Alfredo Eugenio from Santa Clarita, CA United States
Construction: mostly plastic. Right out of the box, one of the clasps that hold motor housing to body came apart. I was able to put it back together. Clasps appear to be weak. The two hinged clasps are the only things holding the motor to main housing. I do not recommend lifting the unit from top handle when it is full of water. I don't think clasps will support full weight. Discharge hose: find it too short. I wish it were double the length. Once suction starts, the container fills up in about 15 seconds. Motor automatically shuts off, then discharge begins. Discharge is by gravity. If discharge hose is higher than unit, water will not discharge. I had to place unit in a stool for discharge to continue. It is cumbersome if your pond is larger. This vacuum is entry level and matches the price point. I think it will work for me as I plan to use it once every couple of months. This was the first time in 7 years of having the pond that I vacuumed bottom of pond.