Dolphin Escape versus Dolphin Explorer E70

Head-to-Head Review and Comparison

Dolphin Escape

Dolphin Escape Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
$649
Dolphin Explorer E70

Dolphin Explorer E70 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
$1999
Pool Type Above Ground
Waterline Cleaning Very Good  
Filter Excellent  
Coverage Very Good Tied
User Experience Excellent  
Warranty Excellent Tied
Pool Type In Ground
Waterline Cleaning Excellent  
Filter Bad  
Coverage Very Good  
User Experience Very Good  
Warranty Excellent  
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Best Above Ground Pool Cleaner

Easy-to-clean oversized filter basket

Covers entire floor, can handle slopes, and even goes partially up the wall

Easy to setup - Simple plug and play design

2 Year Warranty - Full Coverage that isn't Prorated

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Only 1 filter option - Standard Filter Basket

Doesn't fully cover the walls, as it only went halfway up when testing

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Waterline Cleaning

2 High Speed Scrubbing Brushes

3 Year Warranty

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

Anti-Tangle Swivel - Prevents Tangles

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Lacks multiple filter options - Similar units come with 2+

Better Value Units Avaliable

Not a great value when compared to alternative robots

Restocking Fee Up to 20%

No Smartphone App


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.

Escape

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Explorer E70

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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

Escape

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Explorer E70

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SmartPhone App

Control the from anywhere.

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

Escape

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Explorer E70

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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.

Escape

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Explorer E70

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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.

Escape

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Explorer E70

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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!

Escape

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Explorer E70

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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.

Escape

SmartNav 2.0

Explorer E70


Pool Attributes

Specifications

Robot Dolphin Escape Dolphin Escape Dolphin Explorer E70 Dolphin Explorer E70
Pool Types Above Ground In Ground
Pool Size 33 ft 50 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 Yes
Number of Filters Included 1 1
Filter Cleaning Filter Basket Top Access
Cleaning Coverage Floor Floor, Walls and Waterline
Cleaning Cycle(s) 1.5 hrs 1.5, 2 hrs
Number of Brushes 1 2
Connectivity & Automation
Remote operation No No
WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi: No
Bluetooth: No
WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Smartphone App No Yes
Automated Weekly Timer Yes Yes
Other
Full Bag Indicator No Yes
Cable Length 40 ft 60 ft
Anti-Tangling Swivel No Yes
Restocking Fee No
No Restocking Fee Ever.
No
No Restocking Fee Ever.
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Caddy Included Optional Caddies Available Optional Caddies Available
Official Website Escape Official Site
Part Number 99996153-SPLF 99996712-XP
ASIN B01I466H94 B09XFCQJPH

Customer Reviews

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4 and half stars 4.5 Based on 1192 Reviews
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3 and half stars 3.8 Based on 169 Reviews
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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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