I purchased mine in June of 2012. Here is it approaching the end of the pool season of 2016 and it's still going strong. I have a lot of trees around my above ground 24 foot pool. The leaves and larger debris are easy to take care of with a net, but the small dirt and debris is what I use this for ... with an optional sand and silt bag or micro filter bag (I have both, but I find the sand and silt easier to use). I have a lot of fine particulate that gets in th..