Finding a safe and/or convenient place for your kids to play isn’t always easy. A swing set in your backyard is not only convenient; it’s also an effective way to provide the neighborhood kids a safe place to play. Before purchasing a swing set, no matter how large or small, check that you have the proper space, the set is age appropriate and you have the correct tools and assistance to assemble the unit. Delivery and installation is included in all our swing set prices. So let our professional installation crew do what they do best…the only thing we require from you is a wide enough opening for the tower and a level section of your yard to accept the swing set.
Swing Set Location/ Access
When we look for a location to install a swing set, there are some specific things we look for. First we need a flat surface large enough to accept your swing set. Each swing set gives the amount of space it will take up in the catalog. Along with a level surface we need access to get the swing set in the backyard. We will require a foot more than the tower for installation. Please discuss access and the area in your yard you are planning to place the swing set with your sales associate.
Setting a budget
You should create a budget for your swing set. A good quality swing set is an investment for your family. We can always work within a budget.. Smaller sets can be purchased and added on to later down the road. We also usually have previous year floor models available at a discount and immediately available for fast delivery and installation.. Finally, if need be we can offer financing through our business banker at PNC bank.
Keeping Children Active
A great thing about outdoor play sets is they keep your child actively moving along with providing a base for your child’s imagination to run wild – away from TV and video games. Check out these disturbing facts from the CDC:
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
- The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.
- In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
Immediate health effects of childhood obesity:
- Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
- Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.
- Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.
Long-term health effects:
- Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. One study showed that children who became obese as early as age 2 were more likely to be obese as adults.
- Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma
There’s no end to the benefits of your child getting exercise, using his or her imagination and socializing with the neighborhood kids on their outdoor play set. Just think, your new swing set can help your children’s physical health as well as their mental well being and self esteem!