Dolphin S400 versus Dolphin ADVANTAGE PRO

Head-to-Head Review and Comparison

Dolphin S400

Dolphin S400 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
$1799
Dolphin ADVANTAGE PRO

Dolphin ADVANTAGE PRO Robotic Pool Cleaner

Best Price
$1299
Pool Type In Ground
Waterline Cleaning Excellent Tied
Filter Bad Tied
Coverage Very Good Tied
User Experience Very Good Tied
Warranty Very Good Tied
Pool Type In Ground
Waterline Cleaning Excellent  
Filter Bad  
Coverage Very Good  
User Experience Very Good  
Warranty Very Good  
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Energy Efficient Motors

Waterline Cleaning

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

Anti-Tangle Swivel - Prevents Tangles

2 High Speed Scrubbing Brushes

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Not a great value when compared to alternative robots

No Smartphone App

Better Value Units Avaliable

Shorter Warranty Than Premium Robots

Lacks multiple filter options - Similar units come with 2+

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2 High Speed Scrubbing Brushes

Waterline Cleaning

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

Anti-Tangle Swivel - Prevents Tangles

Energy Efficient Motors

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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+

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.

S400

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ADVANTAGE 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

S400

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ADVANTAGE 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 .

S400

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ADVANTAGE 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.

S400

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ADVANTAGE PRO

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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.

S400

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ADVANTAGE 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!

S400

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ADVANTAGE 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.

S400

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Pool Attributes

Specifications

Robot Dolphin S400 Dolphin S400 Dolphin ADVANTAGE PRO Dolphin ADVANTAGE PRO
Pool Types In Ground In Ground
Pool Size 50 ft 40 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
Cleaning
Waterline Cleaning Yes Yes
Number of Filters Included Ultra-Fine Filter Kit 1
Filter Cleaning Top Access Top Access
Cleaning Coverage Floor, Walls and Waterline Floor, Walls and Waterline
Cleaning Cycle(s) 1.5, 2 hrs 2 hrs
Number of Brushes 2 2
Connectivity & Automation
Remote operation No No
WiFi / Bluetooth WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Smartphone App Yes Yes
Automated Weekly Timer Yes Yes
Other
Full Bag Indicator Yes No
Cable Length 60 ft 60 ft
Anti-Tangling Swivel Yes Yes
Restocking Fee No
No Restocking Fee Ever.
No
No Restocking Fee Ever.
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
Caddy Included Optional Caddies Available Optional Caddies Available
Official Website
Part Number 99996261-US 99996207-ADP
ASIN B09RQ8R7LQ

Customer Reviews

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3 and half stars 3.7 Based on Reviews
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Where To Buy

Seller Buy From Robot Shop Online
Poolbots Logo S400 Shop At Poolbots
Buy on Amazon.com $1299 ADVANTAGE PRO Shop At Amazon
Poolbots Logo ADVANTAGE PRO Shop At Poolbots
In-Store Exclusive $1799 S400 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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