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MaxBin + Optional NanoFiltration

The New Generation.

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Dolphin Escape

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Escape's Top Features

Dolphin Escape MaxBin

Top-Loading MaxBin™

Easy to clean, the Escape filters more debris than ever before. Add the optional NanoFilter MaxBin™ for even more cleaning power.

Dolphin Escape Dual Motors

Powerful Dual Motors

Max-Series motors are more efficient and more powerful than cleaners of the past.

Dolphin Escape Active Scrubbing

Active Scrubbing Brush

Unlike other Dolphin robots, the Escape has an Active Scrubbing Brush. This brush spins twice the speed of the robot, allowing maximum performance.

Dolphin Escape SmartNav

SmartNav 2.0™

Advanced scanning software allows the Escape to clean above ground and in-ground pools of all types. Filtering 4000 GPH, the Escape is 90% more efficient than pressure & suction-side cleaners.

The Flagship Pool Cleaner

Ranked best Dolphin for above-ground pools by our poool experts, the all-new Dolphin Escape keeps your pool’s floor clean of dirt and algae with innovative HyperBrush™ technology and unparalleled dual 24-volt DC motor efficiency for both in-ground and above ground pools. Its lightweight, ergonomic frame and quick 1.5-hour cleaning cycle make it perfect for all above-ground pools. With an extreme value price and warranty coverage for a full year, the Dolphin Escape is sure to be the most popular above ground pool cleaner of 2024.

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Next-Gen MaxBin™

The secret to Dolphin Max-Series™ success: a clean slate harmonious overall concept with a user-friendly design and – as our engineers sometimes call it – unique technical layout. With MaxBin™ Next-Gen Filtration, the Max-Series™ delivers a dramatically increased filter capacity up to 100% larger. Simply put, Max-Series makes maintenance a breeze, so you can spend more time enjoying your pool and less time cleaning.

NanoFilter vs Standard Filter

Optional NanoFiltration™

Experince the NanoFilter difference. Side by side, you can see the difference between the NanoFilter™ (left) and standard filter (right).

For the first time ever, you can upgrade your Dolphin Escape by adding its MaxBin™ with NanoFilters™. By adding this filter, it allows you to target and capture difficult debris that would otherwise be recirculated in your pool.

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Built for Anything.

For pool owners, finding a cleaner designed for your pool is the key. Whether you have an gunite in-ground or vinyl above ground, the Escape is capable of cleaning any pool. The Dolphin Escape comes with a 40-foot cable to reach all areas of your pool’s floor surface effortlessly. Just drop it in the water and watch it get to work.

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Advanced Filtration

The Escape’s easy to use, advanced filtration system sets it above and beyond what you’d expect from a typical automatic pool cleaner. Its super-fine filtration allows it to clean debris of all sizes, from algae to large leaves, and its large, oversized cartridge mean emptying the filter less often. Cleaning out the filter is a breeze with top-access filtration that allow you to simply lift out mess-free cartridge and rinse away the debris.

HyperBrush™ Scrubbing

Formerly a feature reserved for expensive inground robots, a fast rotating brush is the most effective way to remove stubborn contaminants from the surface. The Escape includes a HyperBrush™ to dislodge stuck-on debris as it spins two times faster than ordinary pool brushes. Dirt and debris don’t stand a chance against the Dolphin Escape.

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HyperGrip™ Rubber Tracks

The Escape is equipped with HyperGrip™ Rubber Tracks to ensure that no surface gets left behind. The tracks grip tightly to your pool’s floor to eliminate the slipping that wheeled robots experience. With the Escape, the debris and tough contaminants in your pool have nowhere to hide.

"The Best Pool Cleaner I Ever Owned"

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Best-in-Class 2 Year Warranty

Traditional pool robots tend to wander aimlessly around the pool, hoping they’ll eventually clean everything. With the new Dolphin Escape, there’s no hoping or wandering involved. It’s equipped with the SmartNavTM pool mapping system to ensure that it not only cleans every inch, but it also doesn’t waste time overlap cleaning paths. This innovative system means you’ll never need to worry whether or not it actually cleaned the whole pool.

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Highly Efficient DC Motors

The Escape’s engineers set out to build a robotic cleaner that accomplished a thorough and efficient clean with less energy, and their success is evident in the new Dolphin Escape. With dual 24-volt DC motors driving the Escape around the pool, the robot uses only 180watts, or almost 90% less than traditional cleaners who can use up to 1800watts. This balance of power and efficiency ensures you get the best of both worlds every time you clean.

