Pool business says defective sealant caused damage

Kelly Holleran May 30, 2011, 5:24pm

The owner of a pool business has filed suit against DuPont, alleging one of the company's products destroyed five pools the owner installed.

Jason Woods, doing business as Premiere Pools and Spa, claims he used DuPont's � Stone Tech Professional Salt Water Resistant Sealer on five pools to protect rocks surrounding pools from saltwater intrusion.

However, the sealer product failed to work properly and all five pools sustained saltwater damage, according to the complaint filed May 23 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the failed product, Woods claims he will most likely have to repair the damages caused.

Woods contacted DuPont to ask for the company's financial assistance in repairing the damages, but DuPont only offered to refund the purchase price of the sealer, the suit states.

In addition to DuPont, Woods names Master Tile as a defendant because he says it recommended he purchase the DuPont product.

In his complaint, Woods is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the maximum legal rate, costs, attorney's fees and other relief the court deems just.

Lance P. Bradley of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele and Chatelain in Port Arthur will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B190-088

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