Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Dolphin doesn’t mess around when it comes to making quality robotic cleaners. The Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus represents the company well with a machine full of features ready to conquer your pool.

An upgrade over the standard Dolphin CC this one features a nicer build, longer cord, and other select additions. With a price tag that puts it around the edge of the $800 range, it’s important to get your value. Right near the average for a robotic pool cleaner read along to see if it might be your perfect fit.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus
  • Really solid cleaning performance
  • Nice and long power cord
  • Cleans quickly and efficiently
  • Scans pool for optimal cleaning route
  • Dual filters make cleaning and pickup easier
  • Set and forget
  • Pricier than the standard model
  • Doesn’t clean the waterline

Type of Filter

The filter situation is one of the areas where this model does well to stand above other competition. While most robotic pool cleaners opt for a single filter this one has two to keep things easy. Not only do you get a greater capacity for cleaning debris out of your pool. You also get a small and large debris filter to help speed up clean up. Small debris passes to the large filter to the next saving valuable time. Often the most annoying part of a robotic cleaner is how necessary it is to clean after use. This model helps to circumvent that by separating the debris.


Like many robotic cleaners, you are going to be reliant on your power cord to maintain power. With the help of a solid length, this machine is capable of cleaning pools up to 50 feet. While larger than standard length this machine excels at cleaning medium-sized pools. Thanks to its other features and its ability to clean quickly it certainly leans towards efficiency.


With smooth curves, this pool cleaner shouldn’t get in the way of you enjoying your pool experience. With a bit more attention to detail than its predecessor, this model weighs in at about 19 pounds. While that sounds like a horror show for pulling it out of the pool loaded with water. You don’t have to worry due to a water release system that makes removal easy. You don’t want to kick it shoeless, but it still sits about the mid-range when it comes to weight.


This is an area where this machine really excels with plenty to make you appreciate a job well done. Every facet combines for a pretty nice picture with excellent suction capabilities ensuring an algae-free pool. The Dolphin scrubbing technology is not to be underestimated with durable tracks providing a tight to surface clean. Powerful scrubbing brushes that move twice as fast as the Dolphin ensure a great job. When you combine that with the power stream mobility that will be touched on more in the next section they’re hard to beat.

Climbing Ability

At first look, this robotic pool cleaner seems a bit too big to ever make it up the walls to clean them. Thankfully underneath you will find a solid set of durable treads that will make scaling walls a nonfactor. While it might not stick to the most rugged surfaces this machine uses water pressure and suction to hug the majority of surfaces. Power Stream technology allows it to push water streams in different directions for intelligent mobility.

Cleaning Cycles

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner ReviewThe Power Stream technology really comes through here to make this one of the quicker cleaning models on the market. Only needing about two hours to clean a medium size pool puts it exactly where you’d aim for in a robotic cleaner. The Clever Clean technology discussed in the next section allows the Dolphin to accurately hit your cleaning schedule. The addition of  7-day programmable cycles helps to keep things moving efficiently.

Deflecting Features and Sensors

Dolphin relies on its Clever Clean technology for the majority of its robotic pool cleaners. It basically equates to onboard sensors that are able to detect their environment to navigate their path. It will then quickly and accurately clean your floors and walls while avoiding any obstacles. Even when new obstacles are introduced this machine will quickly avoid and return to its route.

Other Features

The tangle-free cable is worth mentioning for how it’ll help with the overall operation. Whether you are cleaning, removing, or storing the Dolphin Nautilus CC it certainly helps to keep things smooth. Versatile settings allow for three different options for setting your frequency of cleaning. Daily, every other day, or once every three-day settings are all possible completely automated!

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review Conclusion

There are many amazing robotic pool cleaners on the market but the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus is certainly not to be underestimated. With a price that won’t break the bank while scaring the competition, it’s certainly worth a look. Powerful treads and the effortless Clever Clean technology help to make this machine a marvel to watch. With a sleek and simplistic build watching this thing go to work is pure joy. Quickly and efficiently navigating your pool the only thing really missing is waterline cleaning. Making the move up to the plus gets you an extra-long cord and two filters that help lighten your load. It doesn’t change the game, but it has no problem getting the job done. Make sense check this Dolphin’s model as well.


Can I leave the Dolphin in the Water?

It is safe to leave your Dolphin cleaner in the water when not in use. However, (when adding chemicals to the pool) please remove the Dolphin until the proper chlorine and PH balance are obtained.

Can I use a Dolphin pool cleaner with an extension cord or surge protector?

The Dolphin is not designed to be used with an extension cord or surge protector.

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