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How to Install a Kids Swing Set?

How to Install a Kids Swing Set?

Issue Time:2021-05-08

Kids swing sets, as the most popular game device among kids outdoor playset, not only can bring endless fun to children but also has great benefits for children's growth and development. If we are not in place during the installation of the kid's swing set, it will cause certain safety hazards. The following is the correct installation method for kids' swing sets.

Preparing parts and ground

Preparing your equipment

Before you start assembling, open all the boxes carefully and read through the instructions to make sure all swing set parts are present.

Next, prepare to assemble. Get yourself organized by sorting all the various parts into piles; for example, connecting sleeves and hardware to one side, and all structural parts to the other.

Preparing the ground

First of all, select the flattest and most stable surface possible.

If your land slopes too much (more than 2%), you'll have to level the ground. The surface must be able to accommodate your swing set as well as around two meters of clearance space around the structure. Clear the area of all protruding, jagged, or sharp objects (pieces of wood, stones, etc.).

Assembling the structure

Fitting the crossbeam and connecting sleeves.

Before you head right into assembling, be sure to read the instructions carefully.
Most wooden swing sets are made up of a crossbeam and legs.

Start by placing the connecting sleeves on each end of the crossbeam. These sleeves link the crossbeam to the legs (there should therefore be three tubes in all).

You should then slot the legs into the angled part of the sleeve. Secure them in place then screw them together firmly.

Fitting your play apparatus

Next, put the hardware designed for fitting your apparatus (swings, ropes, etc.) into place. Prepare the second set of legs. Fit the legs into the second sleeve and secure them using screws.

Fit the second set of legs onto the crossbeam with help of a friend.

Tilt the mounting structure to check that the legs are lined up correctly and that the hardware for the apparatus is perfectly perpendicular to the ground.

If all swing set parts are properly in place, slot and screw the second sleeve onto the crossbeam.

Horizontal support bars

Depending on the model, your swing set may also have horizontal support bars to fit. These bars are used to prevent the structure from bending and to keep the frame secure.

Securing the structure to the ground

Kids' swing sets must remain stable during use. To ensure the safety of users, it is imperative to fix it to the ground.

Place your structure into position

Use a spirit level to check that the crossbeam and support bars are levels. Take a tape measure and measure the distance between the legs on each side (the measurements must be absolutely identical).

Mark the ground with the position of the feet. Move the structure slightly to the side and fit the ground fixings:

(1)you can secure your structure using stakes. In this case, drive the stakes into each of the spots you’ve marked out to ensure the fixings are all level, then attach each of the legs to the stakes.

(2)Alternatively, you can use ground anchors. Dig holes with a diameter of around 20 cm and 45 cm at each of the points you have marked out then pour in your concrete around the anchors. Adjust your anchors so they are all level before the concrete dries. Wait several hours (or overnight) to then fix the feet to the anchors.

Assembling play equipment

Once your outdoor swing set is in place and absolutely stable, you just need to assemble your play equipment.

If you have secured your swing set in concrete, you will need to wait several days to complete this step.

After we finish the installation, we can check the stability of the swing through some tests. If we find that some places are not strong, we must use tools to reinforce them. 

If you want to know more about children's swing after reading the above content, you can contact us. We will provide you with professional consultation and comprehensive solutions.

As a manufacturer of kids' outdoor sports equipment, we have many years of manufacturing and service experience. We produce and inspect strictly in accordance with international quality standards, and can provide you with high-quality products. And we will also provide professional customized services and good solutions. If you want to buy our kids swing sets, please contact us immediately!


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