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Dolphin Explorer E20 versus Dolphin E10

Compare Features, Filters, and Warranty

E10 or Explorer E20. Which wins?

Diving into the E10 vs Explorer E20, our pool experts distinguish the key features you'll want to look for when choosing a pool robot. That way, you can decide between the Dolphin Explorer E20 or Dolphin E10.

Explorer E20 is missing...

Dolphin NanoFilter Cartridges

No NanoFilters™

Without these Gen 2 filters, the Explorer E20 cannot clean smaller particles, such as algae, sand, and other debris.

Why NanoFilters are essential →
Dolphin Dual Motors

Missing Commercial-Grade Motors

The Explorer E20 uses the standard motors, rather than utilizing the more powerful, commercial-grade motors found on the Dolphin ProLine™

No Waterline Cleaning

Without waterline cleaning, the Dolphin Explorer E20 won't clean the dirtest part of your pool. The Explorer E20 only has partial wall climbing.

Why Waterline Cleaning is Needed →

E10 is missing...

Dolphin Timer

Missing Weekly Timer

Without a timer, the Dolphin E10 won't automatically run every day. This is an essential feature you'll need, unless you want to manually turn on the robot everyday.

No Wall Coverage

Without wall climbing or waterline cleaning, the Dolphin E10 won't clean any part of your pool's walls and only clean the floors - Missing the dirtest part of your pool, the waterline.

Why Waterline Cleaning is Needed →
Dolphin NanoFilter Cartridges

No NanoFilters™

Without these Gen 2 filters, the E10 cannot clean smaller particles, such as algae, sand, and other debris.

Why NanoFilters are essential →

Compare essential features...

Dolphin ProLine
Dolphin Logo Explorer E20 E10 Sigma Premier
Cleans Waterline
No
No
Yes Yes
Nano
Filtration
No
No
Yes Yes
MultiMedia
No
No
No
Yes
Dual Stabilizer
No
No
Yes Yes
Gyroscope
No
No
Yes
No
3 Year Warranty
No
No
Yes Yes
No Restocking Fee Yes Yes Yes Yes
30 Day Trial Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Dolphin Cayman

Upgraded Max-Series™ with Wall Climbing, MaxBin™, Weekly Smart Timer, and NanoFiltration™ Capability

Dolphin Quantum

Features waterline cleaning, smart weekly timer, MaxBin™, NanoFilters™, and a 2 year warranty.

Dolphin Premier

Premier adds waterline cleaning, commercial grade motors, MultiMedia™, NanoFilters™, 3 year warranty + 30 Day Free Trial.

Key Differences

Explorer E20

  • No Waterline Cleaning - Won't clean the dirtest part of your pool
  • No Anti-Tangle Swivel
  • No NanoFilters™ - Cannot clean smaller debris and algae
  • Overshadowed by the newer Gen 2 models with more features - such as the ProLine and Max-Series

E10

  • Floor Only Coverage - Only cleans the floor
  • No Waterline Cleaning - Won't clean the dirtest part of your pool
  • No Anti-Tangle Swivel
  • No NanoFilters™ - Cannot clean smaller debris and algae
  • Overshadowed by the newer Gen 2 models with more features - such as the ProLine and Max-Series

Compare Dolphin Explorer E20 vs Dolphin E10

Features Explorer E20 E10
Standard Filter yes yes
NanoFilters™ no no
MaxBin™ no no
Multi-Media™ no no
Leaf Bag no no
Wall Climbing no no
Waterline Cleaning no no
Programmable Timer yes no
Full Filter Indicator no no
Gyroscope no no
Dual Stabilizer no no
Anti-Tangle Swivel no no
3 Year Warranty no no

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Standard Fine Filter

These standard filters help capture larger items such as small leaves and other debris, while maximizing flow rate. However, if your pool struggles with cloudy pool water, small algae, or sand. You many want to consider a unit with NanoFilters™.

NanoFilter™ vs Standard Filters
NanoFilter™ (left) vs Standard Filters (right)
yes
The Dolphin Explorer E20 includes a standard filter.
yes
The Dolphin E10 includes a standard filter.

Programmable Weekly Timer

An automatic pool cleaner should be automatic, right? With a programmable weekly timer, you can set the robot to clean at different intervals. So your pool robot can clean for you everyday of the week while you sit back and relax - without the need to manually turn it on and off everyday.

yes
The Dolphin Explorer E20 includes a weekly timer.
yes
The Dolphin E10 does not include a weekly timer.

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Compare Specifications

Dolphin Explorer E20 Dolphin E10

Part Number 99996148-XP 99996133-USF
ASIN B08T1MWL1V B01BUE8XVC
Waterline Cleaning No No
Multi-Media® No No
# of Filters Included: 1 1
Filter Cleaning Top Access Top Access
Cleaning Coverage Floor and Walls Floor
Cleaning Cycle 2 hours 1.5 hours
Number of Brushes 1 1
Cable Length 50 ft 40 ft
Anti-Tangle Swivel No No
Pool Types In Ground Above Ground
Maximum Pool Size 33 ft 30 ft
Pool Shape Rectangle, Oval, or Freeform Rectangle, Oval, or Freeform
Obstacles Steps, Ladder, Drain Cover, Ledges, Pop-Ups Steps, Ladder, Drain Cover, Ledges, Pop-Ups
Surface Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl, Liner Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl, Liner
Media-Alert® No No
Automated Weekly Timer Yes No
Remote operation No No
Restocking Fee No
No
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
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