Pools are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, algae, and every other microorganism that thrives in moisture. They’re also a favored place among racoons and deer to commit suicide for some reason.
The point we’re trying to get across is you need to clean your pools regularly, and with a robotic pool cleaner, you won’t need to spend countless hours under the hot sun doing so. The Dolphin Triton PS Plus is one of Maytronics’ latest robotic pool cleaner models that, as you can expect, lives up to the Dolphin name. let’s take a quick look at what the PS Plus is all about.
Improved Movement with PowerStream Technology
Dolphin’s PowerStream Technology allows the Triton PS Plus to maintain a constant grip on vertical and angled surfaces to better improve climbing and waterline scrubbing.
Water intake through the Triton’s inlet is shot back in order to propel the robot forward and “hug” the walls during the entirety of its cleaning cycle. And before you ask, yes, the Triton even works on vinyl surfaces (notorious for being slippery).
Thorough Cleaning with CleverClean Technology
If you’ve been disappointed by a robotic pool cleaner missing large patches of your pool’s walls or base, then you might be thankful for Maytronics’ CleverClean Technology.
Thanks to CleverClean, the Triton will know which areas its spinning brush has already cleaned and rarely make multiple passes in the same area. Essentially, it uses its entire cleaning cycle duration to effectively scrub a wider surface area of your pool’s lining.
360° Swivel Cord
But the real hero behind the Triton and other Dolphin-made robotic pool cleaners is the 360° swivel cord. As the robot twists, turns, and do-si-dos, the wire inside of the power cord lining will not tangle or snap, giving the robot effortless maneuverability while diving into the depths of your pool.
Oversized Top-Loading Basket
Even the smallest pools can contain more algae, debris, and fallen leaves than we’re comfortable seeing, and past robots with bottom-loading baskets only made emptying it out much more difficult and nauseating to do. But the Triton’s design is completely different – it comes with two humungous cartridges that hold onto pool gunk and are installed through the top of the robot.
When it’s time to dump the contents out, simply lift the latch to gain access to the cartridges and toss the contents away. Large and small debris are separated through a washable filter before being placed into their respective basket.
1 and 2-hour Cleaning Cycle
The Triton has two cleaning modes – Fast and Standard. The difference between the two is how much time the robot spends scrubbing the base, walls, and waterline.
Since the Triton is made for 50-foot pools, it should be able to complete the entire cycle within the given time frames, though we and several customers found that even Standard mode (2-hour cleaning cycle) is hardly enough time. Still, can send the robot back for seconds.
Programmable Weekly Scheduler
The Triton comes with a control panel that stays on dry land which you use to send commands to the robot. The control panel has an optional weekly scheduler so even when you’re out, the robot knows when to clean and which mode to activate. The Triton needs to be placed inside of the pool for the scheduler to work.
One thing we’ve ended up sorely missing is the storage and transport caddy. The caddy is more of a convenience feature than anything else, but it’s still nice to have, especially when it comes time to put your robotic pool cleaner away. Thankfully, you can always purchase the caddy later on.
Not-so-Impressive Manual Control (via MyDolphin App)
Maytronics has allowed users to manually control the Triton with their smartphone or tablets by downloading the MyDolphin App. The app itself is nice, and it connects your phone and Triton together via Bluetooth so you won’t need a Wi-Fi repeater for your pool area, but controlling the robot feels super-awkward.
There’s a significant latency issue – it takes several excruciating seconds for the robot to respond to our commands. The good news is that you won’t need to use this feature unless either the Triton somehow missed a spot (rarely) or you want to waste time manually controlling the robot.Related Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner Articles
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What can we say? So far, every Dolphin-brand robotic pool cleaner we’ve tested and/or reviewed lives up to the hype. This isn’t really a surprise seeing as how Dolphin is the oldest brand in the robotic pool cleaner niche, but it’s nice to learn that Dolphin stays ahead of the game with wonderful robots like this.
The Dolphin Triton PS Plus is a definite pleaser for those who don’t want to spend all day extracting algae and dead leaves (yuck) from their pool.