School’s out for the summer! If keeping your kids active (and away from the TV and video games) over their summer vacation is going to be a struggle, consider adding a swing set in your backyard for hours of outdoor fun. With so many models to choose from, a seemingly endless combination of different bases, swings, slides, climbers, and fun accessories, here’s our advice on choosing the right swing set for your kids.
Choosing the Right Materials
While you may have grown up playing on an aluminum swing set, vinyl and wood are the most popular construction materials for swing
sets currently on the market. Both are quality materials that are durable and will last for years. When choosing the right swing set for your kids, start with choosing the right material.
Benefits of swing
Bettaplay swing sets use treated wood components that are inserted into thick, vinyl posts. Outside of an annual cleaning, there is very little maintenance necessary for a swing set. you avoid the need for annual staining, painting, or sealing.Bettaplay is considered a premium material, and this is reflected in the price
Wooden swing sets are generally crafted from pine. Wood offers a natural aesthetic that can blend in seamlessly with your backyard. Wooden swing sets can also be stained or painted after purchase with any color of your choosing, ensuring a perfect match to your home. Wooden swing sets require some upkeep to avoid looking dull, so they will need to be cleaned and repainted or re-stained periodically.
Choosing the Right Equipment
A big part of choosing the right swing set for your kids is adding activities and accessories that are suited for the age they are now, not where they’ll be in several years. The great thing about modern swing sets is that they can be adapted as your children grow. You can expand with new elements at any time, replacing those that they have outgrown. When customizing a new swing set, follow these guidelines to create a stimulating play experience for children at every age.
Dual or Uni rider swings
Tunnels with bubble panels
2- to 5-Years-Old
Smaller rock-climbing ramps
Cargo net climbers
Older than 5-Years-Old
Larger rock-climbing ramps
Trapeze bars or rings
Buoy ball swings
Choosing the Right Safety Materials
The majority of playground injuries, almost 70%, occur because of falls from equipment or equipment failure. In addition to purchasing a safe swing set or playset, you can create a safe play area with the materials you place underneath.