Dolphin 99996323 Review

The Dolphin Nautilus is a nice looking, compact shape robotic cleaner for filtering, vacuuming and scrubbing the pool. As main features, it has a strong pump that keeps the water flowing and excellent filters for all sorts of dirt.


Product Details

The Dolphin 99996323 Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaner with Swivel Cable, 60-Feet needs no pre-installation. Also, it does not require to be connected to the pool system. It is an independent device to be used with in-ground pools no bigger than 50 ft. long. Thanks to the self-programming, it can scan the pool by itself in a very efficient manner.

The swivel cable – a patented innovation – is made in a way that prevents tangling. The sweep has two sets of filters: one is for the large debris, including leaves, and the other is for regular dirt (finer particles). These are like removable screens used to trap pool dirt. In addition, this model has a longer chord that other models in the robotic cleaners range.


Dolphin Nautilus is easy to use and removes dirt completely; it does climb the walls and fights the algae buildup. Compared to similar machines, it is better at taking out the fine debris. Three hours is usually enough for it to do its job. With smaller pools it will only take around two hours. In any case, after three hours the timer of the power supply signals the machine to stop.

The cartridge filter is not hard at all to clean. A clean-up filter is included. The filter screens are excellent as they are and do not need to be replaced with anything else. Customers who replaced them with filter bags were let down by the move and only wasted their money.


•    works on pool floor, walls and cove
•    quick cleaning
•    good suction power
•    cleans small debris very well


•    may be heavy for some
•    may release some debris when pulled out of water

What Customers Say

Customers are generally very satisfied with the Dolphin Nautilus. No wonder it has one of the highest ratings, since it is easy to use, convenient, looks good and the results are very good. The Dolphin Nautilus is a real economical gadget because it works so fast and so efficiently, thus needing very little plug-in time.

Users found it easy to handle since it does not require any setup work. When it completes its 3-hour cycle it shuts down by itself. It may not always be great when it comes to cleaning steps. Actually, it has some trouble going up stairs. The machine may not perform so well on corners either. You may need to loosen up the debris yourself with a brush in order to help the device clean it up. Also, because of its square shape, it will not get into creases or into sharp angles. This inability represents the only inconvenience though.

This Dolphin is definitely good at clearing leaves. The screen filter works best when dealing with a leaves-invaded pool. It is easy to keep the filters clean – one can effortlessly remove, clean and reinstall them.

The cleaner lasts for many years and only needs occasional tuning of parts. Some have claimed it can last well over a decade, though some parts will need replacing. Customers were also satisfied to notice it does not get stuck. This depends on the shape of the pool, however. More intricate designs or angles that do not match its shape are likely to cause a bit of trouble. However, when it comes to overall performance, it will successfully replace models that work using the pool pump.

Maintenance tip: after each cleaning cycle, the filter screens can be very dirty. There is much that accumulates there, so it is advised to clean these after each use. Removing and rinsing them only takes a couple of minutes.


This robotic cleaner will successfully replace professional cleaning services. The Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Cleaner is a unit that delivers great performance for a moderate price. Appropriate to high dust regions, it will remove the smallest dirt particles from the water. It will save hours of scrubbing work and has the potential to leave a pool spotless. There is no installation work, very little maintenance and the cleaning routine is as simple as 1-2-3.