Robotic Pool Cleaner Dolphin Nautilus Plus 99996403-PC

Introduction And Review Robotic Pool Cleaner Dolphin Nautilus Plus

With the advancement in technology, robots seem to be the ultimate way of making work easier. Robots are now used in various fields including the military, videography, UAVs among many other purposes. For swimming pool enthusiasts, there’s good news; the technology has also been embraced. Right now, there are several manufacturers of robotic pool cleaners. Even though they are quite expensive, they are worth the money.

Robotic Pool Cleaner Dolphin Nautilus Plus

Why Choose Robotic Swimming Pool Filters?

According to Aqua Products, a renowned swimming blog, robotic pool filters have very many benefits. Automated pool filters are proving to be an excellent solution to swimming pool owners. This is because they have been engineered to guarantee efficiency. First, robotic filters are known to be very efficient in cleaning pools. Unlike other pool cleaners, robotic pool cleaners offer all-around pool cleaning. It can be relied on when cleaning both the floor and the walls up to the water level line.

Apart from ensuring all-round cleaning, robotic cleaners work the robotic way meaning you don’t necessarily have to be there when it is cleaning. This is perhaps the best part about robotic pool cleaners. The power and magnificence of robotic natatorium cleaners can’t be explained in words. Here is a video of one while in action.

Maytronics Dolphin Nautilus Automated Pool Filter

Manufactured by Maytronics, the Dolphin Nautilus is a series of robotic filters that have taken the stage in the market of robotic swimming pool cleaning. These swimming bath cleaners offer excellent cleaning to pool owners, and that is why it is among the best-selling automatic pool filters in the market currently.

These filters have been engineered to offer automated high-performance for effective and efficient pool cleaning. Their working mechanism is very simple. Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaners have an elaborate filtration system that allows it to move freely in the pool while filtering all dirt, debris and other pool water contaminants including algae and bacteria. Today, we are going to review the new 2017 Dolphin Nautilus Plus together with its predecessor, the Dolphin Nautilus.

About the Manufacturer

The Dolphin Nautilus Automated Vacuum Filters are manufactured by Maytronics Group, a household name in the production of swimming pool equipment and solutions. Established in 1983, Maytronics Group is the first company to venture in automatic pool cleaning, and they have endeavored in developing efficient pool cleaning solutions.

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The company combines state-of-the-art technology to come up with innovative swimming pool cleaning solutions that are ISO 9001:2008 and CE/UL Certified. Headquartered in the USA, Maytronics Group has expanded globally and now has bases in other parts of the world including France, Australia, and Latin America. Their product portfolio caters for a broad range of swimming pools ranging from residential to commercial swimming pools. You can get more information on the company on their official website.

The Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus Automated Pool Cleaner Review

The Nautilus 99996323 is a revolutionary robotic filter that has been crafted to offer efficiency and convenience when it comes to cleaning pools. It sports a sleek, compact and lightweight design that makes it very portable. This robotic cleaner has been engineered in a systematic approach that makes it efficient and very effective in cleaning pools.

This is the reason why it is a bestseller among most pool equipment retailers. With the Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Vacuum Filter, you can clean your pool’s walls, waterlines, and even floors. Here is a video of the Nautilus.  We are going to dissect this great pool sanitizer and see why it ranks among the best!

Sleek, Compact & Lightweight Design

Like earlier stated, the Dolphin Nautilus sports a simple, stylish and very lightweight design. At only 18 lbs, you can carry it with ease. When it comes to installation, the Dolphin 99996323 is very impressive as it requires very simple assembly and you are ready to go. When my neighbor first bought it, I was the one who assembled it. The simple design also makes it very easy when it comes to cleaning the kit and maintenance in general.

Scrub, Vacuum, and Filter

The Dolphin Nautilus 99996323 is not your ordinary pool filter that only cleans your pool. This particular automatic cleaner has the ability of scrubbing, vacuuming, and filtering. It has durable scrubs that can scrub walls and floors while it vacuums and filter out any debris, dirt, and contaminants.

60 Ft. Long Cable

Unlike most pool cleaners, the Dolphin 99996323 Nautilus comes equipped with a 60 Ft. long cable that gives you the freedom to do more. This makes it an excellent and ideal pool sanitizer for a broad range of pool types. You can use it in residential pools and even commercial pools. The unit also has an advanced swiveling mechanism which prevents twisting the cable when in operation.

Self-Programmed Pool Mapping System

This pool cleaner is robotic and can plan and schedule how it will clean your pool in minimal time. Maytronics equipped it with a self-programmed mapping system that scans your entire pool’s shape and schedules how it will clean it in less time.

