Aiper Elite Pro versus Dolphin T55i

Head-to-Head Review and Comparison

Aiper Elite Pro

Aiper Elite Pro Robotic Pool Cleaner

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Dolphin T55i

Dolphin T55i Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
Pool Type Above Ground
Waterline Cleaning Bad  
NanoFiltration Bad Tied
Coverage Bad  
User Experience Bad  
Warranty Bad  
Pool Type In Ground
Waterline Cleaning Excellent  
NanoFiltration Bad  
Coverage Very Good  
User Experience Very Good  
Warranty Very Good  
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Cordless Design

Improved Battery Performance from Old Models - But still lackluster compared to wired cleaners

New for 2023

Can clean partial wall (no waterline however)

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Pain to Retrieve from pool

Poor Customer Service and Only 1 Year Warranty

Poor Customer Service

Smaller filter than other cleaners

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Energy Efficient Motors

Anti-Tangle Swivel - Prevents Tangles

Waterline Cleaning

2 High Speed Scrubbing Brushes

Schedule Cleanings - Run every 24, 48, or 72 hours

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Restocking Fee Up to 20%

Not a great value when compared to alternative robots

Better Value Units Avaliable

Lacks multiple filter options - Similar units come with 2+

Shorter Warranty Than Premium Robots

Robot Features:


Waterline / Tileline Cleaning

Clean where other robots can't.

90% of the bacteria in your pool is on the waterline. Don't get confused with robots that are "Wall Climbing". There is a big difference. Waterline cleaning means the actively scrubs and sticks to the waterline scrubbing away this problem area in the pool. It is a feature you don't want to miss.

Elite Pro

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Dolphin Wall Climbing

Wall Climbing

Provides floor and wall coverage

Wall climbing allows the robot to clean and climb the walls of your pool. However, don't get this confused with waterline cleaning. A robot without waterline cleaning will only clean the walls of your pool. It will miss the dirtest part of your pool, the waterline, where 90% of all algae and bacteria is in your pool. Make sure to check out waterline cleaning units here waterline cleaning robots

Elite Pro

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SmartPhone App

Control the from anywhere.

With its SmartPhone App, you can schedule cleanings, manually control, and fine tune your .

Elite Pro

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Anti-Tangle Swivel

Anti-Tangle Swivel

No more tangled cords.

With an Anti-tangle Swivel, the can fully explore and clean your pool without ever getting stuck. The innovative design allows the robot to move freely 360 degrees around your pool, without ever knotting the cord.

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Energy Saver

Ultra Efficient

Save Hundreds of Dollars Cleaning Your Pool a Year!

A robotic pool cleaner saves hundreds of dollars a year in energy when compared to pressure-side or suction-side cleaners. Powered by energy efficient DC motors, a robotic pool cleaner can be 90% more efficient than its pressure-side and suction-side counterparts.

Elite Pro

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Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Simply Plug in and start cleaning!

Set up has never been easier. No installation needed. is ready to go right out of the box. No extra pumps, plumbing, or anything else needed. Simply plug and start cleaning!

Elite Pro

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Smart Navigation

Precise Navigation

Navigate Any Obstacle

This technology ensures that the most effecient route is used to clean your pool floor. So smart, the system automatically navigates around obstacles and quickly returns to its route. You'll want to look for the SmartNav, as we found it performed best in our testing.

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Pool Attributes


Robot Aiper Elite Pro Aiper Elite Pro Dolphin T55i Dolphin T55i
Pool Types Above Ground In Ground
Pool Size 50 ft
Pool Shape Flat Pools Only Rectangle, Oval, or Freeform
Obstacles No Obstacle Detection Steps, Ladder, Drain Cover, Ledges, Pop-Ups
Surface Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl, Liner
Waterline Cleaning No Yes
Number of Filters Included 1
Filter Cleaning Top Access
Cleaning Coverage Floor & Walls Floor, Walls and Waterline
Cleaning Cycle(s) hrs 1.5, 2 hrs
Number of Brushes 2
Connectivity & Automation
Remote operation No No
WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi: No
Bluetooth: No
WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Smartphone App No Yes
Automated Weekly Timer No Yes
Full Bag Indicator No No
Cable Length No Cable 60 ft
Anti-Tangling Swivel No Yes
Restocking Fee
No Restocking Fee Ever.
No Restocking Fee Ever.
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Caddy Included Optional Caddies Available Optional Caddies Available
Official Website
Part Number 99996245-WINI

Customer Reviews

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Where To Buy

Seller Buy From Robot Shop Online
Buy on $899.99 Elite Pro Shop At Amazon
Poolbots Logo T55i Shop At Poolbots
In-Store Exclusive $1699 T55i Similar Robots

Robot Accessories:


Terra Caddy for Dolphin Pool Robots

Terra Caddy

The Must-Have Accessory

Weather and UV-Resistant. Terra Caddy is the go-to Dolphin Caddy. Sealed and protected, the Terra Caddy is covered in a protect resin that cures to an extremely hard layer, making it resistant to scratches and weathering. The resin cures very hard, making it solvent-resistant and scratch-resistant. This level of protection makes the Terra Caddy stand up to rain, sunshine, termites, and more.

Dolphin Universal Caddy

Dolphin Caddy

Easy Transport and Cheap

A robotic pool cleaner is an investment, so make sure to protect it. The Dolphin Universal Caddy is a solid caddy that gets the job done. Easily store and transport your robotic pool cleaner to keep it lasting for years to come.

Dolphin Replacement Parts

Replacement Parts

Need extra filters, replacement power supply, or new climbing rings?

Looking for replacement parts? Well, you've come to the right place. Shop all replacement parts for the and all other models.

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