener on your fun. That’s why it’s important to invest in the right pool cleaner. It helps to take the work out of cleaning your pool, and can keep your family healthy and happy.
Let’s get started.
Dolphin are a top of the range brand, with a fantastic range of pool cleaners to suit all your needs. The two we are putting to the test today are the best we could get our hands on and will certainly keep your pool immaculate as well as hygienic.
When looking at the basic aspects of each pool cleaner, it’s important to point out their initial differences.
The Premier weighs in at about 37lbs, and has a size of 23.5 x 19.5 x 14in. It’s also the pricier purchase of the two machines. In comparison, the Nautilus weighs in at a mere 14lbs, with a size of 16.4 x 16. 8 x 9in, making it smaller by considerable proportions. You may want to take this into consideration when measuring the size of your pool. Bigger isn’t always better.
Putting the pool cleaners to the test
Whilst there are a number of differences between the Premier and the Nautilus CC Plus, they do also have a number of similarities that show the unique and excellent design of Dolphin products.
Both the Premier and the Nautilus are designed to be easy to use, and are both installed with an underwater robotic cleaning swivel.
This means that the 360° pool cleaner cables are unable to become tangled with one another, and will not disrupt the cleaning time, or leave you to untangle the mess that many pool cleaners often leave behind. Now you can leave your Dolphin pool cleaner to get on with its job without that niggling worry.
Both the Premier and the Nautilus are also designed to just be dropped into the pool and left to their own devices after being plugged in, leaving you free to take on other tasks and let the magic happen. Both products come with a 3-year quality assurance too, making them that little bit easier to just drop and go.
How well do they clean?
If you’re looking for the ultimate clean that will leave you completely satisfied, the Dolphin Premier is the machine for you. With its revolutionary and customizable Multi Media feature, you’ll be able to clean all types of pool grime without a second thought.
Firstly, its powerful, dual scrubbing brushes promise to forcefully remove tough dirt and debris stuck to your swimming pools floor and walls, by powerfully scouring away at them. You pool will be left spotless within three hours.
What’s more, the Premier boasts multiple filter options too for that optimal clean. It comes as standard with three filter options, including bottom-load fine cartridge filters, ultra-fine cartridge filters, and an oversized fine filter bag. This means that nothing gets left behind: built up dirt, algae, and even large leaves and debris don’t stand a chance against the power of the Premier.
Whilst the Nautilus CC Plus doesn’t quite have the same set up, it can easily remove tough dirt and keep your pool pristine.
It features those same dual scrubbing brushes found on the Premier, so all tough dirt and debris left on your pools walls and floors will be forcefully removed for that extra clean. This fantastic machine can have your pool cleaned within two hours.
The difference lies mostly in the filters used by the Nautilus. With two large top-load cartridge filters, you are able to capture most leaves and fine debris for that optimal clean. However, with only one sort of filter, you miss the extra power of the Premier, which can pick up and store more grime.
You’ll be pleased to know that both pool cleaners come with smart features to take the pain out of cleaning your pool.
Firstly, the Premier includes Smart-Nav software, which cleverly maps out your pool and calculates the best and most efficient way to commence cleaning depending on the amount of dirt and debris & how intense of a clean it needs to perform.
Along with this intelligent piece of software, you’re also able to easily schedule the Premier to clean on a schedule. You can set the Premier to clean daily or 2 – 3 times per week, depending on build up, leaving pool cleaning to the professionals so you can get on with more important tasks.
The Nautilus CC is also a highly functioning pool cleaner which promises to take away the pain of pool cleaning. This smart machine will cleverly map your pool floor, and ensure that no spot is left untouched whilst it performs its intense cleaning duties.
What’s more, you can also schedule the Nautilus CC Plus to commence a weekly scheduled clean, meaning less time spent worrying whether your pool is being cleaned consistently & more time reaping the benefits.
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Whilst both pool cleaners work fantastically under pressure, and promise to keep your pool pristine, our top pick would be the Dolphin Premier.
Those of you willing to splash out on a superior machine that really gets the job done should invest in the Premier, which promises to leave your pool at its best, even with its slower cleaning time and larger, heavier frame. With all its fantastic extras rolled into one, this pool cleaner really sets the standards high and promises to deliver.