Swing Set Buying Tips

We've sold thousands of sets online since we've been in business, so we've learned a few things about our customers.

Most parents who've purchased a swing set from us over the internet are doing so for the following four reasons...
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"Healthy kids are happy kids!" Before the days of cell phones and Facebook, it used to be easy to get kids outside and moving. My mother often had to SCREAM to get me back inside. Sadly, today this is more difficult. Our kids are getting on iPads and cell phones earlier than ever, and the time they spend outside is decreasing. But the good news is that by simply having a playset in your backyard, your kids will not only easily be able to go outside and play, they’ll WANT to!

In the information age, it almost always boils down to reviews and price. Many of us are used to doing hours and hours of research on a product we want to buy. We scour through product reviews, weeding out the fake and unhelpful ones. Once we've narrowed it down to the product we want, we then scour the net for the lowest price. Unfortunately, this doesn't work with buying swing sets online...yet.

I've been asked many times: "Jay - what's the best type of wood in a swing set?"   I'll then reply emphatically - that depends. "Depends on what?" you might ask.  Well it depends on what you are looking for.  Are you looking for durability?  Are you looking for beauty? Are you looking for the best value?  Are you looking for the top of line? Let's take a look at (in my humble opinion) the 3 best types of woods used in today's swing sets.  Each have their own pros and cons.  I'll do my best to help you decide which is right for you.

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