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Swingsets 101 - The Swing Set Learning Center — Safety & Set Up

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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Do's & Don'ts for Ultimate Playset Safety

Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

Do's & Don'ts for Ultimate Playset Safety

You simply can’t compare a childhood lived with a swing set with one spent without. The constant outlets for gross motor skill building are surpassed only by the opportunities for mental and creative exercises. Yes, having a swing set is one of the greatest gifts parents can give to their child. To maximize these exciting opportunities, parents need to understand proper playground equipment safety. You can read an in-depth discussion about buying and keeping your backyard playsets safer here, but below are some of the fundamental safety tips that you need to know before you let your kids out to...

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The Buzz on Carpenter Bees & Swing Sets

Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

The Buzz on Carpenter Bees & Swing Sets

Do you have a cedar or redwood swing set? If so, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen carpenter bees buzzing around, or noticed their tell-tale holes in your set. Here’s everything you need to know about these bees and how to keep them from ruining your outdoor fun. What are carpenter bees? Here are 4 facts about carpenter bees:  Carpenter bees are large yellow and black bees that look like bumblebees. However, unlike fuzzy bumblebees, carpenter bees have a large, shiny, solid black abdomen. Male carpenter bees, who have a whitish spot on their faces, are the ones most...

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Understanding What Your Swing Set Can and Can’t Handle

Safety & Set Up Wooden Swing Set

Understanding What Your Swing Set Can and Can’t Handle

A wooden swing set is a key ingredient to childhood fun and imagination. It’s a place for creativity to germinate and social skills to blossom. If used properly, your playset can last you for decades, and that’s why it’s so important to know your swing set’s limitations. Take a look at what your jungle gym can really handle, and learn to avoid the things it just can’t. Maximizing Your Play Potential Obviously different playsets will be able to handle different tasks. The larger the swing set, the more capabilities it will have and the more weight, pressure, and action it...

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What Surface Should Go Underneath the Playset for Safety?

Q&A Safety & Set Up Swing Set Materials Swing Set Safety

What Surface Should Go Underneath the Playset for Safety?

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, Anna Russell, mom of 3, wants to know what surface material she should use for playset safety. Question: I just purchased a swing set. What surface should go underneath the playset...

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