karen matteo: What are the 2 black plastic straps that came with this? This came with
virtually NO instructions and I cannot find anything online. Already spent
over an hour and it is still not set up.
Stephen Tabor: This product has absolutely the worst instructions of anything I have ever
seen in this price range. I have a call in to Dolphin, but they close
during the lunch hour! Of course they don't tell the caller during lunch
hour in which time zone. Buyer beware.
WILLIAM ZERUAS: After having observed this machine functioning for approximatively forty
minutes ,I feel foolhardy for having bought it without having extensively
researched the amount of power required to vacuum relatively small leaves
and to climb vertical walls . It saves energy cost, but at the expensive of
much lower power(J/s). If you own a relatively small rectangular screened
in pool,it may be worth it, It climbs flat walls much more
efficiently(reaching higher before falling off) than contoured ones.
WILLIAM ZERUAS: The trade off may be the inability to clean the corners where two walls
meet , which is not a problem in pools with contiguous walls(
elliptical,circular shaped etc), in those sections where it is capable of
"sticking" to the wall. It's limited ability to suck up " average sized
leaves ,such as those from mango or avocado trees , precludes the need to
buy the large bag.
ron nixon: This a a hybrid model sold through very view distributors. I bought this
through poolexpress. Instructions are pretty useless. IT DOES A CRAPPY JOB
CLIMBING/CLEANING STAIRS...never quite makes it. Also "tires" easily on
walls- I still have to use a brush everywhere on the lightweight algae that
this machine should be cleaning. My old Dolphin robotic cleaner did
everything this one claims to do. I am sick at the money I spent on this
low performance machine.
gardenmusic1: I just received word that my second Dolphin is dead. My 1st one lasted
about 4 years, and now, so did my 2nd. And I live in New England so 4 years
(really 3, since mine died this spring after 4 uses) equals 12-16 months
old. (4 month swimming season) This time I was told it actually arced in
the power supply. And Leslies pool which had highly recommended it told me,
well maybe it had too much debris in it. It was running in basically a
clean pool on weekly maintenance. Opinion, they make junk!
Tina DeNapoles: I agree, dolphin diagnostic stinks. Bought it 4 years ago used it half a
season and then hired pool cleaners for 4 years. Pulled dolphin back out
this year, worked fine for a month and then died. Of course it is out of
warrantee and not worth servicing. Got only about 1 and 1/2 season out of
durtybs3ckz: Just got one, I have a question for the person who bought it from pool
express, we bought one today and how long does it take for them to ship it?