Backyard Imagination: How to Choose the Right Swing Set for Your Children


Your children deserve a safe, fun environment to grow and play in, regardless if you live in Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, California, New York, or Florida. We all want our children to be able to enjoy the same kind of childhood we had, filled with carefree days playing outside on their backyard play set. When it comes to choosing a swing set, sometimes just looking for the best deal money-wise is not the best option. At Backyard Imagination in Dallas, you will not only find affordable swing sets, but also the safest swing sets and play sets available anywhere in the country.

But how do you choose a swing set for your children? What all should you consider?

When it comes to choosing a swing set, there are several things you should consider from price and style to the type of materials used and the size of the swing set. Price is usually the biggest issue people come upon when making such a large investment. The fantastic thing about Backyard Imagination in Dallas, is not only that they provide the safest swing sets and play sets on the market, but that they also offer a variety of sets that fall within several price ranges, guaranteeing you will find an affordable swing set that fits your budget and that your children will love.

When considering a swing set for your backyard, you should first consider what all you want included in the set. Swing sets come in many shapes, sizes and styles. You can choose from a standalone swing set that only encompasses a few swings and nothing else, or you can choose to invest in a backyard play set which may include anything from slides, fort house, monkey bars, sandbox, rock wall etc. But the best thing is, with a variety of swing set accessories available such as slides, gliders, infant swings, rings and trapeze bars; you can truly customize every detail of your children’s swing set to yours and more importantly their liking.

The biggest thing you should consider is the type of materials used in the swing set you are considering for your backyard. Swing sets and play sets come in a variety of materials such as plastic, wood, metal and vinyl. For safety reasons, you should probably stay away from plastic swing sets. The maximum weight capacity of a plastic swing set is far less than any other kind and the last thing you want to do is risk your child being hurt during their playtime.

Vinyl swing sets are both affordable and durable but they don’t look as nice.


They are available in a variety of colors and generally require little to no maintenance. However, they have been known to break down quicker than wooden swing sets, after being exposed to strong sunlight. In order to expand the life of your vinyl swing set and try to limit the effects, it is strongly recommended that you place it in a shaded area of your yard.

Metal swing sets are extremely popular and have been used on school and park playgrounds for decades.


They come in a variety of sizes and colors, but due to the heat absorbed by sunlight, it is recommended to get them in white since it will reflect the light and minimize the heating effect. They are considered to be one of the most affordable choices when it comes to the initial purchase, but they are highly susceptible to rusting after continued exposure to the elements.

Meanwhile, wooden swing sets are better suited for handling the elements.


Backyard Imagination treats all their cedar playsets with a waterproof treatment prior to shipment and their lumber is pressure-treated, which also helps in resisting the effects of natural elements. Their natural look makes them a wonderful addition to your backyard. Though they generally cost more, their durability makes them the ideal option if you are hoping to get several years of use out of them. When it comes to choosing a swing set for your backyard, you should thoroughly consider the pros and cons of each swing set or play set that is within your price range. The size, type of materials used, the expected amount of maintenance required and styles/accessories available should all be carefully considered, because the purchase of a swing set is more than just finding an affordable swing set. It’s an investment in a product that will serve to provide your children a safe, fun environment, to grow and enjoy for years to come. So before you choose a backyard play set visit the experts at

For more information visit or contact them at 469.682.8761.


Backyard Imagination | Wood Playsets & Swingsets | 6 Vicksburg Street, Richardson, Texas 469.682.8761

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