My 280 is over 10 years old. I have replaced some parts such as tires and 1 wheel, the tail and the catch net over time but very pleased with it. At the time, it was installed, this was the best technology. Simple and durable.I have had my Polaris 280 for five years (this is my sixth summer with it). It has never had an issue and I would purchase a new one if it ever broke. I keep it in my pool 24 hours a day and run it three hours every day.