Are Robotic Pool Cleaners Worth it?

14 September, 2023

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Are robotic pool cleaners worth it?

Are robotic pool cleaners worth it? And if so, how much do they cost? Are there any alternatives to robotic pool cleaners? If you’re considering getting a robotic pool cleaner, then you’ve probably asked yourself these questions – and many more.

The answer depends on many factors. If you have a tiny pool and don’t mind spending hours cleaning it yourself, then a robotic pool cleaner might not seem like the best investment. However, if you don’t have time to manually clean your pool or you have a large pool, then a robotic cleaner can be incredibly useful for pool owners.

But before we get into the specifics, let’s first answer this question: What exactly is a robotic pool cleaner? And how do robotic pool cleaners work?

In a nutshell, it is an automatic device which is independent of your other pool equipment that cleans your pool by itself, by using suction to remove debris and active brushes which can scrub your entire pool floor, walls and waterline in just a couple of hours.

Swimming pools are meant to be enjoyed, not just become another household chore. With many pool cleaning options available, it can be difficult to know if investing in a robotic pool cleaner is worth it. In this article we have put together a few reasons why we think investing in a Dolphin robotic pool cleaner is the way to go.

Invest in a robotic pool cleaner for your swimming pool

Are Robotic Pool Cleaners Worth the Investment?

Are they worth the money? This is a question that many people ask when considering investing in one of these units. After all, robotic pool cleaners are not the cheapest option available.

To find out if a robotic pool cleaner would be suitable for you, ask yourself the following questions:

- Do you have a swimming pool that needs cleaning, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of cleaning it yourself?

- You want an easy way to keep your pool clean without having to hire and pay for extra help?

If you answered yes to these questions, here are the top four reasons why a Dolphin robotic pool cleaner will be the best piece of pool equipment you’ll ever buy:

1. Convenience

With a Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner - Just plug it in and drop it in the pool!

Avoid countless hours of hard, physical labour and let a Dolphin robotic swimming pool cleaner take care of your pool maintenance, with maximum efficiency.

By investing in an automatic robot pool cleaner, you'll have more time to break out the pool toys for some family fun or relax with a refreshing dip in your crystal-clear pool.

Dolphin robotic pool cleaner is convenient

2. Performance

No matter your pool’s size, shape, or surface type, nothing cleans like a Maytronics Dolphin robotic pool cleaner. With powerful filters that can capture even the smallest particles of dirt and debris, our innovative range of robotic cleaners will scrub your entire pool in just a couple of hours.

Maytronics robotic pool cleaner performance

Maytronics Dolphin robot pool cleaners operate automatically, using CleverClean™️ scanning technology they scan your pool and map out the most effective cleaning route, so no area is un-scrubbed. They circulate your pool and clean it on two levels – the water in your pool, and depending on which robot model you have, the pool’s surface, walls, and waterline.

A robotic pool cleaner operates independently of your pool filter and pump, powered by an electric motor and pump to draw the water in and filter out dirt and debris. The active scrubbing brushes latch to the pool surface and scrub any bacteria or algae which has built up.

Active dual scrubbing brushes

To improve navigation and surface grip PowerStream mobility system creates multi-directional water jets which improves grip on all surfaces.

The advanced premium Dolphin robotic pool cleaners, such as the S400 and M700, are Wi-Fi connected and can be controlled through the MyDolphin™️ Plus mobile app, so you can operate your pool cleaner even when you are away from home! The “MyDolphin™️ Plus” app, will help you schedule your robot’s cleaning cycles and tells you when to clean the filter, which is super-easy and takes less than a minute.

Whether you have an in-ground or above ground swimming pool, your Dolphin robotic pool cleaner will get the job done, quickly and efficiently.

3. Sustainability

Dolphin range of robotic pool cleaners environmental sustainability

The Dolphin range are the best robotic pool cleaners on the market, setting a new benchmark in environmental sustainability by being the first robotic pool cleaner in the world to be SPASA Climate Care Certified. Meaning you save on energy bills, save on water, get better water filtration, and use less chemicals. Read more about being Climate Care Certified here.

Maytronics Dolphin robotic pool cleaners can reduce your electricity consumption by up to 80% / $350 per year, compared to other traditional vacuum cleaners which rely on high energy pool pumps.

Maytronics Dolphin robotic pool cleaners reduce eletricity consumption

The Maytronics Dolphin in one of the most energy efficient pool cleaners in Australia, with their innovative filtration system they save water and improve water quality. You can reduce your carbon footprint and save money, while keeping your filtration system and pool clean.

