Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Roger Corbinetti0
Dolphin E10 Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner Review
Summary: The Dolphin E10 is an above ground robotic pool cleaner that saves you the trouble of hand scrubbing your pool floor. No wonder it can clean an entire pool in just 1.5 hours.
Drop and go, easy-to-use, light weight robot pool vacuum
The Dolphin E10 is for above ground pools for up to 30 feet in length/diameter.
It’s half the price of standard in-ground Dolphin pool cleaners but comes with most of their advanced features including smart navigation and active brushing.
If you are looking for a powerful and reliable above ground pool cleaner, the Dolphin E10 is one of the best.
You can also use it in a small in-ground swimming pool but be warned it does not scrub the walls.
For above ground pool owners, the Dolphin E10 will do just fine.
Read on for our full review.
- Excellent cleaning performance.
- Great value for money –plenty of advanced features at an affordable price tag.
- Easy to set up and maintain.
- Large top-access filter basket.
- You’ll have to buy the ultra-fine filter separately (the fine filter included is ineffective against small particles).
- Non-swivel cable. It sometimes gets tangled.
Pool type: Above ground pools of up to 30 feet
Cable: 40’ cable (non-swivel)
Caddy included: No
Weekly timer: No
Remote control: No
Cleaning cycle: 2hrs
Warranty: 2 years
The only notable limitation of the Dolphin E10 is that it doesn’t climb walls. But then again, most above ground pool cleaners don’t.
But for the rest of the pool, which is just the floor, the E10 does excellent work.
Its primary attack tool is the active brush mounted at the front of the cleaner. It spins twice as fast as standard brushing, providing more scrubbing power against algae and calcification.
The E10 saves you the trouble of hand scrubbing your pool floor. Unfortunately, you still have to do the walls.
As it scrubs, the E10 vacuums the water through the fine filter.
But not all debris is trapped inside the filter basket. Maytronics sells the Dolphin E10 with a fine filter.
It is fine, pun not intended, against debris like leaves and bugs but leaves behind fine sand and dust. If you want a thorough cleaning, you have to buy the ultra-fine filter separately.
If you struggle with windblown dust and sand in your pool, you have to spend extra on the ultra-fine filter.
At least it’s a top-load basket, so you don’t have to turn it over to remove it.
It’s also super easy to clean, unlike a filter bag. Just hose it down, and it’s ready to go back in.
How it Works
The Dolphin E10 has CleverClean navigation, which is somewhat surprising for an above ground pool cleaner.
It makes the robot more efficient and quicker in the pool. Instead of wandering around randomly, it scans the pool layout and size and picks the best path.
No wonder it can clean an entire pool in just 1.5 hours.
The CleverClean system also ensures the robot doesn’t miss an inch.
Something else we love about the E10 and is not common in above ground cleaners are the treads. They provide better traction and mobility compared to wheels.
Too bad they cannot drive the robot up to the wall.
1. Lightweight Design
At just 13.8lbs, the Dolphin E10 is easy to carry and lift out of the pool. You don’t need to buy a caddy for the robot.
2. Quick Water Release
The quick water release design makes it even easier to lift the E10 out of the water. You don’t have to struggle with the weight of the robot plus the water.
3. Single Button Operation
The Dolphin E10 has no cycle timer, multiple cleaning programs or a weekly timer.
The upside to this is that it is incredibly easy to use. There’s just one button on the control panel for switching the robot on and off.
If this is your first robotic pool cleaner, there is no learning curve.
This Robotic Pool Cleaner Is Perfect For You If…
You are looking for a powerful but affordable above ground robotic pool cleaner.
Avoid Buying This One If…
You own a large in-ground pool. Get an in-ground robotic pool cleaner instead.
Where to Buy One
The best place to buy Dolphin E10 Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner is on Amazon, where you’ll often find the best deal.