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PlaygroundEquipment Blog
Monday, November 26, 2012

How to Install the Playground Equipment?

Your job does not end with purchasing different play sets for your backyard. To make sure, these provide unlimited fun to your kids and last long, you need to install them in the right place. We are here with certain tips that you can follow while locating the play sets in the yard.

You must leave 6-foot fall zone in all directions of the play set. It is essential to keep the space around the equipment free of any kind of obstacle including fences, bushes or hard surface that may result in the injury to children. Check that no sharp object like branch or stake is present near to the backyard playground equipment.

Do not leave equipment wobbling in the playground. Use requisite tools to make it stand firmly on the ground. In addition to this, you can also install non-skid strips at the places, which has a better grip on the equipment. Moreover, add bumper pads to cover and cushion the edgy corners of the play sets.

It has been seen that most of the kids' injuries are due to fall from the equipment in the playgrounds. To avoid such a situation in your backyard, you must cover the surface with recycled rubber mulch.

Remember, play sets get degraded after a course of time. Therefore, it is your responsibility to thoroughly inspect the playground equipment installed in the yard after regular time interval. In case you locate any defect, immediately task action to repair or replace the play set.
Monday, November 12, 2012

The November Pick of the Month

Clash of the Tridents Play System
We are nearing the half way point of November, which just does not seem possible! With this post I want to take a look at November's Pick of the Month, before it is time for December's!

The Clash of the Tridents Play System is designed for ages 2-12. The inspiration for the structure's name came from the three slides at one end that are fork shaped. A fourth slide is also featured! A sea creature climber and a ship's wheel round out the theme! Bongo drums are mounted at the ground level for a musical twist. Kid's will have a wonderful time playing on this structure and using their imaginations.

This structure is ADA accessible. Clash of the Tridents Play System comes standard in the yellow, blue, and red color scheme as shown. Other colors are available, just ask customer service for a full list!

Overhead of Clash of the Tridents
Make sure you take advantage of this great deal before November is over!
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Why Install Recycled Rubber Mulch in Backyard Playground?

Before you install any playground equipment in your backyard, make sure to cover the surface with recycled rubber mulch. This is considered as premium quality mulch that provides the cushioning surface and eliminates the risk of any kind of injury from falls to kids.

Recycled Rubber Mulch is made after recycling loads of old & used rubber material such as van tires, rubber pipes, cycle tubes and waste rubber and the like. These post-consumer materials get shredded and de-vulcanized to acquire high quality fresh rubber mulch. Moreover, all the imperfections and impurities are removed from the material in this recycling process.

Recycled rubber mulch has an edge over other playground mulch. It soaks the water quickly, providing dry and non-slippery surface to the kids for various activities. With its high absorbing tendency, this mulch is an ideal option to cover the surfaces which receive high precipitation. In addition, they have an expected life term of about 20 to 25 years, much longer than any other surface option.

In fact, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States gives a nod to recycled rubber mulch as it prevents the growth of weed or fungi underneath and keeps the environment neat and safe.

After covering the surface, you can choose to buy safe metal playground equipment for your backyard. These are constructed as per the guidelines laid by ASTM and CPSC guidelines and run high on fun factor.