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Online or In-Person? The Best Way to Buy a Swing Set

Buying a Swing Set

Online or In-Person? The Best Way to Buy a Swing Set

When it comes to buying a swing set, there’s a lot to be said for making the purchase online – you can browse loads of sites, compare prices and features, and organize delivery…while still in your pajamas. But there might be even more to be said for heading into the good old brick-and-mortar store, and buying the swing set there. Let's compare our two options… Why Buy In-Person Why would you buy a swing set in-house when you can order one online? The hands-on approach has several advantages, the most obvious (and most important) one being that you don’t need...

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Pressure Treated (PT) Pine: Is it Safe for Kids & Animals?

Pressure Treated Pine Swing Set Materials Wooden Swing Set

Pressure Treated (PT) Pine: Is it Safe for Kids & Animals?

  Many parents are considering purchasing pressure treated pine swing sets for their backyards, but this material has gotten a bad rap in the past. Let's get this straight once and for all: is this material safe for their children, pets, and the environment? The Pressure Treating Process The pressure treating process involves forcing a chemical preservative deep into the wood. The wood is then placed into a cylindrical holding tank and the tank is depressurized to remove all the air. When this is done, the tank is filled with the preservative under high pressure, which forces it deep into...

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5 Signs You Have Found the Perfect Swing Set

5 Signs You Have Found the Perfect Swing Set

Whether you are walking through the cavernous, formidable aisles of a large chain store or you have opted to shop online, searching for the perfect swing set can be a daunting task. With so many options available today, how do you know which playset is the right one for you? This is a pricey investment, so you really want to feel like you are getting the set that has your name on it. So how do you know? Here are 5 signs that will tell you that you and your swing set were meant for each other (MFEO). MFEO Sign...

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Is It Possible to Have a Swing Set in a Small Backyard?

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Is It Possible to Have a Swing Set in a Small Backyard?

This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Dana is wondering if a swing set will fit in a small yard. Question: Is it possible to have a swing set in a small backyard? - Dana Barnes,...

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Safe, Stable & Secure: How to Choose Where to Place your Playset

Installation Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

Safe, Stable & Secure: How to Choose Where to Place your Playset

Buying a swing set guarantees hours of entertainment for your family for years to come. Before you head to the store though, you’ll want to know where you’re going to put this mammoth piece of playground equipment. After all, you don’t want to have to move this baby once it’s been placed! So where is the best place to put your swing set? Read on to learn all about it. Putting Your Swing Set in Its Place There are several factors that will help you determine the most suitable installation area for your swing set. These include: 1. Convenience Remember...

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