Dolphin Quest sounds like it ought to be a video game, where a plucky dolphin sets out in search of the killer whale that has terrorized its race for centuries. The dolphin could gain skills like jumping over buildings, talking in multiple languages, and knife fighting in the absence of hands. In fact, we're not entirely sure somebody hasn't done this game already. We'd check out our box of old Playstation games, but we had to sell them to afford a pool cleaner.
And the Maytronics Dolphin Quest is fairly expensive, if not the priciest robotic pool vacuum on the market. Maytronics has a large line of pool cleaners in its Dolphin line. They use highly efficient 24 volt DC motors to maximize the unit's power while conserving on electricity at the same time, making them as eco-friendly as, well, a dolphin. (We don't actually know if dolphins are eco-friendly, but they're friendly in general, so why not?) Maytronics estimates that the Dolphin Quest takes about five cents per hour to run, which is probably about the same as a video game, if not a little less. The Quest is the successor to Maytronics' earlier Dolphin Nautilus model and can filter out pool particles down to two microns in size. (To put it in technical terms, that's very, very small.)
It has a 65-foot electric cable, one of the longest on any robotic pool cleaner on the market, and can clean pools up to 55 feet in length. (This assumes the electric outlet is relatively close to the pool.) As with many other pool cleaners, the electric cable has a swivel built in near the Dolphin end, so that the unit can change direction without the cable tying itself into a pretzel. The unit has dual, cleanable micro-filter cartridges and can both scrub and vacuum pool surfaces, as well as filter the water.
For a newer, higher-tech, more expensive model in the Dolphin line, look at the Dolphin Quantum. For some other robotic poolvacs to compare the Dolphin Quest to, look at the Aquabot Pool Rover S2-40 and the Hayward TigerShark.
It really does climb up to the waterline, as most cleaners say they do and then get stuck or tangled. This one is great.
I bought this cleaner last year. I've loved it but it does occassionaly have problems getting tangled.
After putting it to the test it has done an incredible job, cleaning was amazing and it had very little cost on my electricity bill, I love it!
This is so easy to use I should have bought this long ago. The product is built well and easy to keep the filters clean. It's a "work-horse" just like my snow blower!
Stays most of the time in the deep end,so when it goes to the shallow end it does not stay up there very long. So the shallow end dooes not get as clean as the deep end