10 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner

30 November, 2023

factors to consider when choosing a cordless robotic pool cleaner

Keeping your pool clean can be a daunting task, but a cordless pool-cleaning robot can make it easier and more efficient. However, with so many models available on the market, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your needs. Here are ten essential factors to consider when selecting a cordless pool cleaning robot.

1. Brushing Capabilities

Dolphin Liberty robot brushing capabilities

A pool cleaning robot's ability to brush and scrub the pool's surface is essential for a thorough cleaning. The brushes should be powerful enough to remove dirt and algae effectively. It is crucial to look for a model with durable brushes that can withstand exposure to pool chemicals and harsh weather conditions. It is also advisable to look for active brushes. The Dolphin Liberty cordless pool cleaner has durable active brushes that rotate twice its speed for extra scrubbing power.

2. Navigation and Cleaning Pattern

Dolphin Liberty Navigation and cleaning pattern

Look for a robotic pool cleaner with efficient navigation and a smart cleaning pattern. All Dolphin robotic pool cleaners use advanced algorithms or smart technology to navigate and clean the pool in a systematic manner, ensuring thorough coverage. The cordless Dolphin Liberty utilises advanced CleverClean navigation found in traditional corded Dolphin pool cleaners. CleverClean maps the pool for optimal cleaning paths, avoiding obstacles and ensuring comprehensive coverage without unnecessary repetition.

2. Suction Power and Filtration

Dolphin liberty filter

The suction power of a pool cleaning robot is critical to its cleaning ability. Look for a model with strong suction power to ensure that it can pick up dirt, debris, and leaves from your pool effectively. A high-quality filtration system is also essential for removing small particles. The Dolphin Liberty 400 model comes with interchangeable filter options to tackle every level of dirt, dust and debris for crystal-clear water.

4. Turbidity Cleaning

As a pool owner, you may have encountered the frustrating problem of cloudy water. This issue is caused by tiny, suspended particles that are invisible to the naked eye, which can come from a variety of sources such as debris from the air, dirt, pollen, algae, and even bathers themselves. To prevent this problem, it is essential to invest in a pool-cleaning robot that is capable of effectively cleaning turbidity.

Be sure to choose a model that is designed specifically to clean turbidity, like the Dolphin Liberty 400, which comes equipped with advanced features like strong active brushes and high-powered suction and fine filters, ensuring a thorough cleaning experience, leaving your pool water crystal clear.

5. Weight and Portability

Dolphin Liberty lightweight and easy to pick up

When it comes to robotic pool cleaners, the weight of the robot is an essential consideration to keep in mind. Robotic pool cleaners can weigh up to 12 kg when dry, which means that lifting them in and out of your swimming pool to clean out the filter basket can be a daunting task. If you opt for a cordless model, you will also need to remove the device from the water to charge the battery.

To make your life easier, it is best to look for a lightweight cordless pool cleaning robot that is effortless to move around and lift out of the pool.

The cordless Dolphin Liberty is small and lightweight at only 8kg. To make it even easier to store and manoeuvre around your pool you could invest in an optional durable universal Dolphin caddy, which stores the battery charger and robot when not in use and makes transporting your Dolphin around the pool stress-free.

Dolphin Liberty caddy

6. Easy to Get Out of the Water

Make sure to select a cordless pool cleaning robot that is easy to get out of the water as there is no cord to pull on to retrieve it. A robot that is easy to get out of the water will save you time and effort every time you want to get the robot out of the water for filter cleaning or charging.

Dolphin Liberty click-up feature

The cordless Dolphin Liberty 400 has many features designed to make it easy to retrieve from the water. Advanced pick-up technology means when the cleaning cycle is finished it climbs up the nearest wall and sits and waits for you to pick it up out of the water or you can use the click-up clicker. By shaking the Clicker in the water for 3 seconds, the robot will climb its nearest wall and wait for a few seconds to be picked up. If you don’t pick the Dolphin Liberty up it will wait on the pool floor near a wall, where you can simply use the Liberty hook or the Clicker to take it out.

7. Smart Features

Dolphin Liberty smart app control

Look for advanced features that enhance convenience and control. Some robotic pool cleaners come with advanced smart features such as smartphone connectivity, remote control, and programmable cleaning cycles.

The Dolphin Liberty 400 comes with advanced features such as the MyDolphin Plus app which allows the user to schedule cleaning cycles and receive notifications when it is ready to be taken out of the pool.

8. Serviceability and Durability

When purchasing a pool cleaning robot, look for a model that comes with easy-to-replace parts and a user-friendly design that makes repairs quick and hassle-free. Additionally, it is important to choose a model made from high-quality materials that can withstand exposure to pool chemicals and harsh weather conditions.

Maytronics has an expert customer service team backed by a network of local Elite Dealers authorised to conduct maintenance and repairs of your Dolphin robot.

9. Brand Reputation and Reviews

Research the reputation of the brand and read user reviews. Reliable and reputable brands produce more effective and durable pool cleaners. User reviews can provide insights into real-world performance.

Maytronics is the pioneer and global market leader in robotic pool cleaners. It has spent over four decades developing and investing in the Dolphin range of robotic pool cleaners to provide its customers with innovative features, many of them world firsts.

10. Warranty and Customer Support

Investing in a pool cleaning robot with a warranty is also an excellent decision since it can save you money on repairs or replacements if something goes wrong. To ensure you get the best quality product and customer support, it is advisable to purchase your robot from a well-known and reputable company with excellent customer service. By doing so, you can have peace of mind that your investment is safe and that you will get the necessary assistance when needed.

Dolphin Liberty Maytronics For Life benefits

The Maytronics Dolphin Liberty 400 comes with a generous full 3-year warranty as standard. When purchased through your local Elite Dealer the Dolphin Liberty comes with exclusive Maytronics For Life benefits including a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, lifetime robot health check, lifetime support and a buy-back promise.


In conclusion, choosing the right cordless robotic pool cleaner requires careful consideration of various factors. By considering brushing capabilities, suction power and filtration, turbidity cleaning, weight, serviceability and durability, smart features and ease of getting the robot out of the water, you can select a model that will keep your pool sparkling clean with minimal effort for an exceptional experience.

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