FAQ: Swing Set Assembly
Can I use sand/mulch for the base of the playset?
Sand, mulch, and other soft materials are great for the ground under the playset area. However, the playset should NOT rest on these materials. You MUST make sure the ground is level and firm. You must also secure the set with stakes provided. Once the playset is securely resting on these solid footings, then you can surround it with your favorite soft material.
How much area is required for the playset?
We recommend a 3-6 foot perimeter around the set and above it for maximum protection against interference with other yard items. This gives kids room to slide, swing, and run around the playset.
How do I get started assembling the set?
We STRONGLY recommend taking out all the parts and laying them on the ground or garage floor before you assemble anything. Match the parts with the parts list in the manual and mark them. This will also help you identify any parts that might be missing. Also, read through your owner’s manual from beginning to end to understand the flow of assembly, this will save you confusion and time. Once everything is laid out, then begin assembling step by step from the manual.
Can I use a service to assemble my playset?
Many customers contract a service to assemble their set. However, PLEASE make sure YOU inventory all parts FIRST, before the contractor begins any work! If any parts are missing, please contact the manufacturer directly and they will ship them out to you free of charge. We are not responsible for ANY service fees for any reason.
Do you recommend an assembly service?
Yes. Please see our Assembly page for a list of installers in your area or click here to see swingsets we offer that come with assembly included.