Premier 2016 Dolphin Review

If you are looking for a powerful yet energy efficient robotic pool cleaner for your in-ground swimming pool, then the Premier 2016 Dolphin is the right product for you. This pool cleaner has a water mixing rate of 75 gallons per minute, it can clean swimming pools that are up to 55 feet long, and even if it costs $1.097, it is definitely worth every penny due to its high efficiency. Therefore, if you are interested in this product, then you will certainly find the following information very useful. Cleaning Performance There are several innovative features that this robot pool…

Premier 2016 Dolphin Ratings

CLEANING - 93%
EASE OF USE - 91%
ENERGY SAVINGS - 97%
WARRANTY - 94%

94%

EXCEPTIONAL

What we like about the Premier is the fact that it is very powerful yet energy efficient. We do not like the fact that it doesn't come with a remote control and it has a quite small debris bag.

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)

If you are looking for a powerful yet energy efficient robotic pool cleaner for your in-ground swimming pool, then the Premier 2016 Dolphin is the right product for you. This pool cleaner has a water mixing rate of 75 gallons per minute, it can clean swimming pools that are up to 55 feet long, and even if it costs $1.097, it is definitely worth every penny due to its high efficiency. Therefore, if you are interested in this product, then you will certainly find the following information very useful.

Cleaning Performance

There are several innovative features that this robot pool cleaner comes with, and that make this product a high-quality one. The MultiMedia feature actually provides up to 4 types of media in just one pool cleaner. That’s why this device gives you the power to use the following media as desired: standard or micro-cartridges and disposable or oversized debris bags. No matter what media type you choose, you will definitely not make a compromise. That’s because the cleaner allows you to actually change the media type in just a few seconds. The HyperGrip rubber tracks will provide a superior power delivery, precise tracking, and a better control as well. A faster and greater cleaning will be provided thanks to the SmartNav scanning feature that this robotic pool cleaner has and which calculates the optimal cleaning pattern. Furthermore, the Premier 2016 Dolphin will sense drains and ladders, and this means that the robot will not get hung up like ordinary pool cleaners. The microprocessor controlled pool scanning will definitely ensure an efficient pool surface coverage. The cable swivel of this machine uses a patented design that ensures the cable can turn and twist without any sort of tangling taking place. This is a huge advantage that allows the robotic cleaner to move under the water without any sort of problems. It features a 3,000 Ultra Efficient DC Motor, which is powerful yet it reduces the energy usage by up to 87%. Due to this reason, this machine is one of the most energy efficient ones, available on the market these days. All your pool surfaces will look spotless if using this wonderful device, which can do a great job on the floor, the walls, and the steps as well. A superior scrubbing will be provided so that you can be 100% with the results. The product will reach deep inside the pool corners, and it will efficiently scrub and then vacuum all the dirt, debris, pollen, leaves, and green algae as well. Take into account the fact that this device removes even those particles as small as 2 microns so that you can swim in a very clean and pure water. The automatic timer that this device has allows for daily cleaning, and you can also set it to clean around 3 times a week. The last amazing thing about this device is that it features a convenient modular design. It has only 5 modular parts and it is very easy to repair, as you will only need to replace just one part and not the whole system.

Design and Accessories

The Premier 2016 Dolphin has the following sizes: 23.1×19.8×14.1-inch and it weighs 36.2 pounds. It is available on the market on a single combination of colors, black and blue. You will absolutely love the underwater 360-degree cable swivel which will make you forget about problems such as twisting and turning. The tangle-free operation will certainly be to your liking. In order to obtain very clean walls this machine doesn’t lose traction thanks to its strong grip rubber tracks, which grip the walls with a great strength.

Ease of Use

An optional caddy is available for transportation and storage. Furthermore, there is also an optional remote control available and an oversized debris bag for the freedom to actually choose media without any sort of compromise. You will find the robot very easy to use the, as you will only need to plug it into a wall outlet, turn it one and then leave in the swimming pool to do its job. Once you do so, you can go shopping or just relax, because the pool cleaner doesn’t need supervision.

Operating Costs

This great robotic pool cleaner will reduce your energy usage by up to 87%, due to the fact that it is equipped with an innovative 24-volt DC motor, which is highly efficient yet high performing. The costs for operating the Premier 2016 Dolphin are around 5 cents per hour, which is not much at all.

Warranty and Support

The manufacturer offers for the pool cleaner a 3-year warranty, which is not limited to hours or cycles. For further information about this model, customers are invited to contact the Support Department, who’s contact details can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

Pros

  • Can clean pools of up to 55 feet in length
  • Automatic timer allows you to program its operation
  • It scans the pool prior to cleaning it to find and efficient path to follow
  • HyperGrip rubber tracks guarantee a superior operation
  • It can clean tight corners and steps
  • Costs only 5 cents per hour to operate
  • Generous 3-year warranty

Cons

  • Transport caddy and remote control must be purchased separately

Final Thoughts

Designed for use in pools that measure up to 55 feet in length, the Premier model manufactured by Dolphin is highly regarded as being one of the top performing robotic pool cleaners at the moment. Additionally, it comes at a rather reasonable price considering the plethora of advantages and innovative features that it comes with. One of the biggest highlights that this robotic device boasts is the fact that it features HyperGrip rubber tracks that make it able to tackle all the pool’s surfaces with ease. Also, these tracks ensure a high stability while the robot is operating, so you won’t have to get it out of unpleasant situations such as tipping over.

Another aspect that we liked and that you will surely love is the fact that it can be set for daily cleanings, so you can set the robot’s schedule once and forget about doing this task ever again. Of course, we can’t overlook the energy efficient operation that it boasts, costing only 5 cents per hour to run the robotic device. What makes it so efficient are not only the tracks that ensure a smooth operation but the fact that it comes with a smart navigation system that ensures the most optimal cleaning path will be followed each and every time it operates.

6 Comments

  1. Mindy says:

    Does it have problems when it passes over raised drains?

  2. Bart says:

    Is it actually able to tackle the steps? My old robot pool cleaner wasn’t capable of cleaning them, and I want to know for sure if this model can actually climb the steps in order to clean them or not.

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