A lot of schools, apartment complexes and churches have playgrounds, and swings are the most common components. It’s not hard to figure out why. We grew up with swings. They’re an exhilarating icon of play spaces everywhere.
Before you purchase a new swing set, there are a few things to bear in mind.
The most important thing to keep in mind when buying any piece of playground equipment is safety. You want to ensure your swing set is constructed out of a resilient material that is not going to break down as it weathers.
Look at the area you plan on installing your new swings. You can be certain kids are going to jump off. You want to make sure there is a soft area for kids to land on, and there are no trees or other structures that pose a risk. The surfacing is just as important for safety as the swings themselves.
Consider the climate in your city. If your city is particularly warm, then you may also want to think about getting a shaded swing set. Shade structures will also help keep water off the swings themselves, prolonging their lifespan.
Swing Set Durability
You do not want to spend a lot of money on swings only to have them break down a year later. Metal is a good material to look into because it generally lasts a lifetime. Don’t just buy the cheapest set you find. Consider materials an investment.
Many different types of swing sets are out there, so how do you know what works best for what you need? American Park and Recreation Company has a variety of swings available, and you can learn more by calling 800-245-7777. We look forward to helping you plan your playground and work within your budget.