In this article, we’ll be looking at two very popular robotic pool cleaners: the Dolphin Triton PS Plus, and the Polaris F9550 Sport. Naturally, each one of these robotic pool cleaners is quite good in its own right, and they each have similar features, as well as some distinct features that set them apart from the other robotic pool cleaners on the market and, of course, features that set them apart from each other.
Now, before we get into that, let’s make it clear what, exactly, a robotic pool cleaner is. First and foremost, a robotic pool cleaner is a pool cleaner that is designed to automate the process of cleaning and removing dirt and debris from within your pool. It’s very similar to a robotic vacuum, only instead of cleaning your home, it cleans the depths of your pool.
Dolphin Triton PS Plus
Immediately, you’ll notice that the Dolphin Triton PS Plus weighs about sixteen-and-a-half pounds. So, it’s not too heavy, but not, too light, either. Just right. In fact, in comparison to the previous Dolphin Triton model, this one is fifty-percent lighter, which makes it far more convenient to move around.
Regarding overall aesthetics and design, it’s quite simple, with a nice coat of black, some orange, and some gray for the wheels. It has a little handle at the top, making it easy to pick the robotic pool cleaner up and move it around. There is also the hatch at the very top, which you can open up to access the machine’s main components.
For the most part, this robotic pool cleaner is ideal for pools that are up to fifty feet in diameter or less. Anything bigger than that and problems can arise, particularly when it comes to the Bluetooth functionality of the robotic pool cleaner.
Using your smartphone, you have access to an app that lets you control the robotic pool cleaner’s movements, rather than relying on the sensors of the device to do most of that work for you. If there are specific areas that are dirtier than others – perhaps, by a great deal – this feature, essentially, allows you to “spot clean” those areas, which is a very handy feature if your pool is rather dirty.
Through the use of “Power Stream” technology, the Dolphin Triton PS Plus easily remains attached to certain walls, and from this, it can best use it’s dual scrubbing brushes to do a more effective “deep clean” on the walls of your pool.
Finally, the filters are great. You have a large-filter capacity, and along with that, you can rinse them, when they get dirty, in the sink, and then put them back in. They capture leaves, dirt, algae, and various other particles. This is due to the inclusion of fine filters, as well as ultra-fine filters.
Polaris F9550 Sport
The Polaris F9550 Sport weighs twenty-one pounds, and aesthetically, it resembles a small car more than anything else. With its use of blue, black, and gray colors.
Unlike the Dolphin Triton PS Plus, the Polaris F9550 doesn’t have any smartphone functionality, but it does have an excellent remote control that enables you to point the remote at any spot that needs to be cleaned, and then the device will clean that spot.
If you don’t want to spot clean, then you don’t have to. Navigation is easy and efficient, thanks to both the ActivMotion Sensor Technology, mixed with the four-wheel drive features. This allows the robotic pool cleaner to maneuver over any obstacle. The tires are Aqua-Trax, which are especially durable and versatile.
When it comes to the cleaning potential of the device, it uses Vortex Vacuum Technology to maintain the maximum suction while cleaning up all types of debris. This feature is also indispensable when it comes to cleaning much larger pieces of debris. Using a water propulsion system, the Polaris F9550 Sport is also easily able to reach debris that is underneath the stairs and in small and tight corners.
Through the use of a filter canister, you can shake out the debris into a garbage bin, and then rinse out the filter. Once that’s done, place it back in, and it’s ready to start up again.
Finally, while it may lack smartphone functionality, you do have the option of setting a seven-day schedule for the device, by using the remote control, and there are also different cleaning cycles to choose from, as well, such as a mode that focuses only on the waterline, where the tiles are.
Well, that’s it for this Robotic Pool Cleaner Article. We hope you found it helpful!
If you’re still having trouble deciding the Robotic Pool Cleaner that’s best for you see our full guide on these robotic pool cleaners.