I usually prefer not to review so soon because 99% of the time items are brand new and work as intended; however, this time I’ll make an exception. The spacer was brand new and packed in genuine Pentair packaging. It arrived quickly and installed in maybe 5 min. This includes removal of my salt cell and installation of the spacer. It lined up perfectly and I haven’t had any leaks (which would likely be the result of user error assuming the spacer had no cracks in it) after using it for the last couple of days. FYI, if you already have a salt cell you’ll already have a pair of the black couplers to tighten each end which means you’ll have an extra pair that come with this spacer. Had I known this I would’ve avoided purchasing the acid wash kit since all it comes with is a single coupler and a flat 50 cent sized piece of plastic to hold in liquids during your acid wash. Hope this helps save someone some money ; ).