Everyone dreams about owning their own backyard in-ground pool, but not many are aware of how much of a hassle it is to maintain it.
Of course, you can always hire a professional pool boy service to do the dirty work for you, or you can invest in a reliable, non-tan, non-six-ab, non-sexy-Greek-god robotic pool cleaner from Maytronics.
Maytronics has been in the forefront of the robotic pool cleaner game ever since they first entered the market. Today, they’ve got numerous models belonging to different series that continue to dominate.
Today, we’re going to take a look at the Dolphin C3, one such model that’s packed with convenience-adding features and promises supreme cleaning performance.
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If there’s one thing you should bet your bottom dollar on, it’s the high-quality cleaning capabilities of all modern Dolphin robotic pool cleaners, the C3 included. There’s nothing like it in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
The C3 features twin scrubbers with flexible “blades” that pick away at algae and settled dirt. The scrubbers direct anything it removes from the surface of your pool lining into the powerful suction inlet that can move more than 4,000 gallons of water every hour.
And that’s not all. Thanks to its powerful jets and grippy tracks, the C3 is able to scale your pool’s walls with relative ease. The jets can keep it afloat, allowing the robot to scrub away at your pool’s waterline to ensure that it looks beautifully clean from above as it does underwater.
Robotic pool cleaners rely on state-of-the-art navigation software to set their underwater cleaning path. In the C3’s case, and many other Dolphin models, it uses CleverClean technology where sensors create a digital blueprint of your pool. Its algorithm subsequently creates the most efficient cleaning path.
However, it’s not perfect. You may notice a few spots where the robot has trouble cleaning, particularly on and around pool stairs—the change in terrain confuses the robot’s sensors. The good part is that there is very little manual scrubbing and skimming needed after the C3 has completed its cleaning cycle.
Anti-Tangle 360° Power Cord
One of the most notable features of the C3 and other Maytronics robotic pool cleaners is its anti-tangle power cord. The power cord allows the robot to move freely and turn 180° without causing damage to the copper wiring. You can rest assured that the C3 can twist and turn uninhibited for maximum coverage.
The long power cord supports end-to-end cleaning in pools of up to 50 feet in length.
Fine and Ultra-Fine Top-Loaded Basket Filters
The C3 guarantees flawless pool-cleaning by employing two different filters—one fine (90 microns) and one ultra-fine (50 microns). The robot separates pool gunk into the two filters to make certain that the water inlet and outlet ports remain open throughout the cleaning cycle. The control module will alert you when the filters need to be emptied.
Cleaning the filters is as easy as 1-2-3.
First, open the latch.
Second, pull the filter baskets out of the robot.
Third, spray the filter baskets with a hose. Top-loaded baskets make maintaining robotic pool cleaners as easy as humanly possible.
Two Work Speeds
The C3 has two different works speeds: quick and standard. Quick-cleaning mode has the robot working underwater for only an hour, whereas standard mode schedules the bot to work for 2-1/2 hours. You can choose whichever mode you feel is appropriate based on how often you use your pool and how dirty it gets.
Very rarely do we see robotic pool cleaners sold with their very own caddy, so we’re more than happy to report that the C3 comes with one without additional haggling and begging. The caddy isn’t particularly exciting—it’s used to transport the robot from storage to pool.
There’s enough space on the caddy to carry the control module as well. If you plan on using the programmable weekly scheduler, you probably won’t need the caddy at all. Speaking of which…
Programmable Weekly Scheduler
If you intend on leaving the C3 in your pool 24/7, feel free to set up the weekly scheduler. You can choose how often the robot cleans (every day, every other day, every three days) based on how frequent you feel is necessary. Just keep an eye on the filter indicator since the robot will stop working when its baskets are full.Related Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner Articles
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Verdict: Is the Dolphin C3 Worth the Investment?
It comes as no surprise that the Dolphin C3 continues the Maytronics’ top-of-the-line robotic pool cleaner tradition. The C3 isn’t compatible with the Dolphin app, but the control module is more than convenient. For hassle-free cleaning of in-ground pools of up to 50 feet in length, the Dolphin C3 is definitely worth the investment.