Although the warranty is for one year, the previous pump lasted for 7 years, which made me buy the same exact pump for replacement. Home depot don't carry this model in stock, but ordering online was a breeze and I had it delivered to the store for pick up.
The riser is made of a 1/2" PVC pipe that had to be honed at one end to fit the pump outlet, and a 1/2" PVC cap with several drilled holes to create the spray/fan effect. Flow valve was adjusted to half capacity and all works and looks great.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Functionality, Great Quality
The pump is easy to install, does a good job and you can control the flow well but be aware of two things. The filter screen will still need to be cleaned often if debris gets in there- it can't filter out a lot of debris and some debris gets stuck on the screen and prevents the pump from spewing out the water. Also, I don't know if it's typical or not, but I haven't gotten a pump like this to last more than a few years at a time. Either the impeller chips inside or the motor goes bad but with normal use and not letting it be in frozen conditions over winter, it should last at least a few years. If it had greater longevity and a better screen I'd give it a five but while it lasts it does a decent job. I'm not using it in as pond but using it in a large bird bath.