Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus is apparently the leading seller on the market today. Its feature set is unmatched in the industry and it has even set a benchmark for others to follow.

Before we move into the detailed review, it would be nice if you can quickly take a look at its overall rating, reviews and customer satisfaction. Also, following is a quick specification table.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review



Pool scanner



CleverClean Tech powered

Time / Cleaning cycle


Cord type

Anti-tangle Swivel cable


50 feet

Brushes & Scrubbing

Dual scrubbing brushes


2 filters – spring for leaves and ultra-fine for dirt

Climbing walls


Climbing staircase



3 options – Daily / every other day / every 3rd day


19 lbs

Ideal pool type

In-ground swimming pools


2.5 Years


Alright, let me walk you through each of its features individually.

Pool Scanner

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus has employed CleverClean Technology that first scans entire pool for its exact dimensions.

It measures the length, width and height of your pool and feeds the same into its navigation system


Unlike other cleaners that follow random pattern, the advanced CleverClean technology uses these dimensional stats and moves the cleaner in a set pattern.

Thus, cleaner covers every inch and corner of your pool and ensures it doesn’t miss out in cleaning even a single spot

At the same time, it even scans presence of drain location and moves over it without getting stuck

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review - Smart Navigation

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Smart Navigation


While all the previous models of Dolphin Nautilus took around 3 hours, this new model takes 2 hours to clean an entire pool stretching up to 50 feet.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review - Swivel Cable

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Swivel Cable

Patented Cord / Cable

Cable tangling is most common and annoying part of cleaners. However, Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus comes with a patented anti-tangling swivel cable.

This ensures there is not even a one percent chance of cable getting tangled under water while navigating through the surface and walls in the pool.


CC Plus pool cleaners cord length is maximum that can comfortably clean up to 50 feet from the control box.

Best is to drop the cable to the center of the sides so that it can easily navigate in all directions.

Brushes & Scrubbing

Nautilus CC plus employs dual scrubbing brushes. The all-powerful scrubbing done by these 2 brushes effectively removes all dirt and grime on pools surface and walls.

In case of certain other single brush cleaners, there is the need to manually brush the pool post robotic cleaning.

However, with dual brushes Nautilus CC eliminates the need to manually brush the pool.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review - Scrubs and Brushes

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Scrubs and Brushes

Cleaning walls and stairs

The wheels drive the cleaner on the surface, conveniently climb the walls all the way up to the top. But it is somehow not designed to navigate over staircase.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review - Filters

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Filters


Dolphin Nautilus CC comes with 2 top load filter cartridges, 1. spring filter and 2. Ultra-fine filter

Spring filter is designed to capture debri and leaves

Whereas, ultra-fine filter captures very fine particles like sand and dirt

Both these filters are removable and washable. It is best to clean these filters regularly.


CC Plus, weighing 19 lbs is slightly heavier than other models from Dolphin Nautilus which weigh around 16.5 lbs.

At 19 lbs, it is easy to carry, drop and pull it out from the pool.

Pool type

Dolphin Nautilus has clearly highlighted that CC Plus model is ideal for in-ground swimming pools.

There is another dedicated model, Dolphin Escape, for above the ground pools.

Cleaning cycle

It has standard 2-hour run time where it can comfortably cover pools that are up to 50 feet long and moderately dirty.

And if there is like lot of dirt accumulated over a lengthy period of not cleaning it, then may be you need to run it twice to get desired results.

Power Supply

It comes with just a power supply cord which you need to connect to power supply box. There is no other hose thus making the navigation extremely easy.

Compared to pressure and suction cleaners, it saves 8 times more energy.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review - Power

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Power

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review - Timer

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Review – Timer

Programmable Timer

Apart from power button, the power supply box has programmable timer button.

This gives to you option to select from 3 different cleaning frequencies – daily, every other day and weekly.


This CC plus mode carries the highest warranty period when compared with other models from Dolphin Nautilus.

It comes with 2.5 years warranty (manufacturers assurance).

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