Dolphin S200 versus Dolphin Premier®

Compare Features, Filters, and Warranty

Dolphin S200
Dolphin Premier

Dolphin S200

LOWEST PRICE
$1199

Dolphin Premier® Robotic Cleaner

LOWEST PRICE
$1297
$1747
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yes S200 includes

yes Premier® includes

Full floor, wall, and waterline coverageUltimate 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

yes S200 does not include

yes 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
In-Store Exclusive - Not Available Online

Features

Dolphin S200

Waterline Cleaning yes  
Multi-Media® yes  
Standard Filter yes  
Leaf Bag
($109.99 Value)
yes  
Ultra-Fine Filters
($79.99 Value)
yes  
Programmable Timer yes  
Full Filter Indicator yes  
Dual Stabilizer yes  
Cable Swivel yes  
3 Year Warranty yes  

Dolphin Premier®

Waterline Cleaning yes  
Multi-Media® yes  
Standard Filter yes  
Leaf Bag
($109.99 Value)
yes  
Ultra-Fine Filters
($79.99 Value)
yes  
Programmable Timer yes  
Full Filter Indicator yes  
Dual Stabilizer yes  
Cable Swivel yes  
3 Year Warranty yes  

Head To Head Review Analysis

Compare the Dolphin S200 to the Dolphin Premier

Both the Dolphin Premier and Dolphin S200 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 S200 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 S200. The Premier has a 3-year best-in-class warranty, while the Dolphin S200 has a 2 year warranty.

Cleaning Performance

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 S200 also covers your entire pool, including the pool floor, walls, and waterline.

Filter Options

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 S200 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 S200 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.

Media-Alert®

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 S200.

Anti-Tangle Swivel

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.

Warranty

The Premier® offers a longer warranty: 36 months (3 years) compared to the S200' 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 S200.

Where To Buy

Dolphin S200

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Specifications

Dolphin S200 Dolphin Premier

Part Number 99996202-USW 99996339-SPL
ASIN B01BP8PLMM
Waterline Cleaning Yes Yes
Multi-Media® No Yes
# of Filters Included: Ultra-Fine Filter Kit 3
Filter Cleaning Top Access Oversized Leaf Bag, Ultra-fine Cartridges, Standard Cartridges, & Optional Disposable Debris bag
Cleaning Coverage Floor, Walls and Waterline Floor, Walls, Waterline
Cleaning Cycle 2 hours 3 hours
Number of Brushes 2 2
Cable Length 60 ft 60 ft
Anti-Tangle Swivel Yes Yes
Pool Types In Ground In Ground
Maximum Pool Size 40 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 Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl, Liner Concrete, Plaster, Gunite, Pebble, Tile, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass
Media-Alert® No Yes
Automated Weekly Timer Yes Yes
Remote operation No Yes - Optional Physical Remote
Restocking Fee No
No
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
MSRP $1199 $1747