Be sure to check your local building and zoning codes and ensure that all appropriate permits have been acquired.
ASTM recommends a 6 foot, unobstructed safety perimeter around the set.
This product is for residential use only. Recommended for children age 3 - 14
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PLAYSET LIKE NEW
Spray swing hangers with Pam, Mazola or olive oil to stop squeaking.
Do not use petroleum based products such as WD-40 or motor oil.
To speed up the slide wipe center of slide ONLY with wax paper every 2 - 3 weeks.
Check and tighten hex/carriage bolts within first 60 days and then twice annually.
Check lag screws for tightness before each season and then once during the season for tightness. Tighten lag screws as required.
Apply an oil based sealer or preservative within 90 days, then every 2 - 3 years. You may need to power wash the unit before sealer application on year two.
To repel yellow jackets and wasps, using a cloth, coat all interior 90 degree corners with liquid dish soap underneath the play set deck. This will make wasps sick when they attempt to build a nest. Avoid using insecticides.
Play Set Surfacing Recommendations:
Below are some of the recommendations that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers from its Handbook for Public Playground Safety. The guide can be downloaded in full at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf1. Protective Surfacing
Since almost 60% of all injuries are caused by falls to the ground, protective surfacing under and around all playground equipment is the most critical safety factor on playgrounds.
Certain manufactured synthetic surfaces also are acceptable; however, test data on shock absorbing performance should be requested from the manufacturer. Asphalt and concrete are unacceptable.
They do not have any shock absorbing properties. Similarly, grass and turf should not be used. Their ability to absorb shock during a fall can be reduced considerably through wear and environmental conditions. Certain loose-fill surfacing materials are acceptable.
Surfacing materials are acceptable, such as the types and depths shown in the table.Fall Heights and Materials Type Of Material 6 in. depth 9 in. depth 12 in. depth
Double Shredded bark mulch 6’ Fall Height 10’ Fall Height 11’ Fall Height Wood Chips 6’ Fall Height 7’ Fall Height 12’ Fall Height Fine Sand 5’ Fall Height 5’ Fall Height 9’ Fall Height Shredded Tires* 10-12’ Fall Height N/A N/AFine Gravel 6’ Fall Height 7’ Fall Height 10’ Fall Height
Play Set Installation Information, Tips and Recommendations: