Dolphin 99996356 Robotic Pool Cleaner Review

Dolphin 99996356 Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaner with Caddy Swivel Cable, 60-Feet


As one of the most advanced automatic pool cleaners, I can say that the Dolphin Triton is the best answer to your dirty, debris-filled in-ground pool cleaner. It’s so flexible it can clean any pool surface. It does its tasks well, too! It scrubs, vacuums, and filters at the same time. Plus, its suction rate is about 4,233 gallons per hour and it can clean in less than an hour.

Now let’s take a look at the product’s specifications, features, pros, cons, and the feedback from customers.


Item Dimension 23.5 x 19.5 x 19.5 inches
Cycle time 3 hours
Cable length 60 ft.
Suction rate 4,233 (USA) per hour
Item Weight 47.6 lbs.
Brand Maytronics
Item Model Number 99996356
Warranty 1 year
Customer Reviews (Amazon) 4.1 out of 5 stars


Worried about tangled cables? There’s no need to fret now. Its 60-feet cable is swivelled to avoid tangling.Over and above that, this compact pool robot climbs up walls and clean your pool completely. It can remove sand and small particles efficiently. Like the Nautilus Plus, it also highlights a robotic scanning technology that automatically scans the dimensions of your pool and learns the route it has to take to quickly clean your pool. Because of this feature, you save energy. This pool cleaner also highlights their microprocessor technology that ensures a dirt-free pool. If you want to, you may also order a remote control separately. This will allow you to navigate and select the cycle of the Triton with no bother.

Why Should You Buy The Dolphin Triton?

This powerful pool cleaner has several reasons why it’s worth your money. For one, it can clean your pool even if it’s 50 feet long. Because it’s also durable, you can use it for a long time. It will allow you will save money in the long run, too. Maytronics claims that it will cost you less than 15 cents to clean your pool. The Dolphin Triton scrubs, vacuums, and filters in less than 3 hours. Plus, it’s so easy to use. Just plug it in and let it do its job. Do you know what’s even better? It comes with its own caddy so you can move and store it with ease.


  • Has an anti-swivel technology
  • Has a microprocessor controlled drive system
  • Includes a power cord (60 ft.)
  • Scrubs and vacuums thoroughly and quickly
  • Filters water
  • Does not need any installation
  • Does not require excess labor to operate
  • Has a low operating cost
  • Has a built-in caddy for easy storage and transport
  • Has a cable swivel
  • Cleans any type of pool surface
  • Has a scanning technology for faster and more efficient cleaning
  • Easy to use
  • Allows you to save energy


  • The filter cartridges are small; thus, they hold less dirt and debris than typical filter bags and therefore needs regular cleaning.
  • In some products, the cartridges clog quickly especially after picking up large leaves.

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What Are Customers Saying About It?


The Good:

  • It doesn’t get stuck in the main drain.
  • The vacuum does not have a problem climbing walls that are at a 90-degree climb or even to an odd degree.
  • It cleans pool very well, climbs walls and stairs, is able to go right over the main drain, and does the job very efficiently with minimal spots missed.
  • It self-corrects—it does not get stuck often or even for long.
  • One customer remarked, “I see a summer of fun in my future instead of a summer of working on the pool. So far, I highly recommend it.
  • The remote works very well and is highly recommended.
  • It works great even in an irregularly-shaped pool.
  • The quality of the Triton robot cleaner is really good.
  • It’s easy to operate because you don’t have to attach to the skimmer or the wall pump. You just drop it in and plug the power in and the press the blue button.
  • The two sets of filters are easy to change and clean.
  • It’s the best pool investment ever.
  • It efficiently cleans even a peanut shaped, 30,000 gal. in-ground pool.
  • The Triton handle is useful for pulling the unit out of the pool.

The Bad:

  • One of the downsides that customers found is that the filters that come with the unit have a very small surface area. They function well but are completely clogged after just one run.
  • The filters have to be cleaned every day.
  • It took a while before it learned the dimensions of the pool.
  • The Triton would occasionally get stuck on the pool return covers.
  • The instructions to assemble were designed poorly (for the caddy).
  • It’s a pricey machine and the optional remote should be included.
  • The caddy, which is included, had a fitting issue with the upright spine. The 2 self-tapping bottom support screws didn’t line up correctly.
  • It cannot be turned on after five uses.


It may be high-priced and the technology may not be so innovative, but based on hundreds of customer reviews, it’s one hundred percent worth the price. It cleans your pool efficiently and that’s all the concern. However, you have to make sure that the walls of your pool have no algae, as slippery walls prevent the Triton from climbing the wall.