Best investment for our Family
Did a lot of research and invested in the Dolphin M500 by Maytronics, Wow!! it is amazing we moved into our new home and the pool hadn't been cleaned for a while, we had it in the pool for the day and by the end of the day our pool was Crystal Clear, so easy to operate and it does all the work for you.
Purchased in June 2019 for $2,600.00.
- Dolphin Supreme M500 Liberty
- Verified purchase
Sparkling clean pool
The Dolphin is keeping the pool perfect with minimal intervention. The filters do need emptying regularly when there are leaves in the pool, but it is far better than our previous cleaner. Very happy.
We have trees around the pool which put a heavy load on any cleaner. The Dolphin is coping well, plus keeping the pool floor and walls and water sparkling clean.
Purchased in January 2019.
This has made our lives easy!!!!
Having a horrible tree next door we have always had problems with leaves, the dolphin M500 makes life so much easier now, it picks them up brilliantly. We have had to use the fine filters only once so far to pick up the very fine sediment that is on the bottom of the pool. I have to say the only thing is that it is a bit heavy especially when first taking it out of the pool, but the work it does outweighs that.
Extremely happy with the product!!!
Purchased in February 2019.
Works well when it actually runs
Bought the M5 in December 2014 (paid over $2k).
Was working brilliantly and very happy with how it cleaned the pool.
- In the first year the tread came off a number of times and had to go back to be refitted.
- In the second and third years it stopped dead a number of times. It would look to be operating at the control box, but the device would not move in the pool. A few times it would just start working again after a couple of days and taking it back they found nothing wrong with it. Then it stopped completely and twice it had the power...
Purchased in December 2014 for $2,100.00.
THE BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY
I have had nothing but trouble with this cleaner, 11 visits to pool shop to have it repaired over 5 years, only to be told that nothing was wrong with it or user error! I mean come on you put the cleaner in the pool and press start right! New motor, new bearings twice, changed the cable, power supply and on the control panel, remote unit did not even bother with that and finally a motherboard and now I am told that it to upgrade to the newer. NO thanks Maytronics the contempt and lack of empathy shown by you and your agent is outrageous and I will never send anymore of my hard earned money your way again.
Purchased in September 2014 for $1,950.00.
very unreliable not happy
never happy with its performance and it stop working just after the warranty ran out and then cost me $450 to get it fixed my last cleaner lasted 8 years .Seems like the biggest problem with the dolphin cleaner is they only last about 3 years not good enough for such an expensive product.
Purchased in December 2015 for $1,750.00.
Suggest there's better value elsewhere.
We purchased our Maytronics Dolphin Supreme M5 for $2499 on 13/11/2013 after being assured it was the best robot cleaner -- with 36 month warranty. Worked well till 9/05/17 when it had to be fitted with a new motherboard cost $398 after a discount due to my complaining that such an expensive item should have lasted longer. In Dec 2018 it stopped working again. Have just received quote for repairs (note how long it has taken for quote to be given - 2 months). Quote is around $1100. Needs new motor, etc etc. Very disappointed with the reliability of this product. And the pool shop suggests we buy another of the same brand!!
I purchased a home that came with the dolphin m500 it switches off after 5 minutes of use can someone please help me I’m in Sydney Australia. Remote is all damaged on inside. Need new remote also. Will it cost a fortune to repair replace items on this thing. Also what would people recommend for a pebble Crete pool 65000litres
Not a reliable product
Purchased our M-500 two months ago based on the product claiming to clean the pool more efficiently and the product operating on low voltage. There are no trees near our pool, so the Dolphin is simply used to scrub the pool liner surface.
Trouble immediately out of the box with difficulty pairing the Dolphin to my Samsung phone. Additionally, within two months after purchaee, the M-500 does not operate and I already need to take the product in for repair. I should have known that the M-500 is discontinued.
Thanks for the reviews
Reading all the reviews, it looks like the older models were not that flash. Looks like the 2017 model is a much better system then the predecessor, its hard for a product to pull up after getting bad reviews so the new model must be good. Everyone seams happy with it so I am going out to get one. keep you posted.
This cleaner is fantastic! I have owned the M500 since last Summer and havent had any complaints. It cleans the walls and floor and filters the pool water at the same time. I can go on Holidays and set the timer to clean my pool every three days and when I come home the pool is clean.
I highly recommend this cleaner to anyone.
3 year lifespan, minimal support.
We purchased a m500 supreme in April 2015 from our pool installer. It unfortunately stopped working a week ago with no display or powering up of the control/power box. So just outside the three year warranty our $2500 pool cleaner is now a pool anchor. Maytronics replied to an email with the advice that we can buy a new one and supplied a local suppliers address. Not an option I’d consider at the moment. While the pool cleaner worked well in the main, I can’t recommend the product due to the short lifespan vs cost. I wish I had done my usua...l degree of due diligence and read reviews on this and other sites. Considering the ratings, our money would have been spent elsewhere. So my review gets one star only due to minimal interest in support from the manufacturer and a lifespan far below my expectations.
Love my M500
I purchased the M500 just after we installed the pool last year in August (2017). I used it in the initial cleaning after the pool was turned over to us and all the way through the winter season as I wanted to be able to enjoy the pool.
Can't imagine not having this thing to help me with pool maintenance!!!
Not worth the money
We have quite a few trees surrounding our property so we bit the bullet and bought the most expensive pool cleaner on the market to make our life easier. At $2700 in Feb 2014 it was an expensive investment and I admit had high expectations! We had a dolphin rep come to the house and recommend the right dolphin for us and assured our situation would easily be handled by the pool cleaner. Fast forward four years and we’ve had the dolphin in to the pool shop numerous times and within weeks going back to slow inefficient service of the pool, avoida...nce of leafy spots and inability to pick up some leaves etc. Since out of warranty the dolphin has been in for repair just before Xmas at the cost of $460 to repair and now again only 6 weeks later needing another repair of over $400. We’ve been recommended to replace rather than continuing to repair a lame duck. Very disappointed.
