What cheerful way to decorate garden or backyard, while can bring happiness for kids? The answer is installing yard swing sets. At the market we can find many designs and size of yard swing sets. Store like Toy ‘R’ Us offer these items. There are many types of yard swing sets like springfield wood gym set, santa fe wood gym set, lancaster wood gym set, asheville wood swing set, and so on. And big question, how to select the right one? Which is really match for your kids. No matter what kinds of swing sets you will choose, make sure it fulfills certain criteria below. Use checklist below to get your dream swing set:
How many your kids will play this swing set? And how wide is your backyard? These two things must be considered. Maybe, for more kids, one swing set is not enough. If your backyard is large, it has flexibility advantage. For smaller backyard, we must compromise with dimension of yard swing sets.
Generally yard swing sets are built from wood, plastic and metal. Most swing sets combine these materials. Two major points of swing set are safety and appearance. Take safety more important than appearance. If we get both, it’s better. Wood is best appearance and durable, but wood has sharp corner at the edge. Be careful if you have little kids. Metal and plastic is cheaper than wood, but less strength and durability.
For little kids we must pay attention more for security. Most yard swing sets come in two major components ( core and accessories ). If necessary we can replace some accessories that we think will be danger for little kids. For older kids we can install as is from manufacture. Always buying from reputable manufacture and store. Price is not sensitive anymore if we think safety and security are important things.
The best place for installing swing set is in open area with grass below it. Don’t install under low trees, stones around it or near fence. Consider too how far this swing set will swing to determine the right position and distance from other items. Dig out ground in proper depth to get strong foundation. Bigger swing set and harder swinging need stronger foundation and construction.