4. Support

When you purchase from Maytronics you have a dedicated Australian customer service team available 5-days per week and a network of authorised local Maytronics Elite dealers for support or service, helping you maintain your pool robot to keep it in top working condition. All Maytronics Dolphin robotic swimming pool cleaners come with a generous warranty for peace of mind, so you can be assured your pool will look crystal clear for years to come.

Are There Any Other Swimming Pool Cleaning Options?

A suction pool cleaner is often seen as the most affordable option but is inefficient and expensive to operate and maintain. Traditional suction pool cleaners are like robotic pool cleaners as they work autonomously, just hook them up and they can be left to move around the pool. However, these types of automatic pool cleaners are difficult to set up and maintain, as they require being connected to your pool filter. They are also bulky and an eye sore when swimming.

Differences between suction cleaners and Dolphin robotic pool cleaners

Read more about the differences between suction cleaners and Dolphin robotic pool cleaners on our blog

A pressure pool cleaner runs on water pressure from the pump, it is like a robotic pool cleaner but only picks up large debris and it doesn’t scrub the floor. Plus, it requires an external pool pump, and a lot of electricity, making it expensive and far from energy efficient.

Let’s put aside the manual scrubbing brush as a cleaning option, which means you spend more time cleaning your swimming pool rather than enjoying it.

Manual pool cleaning

Dolphin robotic pool cleaning is the easiest, most efficient, and most economical solution for keeping your swimming pool clean and healthy!

How often do I need to use a robotic pool cleaner?

Every pool should be cleaned regularly once a week. We recommend you check your pool daily for any large or significant pieces of debris which can be scooped out with a simple pool net. Smaller types of debris such as algae, bacteria, and sand, accumulate over time and gather on the pool surface and walls. We recommended you activate your robotic pool cleaner to clean your pool water and surfaces at least once, or even twice a week depending on your pool usage.

Does a robotic pool cleaner help kill algae?

Effectively sanitising your pool water with chlorine or Ozone water purification, is the most effective way to prevent and kill algae and make your pool sanitary.

Advanced ultra fine filters

Pool cleaners can’t get rid of algae, but they can help prevent and remove algae. Regularly brushing your pool floor and walls helps prevent the build-up of algae. A pool robot can scrub algae which can stick to the side of your pool walls, floor and waterline, loosening it so that pool chemicals can kill it. Using advanced ultra-fine filters, the pool robot can then filter algae as small as 2 microns out of the pool water.

Can I leave a robotic pool cleaner in the pool?

Although it is safe to leave your Dolphin cleaner in the water when not in use, we do not recommend leaving your Dolphin in the pool for extended periods. We recommend taking your Dolphin out of the pool after each use to empty and rinse the filters and to rinse off any excess chemicals.

Ideally keep your Dolphin out of the pool and stored away when not in use. After each cleaning cycle, take the Dolphin robotic pool cleaner out of the water and store it away from direct sunlight, excessive heat or cold to prevent accelerated wear.

Store the Dolphin robot in a shady place ideally on a Dolphin caddy with a cover. If a caddy is not used, store the Dolphin robot upside down.

Wrap the cable carefully around the Dolphin or caddy handle, so that it does not have any kinks.

Dolphin robot caddy

Your Dolphin won’t be effective in water which is not properly balanced. Remove the Dolphin from the pool when you are adding chemicals, until the proper chlorine, pH and salinity balances are obtained.

If your Dolphin has a weekly scheduler, you can keep it in your pool for a week, but you will need to make sure the filter is cleaned regularly.


The answer is a resounding yes! A Dolphin robotic pool cleaner is an excellent investment for any pool owner. They will help you keep your pool sparkling clean and inviting all season long, which is especially important if you have young children who always want to be in the water! They are also very easy to use, which means you don’t have to be an expert in the field of robotics or swimming pools. If you can operate a TV remote, then you can operate a robotic pool cleaner!

Although a Dolphin robotic pool cleaner may seem like the more expensive pool cleaning option the initial investment will pay off and save you time and money! Save on energy and water costs with less backwashes, which also means using less expensive chemicals. Cost savings aside, a Dolphin robotic pool cleaner will also give you your time back and no one can put a price on that! Avoid countless hours manually scrubbing and cleaning your pool & let a Dolphin robotic pool cleaner do it for you, so your pool is always clear and ready for fun without any hard work to maintain it. Schedule the weekly timer and your pool will be ready for when you come home from work after a long day!

Find out which Dolphin robotic pool cleaner is right for you on our website

Or contact one of our Exceptional Elite Dealer for a FREE Demo

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