Kelly Holleran Dec. 31, 2013, 8:55am

The Collinsville Area Recreation District claims it incurred more than $50,000 worth of costs after two water slides began to chip paint soon after the town had hired a company to paint the slides.

Collinsville Area Recreation District filed a lawsuit Dec. 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against PurePlay.

In its complaint, Collinsville alleges it entered into a contract with PurePlay on March 15, 2012, to repair and repaint certain water slides located in Splash City Family Waterpark. It paid PurePlay $33,674 for the work to slides.

Since PurePlay completed the work, however, the gel coat applied over the paint on the main slide and on the slide named “Rain Fortress” has begun to peel and splinter, causing damage to the slides, according to the complaint.

When it performed the work, PurePlay issued a warranty promising to repair defects if any problems arise within 24 months following the paint job, the suit states.

Collinsville has contacted PurePlay about the damage to the slides and it has attempted to repair the damages twice, the complaint says. However, Collinsville alleges it has failed to adequately repair the slides.

“The plaintiff has been damaged in that the estimate to repair the damage caused by the defendant is between $25,000 to $40,000 per slide, for a total amount of damages ranging from $50,000 to $80,000,” the suit states.

In its complaint, Collinsville seeks a judgment of more than $200,000, plus other relief the court deems just.

Paul J. Evans and Ian Murphy of O’Fallon will be representing it.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-2129.

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