Why don’t I heed my own advice? After our Intex pool decided it was 3000 gallons overweight and joined one of those extreme weight loss shows, I filled it back up and the folks at Kmart swapped out the pump for a new one. Filled the thing up with another 3000 gallons and installed the replacement pump. After only four days of use, the replacement pump died. So I am now draining it again to just return the whole thing to Kmart. I will have to shop around for other brands. I don’t look forward to the water bill with an extra 6000 gallons of water.