Maytronics 1-Year Warranty

The Dolphin Nautilus comes with a 12 Month Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty. This is a great plus for this pool sanitizer as most similar products come with a shorter warranty period.

 Dolphin Nautilus comes with a 12 Month Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty


  • Large filter cartridge
  • Bottom access easy-clean cartridge (large & fine debris)
  • Scrub, vacuum, and filter
  • Turning radius: Soft turn
  • EasyFix Technology: Yes, DIY
  • 4,233 Gph filtration rate
  • 60-feet power cable
  • Self-programmed mapping system
  • Cleans walls & even irregular surfaces
  • Durable construction and simple configuration
  • Multipurpose (scrubs, vacuums, and filters)
  • Super-efficient (about $0.15 per cleaning)
  • Self-programmed cleaning
  • Long cable
  • Low-noise operation
  • Can’t filter very fine debris
  • Motor replacement is expensive
The Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleanser is a great pool cleaner for any pool owner who wants a clean pool every day. It has been optimized to ensure detailed cleaning in a cost efficient way. It is very versatile as it does not only filter like most pool cleaners. This robotic cleaner can scrub, vacuum and filter making it a great equipment for both residential as well as commercial pool operators.

The 2017 Dolphin 99996403 Nautilus Plus Automated Pool Cleaner Review

The 2017 Dolphin 99996403 Nautilus Plus Automated Pool Cleaner Review

The 2017 Dolphin Nautilus Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner is an upgrade of the original Nautilus. This 2017 version of the Dolphin Nautilus. It is after the success of the predecessor in the market that Maytronics went back to the drawing board and came up with a few more features to add on to the Nautilus to come up with the Nautilus Plus.

Among the unique features the Nautilus Plus brings on board include; CleverClean Technology + Pro 3D Sensing Technology, a Weekly Timer, and 2 active brushes. It has been rated very highly by several review websites including Pool Zoom. Here is a quick round-up of the Dolphin Nautilus Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner.

Fine Filtration Cartridges

Perhaps the best feature of the Nautilus Plus, this robotic pool cleaner comes with two full sets of extra large filter cartridges that ensure even the finest of particles are filtered out. The cartridge comes with pleated polyester fiber for fine filtration as well as mesh screen for coarse filtration. This combination guarantees clean pool water after every cleaning session.

CleverClean Technology

The Dolphin 99996403 Nautilus Plus is a real robot with the ability to make sound judgments as far as cleaning is concerned. It ensures the system is completely independent thus ensuring you clean your pool with minimal energy and time. Here is a video from Pool Zoom on how it works:

Plug N Play

One amazing thing about the Dolphin Nautilus Plus is that it is very easy to install and use courtesy of the Plug N Play design. There is no pre-installation required or connection to the pool system.

Dolphin’s Patented Swivel Cables

With the Nautilus Plus, you don’t need to worry about cable tangling courtesy of Dolphin’s Patented Swivel Cables. The swivel system ensures the cable is always free and clear thus guaranteeing full pool coverage. With this mechanism, the entire pool will be cleaned.

IntelliScan Technology

The Nautilus Plus boasts of the new IntelliScan Pool Scanning Technology. This technology uses the provided software to help the unit adapt to its cleaning route by the pool’s size and shape for better coverage on the floor and walls. It scans the pool’s dimensions, size, and shape to effectively and efficiently maximize the area of coverage.

Nautilus Plus boasts of the new IntelliScan Pool Scanning Technology

Weekly Timer

The Nautilus Plus comes with a Weekly Timer feature that allows you to program your cleaning in weekly cycles.

Maytronics 2-Year Warranty

The Dolphin Nautilus 99996403 comes with a 24-Months Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty. This is a great plus for this pool filter as most similar products come with a shorter warranty period.


  • Extra-large filter cartridge
  • Active scrubbing brush
  • Top access easy-clean cartridge (large & very fine debris)
  • Turning radius: 3-Point Turn
  • EasyFix Technology: DIY at component level
  • Rapid water release: Yes – filtered water exits in under 6 seconds
  • IntelliScan Technology
  • CleverClean Technology
  • Advanced Anti-tangle Software
  • Plug N Play design
  • Weekly Timer
  • 60-feet power cable
  • Guarantees detailed cleaning
  • Multipurpose (scrubs, vacuums, and filters)
  • Comes with Weekly Timer
  • Tangle free
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Quite heavy
The Nautilus Plus is a fortune for Maytronics Group. It is among the best-selling robotic pool cleaners in the world. Engineered to perfection, this robotic pool cleaner is just what should top every pool owner’s wishlist. Even though its price tag is quite high, it is worth every of your coin.

Nautilus Vs Nautilus Plus – What Makes the Nautilus Plus the Best?


