Aquabot Elite Pro versus Dolphin S100

Head-to-Head Review and Comparison

Aquabot Elite Pro

Aquabot Elite Pro Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
$997
Dolphin S100

Dolphin S100 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
$879
Pool Type In Ground
Waterline Cleaning Excellent  
Filter Very Good  
Coverage Bad  
User Experience Very Good Tied
Warranty Excellent  
Pool Type In Ground
Waterline Cleaning Bad  
Filter Bad  
Coverage Very Good  
User Experience Very Good  
Warranty Very Good  
Check mark Highs

Dual 24 volt brushes DC energy efficient, long life motors

Twin micro-filter cartridges included. Dual Cartridge and Oversized bag also included!

It's the world's only true cable swivel, a patented Dolphin exclusive

Direct drive means no belt to replace, ever

Dual power rotating, scrubbing brushes for aggressive cleaning action

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Dual 24 volt brushes DC energy efficient, long life motors

Twin micro-filter cartridges included. Dual Cartridge and Oversized bag also included!

It's the world's only true cable swivel, a patented Dolphin exclusive

Direct drive means no belt to replace, ever

Dual power rotating, scrubbing brushes for aggressive cleaning action

Check mark Highs

Cleans walls, but no waterline

Energy Efficient Motors

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

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Restocking Fee Up to 20%

No Smartphone App

Not a great value when compared to alternative robots

Better Value Units Avaliable

Lacks multiple filter options - Similar units come with 2+


Robot Features:

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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S100

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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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S100

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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.

Elite Pro

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S100

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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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S100

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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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S100

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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.

Elite Pro

CleverClean

S100


Pool Attributes

Specifications

Robot Aquabot Elite Pro Aquabot Elite Pro Dolphin S100 Dolphin S100
Pool Types In Ground In Ground
Pool Size 50 ft 33 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 Concrete, Plaster, Gunite, Pebble, Tile, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl, Liner
Cleaning
Waterline Cleaning No No
Number of Filters Included 1 Ultra-Fine Filter Kit
Filter Cleaning Filter Basket Top Access
Cleaning Coverage Floor Floor and Walls
Cleaning Cycle(s) 1.5 hrs 2 hrs
Number of Brushes - 1
Connectivity & Automation
Remote operation No No
WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi:
Bluetooth: No
WiFi: No
Bluetooth: No
Smartphone App No No
Automated Weekly Timer Yes Yes
Other
Full Bag Indicator No No
Cable Length 50ft 50 ft
Anti-Tangling Swivel No No
Restocking Fee No
No Restocking Fee Ever.
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No Restocking Fee Ever.
Warranty 3 Years 2 Years
Caddy Included Optional Caddies Available Optional Caddies Available
Official Website
Part Number 99996121-USF
ASIN

Customer Reviews

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3 stars 3.2 Based on Reviews
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Where To Buy

Seller Buy From Robot Shop Online
Poolbots Logo $1147 Elite Pro Shop At Poolbots
PoolRobots Logo $1147 Elite Pro Shop At PoolRobots
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In-Store Exclusive $879 S100 Similar Robots

Robot Accessories:

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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