Grounds For Play Warranty

We offer an industry-leading warranty on our playground equipment.

Grounds For Play (GFP) warrants that its product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship as well as maintain structural integrity for the periods listed below from the date of invoice and once GFP has been paid in full. This warranty is in effect only if the product has been assembled and installed strictly in accordance with the setup instructions provided by GFP, good construction practices, and has been subjected only to normal use and exposure.

  • Lifetime* Warranty: playground steel and recycled posts, all stainless steel hardware, c-line fittings, and aluminum post caps
  • 15-Year Limited Warranty: playground pipes, rungs, loops and rails, roto-molded plastics, HDPE plastic sheets, punched steel decks, and recycled decks
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty: shade fabric and Ascend Rope Climber cable breakage
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty: climber netting cable and powder coat
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty: electronic play and Ascend Rope Climber flexible rubber belting
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty: moving parts, shade cable, and materials not covered above

The Limited Warranty excludes abnormal conditions, contingent liability, cosmetic defects such as scratches, dents, marring, stripping, peeling, or fading; damage due to incorrect installation, vandalism, misuse, accident wear and tear from normal use; exposure to extreme weather, immersion in salt or chlorine water, damage due to sand, salt spray, or other abrasive and corrosive material; unauthorized repair or modification, abnormal use, or lack of maintenance. The warranty does not cover damages due to “acts of God” such as hail, flooding, lightning, tornadoes, sandstorms, shifts of terrain, earthquakes, mudslides, and windstorms.

GFP does not warrant the product for defects caused by erection, harsh site conditions, lack of maintenance, and/or other conditions beyond GFP’s control. GFP will not be held responsible for any materials that were not properly stored prior to installation. GFP reserves the right to void the limited warranty if it is not installed per the installation instructions and/or unauthorized modifications.

In the unlikely event of failure, GFP reserves the right to alter the design, color, or contributing factors to rectify the condition and help prevent any future reoccurrence(s). GFP has the option to repair or replace any defect in materials.

The warranty is void if any changes, modifications, additions, or attachments are made to the product without the written consent of the manufacturer.

No signs, objects, ornaments, fans, lights, fixtures, or decorations may be hung from the structure unless specifically designed and engineered by the manufacturer or has the manufacturer's written approval. 

GFP excludes any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness, or purpose, and there are no warranties that extend beyond the description of the face hereof. Under no circumstances will GFP be responsible for any indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or liquidated damages due to breach of warranty and such damages are specifically excluded from the warranty.

The owner shall notify GFP with the original Sales Order Number issued from GFP to arrange for an inspection within 30 days after discovery of any defect under this warranty and before any alteration or repair is made or attempted. This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the owner makes any alterations in design.

This warranty is the only express warranty given by the company. No person has the authority to change or add to these obligations and liabilities. The company reserves the right to determine whether the fault is caused by faulty workmanship, material, or the part that is defective.

GFP will repair or replace at its discretion any defective part/s on an Ex-Works basis only. It is the responsibility of the customer to return the whole unit or the defective part/s at their own cost back to GFP for inspection along with proof of the date of purchase. GFP will not be liable for any costs incurred by the customer as a result of replacing the defective part/s, including but not limited to the costs of site visits and the labor costs involved with the removal and reinstallation of the whole unit or the defective part/s. Furthermore, GFP will not be liable for any claimed compensation while the unit is not working or not present at the site whatsoever. This guarantee does not entitle the customer to a completely new product due to a defective component.

Limited Warranty: Structural Steel

GFP offers a *Lifetime Limited Warranty on structural steel frames against failure due to rust-through corrosion under normal environmental conditions. Should the parts need to be replaced under the warranty, GFP will manufacture and ship new replacement parts at no charge for the first ten years, thereafter pro-rated at 50% for the second ten years and 25% from thereon. 

Workmanship is warranted for a period of five years. This steel warranty shall be void if damage to the steel is caused by the installer or from physical damage, damage by salt spray or sprinkler systems, contact with chemicals, chlorine, pollution, misuse, vandalism, or any act of God.

Limited Warranty: Powder Coat

Superior Recreational Products offers a 5-year Limited Warranty for powder coating to the original purchaser. This Limited Warranty is for factory applied finish only. Damage occurring from shipping, erection, vandalism, accidents, or field modification is not covered in this limited warranty and will require field touch-up immediately and periodically thereafter. The owner must report any defect in powder coat at the time the installation is completed. Not covered by this Limited Warranty are acute angles, welds, and end plates.

The Limited Warranty for powder coating provides the following after a 5-year exposure period when applied according to the recommendations listed on the product’s technical data sheet and appropriate surface preparation has been utilized.

