PondLift designs each piece of equipment for a lengthy service life in the harshest environment imagined.
StinkSTOPpers are created from stainless steel parts and fittings, with few regular steel parts (some couplers are regular steel, to avoid the “friction weld” that easily occurs when using stainless steel bolts in stainless steel fittings.) The gearbox has chrome plated shafts and seals made specifically for underwater applications, and its exterior case has special coating for corrosion resistance.
The buoy is commercially produced foam filled urethane, for permanent outdoor installations. It’s foam filling helps assure that attempted vandalism (shooting with gun or rifle) will not affect the equipment operation.
Although the StinkSTOPper is well designed at this time, improvements will be sought and undoubtedly recommended by Licensees after production is in place…. maybe for years to come. PondLift is committed to providing the best possible equipment available, and is committed to retrofit all previously manufactured equipment to the latest standards for that model… even after the warranty period has expired.
Meanwhile, all StinkSTOPper parts and materials will be warrantied for 4 years, including the motor and the gearbox. The first 2 years give a parts and labor warranty, and the 2 remaining years are for pro-rated parts only. Because the electronic controls are purchased and not manufactured by PondLift, the electronic controls will have only the Manufacturer’s warranty on them.
Although PondLift uses a specific brand of VFD’s, it may be that the Licensee wants to use a brand they already use and are familiar with, so VFD’s and other electrical control systems may be different between various Licensees.