Pool cleaning robots have eliminated the need to spend countless hours scrubbing away at your pool’s water line. Most use an array of sensors to carefully navigate up the walls and across the base of your pool, covering an entire 50-foot pool in less than five hours.
One such model is the Nautilus CC Plus from none other than Dolphin – the brand known worldwide for producing the best, most feature-rich robotic pool cleaners. To truly gauge just how perfect the Nautilus’ design is, scroll below to read our full review.
50-foot In-Ground Pools
Like most of Dolphin’s robotic pool cleaners, the Nautilus CC Plus is designed to tackle in-ground pools of up to 50 feet. This, however, includes the height of the pool’s walls, so if you plan on getting a robot for your backyard swimming pool, the Nautilus will most likely be the perfect fit.
Make sure to measure your pool before settling on any robotic pool cleaner model.
1, 2, 3 Programmable Scheduler
The Nautilus has convenience in the bag. Without being at home or toying around with your phone, the Nautilus can begin its daily, every-other-day, or triweekly cleaning schedule by pushing 1, 2, or 3 on the remote. Afterward, it’ll prepare for a long break by going on standby.
All you need to do is set it up and let the Nautilus do the hard work for you. The robot needs to stay submerged in your pool in order for the scheduler to work as intended. You may want to invest in a cover for the control module or caddy.
The Nautilus weighs only 20 pounds – a lot lighter than other Dolphin-made models by several pounds – on an empty filter cartridge. In spite of being a lightweight model, its motor is designed to handle the dirtiest pools by passing up to 4,500 gallons of water through its filters.
Plus, its durable carrying handle makes it easy to place into and remove from your pool. Just be sure to do so gently (why would you toss a robot into the water anyway?).
The standard filters the come pre-installed in the Nautilus are Spring Filter sheets that consist of a fine polyester mesh that traps common pool pollutants like small leaves, flower petals, and dead bugs.
You’ll need to occasionally swap them out for the second set of filters – the corrugated, superfine mesh – that trap microscopic particles like dead skin cells, algae, pollen, and dust. Switching between the two sets of filters is as easy as can be thanks to its top-load design.
Front and Rear Scrubbing Brushes
This innovative robotic pool cleaner doesn’t just come with one but TWO brushes – one at the front and one in the back – for twice as much scrubbing action.
With both scrubs working in tandem, you won’t need to worry about anything clinging onto your pool’s lining when the robot boost its way up vertical surfaces.
This robotic pool cleaner finds its way around your pool using the best navigation software. With CleverClean, its sensors scan your pool before its quick-thinking robotic mind creates the most efficient path to clean in order to make the best use out of its 2-hour cleaning cycle.
The robot doesn’t have enough internal storage to save a digital layout of your pool so it needs to repeat the process each time it starts up.
Like any Dolphin pool cleaner, the Nautilus comes with a 360°, anti-tangle power cord that allows it to perform underwater ballet without chocking itself in the process.
This also ensures that as long as it’s situated in a 50-foot max pool, it will never run out of cord to roam around while venturing in the underwater wonderworld known as your backyard pool.
Slight Navigation Issue on Pool Steps
But there’s one thing the Nautilus, as well as so many other robotic pool robot cleaners, can’t perform very well – namely, navigating up and down pool steps. The problem with the Nautilus, despite having some pretty awesome boosters and tracks for vertical movement, is that it doesn’t cope with sudden changes in terrain.
The Nautilus needs its tracks to remain on the surface of your pool, otherwise the backward boosters may send it flying and cause it to land on its back.Related Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner Articles
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We had some pretty high expectations with the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus due to it carrying the Dolphin brand, and we’re happy to report that we are not the least bit disappointed. Sure, it doesn’t have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity, but the programmable scheduler is more than enough to keep things as convenient as can be.