Try Risk-Free for 30 Days

Buy with Confidence

Try any robot in your pool risk-free for 30 days. We believe a pool robot is an investment, and we know you'll love it. Which is why we have a 30 Day Free Trial. If you don't love it, simply return the robot. Unlike the other guys, we never charge a restocking fee or any other fees - meaning no restocking fee ever.

Here at Poolbots, we carry only the top models for the top brands. All of our pool robots are backed by a full manufacturer's warranty - not prorated or limited to cycles like other pool robots.

Escape Accessories

Dolphin MaxBin with NanoFilters

Clean like never before. Dolphin Escape's NanoFilter Basket allows it to capture microscopic particles such as algae, sand, and even oil. See why so many pool owners make the switch to NanoFilters™

Dolphin Universal Caddy

Easily transport your Dolphin Escape with the Dolphin Universal Caddy. Fits any Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaner.

Dolphin Escape Specifications

Waterline Cleaning No
Wall Climbing Yes
Dual Stabilizer No
Number of Motors 2
Gallons Filtered Per Hour 4000 GPH
Filter Types MaxBin
Pool Coverage Floor
Pool Types Above Ground
Pool Size 33 ft
Pool Shapes Rectangle, Oval, or Freeform
Pool Surfaces Concrete, Plaster, Gunite, Pebble, Tile, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass
Cable Length 40 ft
Anti-Tangle Swivel No
Obstacle Avoidance Steps, Ladder, Drain Cover, Ledges, Pop-Ups
Warranty 2 Years
Brand Dolphin
Manufacturer Maytronics
Part Number 99996153-SPLF
ASIN B01I466H94
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Read Customer Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.7

Dominic Tate - 5 Stars

After 5 years with the Pool Rover Jr., I replaced it with the Dolphin Escape for my above ground 18x33 oval pool. After one season, I could not be happier. In my opinion, a much better product for the following reasons: it brushes the bottom of the pool, removing stubborn algae, does a much better job cleaning the corners of the pool walls and even slightly climbs them, the cord does not twist up, emptying the bag and cleaning it is a breeze, much faster than the pool rover and you don't have to worry about remembering to switch the swivel pin from side to side, it has a larger handle making it easier to hook and lift out of the pool. It has done an excellent job cleaning my pool. I've read some reviews by some who are not happy with the supplied basket and they end up purchasing an accessory finer basket for very small debris. I think the supplied debris basket is fine. I do not know how reliable and how long the product will last but it seems to be sturdy and well built.

Harrison Lowe - 5 Stars

This unit is being used in an above ground pool, 24' diameter. This is an excellent cleaner. I use it at least once a week and my pool has never been cleaner. Extremely easy to use and clean. I have recommended this unit to several friends.

Robert Glidewell - 5 Stars

The machine is actually really amazing. And it's as easy as the seller says, out of the box and it's ready to go. Used it for six cycles so far and it picked up a lot of really fine debris. I'm using it on a brand new pool, so the stucco is what it is primarily picking up. I'm using it in Miami, so can't speak for seasonal pool users, but for down here, this machine is a pool maintenance company's worst nightmare.

Marshall Stinson - 5 Stars

FANTASTIC replacement for surly, strange poolmen with which I still needed a Great White (Florida - don't ask. Help just isn't what it is in other parts of the country.). If it continues to work for years, I'll say that it's well worth the price. No assembly necessary. Filter cleaning takes 15 seconds. Two passes in my pool and it is sparkly clean. This should save quite a bit of electricity since I will not need to run my pool pump constantly as I was with a suction based Great White. I have a 25x18 freeform (very curvy) in-ground pool with depths ranging from 3.5 feet to 7 feet. This does climb walls well, makes it to a carve out for seating in the deep end, and makes it up the steps (at least all the steps but the very top step). So far, so good! I'll update this review if things change.

Holly Payne - 5 Stars

This is the first robot pool cleaner I have had. I received it today. It was so easy to use. Just plug up and set in. Did a wonderful job cleaning. And easy to clean up. Ready for the next cleaning.

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Questions and Answers

Does Poolbots charge any restocking fees in your 30 Day Free Trial?

No, we never charge a restocking fee ever! We know a robotic pool cleaner is a big investment, which is why we offer Free 30-Day Trials on all robotic pool cleaners!

How long is the Dolphin Escape's warranty?

As a proud Authorized Dealer for Dolphin, the Dolphin Escape includes a full 2 year warranty from date of purchase.

Does Dolphin Escape need a booster pump to work?