Best thing I've ever spent money on. Chucked my dolphin in my unused pool of 5 years before I went out for lunch, and when I got back half an hour later, the murky black water was sparkling clean, the branches had gone, my lawn was mowed, and even the washing had been hung out. Highly recommend
Best pool cleaner on the market
A little pricey, but worth every cent. Fully programmable via Bluetooth. Does not require the pool pump to be operational, hence saving a lot of money. Its computer system 'learns' and maps the pool Cleans unbelievable well and easy to clean the filters.
Highly recommended. Beats any other pool cleaner on the market.
Does a great job
My Dolpin has served me well for a long time now. Far superior to the crawly cleaners that get stuck on everything and clean small sections of the pool.
I recommend the Dolpin. It is expensive initially but mine has lasted a long time. It also polishes the walls and floor as it cleans.
- Dolphin Supreme M500
- Verified purchase
Worst Purchase Ever
Have had a Dolphin M5 for just over 3 years. I can't think of a worse experience with anything else I have ever bought. I was happy to pay the ridiculously inflated price thinking I would get a good quality machine with some longevity but alas this is far from my reality and it seems the same for many others. When it's working it does a good job of keeping the pool clean. The major issue is reliability and mine has been back for repairs 2 or 3 times each year during the warranty period. Maytronics have fixed it each time in a fairly speedy fash...ion. Out of warranty Maytronics do not themselves provide a repair service ... instead they have some pool shops that are 'approved' repairers but I doubt their standard of workmanship or training/expertise levels. I will not be buying a dolphin again.
- Verified purchase
This has cost me a lot of money in repairs and replacement parts
Purchased with new fiberglass pool in July 2011. Just outside 3 years warranty period, summer of 2014, required major service costing $1000. 1 year later, 2015, had to replace the power console, cost $300. The next year, 2016, I had to buy replacement filter cartridge screens $150. On each occasion I dealt with my local dealer who supplied the pool and the cleaner. This summer, 2017, I had to replace all the roller bearings and the active brush assembly at a cost of $300 but ordered the parts and did the repair myself. It worked effectively f...or 2 months but now when I switch it on, it runs for a few seconds then stops. No blockages in the rollers or tracks, I've taken it apart and put it back together but it appears the problem is with the motor, which is not serviceable apparently. Looks like I need a replacement motor at a further cost of about $1200. Original purchase price was $2500 and has cost $1750 inside six years with another $1200 imminent. THis has not been a cost effective investment for the maintenance of my pool and I don't trust it's reliability anymore. I've been happy with it when it's worked properly but found it cumbersome to remove from the water as it's quite heavy. The maintenance costs have taken the gloss off it's otherwise good functionality. Update as of 5/1/18. I contacted Maytronics Australia NSW office on 19/12/18 and they referred me to "Mr Dolphin" located in Lidcombe NSW. I was provided with a mobile contact and I was able to speak to the man himself, Boaz. I explained my problem and he gave me some options to consider. I sent him the motor unti with power lead attached together with a brief note and he said he'd inspect it and get back to me the following week. I forwarded the unit on 28/12 and he rang me the day following New Year's Day. He'd inspected it, found the problem and replaced one of the drive motors and asked if I'd like to go ahead with the quote for repairs which was $250. I agreed, paid the invoice online plus $38 freight and had it back on 3Jan. I cannot speak highly enough of the personal and efficient service Boaz provided. He was personally involved in the development of robotic technology and knows Dolphin cleaners inside and out. He can be locted online here https://www.mrdolphin.com.au and he answers the phone personally which means you're talking directly to the technician who'll be working on your problem unit.
You won't be disappointed
We love the Dolphin M500. It cleans like no other. We used to have a different brand robot cleaner that wasn't the best. On advice from our friends who can't speak highly enough of theirs, we bought the M500 and haven't looked. Would gladly recommend it to anyone to give it a go. You won't be disappointed.
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Questions & Answers
my m500 turns on impeller starts and water flows but then immediately shuts off. repressing the power button it does same again. i check impeller for hair or debris lodged or wrapped around impeller. nothing found appears to be track not moving but there is nothing clogged or lodged in the track. Any help?
Thank you for your inquiry Steve. Are you available to call our Customer Care Team on 1300693657 Option 2 as there a number of things we can go through to get your Dolphin running beautifully again.
business hours? i've tried unplugging from wall plug, disconnected from power unit all for 30 mins turned upside down. never goes into test mode. also, the unit turns on impeller starts but when unit attempts to move power unit shuts down as if loss if power.
Hi Steven. Our Customer Care Team is available between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. We are also able to be contacted via email to email@example.com if this is a better suited method of communication. Once we are able to confirm the troubleshooting that has been completed, we will then be able to look into the next steps so that we can have your robot back up and running to full functionality.
Why did you discontinue the M500 Supreme ?
Hi Rick. The Dolphin Supreme M500 has not been discontinued. It is a current, in-market robot and is available for purchase at several authorized dealers across Australia. Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Team on 1300 693 657 option 2 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any further enquiries.
Do I need to charge battery pack before use ?
Hi Rick. The Dolphin M500 is not a battery operated cleaner and does not require any form of charging prior to use. Its power supply connects directly into a power socket. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 693 657 option 2 or via reply email to email@example.com for further assistance. Have a great day.
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