I currently have a 16k salt pool with a intelliflo VS 3050 that is 2.5 years in service.
Apparently it has had a very slow seal leak and as salt will do, created excessive internal corrosion. When the leak became evident I opened the pump to find a separated impeller a broken retaining bolt and a incorrectly installed o ring on the diverter.
This is the second vs 3050 I have owned, the first being in the signature. In hind sight this pump seemed less effecient in moving half the volume than the other installation, but apparently not enough for me to question. Regardless, now I am thinking this came from the factory in this condition. Pentair did not say it but I think they are of the same opinion.
Pentair has been very responsive and has replaced all defective parts on a pump obviously out of warranty. Qudos Pentair.
Unfortunately, after going inside of this pump I found numerous light duty plastic parts and I am wondering if there are other options for a more bullet proof pump.
Thanks in advance