Built to Last
I have been running this pump for close to 15 years with absolutely no issues. At most I clean the pump once a year and cannot detect any wear on it. I would be surprised if this pump does last my entire life.
We use this pump to power a marine fish system, with 15 tanks. Its a beast, and even with the amount of head pressure we're putting on it, this pump pushes water through all the valves, constantly, and has some left over for a sand filter at the end. Its had saltwater spilt on it... more than once ... and it keeps going. One of my guys lost the intake screen on it, and the pump pulled in a sizeable piece of rock. It chewed it up and spit it out -- sadly it didn't all fit through our outlet valves, but that wasn't the pumps fault! Been running for 3 years now non stop.
I've had this pump for about 2 years now, I'm now looking to get another just as a backup, the second will serve as my water change and general circulation pump while the existing main pump hums(should say whispers) along nicely. I like the idea of having a backup for the eventuality and with a two year gap, I have lots of opportunity to fix or repair one while the other takes charge. I don't like to throw good money after bad and this is the exact opposite, this pump is link a tank, it just keeps going and that's why I'm back for a second.
Very happy with the durability, noise level and performance. My main tank is on the fist floor and sump/pump is about 20ft away in the basement, pay attention to head pressure. BRS review two years ago was no lie. So they get the business as it's well deserved.
Strong pump, great lift.
I keep my sump in the basement and have a 12 foot rise for the return. This pump had no problem from the start.
I have had two of these pumps they keep on running no leaks over five years . They have a hum after a few years but dont think they will ever stop running