Dolphin Escape vs. Nautilus CC – Comparison review

Comparison table

Dolphin Escape Robotic Pool Cleaner...
Dolphin Nautilus CC Robotic Pool...
Package size
22.3x17.6x12.8 inch
22.3x17.6x12.8 inch
Weight
14.2 lbs
14.796 lb
Color
Dark and light grey & blue
Light grey & black & blue
Pool Type
Above or in-ground
In-ground
Maximum Pool Size
30 ft
33 ft
Surfaces
Vinyl, fiberglass, gunite
All types
Brushes
Hyperbrush active brush
Hyperbrush active brush
Waterline scrubbing
Floor and wall cleaning
Floor only
Floor and walls
Weekly timer
Filter
Fine filter kit
Fine filter kit
Filter type
Top access canister
Top access canister
Smartphone app
Cord length
40 ft
50 ft
Default Cleaning cycle time
1.5 hours
2 hours
Modes
One default mode
One default mode
Warranty
2 years
2 years
Dolphin Escape Robotic Pool Cleaner...
Package size
22.3x17.6x12.8 inch
Weight
14.2 lbs
Color
Dark and light grey & blue
Pool Type
Above or in-ground
Maximum Pool Size
30 ft
Surfaces
Vinyl, fiberglass, gunite
Brushes
Hyperbrush active brush
Waterline scrubbing
Floor and wall cleaning
Floor only
Weekly timer
Filter
Fine filter kit
Filter type
Top access canister
Smartphone app
Cord length
40 ft
Default Cleaning cycle time
1.5 hours
Modes
One default mode
Warranty
2 years
Dolphin Nautilus CC Robotic Pool...
Package size
22.3x17.6x12.8 inch
Weight
14.796 lb
Color
Light grey & black & blue
Pool Type
In-ground
Maximum Pool Size
33 ft
Surfaces
All types
Brushes
Hyperbrush active brush
Waterline scrubbing
Floor and wall cleaning
Floor and walls
Weekly timer
Filter
Fine filter kit
Filter type
Top access canister
Smartphone app
Cord length
50 ft
Default Cleaning cycle time
2 hours
Modes
One default mode
Warranty
2 years

Main differences between models

    Dolphin Escape vs. Nautilus CC

  • Nautilus CC is designed for larger pools (up to 33 ft.), so it has a longer cord length (50 ft). Dolphin Escape is limited to 40 ft cable to clean 30 ft. pools.
  • Nautilus CC can clean the floors and walls, while Escape can clean only the floor. The cleaning cycle of Dolphin Nautilus CC is longer – 2.0 hours vs. 1.5 hours (Escape).
  • Dolphin Escape has SMARTNAV 2.0, an intelligent navigation system to improve cleaning efficiency, but the Nautilus CC does not have it.
  • Nautilus CC has a scheduling option from the power unit; Escape does not have this feature.
  • Extra large filter basket
  • Easy-to-clean top-loaded filter cartridges
  • Lightweight cleaner, easy to lift
  • Energy efficient 180 W (5 cents per hour)
  • High-speed scrubbing
  • Quick water release
  • 2-year warranty

Cons
  • No gyroscope for walls and waterline scrubbing
  • No programmable timers or delay features
  • No anti-tangle swivel feature for the cable
  • No remote or smartphone control

Pros
  • Lightweight model
  • Possibility to purchase additional ultra-fine basket
  • Energy efficient model
  • Possibility to set up a schedule for regular cleaning
  • Can clean angled floors and walls
  • Extra-large filter basket
  • 2-year warranty

Cons
  • No anti-tangle swivel feature for the cable
  • No waterline cleaning
  • Only one cleaning option
  • No remote or smartphone control

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