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Posted by Patrick O'Keefe
It's no secret that we at E-Z Test Pool Supplies love robotic pool cleaners! And over the years we have witnessed how much our customers have grown to love them. Lower costs compared to installed cleaning systems, and true ease of use has made the popularity of these units skyrocket.
Although we sell, service & offer parts for other brands of robotic cleaners, we have developed a strong preference for Maytronics Dolphin brand units.
These robots have only gotten better over time. A prominent feature on the better new models is the use of baskets with detachable filter grids in favor of bags. It makes cleanup a snap and allows for easier optional degrees of particle filtration.
It has come to our attention recently though that there has been some confusion for our customers as to which baskets and filter grids fit their cleaners. Unfortunately with some online and in-store purchases, people have inadvertently purchased the wrong basket for their cleaner.
Also, for those customers wishing to buy only cartridges to snap into the basket they already have, some have mistakenly bought cartridges that do not fit. Add to this problem the fact that there are spring clean-up and ultra fine particle versions of these and it can compound the situation!
Although we are happy to process proper exchanges as needed, we want to help decrease any headaches going forward!
So let's help clear the confusion (...and your pool), making life easier for all. We are E-Z Test Pool Supplies, after all! At the end of this blog I'llinclude a simple chart to help you select exactly what you need for you Dolphin robotic cleaner.
So let's start by explaining the differences between your choices.
First, Maytronics allows customers to select between 1) spring cleanup, & 2) ultra fine filtration.
Obviously, the spring cleanup version is intended to catch only larger debris in the spring (and also fall when leaves may drop into the pool). With this level of filtration, fine particle pass through, allowing you to clean the pool first of larger scale debris without bogging down as often.
Secondly, ultra fine filtration is the level used most often during the season for routine general cleaning.
Two different filtration levels, two different purposes.
Another option is that customers may choose to purchase grids separately that may be snapped in and out of the baskets, changing as needed.
Some may decide that ease of use is the main goal and want to buy baskets complete with grids in them and swap out the whole basket with different grids as needed. This is the quickest & easiest option but will cost a bit more.
These baskets function similarly on both in-ground and above ground robotic cleaners, and even have very similar appearance. The difference? Size. Above ground and in-ground baskets will not interchange.
Now that we've cleared up the similarities and differences, take a look at these handy charts that will quickly direct you to which basket and/or filter cartridges are for you.
|In-Ground Models||Above Ground Models|
|5200, 5300, 5300i, Active 20, Active 30i, Discovery, Premium, Triton,
Triton PS Plus
|E10, E20, S100, Active 10, Seamaster CL, Seamaster AG, Prowler 910, Z
Fun, Poolstyle, Izzy Climb, Cainan 1, Energy C, Echo, SL100
|In Ground Cartridges||Above Ground Cartridges|
|Ultra Fine Filtration
|In Ground Basket
|Above Ground Basket
|Ultra Fine Filtration
As always, please feel free to call or visit any one of our friendly stores for details or further help!