  • The coatings shall retain their original color with a ∆E of <7.5 units for high chroma colors (yellows, reds, oranges, etc.) and a ∆E of<5.0 units for low chroma colors, when tested in accordance with ASTM D 2244.
  • The coating shall retain a minimum of 50% of its original gloss level after washing, when tested in accordance with ASTM D 523.
  • The coating shall exhibit chalking no worse than numerical rating of 6, when evaluated in accordance with ASTM D 659-80.

Stainless Steel Series Powered by Playdale Playgrounds

Playdale Playgrounds warrants its products to the original customer to be free from structural failure due to defect in materials or workmanship during normal use and installation in accordance with the published specifications. The warranty shall commence on the date of the invoice and terminate at the end of the period on the full warranty statement. The warranty is valid only if the products are installed properly and in conformance of the specifications, installation guides, Playdale Playgrounds design layout, and properly maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedule provided within the installation instructions. Playdale Playgrounds reserves the right to accept or reject any claim in whole or in part. Playdale Playgrounds will not accept the return of any product without prior approval by Playdale management.

GFP offers a 7-year Limited Warranty to the original purchaser of the products to be free of corrosion on seats and tops that results in bare metal exposure after the date of purchase, excluding any corrosion that may be the result of vandalism or intentional stripping of any of the coating.

Electronic Play

GFP guarantees the speakers, sound chips, and circuit boards used in the production of their electronic play products for 3 years against electronic failure caused by manufacturing defects. This guarantee does not include failure as a result of any form of misuse, vandalism, or neglect including, but not limited to, accidental damage while changing the batteries or servicing the internal electronics, a failure to follow the battery replacement guide, the troubleshooting guide, or the care and maintenance instructions for the electronics units. 

Shade Fabric

Traditional shade fabric made with PTFE fiber that is high strength and low shrinkage carries a 10-year limited warranty. This warranties that the sewing thread used on the traditional shade fabric will be free from defects in material and workmanship and will not be damaged by exposure to sunlight, weather, and water. All other warranties are disclaimed.

GFP fabrics carry a 10-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty from the date of delivery against failure from significant fading**, deterioration, breakdown, outdoor heat, cold, or discoloration. Should the fabric need to be replaced under the warranty, GFP will manufacture and ship new fabric at no charge for the first six years, thereafter pro-rated at 18% per annum over the last four years. 

**The colors red and yellow are warranted against significant fading for only two years. If the corners of the fabric are equipped with both holes in the fabric corner PLUS reinforcing straps, BOTH the strap and fabric hole must be placed over each corner hook or the fabric warranty is void.

Fabric curtains, valences, or flat vertical panels are not covered under the warranty. 

Fabric is not warranted where it is installed on a structure that is not engineered and built by GFP or its agents. 

This warranty shall be void if damage to or failure to the shade is caused by contact with chemicals, chlorine, bleaching agents, hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon containing solvents, misuse, vandalism, or any act of God, including but not limited to wind in excess of the wind limitations set forth below.

All fabric tops are warranted for sustained winds up to 76mph (Hurricane Force 1) and for gusts of up to 3 seconds duration up to 90mph. Removal of the shade fabric is required if damaging winds are forecasted. Damage due to snow and/or ice accumulation is not covered by this warranty. Canopies should be removed during the “off-season.” 

These structures have been designed to eliminate any friction between the rafters and the fabric. The warranty will, therefore, be voided if any modification (temporary or permanent) is made to the rafter, cross pieces, or ridge beams, or if the fastening apparatus or canopy are not secured accordingly.

Structures are warranted for winds up to 90 or 105 mph only if shade canopies have been removed as per the requirement set forth above in the fabric paragraph. Removal and re-installation must be performed by a qualified person or authorized dealer. 

Pricing Policy

All prices are F.O.B. factor and do not include freight, installation, shipping and handling, surfacing, or applicable taxes. All prices listed were current at the time of printing and in U.S. currency. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation and Return Policy

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Shipping Policy

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*For the purpose of this warranty, lifetime encompasses no specific term of years, but rather that seller warrants to its original customer for as long as the original customer owns the product and uses the product for its intended purpose that the product and all parts will be free from defects in materials and manufacturing workmanship. This warranty does not cover damage caused by vandalism, misuse or abuse, altered or modified parts, or cosmetic damage such as scratches, dents, or fading or weathering and normal wear and tear. This warranty is valid only if the structures are installed in conformity with instructions provided by Superior Recreational Products using approved Superior Recreational Products parts. Superior Recreational Products will deliver the repaired or replacement part or parts to the site free of charge, but will not be responsible for labor or the labor costs of replacement. Warranty claims must be filed within the applicable warranty period and accompanied by a sales order or invoice number.