The Nautilus Plus is not only an upgrade of the Nautilus, but it is also bigger. The Nautilus Plus weighs 21 lbs while the Nautilus weighs only 18 lbs. The Dol[phin Nautilus Plus also sports a unique, simple design that has been crafted using the best high-grade materials for durability. The cartridges are also bigger when compared to the predecessor, the Nautilus.

Top Access Filters

Another new addition that sets the Nautilus Plus from the original Nautilus is the filter access point. While the Nautilus has been engineered with bottom access filters, the 2017 Nautilus Plus has top access filters.

Nautilus Vs Nautilus Plus - What Makes the Nautilus Plus the Best

IntelliScan Technology

The Nautilus Plus boasts of the new IntelliScan Pool Scanning Technology. This technology uses the provided software to help the unit adapt to its cleaning route by the pool’s size and shape for better coverage on the floor and walls.

CleverClean Technology

The Nautilus Plus also has CleverClean Technology, a feature that is not present in the older version. CleverClean Technology ensures that you get the best-in-class service.


Another major advantage of the Nautilus Plus is the 24-Months Warranty compared to the Nautilus’ 12.

How to Store Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaners

Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleansers are easy to store when you are not using them. There are several easy steps listed as below:

  • First, you need to disconnect the cleaner from the mains.
  • Second, ensure you thoroughly clean the filter bag and insert them in their place.
  • Then, roll up the cable and ensure there are no kinks
  • After this, ensure that all the water is drained from the cleaner.
  • You can then store the cleaner in a protected area that is free from direct heat, water, and frost.

How to Store Dolphin Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaners

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the main features of Dolphin Nautilus Plus?

Dolphin Nautilus Plus is a smart robotic pool cleaner for large inground pools up to 50 ft. It works independently of pool pumps and filters and covers all surfaces from floor to walls and waterline. The main distinguishing features of the Nautilus Plus are its smart sensor navigation, 3 scheduling options, dual cartridge filtering, a tangle-free cable, and energy efficiency.


2. Does Dolphin Nautilus Plus have a swivel cable?

Yes, it does. Nautilus Plus is equipped with a long swivel cable of 60 feet. Such design helps eliminate entanglement and dangerous clinging.

3. How do you get the Dolphin robot out of the pool?

After cleaning, you should lightly pull the cable to bring the Dolphin Nautilus Plus cleaner to the side of the pool. Then hold its handle and lift it out. Please mind that the robot is full of water, so it becomes much heavier. Lift it, lean against the pool side, and wait for a few seconds to release extra water.

4. Can I leave my Dolphin Nautilus Plus in the pool?

Dolphin automatic pool cleaner models can be stored or left in the pool without any demage. The manufacturer only doesn`t recommend leaving it in the water with chlorine and other chemicals, since they may harm the cleaner.

5. How do you store the Nautilus Plus?

Dolphin Nautilus Plus may be stored directly in the pool, outside, or inside the house. However, if you keep it on land, the manufacturer strongly recommends storing it under roof and upside down so that the rubber on the rollers does not get compressed/damaged. The best way to store the cleaner is buying a caddy, which will simplify transportation either.

6. Do I need to buy any accessory to start?

No. This unit comes with all the accessories you need

7. Do the Nautilus Robotic Pool Cleaners come with warranties?

Yes, the Nautilus and Nautilus Plus pool cleaners come with a 1-Year and 2-Years Manufacturer’s Warranty respectively. However, it is important to note that the warranty may not cover all the parts.

8. Do you need to connect the unit to your existing pool system?

No. Dolphin Nautilus Pool Cleaners don’t require any connection to your pool’s plumbing system.

9. Why is my Nautilus Pool Cleaner not climbing walls?

Even though the Nautilus Pool Filters are meant to climb walls, they may not be able to climb very steep walls

10. Do they come with a Pro Carry Caddy

No. These pool cleaners do not come with the Pro Carry Daddy. However, the Dolphin Triton with caddy has it.

Wrap Up

The Dolphin Nautilus and Nautilus Plus Automatic Pool Vacuum Filters can be a great addition for any pool owner. These robotic pool filters have been engineered to ensure efficiently and most importantly, cost efficient pool water purification. Unlike most pool filters that can only filter debris, the Nautilus Series can scrub, vacuum and also Filter thus guaranteeing you clean pool water.

Even though they are quite expensive than ordinary pool cleaners, these robotic cleaners offer unsurpassed pool cleaning as they clean floors and walls up to the waterline. So, if you have been struggling with your pool’s cleanliness, then it’s high time you get an automated pool cleaner, and you know the best robotic filter, the Dolphin Nautilus, and Nautilus Plus!

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