No! The Dolphin Escape is plug and play! All you need to do is unbox the unit and plug it into an outlet. No setup or assembly required!

My Dolphin Escape gets stuck on drains, how can I fix this?

With a main drain clip on, you can successfully avoid the robot getting stuck on your drain.

Does the Dolphin Escape work with saltwater pools?

Yes. The Dolphin Escape works with all types of pools, including freshwater and saltwater.

What types of pools does the Dolphin Escape work with?

The Dolphin Escape is compatible with the following types of pools: In-ground pools, above-ground pools, gunite pools, tile pools, fiberglass pools, and viny pools of all shapes and sizes. If you have any questions or wonder if this is the right robot for you, contact us or view our Pool Robot Guide.

Does the Dolphin Escape have WiFi/Bluetooth?

No, the Dolphin Escape does not have WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity. Look at the Dolphin Sigma if you want a robot with WiFi & Bluetooth.

Does the Dolphin Escape have an app?

No, the Dolphin Escape does not utilize an app, as it can be fully controlled via its power supply.

How long does Nautilus CC Plus run for?

The Dolphin Escape cleans for 1.5 hours. You can set the robot to run daily via its included programmable timer.

How much does Dolphin Escape weigh?

The Dolphin Escape weighs 14.2 lb.

How does Dolphin Escape work?

The Dolphin Escape works as an automatic robotic pool cleaner. It will vacuum, scrub, and automate your pool cleaning. With a plug and play design, all you need is an outlet to plug it into and you’re good to go. No booster pump or assembly needed.

Does Dolphin Escape pick up leaves?

The Dolphin Escape is great at cleaning and picking up leaves. With a larger filter and strong flowrate, the Escape can vacuum leaves with ease.

Does Dolphin Escape pick up sand, algae, or small debris?

With the optional NanoFiltration, the Dolphin Escape is an excellent at picking up algae, sand, and small debris. These filters help increase water clarity as well. They are a must-have for any pool owner.

Does Dolphin Escape come with NanoFilters?

The Dolphin Escape has optional NanoFilter panels, free with code: DEEPCLEAN23

Does Dolphin Escape clean waterline?

No, the Dolphin Escape does not clean the waterline. The Dolphin Escape only cleans the floors and partial wall.

Does Dolphin Escape climb walls?

Yes, the Dolphin Escape can clean your pool walls. However, it does not have waterline cleaning capabilities.

Can the Dolphin Escape be plugged into an extension cord?

Yes it can!

I can power my Dolphin Escape on but it does not move

If your Dolphin powers on but does not move, try checking the tracks for any debris or obstructions. Also, check the drive motor and impeller for any damage or wear. If you are still having issues, contact Maytronics customer support for further assistance.

My Dolphin Escape's power supply does not turn on when I press the power button

If your Dolphin's power supply is not turning on, check to make sure it is properly plugged in and that the outlet it is plugged into is working. If the power supply is still not turning on, contact Maytronics customer support for further assistance.

My Dolphin Escape is not cleaning the pool properly

If your Dolphin Escape is not cleaning the pool properly, try checking the filter bag for any debris or blockages. Also, check the brushes and tracks for any damage or wear. If you are still having issues, contact Maytronics customer support for further assistance.

What are the handles and the floats on my Dolphin for?

The handles on your Dolphin are for lifting and carrying the unit, while the floats are designed to help your Dolphin navigate around the pool and maintain proper buoyancy.

There seems to be something stuck in my Dolphin Escape's' tracks – how can I get it out?

To remove any debris or obstructions from your Dolphin's tracks, turn off the power supply and carefully remove the tracks from the unit. Use a soft brush or cloth to clean the tracks and remove any debris. Once clean, reattach the tracks to the unit.

The cord is connected to the robot's power unit, but the power unit LED indication is off.

If the power unit LED indication is off even when the charger is connected, please try the following steps: 1) Unplug the power supply from the outlet and wait for 10 seconds. 2) Plug the power supply back in and check if the LED indication turns on. 3) If the LED indication still does not turn on, contact Maytronics customer support for further assistance.

Why should I register my robot?

Registering your Dolphin robotic pool cleaner allows you to receive important product updates and notifications, as well as access to exclusive content and promotions.

What's Next?

Learn more about Nanofilters™, MaxBin™, and so much more to find which pool robot is right for you. Use our Pool Robot Selector to enter your pool type and find an exact match for your swimming pool's needs or read the Best Dolphin Pool Cleaner for 2024.