Giving your pool a finished, healthy and a polished look would no longer be a distant dream if you have the right pool cleaner in place. But, what adds to the already prevailing confusion is an ever increasing number of pool cleaner models in the market. Needless to say, choosing one among all of them is a tough decision to make. If the confusion regarding the same has got onto your nerves and if you are looking for that one cleaner which just fits your wish list then you are at the right place. Here, we will talk about Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner – each unique in their own way. Learning about them in detail will help you in making a better decision as to which one out of the two would meet your requirements.
|Parameter||Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner||Active 20 robotic pool cleaner|
|Weight||16.5 lbs||16.5 lbs|
|Color||White and blue||White and blue|
|Pool cleaner type||Robotic||Robotic|
|Ideal for pool type||In-Ground||In-Ground|
|Pool size||Up to 50 Ft||Up to 50 Ft|
|Cleaning coverage||Floor, walls and waterline||Floor, walls and waterline|
|Cleaning cycles||2 hours||2 hours|
|Filtration||Fine, Ultra Fine||Fine, Ultra Fine|
|Filter Description||Extra Large Basket, Top-load||Extra Large Basket, Top-load|
|Navigation and maneuverability||PowerStream mobility system||PowerStream mobility system|
|Brush type||1 active and 1 standard||1 active and 1 standard|
|Cable length||60 feet||60 feet|
|Anti-tangle swivel cable||Yes||Yes|
|MyDolphin mobile app||No||No|
|Easy to clean filter basket||Yes||Yes|
|Delayed Operation button||No||No|
|Climate Care Certified||Yes||No|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years|
Weight – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner as well as Active 20 robotic pool cleaner are light in weight. So, if you have been worrying all this while as to tedious would it be to carry the pool cleaner from one place to another, you can now heave a sigh of relief. These pool cleaners are absolutely easy to carry or transport from one place to another.
Operation – Both – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner boast of an easy and smooth operation. When you rely on these pool cleaners, you no longer have to deal with the hassle of pumps and hoses to get your robot into action. Not just that. Turning these robots off is easier than ever. What everything boils down to is that the whole operation is just a button touch away.
Pool cleaner type – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner are in-ground robotic pool cleaners.
Filtration capabilities – Who would want to compromise on the filtration capabilities of the pool cleaner? Well, nobody! The sole reason being – filtration is one of the most critical aspects to consider when planning to buy a pool cleaner. Both these robotic pool cleaners leave no stone unturned in delivering the best filtration performance. Talking about Dolphin S200, it has two filtration options – one traps large debris like rough leafy debris, algae, acorns, etc. and the other aims at capturing ultra fine dust and dirt. As far as the filter type of Active 20 robotic pool cleaner is concerned, it is fine and ultra-fine.
Filter canister – Both – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner are equipped with a large top access filter canister. Here are two advantages of this. One – this being large ensures that you do not have to keep cleaning the filter in the middle of the cleaning cycle. Next – the top access feature makes it easy to remove the debris easily. Yet another feature of these robotic pool cleaners that is worth mentioning is that the filter canisters are absolutely easy to clean. Just o u the filter, grab a garden hose and rinse the filter thoroughly. That’s it.
Scrubbing – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner comes with an active brush that rotates at a speed that is twice the speed of the standard brush thereby resulting in a super clean pool. Following the same lines, Active 20 robotic pool also has one standard and one active brush, the action of which results in a polished pool.
Pool size – These robotic pool cleaners are suitable for pools that are up to 50 feet in size.
Pool surface type – No matter what is the surface type of your pool, these pool cleaners have got you covered.
Coverage area – The coverage area for both these pool cleaners includes the floor, walls and waterline.
Weekly scheduling – With weekly scheduling feature, the user can schedule the robot to clean as per the requirement. There are three settings available for the user to choose from – every day, every second day or every third day. This feature is present in both Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner. Now, the user can leave the robot in the pool and forget about it. Without the interference of the user, the robot will clean the pool as per the schedule it has been set to.
Power-Stream mobility system – The Power-Stream mobility system is yet another common feature that is resent in both Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner. This mobility system is such that it creates multi-directional water jets, which enables a constant grip on all vertical and horizontal surfaces. Now, there are two advantages of this – one, the cleaning coverage is well-catered to and two, the navigation is enhanced as well.
Navigation – The navigation system in case of both thee robotic pool cleaners is such that all the obstacles are handled in the best possible manner. Simply put, these pool cleaners come with smart navigation.
Cable – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner come with an anti-tangle cable that is 60 feet long. The anti-tangle feature ensures that the cable won’t tangle in between the cleaning operation.
Cleaning time– These robotic pool cleaners claim to clean your pool in around 2 hours.
Warranty – Both, Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner have a warranty period of two years.
Dolphin S200 Pros & Cons
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Active 20 Pros & Cons
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The pool cleaner you are planning to invest in should be worth every penny that you pay. Pool cleaners aren’t cheap to the extent that making a random choice would be considered fine. But when you are to choose a pool cleaner under Dolphin, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. With over 35 years of expertise, the pool cleaners will deliver results just the way you want them to. Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner are two among the most sought after pool cleaners under this brand. They have a truck load of features to offer. Both assure the user of a sparkling clean pool in no time.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the Climate Care certification all about?
This certification implies that in addition to saving the climate, you are bound to save a lot of money as well because of low electricity bills.
- What is the use of the quick water release feature?
When the cleaner boasts of a quick water release feature, it means that when the robot is removed from the pool, it quickly releases the water. The robot will no longer be heavy.
- Is there any full bag indicator in these pool cleaners?
No, Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner and Active 20 robotic pool cleaner do not have this indicator.
- Why is having a top-access filter basket better?
With a top-access filter basket, you can easily remove the filter and get it cleaned. In cases where the collection tray is located at the bottom of the cleaner, there are high chances that the collected debris might fall off when trying to pick up the cleaner from the pool.
- What are the power requirements to operate these pool cleaners?
Both these pool cleaners require a voltage of 120 volts to get going.
- Can these pool cleaners be operated in pools of any temperature?
For the most optimal results, it is always advised to operate the pool cleaner in pools with a temperature ranging between 43 and 93 degrees.