Dolphin Nautilus CC vs Nautilus CC Plus Robot Comparison

Dolphin Nautilus CC 99996113-US
Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus 99996403-PCF

Many of the questions that we answer at Pool Partz are from customers who are performing comparisons between Dolphin pool cleaners before their purchase. Due to the number of pool robots that are available from Maytronics and the numerous capabilities that these units have, customers are always trying to balance the cost of the unit versus the capabilities that they need for their swimming pool. In many cases, they narrow their selection to two different models which is why our team wrote Dolphin comparison articles to highlight the standard features that come with all Dolphins and the differences between the two. This way, the consumer has all the necessary information to make an educated purchase.

Regardless of the Dolphin pool cleaner you choose after reviewing the various models, you can be assured that you are purchasing a quality product from the manufacturer. For almost 40 years, Maytronics has been a global leader in the swimming pool industry by developing technologies and solutions for swimming pool maintenance. The Dolphin robotic pool cleaner line is one of those solutions, providing efficient and easy pool maintenance. One of the primary benefits of the Dolphin pool cleaners is that the units are not tied to the swimming pool filtering system but rather have their own filters along with efficient motor technology which provides for low cost maintenance of your swimming pool from debris.

When providing comparison information about Dolphin pool cleaners to our potential customers, we always like to tell them about the standard features that come with all Dolphin robots and then follow up the discussion with the differences between them. Our customers have always been appreciative of us being able to concisely provide them with the comparison between two models.

Dolphin standard features

There are some standard capabilities that come with all Dolphin robotic pool cleaners regardless of the size of the pool that you have. For instance, all Dolphin pool cleaners come with a power supply, a cable that connects to the robot, and the robot itself. Because the robot has its own filtering system and uses efficient motors, the cost to run these units is minimal.

Plug and Play
Dolphin pool cleaners are extremely easy to use – simply drop the pool cleaner into the pool, plug the power supply into an electrical outlet, press the power button and the unit will begin the cleaning cycle.

Pool Mapping
Every Dolphin pool cleaner has electronics in it that provides sophisticated algorithms for mapping and cleaning the swimming pool. It is recommended that you drop the pool cleaner close to the center of the pool as it begins the cleaning process for optimal cleaning coverage.

Debris Filtering
Since every Dolphin pool cleaner has its own filtering capabilities, it is independent of any of the swimming pool equipment. The Dolphin collects the debris, you hose off the debris from the filters, and you are ready for the next cleaning!

Energy Saving
Dolphin robotic pool cleaners require very little power to clean your pool spotless every time it is used.

Customer Service
Whether dealing with Maytronics or Pool Partz customer service, both have a great reputation in the industry in providing exceptional customer service both pre-sales and post-sales. For over a decade, Pool Partz has been the exclusive resellers of Dolphin pool robots and have great knowledge of every Dolphin pool cleaner.

Dolphin Nautilus CC Robotic Pool Cleaner


Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner


Side By Side Comparison

Sometimes when comparing two different robots it’s easy to do a side-by-side comparison of the features.

 Dolphin Nautilus CC 99996113-USDolphin Nautilus CC Plus 99996403-PCF
ModelNautilus CCNautilus CC Plus
Price $499.00 $649.00
Buy NowBuy Now
Pool typeIn groundIn ground
Pool sizeUp to 33 feetUp to 50 feet
Filter accessTop loadedTop loaded
Cycle time(s)2 hours2 hours
Weekly timer Yes Yes
Swivel cable No Yes
Quick water release Yes Yes
Cable length50 feet60 feet
Unit weight14 pounds21 pounds

Dolphin Nautilus CC and Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Differences

Of all our top selling Dolphin pool cleaners, the Dolphin Nautilus CC and the Nautilus CC Plus remain the number two and number one selling Dolphin pool robot respectively. There are several reasons for this with the primary reason being the price versus performance consideration. For many of our customers, they simply want to drop the pool cleaner in the swimming pool, have the robot efficiently clean the swimming pool and then be able to easily clean the filters in preparation for the next cleaning. Many of our customers don’t need the models with increased abilities that they will never use. For instance, many of the higher end models have WiFi capabilities. However, most people don’t use those features since 1) it requires you to keep the pool cleaner in the water to use that feature and 2) units with WiFi capabilities are much more expensive. For this reason, the Nautilus CC and Nautilus CC Plus remain the top sellers for several years now.

There are several features that distinguish the Nautilus CC Plus from the Nautilus CC. These features should help you decide which model meets your own personal requirements and budget for your Dolphin swimming pool robot.

The first major difference between the Nautilus CC and the Nautilus CC Plus is that the CC is designed for pools up to 33 feet in length while the CC Plus is designed for pools up to 50 feet. Since the Nautilus CC robotic pool cleaner is designed for a pool of 33 feet in length, it comes with a cable of length of 50 feet while the CC Plus comes with a cable length of 60 feet. Since both of these pool robots clean the floor and walls from a comparison standpoint they both the clean the same swimming pool surfaces. Both models have a cycle time (the time it takes for one cleaning cycle) of 2 hours.

The brush design of the Nautilus CC is slightly different than the CC Plus. The Nautilus CC comes with one brush and that one brush uses active brushing where the brush is spinning twice as fast to pick up debris. The Nautilus CC Plus, however, uses dual scrubbing brushes to collect and pick up debris. Both of these designs are effective and provide equal cleaning power.

The other major difference between the Nautilus CC and the Nautilus CC Plus is that the CC Plus comes with a patented swivel cable. As the pool cleaner is cleaning the swimming pool, the swivel cable prevents the cable from kinking as the robot is cleaning. The Nautilus CC, however, because it’s designed for smaller pools, uses software in the robot to minimize kinking by choosing an optimizing route to minimize turns. The methods used in both pool robots are equally effective.


We hope that you enjoyed the review of the Dolphin Nautilus CC and Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus pool cleaners and the numerous features that these pool robots provide. These two models are quite often compared when people have narrowed down their choices based on the type of swimming pool and features that they are looking for.

Interested in purchasing? For over a decade, Pool Partz has been the exclusive reseller of certified refurbished units that come directly from the manufacturer. These units sell out quickly because of their popularity in the cost savings that they provide and have the same quality standards as a new Dolphin pool robot.

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