View Full Version : RIO 2500 Purchased from 2002

08/25/2013, 04:28 PM
Question how do you know if a rio pump is the bad version? The one I have is only a two-prong. The warning sticker has no UL code listed and says to use a GFCI and no wave makers or timers. Did they revise the rio pumps before or after 2002? I have been using this pump for over 10 years off and on and never realized the horror stories. Since it lasted this long is there a good chance it is the revised model? If plugged into a GFCI plug will this protect it from blowing up?

08/25/2013, 05:39 PM
Man I'd replace it just for the fact it's 11 years old. It may never have issue, but better safe than sorry....my opinion of course.

08/25/2013, 09:13 PM
I've left it unplugged for nearly six months now for that reason but would be nice using the extra circulation. It's in a place that makes it difficult to remove is why I haven't replaced it. Pain in the rear pulling everything out just to get to it.

08/25/2013, 09:15 PM
Even more reason to get a new one! If its a pain to get it in it would be a pain to replace it if it did fail. Jmo!

A. Grandis
08/26/2013, 02:27 AM
Rio's reputation is the worse.
One of those exploded in one of my systems about 15 years ago. Never again!!!!
I actually saw the fire as I was passing by the tank!!!
Smoke was above the water surface just after the explosion!
Very scary stuff!
Please tell me you're tossing that beast and getting a decent pump instead.