Dolphin Proteus DX5i Review

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The Dolphin Proteus DX5i robotic pool cleaner is an ideal solution for hassle-free pool cleaning. With a quick 1-hour cleaning cycle, Always Connected WiFi control, and no additional equipment required, this versatile robot is perfect for all pool types up to 50 feet, leaving your pool polished and clean.

2 Years Warranty

Dolphin Proteus DX5i Verdict

Overall, the Dolphin Proteus DX5i is an excellent robotic pool cleaner that offers a range of features and benefits designed to keep your pool clean and sparkling. Its compact design, advanced navigation and scanning system, and powerful cleaning performance make it an excellent investment for any pool owner. Its compatibility with a range of pool types and surfaces, as well as its 2-year warranty, make it a reliable and cost-effective choice for keeping your pool clean and enjoyable.



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Dolphin Proteus DX5i Specs

Product Highlights

Features List

Model: Proteus DX5i
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Pool Type: In Ground
Max Pool Size: 50 ft


Number of Brushes: 2
Cleaning Cycle: 2 Hours
Cleans Floor: yes
Cleans Walls: yes
Cleans Waterline: Yes


Remote Control: No
Bluetooth / Wifi: Yes


Caddy Included: No
Cord Length: 60 ft
Swivel Cable: Yes
Warranty: 2 Years

Dolphin Proteus DX5i Review Summary

Product Details

The Dolphin Proteus DX5i is a powerful robotic pool cleaner that offers a range of features designed to keep your pool clean, safe, and enjoyable. This model is specifically designed for in-ground pools and can handle pool sizes of up to 50 feet. It has a two-hour cleaning cycle, which is perfect for a thorough cleaning without running up your energy bill.

Design and Build

The Proteus DX5i has a compact design that allows it to navigate tight corners and hard-to-reach areas with ease. Its advanced navigation and scanning system ensure that it cleans every inch of your pool's floor, walls, and waterline. The robot is equipped with two brushes that effectively scrub away dirt and debris, leaving your pool sparkling clean. The cord length is a generous 60 feet, which is long enough to reach every corner of your pool. The swivel cable design prevents tangling and ensures maximum maneuverability.

Cleaning Performance

The Dolphin Proteus DX5i is highly effective at cleaning both small and large debris. Its filtration system is designed to capture everything from large leaves to fine debris like sand and dirt. It cleans the floor, walls, and waterline with ease, leaving your pool exceptionally clean. With its two-hour cleaning cycle, it can handle even the dirtiest of pools with ease.

Pool Compatibility

The Dolphin Proteus DX5i is designed for in-ground pools of up to 50 feet in size. It is compatible with a range of pool surfaces, including gunite, fiberglass, vinyl, and liner.


The Dolphin Proteus DX5i comes with a 2-year warranty that covers any defects in materials and workmanship.


Product Description

The Dolphin Proteus DX5i robotic pool cleaner is the perfect solution for keeping your swimming pool clean and ready for impromptu pool parties. With a quick cleaning cycle of just 1 hour, this robot is ideal for pools up to 50 feet. The Always Connected feature allows you to easily control the Proteus DX5i with WiFi through the MyDolphin Plus App, where you can spot clean, schedule cleanings, and choose between the quick or standard cleaning time. Plus, this robotic pool cleaner does not require any additional equipment, making it a worry-free solution for uncompromised cleaning. The Proteus DX5i is perfect for all pool types, leaving your waterline and pool polished and clean.

Dolphin Proteus DX5i Specifications

Manufacturer: Dolphin
Model Name: Proteus DX5i
Cleaner Type: Robotic
SKU 99996212-LSWIF
MSRP: $1399
Dimensions: 22.2 x 17.6 x 12.8 inches
Unit Weight 17.4 pounds
Warranty: 2 Years
MPN 99996212-LSWIF
UPC 0724131499969

Dolphin Proteus DX5i Customer Reviews

What Customers Are Saying

“If you’re in the market for a reliable robotic pool cleaner, the Dolphin Proteus DX5i may be just what you need. Unlike its predecessor, the Nautilus, the Proteus has a white body that won’t leave black marks on your pool’s plaster. The filter basket is also larger and can hold leaves, fine dirt, and sand. The suction is great, too, as it can suck up debris before even rolling over it.

While it may do some wheelies and stop-and-reverse movements, it still manages to clean your pool in just one cycle. It climbs walls like a pro and even goes on the bench seat. Plus, it’s more affordable than the Nautilus. Overall, the Proteus is a great investment for any pool owner looking for an efficient and effective pool cleaning solution.”