Robotic pool cleaners have garnered attention like never before. They make the job of handling pools lot easier, hence the demand and attention. When it comes to picking the best robotic pool cleaner for your pool, Dolphin needs no special mention. This brand has carved a niche for itself and has strived to deliver nothing but the best. Every pool cleaner is a complete package in itself. In this article, we will talk about two such Dolphins that do not fail to impress – Dolphin S200 and Dolphin M200. Keep reading to know about these pool cleaners in detail – right from the features they possess to what sets them apart from the rest.
|Parameter||Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner||Dolphin M200 Robotic Pool Cleaner|
|Weight||16.5 lbs||19 lbs|
|Color||White and blue||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 and walls|
|Cleaning cycles||2 hours||2 hours|
|Filtration||Fine, Ultra Fine||Fine, Ultra Fine|
|Filter Description||Extra Large Basket, Top-load||Cartridge, Top-load|
|Navigation and maneuverability||PowerStream mobility system||PowerStream mobility system|
|Number of brusshes||Two||Two|
|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|
|Warranty||2 years||3 years|
Design – Both Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner and Dolphin M200 Robotic Pool Cleaner boast of a sleek and lightweight design, thus making them easy to handle.
Operation – Both these robotic pool cleaners talk about easy start as well as operation. Turning the robot on and off is just a matter of a button touch now! Also, these robotic cleaners ensure that you no longer have to deal with the hassle of pumps or hoses to get the robot into action.
Pool type – Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner and Dolphin M200 Robotic Pool Cleaner are suitable for in-ground pools.
Pool size – The maximum pool size in case of both these pool cleaners is 50 feet.
Filtration capabilities – The brand Dolphin itself speaks volume as to how good the robot would be in trapping the dirt and debris of the pool. Both Dolphin S200 and Dolphin M200 have filters that are fine and ultra-fine in nature. The inclusion of two filters ensures that everything from the finest dirt to large debris, leaves, acorns, etc. is targeted with utmost precision. M200 has a top-load cartridge whereas in the case of S200, you get an extra-large to-load basket.
Scrubbing – Who doesn’t pay attention to how good the scrubbing quality of the brushes is when buying a pool cleaner? But when you have Dolphins by our side, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. In case of Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner, it comes with 2 brushes out of which one is an active brush that rotates at a speed that is twice the speed of the standard brush thereby resulting in a super clean pool. On the other hand, Dolphin M200 comes with two standard brushes. There is no active brush here. However, the end result delivered in both the cases is a super clean pool in no time.
Coverage area – The coverage area in case of Dolphin S200 Robotic Pool Cleaner includes the floor, walls and waterline. However, for Dolphin M200 Robotic Pool Cleaner, the target area is limited to floor and walls.
Cleaning mode – Both Dolphin S200 and Dolphin M200 claim to clean your pool in around 2 hours. There is only one cleaning mode available, the standard cleaning mode.
Navigation – Both these robotic pool cleaners boast of smart navigation. The technology is such that every inch of the pool is covered by taking into account the obstacles effectively.
Mobility – This is the highlight of both the robotic pool cleaners. The Power-Stream mobility system ensures that every inch of the pool is covered, leaving you with no complaints. What happens in the back end is that the system creates multi-directional water jets, which further pave the way for a constant grip on all vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Weekly scheduling – Both these robotic pool cleaners support the feature of being scheduled in any of the three ways – every day, every second day or every third day. This now allows the user to leave the robot in the pool and carry on with his/her work. The user will have nothing to worry about as the robot will do its job without the necessity of the user being around.
Cable – Dolphin S200 and Dolphin M200 are on the same age in this aspect. The length of the cable in both the cases is 60 feet. Additionally, the cable of both these cleaners is tangle-free in nature. This implies that the cleaner won’t get tangled in the middle of the banking operation.
Warranty – Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner comes with a warranty period of two years whereas in case of Dolphin M200, the warranty period is 3 years.
Dolphin S200 Pros & Cons
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Dolphin M200 Pros & Cons
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Dolphin has never let the users down with any quality or service delivery related issue. Every product under this brand has brought in convenience in the lives of the product owners. On the same lines, Dolphin M200 and Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaners come packed with features. Features wise, both exhibit more or less the same ones. The point of difference between the two lies in the areas of the number of active brushes, cleaning coverage, and warranty period. The one that has an edge over the other as far as active brushing feature and cleaning coverage is concerned is the Dolphin S200 robotic pool cleaner.
Frequently asked questions
- How easy or difficult is it to clean the filters?
Since both Dolphin M200 and Dolphin S200 come with to-load filter basket / cartridge, cleaning it is absolutely easy. All that you have to do is just o the filter out and rinse it thoroughly using a garden hose. It is that simple.
- Are these Dolphins fully assembled?
No, these Dolphins are not fully assembled. They are partially assembled. The owner is required to complete the assembly process. However, the assembly required is minimal and one can do it without any professional assistance.
- What is the pH level of the pool at which the pool cleaner can be operated?
Ideally, the pH should be in the range of 7 to 7.8 PPM.
- Should the impeller be cleaned as well?
If you notice anything clogged in the impeller, it is advised to get rid of the same for better leaning performance in the upcoming cycles.
- What is the output voltage for both these cleaners?
For both of them, it is 30V VDC.
- What is the operating frequency?
Both Dolphin M200 and Dolphin S200 operate in the frequency range of 50 to 60 Hz.
- Does Dolphin M200 come with an automatic shut off option?
Yes, Dolphin M200 has an automatic shut off feature. With this, the cleaner automatically stops after the cleaning cycle is complete.