Dolphin Quantum versus Dolphin Premier®
Compare Features, Filters, and Warranty
Dolphin QuantumLOWEST PRICE
Dolphin Premier® Robotic CleanerLOWEST PRICE
|Full floor, wall, and waterline coverage||Ultimate Coverage - Full floor, wall, and waterline coverage|
|Includes 2 filter options||Multi-Media® - Includes 3 filters (4th optional)|
|Filters 4000 GPH||Filters 4500 GPH - Powered by dual commercial grade motors|
|2 Year Warranty||Backed by best-in-class 3 year warranty|
|Anti-Tangle Swivel - Patented 360 Degree Rotation||Anti-Tangle Swivel - Patented 360 Degree Rotation|
|Programmable Weekly Timer - Schedule cleanings every 24, 48, 72 hrs||Programmable Weekly Timer - Schedule cleanings every 24, 48, 72 hrs|
|Media-Alert® - Premier lets you know when it's time to clean|
|Only Dolphin robotic pool cleaner with a leaf bag|
Quantum does not include
Premier® does not include
|No Multi-Media® available|
|No 3 Year Warranty - 50% shorter warranty|
|No Full Filter Indicator - Lets you know when to clean filters|
|No Remote Control Capability|
|Full Filter Indicator|
|3 Year Warranty|
|Full Filter Indicator|
|3 Year Warranty|
Head To Head Review Analysis
Compare the Dolphin Quantum to the Dolphin Premier
Both the Dolphin Premier and Dolphin Quantum are designed to clean your pool's floor, walls, and waterline. Breaking down their filters, the Dolphin Premier® includes 3 filter options (with a 4th optional). The Dolphin Quantum includes 2 filter options: Standard and Ultra-Fine Filters, but won't include the Oversized Leaf Bag. The Dolphin Premier has a 50% longer warranty compared to the Quantum. The Premier has a 3-year best-in-class warranty, while the Dolphin Quantum has a 2 year warranty.
In terms of cleaning performance, the Dolphin Premier® is capable of cleaning pool floors, walls, and waterline (also called the scum line), which is the most vulnerable part of the pool to dirt, grime, and algae buildup. This is especially important for robotic pool cleaners because if the bot doesn't clean the scum line, you'll still need to manually brush the pool afterwards. The Dolphin Quantum also covers your entire pool, including the pool floor, walls, and waterline.
The Dolphin Premier® includes Multi-Media®, which offers four different filter media options. This gives you the ability to customize your cleaning based on your pool's needs. If you need to pick up leaves, you can use the oversized leaf bag or disposable leaf bag. If you need to clean up regular debris, you can use the fine filter cartridge. Finally, if you need to pick up fine dust and other micro particles, you can use the ultra-fine cartridge. The Dolphin Quantum includes the Ultra-Fine and Standard Cartridge Filter, but won't be able to use or include a leaf bag.
The Dolphin Premier includes:
- Oversized Leaf Bag
- Standard Cartridge Filter Set
- Ultra-Fine Cartridge Filter Set
- Optional Disposable Debris Bag (sold separately)
The Dolphin Quantum includes:
- Standard Cartridge Filter
- Ultra-Fine Cartridge Filter
Ease of Use
Both robots have a similar setup process and weigh about the same. To set up either one, simply plug the power supply into an outdoor outlet, plug the unit into the power supply, drop the unit into the water, and press start. Both robots have a weekly timer with options for daily, every other day, and every three-day cycles.
The Premier® has an extra feature to improve user experience, a full filter bag indicator. This indicator will let you know when the filter bag is full and needs to be cleaned, as well as when it is partially blocked and needs to be cleared out. This indicator is not present on the Quantum.
Both models come with an anti-tangle swivel to minimize cord tangling. This helps both robots clean with power and precision in your swimming pool. The Patented Tangle Free Swivel from Maytronics allows the robot to rotate 360 degrees without your cord getting tangled.
The Premier® offers a longer warranty: 36 months (3 years) compared to the Quantum' 24 month warranty (2 years).
Which is the better pool robot?
Overall, the Dolphin Premier offers more customizable filter options, an Oversized Leaf Bag, and a 50% longer warranty when compared to the Dolphin Quantum.
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|# of Filters Included:||2||3|
|Filter Cleaning||Fine and Ultra-fine Oversized Filter Basket||Oversized Leaf Bag, Ultra-fine Cartridges, Standard Cartridges, & Optional Disposable Debris bag|
|Cleaning Coverage||Floor, Walls, Waterline||Floor, Walls, Waterline|
|Cleaning Cycle||1.5 hours||3 hours|
|Number of Brushes||2||2|
|Cable Length||60 ft||60 ft|
|Pool Types||In Ground||In Ground|
|Maximum Pool Size||50 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||Concrete, Plaster, Gunite, Pebble, Tile, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass|
|Automated Weekly Timer||Yes||Yes|
|Remote operation||No||Yes - Optional Physical Remote|
|Warranty||2 Years||3 Years|