Dolphin Escape Review

The water of your pool must be cleaned regularly, in order to be safe for the swimmers. Furthermore, you need to use a cleaning machine that will clean not only the water but the walls and the floor as well, for a great result. We strongly recommend the Dolphin Escape robotic pool cleaner. This unit costs $472, and it is one of the most efficient devices of this type available on the market today. It works very well on above ground pools, and for more information about it, you should continue reading this review. Cleaning Performance When you actually buy…

Dolphin Escape Ratings

CLEANING - 98%
EASE OF USE - 97%
ENERGY SAVINGS - 94%
WARRANTY - 90%

95%

EXCEPTIONAL

We like the Escape because it provides excellent cleaning results. What we do not like is the fact that it has a 1-year warranty, which is not enough in comparison with other models that have more.

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)

The water of your pool must be cleaned regularly, in order to be safe for the swimmers. Furthermore, you need to use a cleaning machine that will clean not only the water but the walls and the floor as well, for a great result. We strongly recommend the Dolphin Escape robotic pool cleaner. This unit costs $472, and it is one of the most efficient devices of this type available on the market today. It works very well on above ground pools, and for more information about it, you should continue reading this review.

Cleaning Performance

When you actually buy a robot pool cleaner, what matters the most is without a doubt the cleaning performance. From this point of view, you can definitely trust this model. The robot will ensure your swimming pool is deep cleaned and stunning. With its great features including the SmartNav 2.0 and HyperBrush with ultra-fine filtration, this cleaner will allow you to focus on what is truly important: enjoying pool ownership. Thanks to the high-powered HyperBrush that this device has, a new depth of clean is being reached. For most swimming pools, just one vacuum is not enough to remove algae and other build-ups attached to the wall. However, this model comes equipped with the HyperBrush that will deliver a level of clean not available in other above ground robotic cleaners.
Due to the fact that the Escape spins twice as fast as traditional pool brushes, even the most stubborn contaminants will be dislodged quickly and easily as well, so that you can enjoy a super clean and clear water at all times. If the water gets in between the wheels and pool surface, then it is quite difficult for the device to maintain traction. Therefore, the continual slippage will actually result in lost energy efficiency and reduced performance. This machine has continuous rubber tracks, which means that it will maintain constant contact even when climbing slippery surfaces. Therefore, no more slipping or wasted energy. The rubber track also helps at improving directional control and it also provides a greater force than wheels.
The traction of this wonderful robotic cleaner is further improved with a water-optimized tread, high grip, and geometric shape, and this will actually minimize rolling resistance for a superior weight distribution, traction, and wall climbing. All in all, an excellent cleaning will be provided, so that you and your family can swim safely. This machine also comes equipped with a SmartNav Robotic Scanning which will ensure that every inch of your swimming pool surface is being reached and cleaned. The SmartNav software will deliver an excellent scanning and coverage for a new level of clean. Thanks to the clever pool mapping system, the pool cleaner will know where it has and hasn’t been, in order to avoid overlapping cleaning paths and highly reduce the cleaning time. The cleaning time is 1.5 hours. Furthermore, thanks to the ability to sense drains and ladders, this machine will certainly not get hung up like ordinary cleaners. The microprocessor controlled pool scanning will ensure a complete efficient swimming pool surface coverage. The Escape above ground pool cleaner can filter up to 75 gallons per minute for remarkable water quality.

Design and accessories

The Dolphin Escape robot has a massive filter cartridge that can easily be lifted out through the device’s top-access door. The unit measures 22.2 x 17.7 x 12.5 inches, and it weighs 14 pounds. It has a modern and attractive design, and its finish is a combination of three colors: silver, black, and blue. This robot features a direct drive, which means that there won’t be any belts to replace, ever. The cleaner comes with a 40 feet thermoplastic rubber cable that will reduce frictional drag.

Ease of use

The Dolphin Escape is hard to surpass when it comes to ease of use as all that it requires you to do is to plug it in and let it clean the pool. Maintenance work is a cinch as well due to the easy top access to the filter cartridge. When it’s necessary to clean it, simply take the cartridge out, wash it, let it dry, and store it back inside the robotic pool cleaner.

Operating costs

Due to the fact that this pool cleaner has continuous rubber tracks, it will actually maintain constant contact even when climbing slippery surfaces. Therefore, no more slipping or wasted energy. Furthermore, thanks to the clever pool mapping system that allows the robot to know exactly where it has and hasn’t been, the cleaning time will highly be reduced, which means that, again, you will reduce your energy costs. All in all, this cleaner will definitely reduce energy costs up to 90% over AC powered cleaners. The operating costs are approximately 5 cents per hour.

Warranty and Support

The manufacturer provides for the Dolphin Escape a 1-year warranty. Furthermore, you will also be provided with a 30-day money back warranty, which means that you can actually try this device in your pool for this period of time, and if you are not 100% satisfied, you can just return it. A Customer Service Department is available for further information.

Pros

  • It comes at an affordable price
  • Superior wall climbing capabilities
  • SmartNav scanning provides a complete and energy efficient cleaning
  • Easy top access to the filter cartridge
  • Energy efficient – approximately 5 cents per hour
  • Water filtering rate of 75 GPM
  • 30-day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Doesn’t feature a lift system
  • It doesn’t come with a transport caddy
  • There’s no remote control

Final Thoughts

Although nothing is truly perfect, the Escape robotic pool cleaner from Dolphin is as close to perfection as it gets. The definite biggest highlight is the fact that it features the innovative SmartNav 2.0 technology that enables it to calculate and take the shortest cleaning path when cleaning your pool. This means that not a lot of time will be wasted on the task of cleaning the water and surface of the pool. Also, it ensures that energy consumption will be as low as possible.

The actual operating costs of this robotic device are 5 cents per hour, and considering the fact that a cleaning cycle usually takes only an hour and a half, there will be little expenses added when the energy bills come. Due to the fact that it’s capable of filtering a maximum of 75 gallons of water per minute, it will remove the impurities that lurk in the pool’s water fast and effectively. It’s designed for pools that measure up to 40 feet in length, and it features a thermoplastic rubber cable that ensures frictional drag won’t occur. Additionally, another element that we loved when reviewing it is the fact that it allows an easy access to the filter cartridge so that maintenance work is made easy.

1 Comment

  1. Yvette says:

    This model is really impressive, what I like the most is the low energy consumption. It’s really worth the money!

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