This is the first water filtration system i ever bought and i am very impressed! anyone can pick this thing up and after 5-10 minutes of playing with it you can know how to take it apart, clean it, or repair and put it back together in a minute.
I put this thing through a torture test the first time i ever used it and filtered water that i wouldn't set foot in. It plugged off after about 20 liters of water but was easy to pull apart scrub and get back to work. Next time ill put a coffee filter around the suction end for dirty water. The water tasted great and no one got sick after 3 days of drinking "duck slough water".
The only time i had any leaks was when it was virtually plugged completely off it leaked around the ceramic disk, cleaning it fixed this problem for me.
Take care of you filter and it will take care of you.