Product Comparison: Dolphin Triton vs Polaris F9550

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General Specifications
About the Product
Lighter, smarter, and more powerful! The newly designed Triton with PowerStream is the answer to your pool cleaning needs! The new PowerStream Technology ensures superior wall and tile cleaning like never before. As the cleaner moves vertically up the wall, water is propelled out in multiple directions creating a constant grip. This enables precise cleaning while moving along the water line.
The 9550 Sport tackles any pool terrain up to 60' in length. It offers complete 4WD coverage of the pool floor, walls, and waterline with a solid-blade scrubbing brush. It also includes a remote control to never miss a spot.
Key Specs
Pool Type
Recommended Pool Size
Up to 50 feet
Up to 50 feet
Surface Type
Plaster, Concrete, Painted, Vinyl, All types
All types
Power Cord
60 feet
70 feet
75 gal/min
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaner
  • It travels well and climbs the walls all the way to the water line. So easy ans so effective.
  • This robot cleaner is easy to use, a good weight and does not tangle the cord.
  • It has Never tangled its cord, escaped the pool, or failed to clean like it did the very first day out of its box. I would recommend this pool cleaner to everyone.
  • We have a large pool and lots of trees that like to feed it. Bought this after some research and its awesome. Cleans the thing great, including the walls and entry stairs.
  • Cord can get tangled up a bit, but does not seem to impact cleaning.
  • The only problem it seems to have is with the corners on the deep end... I think it's to large to handle them well. I brush them down once a week and all is well. Easy to clean too! I would buy this again.
Polaris F9550 Sport Robotic In-Ground Pool Cleaner
  • Still having some issues where it doesn't quite cover the entire pool surface area and the wand is difficult to use, sort of like a Wii remote control.
  • This unit vacuumed and cleaned walls and every surface on my pool very good, but no stairs or levels that are not 1 feet deep.
  • Its expensive, but if you maintain your own pool I think its a must-have. Our pool has never been cleaner.
  • My pool was a mess after the winter and cleaned with no problem, large leaves and twigs included. I recently used to remote to guide it a spot it missed and it was amazing
  • I gave it two stars because of the extra features, but at the end of the day I expect a thousand dollar rooting pool cleaner to clean the pool.
Cleaning Area
Floors, Walls, Waterline
Floors, Walls, Waterline
2 Brushes, 1 Active Brush
Pleated scrubbing brush
Cleaning Cycle
2 Hours
7-Day Programmable, 2 Hours
Top Load - Fine Filter Basket with 400 Square Inch Capacity
Easy Clean Filter Canister
Types of Debris
Fine & Ultra-Fine Debris
Small&Medium Debris
What customers say about "Cleaning"
Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaner
  • Cleans my pool very well. Climbs walls, Stairs, able to go right over main drain, does the job very efficiently with minimal spots missed.
  • It cleans the tile about 2 inches above the water line so fill the pool 1/2 way up the tile. Gets all of the pool and the steps.
  • PowerStream Works! It holds to the wall quite well, actually cleaning the sides AND the tile above the water line. This is the first cleaner I have owned in 20 years that does that.
  • Cleaning cycle is a bit short, not sure if it's covering everything in 2 hours.
  • Even though it says it covers the entire pool because it learns your pool shape and size, it will not cover each square foot; you will see stripes of green on the walls where it misses or even on the bottom of the pool.
Polaris F9550 Sport Robotic In-Ground Pool Cleaner
  • I suspect there are some consumables such as the brushes or wheels but so far I'm so happy with this robot.
  • Polaris has a good reputation so I went for it. I wanted a pool vac that would also brush.
  • Shock, a lot of it, 30lbs at three different times, and a little brushing from me and now my pool looks good.
  • It truly does climb the walls of my gunite pool and cleans all the way to the water line. This significantly reduces the amount of time I spend brushing down the sides of the pool.
  • Does not clean real well in corners and along edges, so if very dirty can brush out from those before starting.
Size & Weight
9 in.
10.6 in.
16.4 in.
16.9 in.
16.8 in.
18.9 in.
16.5 lbs.
21 lbs.
Control panel
Control panel
Dirty Canister Indicator
Auto Shut-off
Obstacle Avoidance
Scrubs, vacuums and filters all pool surfaces, Easy to clean cartridge filter with spring clean up filter included, Software controlled anti-tangling system, Fast & debris-free water release system, Active scrubbing & brushing spins, Automatic weekly timer
Easy Lift System, Vortex Vacuum Technology, 4WD technology, ActivMotion Sensor, Waterline Only Cleaning Cycle, Motion-Sensing Remote included
What customers say about "Features"
Dolphin Triton Robotic Pool Cleaner
  • It has a convenient basket with good filters including a fine filter for algae. It is easy to clean.
  • his new model came with major improvement: removable filter basket. Cleaning this robot is no longer a huge task taking more time than cleaning the pool itself. Washing filters is now a breeze.
  • The top loading basket makes cleaning it out SOOOOO much easier. The changeable filter to mesh panels are really cooly.
  • The top-clean feature is great. No more disgusting "underwear" - you flip open the top panel, pull out the debris basket, dump, rinse, and you're back in business in under 60 seconds.
  • Cleans like a champ and gets itself off he drain much better than my old cleaner. Scrubs the walls and tike line daily. The filters pick up the finest dust and dirt.
Polaris F9550 Sport Robotic In-Ground Pool Cleaner
  • The lift feature is the jam! Push a button, rotate towards you, and the handle appears at the surface for easy removal.
  • Storing it on the caddy is another nice feature. Even after one cleaning I feel comfortable in walking away from this and returning later.
  • The power lift system is a great feature. When you are done cleaning the pool, you push a button and the Polaris 9550 rises to the surface.
  • Really like the auto up feature. Not as thorough as the Dolphin Premier.
  • The remote needs a better signal, or some kind of improvements.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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