Maytronics Dolphin DX3

As pool enthusiasts, we spend time testing and researching the most popular pool products on the market. This Dolphin DX3 review considers the features, pros, and cons of this robotic pool cleaner.

The Maytronics Dolphin DX3 is a robotic pool cleaner that cleans the walls and floors of inground pools up to 40 feet in length. When compared to other products in this category, the DX3 offers great value.

Produced by Maytronics, the DX3 is the little brother to the Maytroncis Dolphin DX6 and the Maytronics Dolphin Proteus DX4 units. As such, it is small, lightweight, and easy to maintain. Simply, it gets the job done. But don’t let its small size fool you, the DX3 features pool scanning, sequence timing, low energy consumption, swivelling hose. Oh, and the DX3 is able to scrub, vacuum and filter the pool in just 3 hours! Let’s learn more.


  • Cycle time: 3 hours
  • Cable length: 60 ft
  • Filter: Fine porosity bag
  • Suction rate: 4,233 gal (USA) per hour
  • Weight:75 lbs
Maytronics Dolphin DX3 Robotic Pool Cleaner


  • Cleans pools in just 3 hours
  • Filtrates 4,233 gallons of water every hour
  • Automatic – no manual work required
  • Use out of the box – no need for a pool pump
  • Weekly timer


  • Bottom loading filter bag
  • Inground pools only

Maytronics Dolphin DX3 Features

Scanning software – The DX3 has pre-installed software that examines and maps your entire pool. Once the scan is complete, it will get to work at making your pool squeaky-clean.

Swivelling cable – It’s all in the details! The DX3 has a build that allows the cable to swivel 360 degrees, meaning the cable won’t get tied in knots. Furthermore, the cables are 60ft in length, which allows the DX3 to cover every corner of the pool.

Cleans in 3 hours – The Maytronics Dolphin DX3 has a cycle time of 3 hours, which means it will only take 3 hours to clean your entire pool. If your pool is extra dirty, you may want to let the machine run for multiple cycles.

Filtration – The Dolphin DX3 is not attached to the pools filtration system. Instead, it has a fine porosity filter bag that catches dirt and debris that is very small in size.

Indicator light – Unlike other pool cleaners, the DX3 features an indicator light that makes you aware of multiple issues. The indicator light comes on when the device has reached capacity and needs to be cleaned. This feature ensures the DX3 can be emptied on time, which keeps the machine working optimally.

Weight – The device weighs only 18.75 pounds, which means it isn’t hard to put the device in and take out of the pool.

Suction rate – The DX3 has a suction rate of 4,233 gallons. This means that the machine takes in and filtrates an impressive 4,233 gallons of water every hour.

Final Verdict

We hope you have enjoyed this Maytronics Dolphin DX3 review. Overall, the DX3 does what it is designed to do – it works automatically to give an impressive cleaning performance.  It does have a couple of slight floors though – it only works with inground pools and it has a bottom loading filter bag.


How long is the power cable?

It is roughly 60 feet long. However, this is not just any power cable. The DX3 It features a swivelling device at the base of the cable, which prevents the cable from tangling.

How long does it clean the pool?

The Dolphin DX3 has works on 3-hour cycle, meaning it’ll clean your entire pool in just 3 hours. You may need to do two cycles if your pool has not been cleaned in a long time.

What type of filter does the DX3 have?

The Dolphin DX3 utilizes an internal filter bag for collecting pool debris. Please note – this filter bag should be removed regularly and cleaned. This is the only maintenance task when owning the DX3.

What can the Maytronics Dolphin DX3 clean?

The Dolphin DX3 can clean pool floors, walls, and coves. To keep your pool steps clean we would recommend quickly doing this manually, as automatic pool cleaners struggle in this area.

Does it work for above ground pools?

The Maytronics Dolphin DX3 is made for cleaning inground swimming pools only.


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