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The best installation for your community

The installation of your playground should be the last step to providing your children with an exciting and healthy experience in play. All Planet Playgrounds' structures are provided with full assembly instructions for simple assembly. After delivery of your structure you are given two options to assemble your new playground. Your Planet Playgrounds representative will help you in deciding the best installation plan for you and your community. This decision will be based in an effort to provide safety for you and your children.

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Self Installation

Since we provide you with detailed assembly instructions, your playground structure can be assembled by your own community members. Self installation can save up to 25% - 30% of your budget so that you can receive the best playground your budget can afford. Installation times can vary depending on the size of the structure and amount of people involved. Assembling our structures within the community can give a sense of fulfilled accomplishment and community camaraderie. Many of our structures can be assembled within a weekend with good workers and great teamwork.

All site prep, such as grounds work or old structure removal should be done prior to assembly. Please call your utility companies before you start digging to prevent damage to power, water or gas lines. Installation of playground equipment over a hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, or packed earth may result in serious injury from unfortunate falls. Installation can be performed with tools and materials found at most all hardware stores. Below is a list of these tools and materials.

General Tools

  • Transit or builders level
  • Stakes, string, marking paint
  • Augur or post hole diggers
  • Wheel barrow
  • Tape measures
  • Rock bar
  • Round point shovels
  • Rakes
  • 6' step ladder
  • Electric or cordless drills
  • Assorted drill bits up to 5/8"
  • Socket set to accommodate 1 1/8"
  • Circular saw (wood units)
  • Extension cords
  • 4' level
  • S-hook crimpers - installing swings
  • Generator - if power is unavailable
  • Jigsaw - cutting plastic panels
  • Rat tail file
  • Bricks or blocks for bottom of ground holes
  • Bolt cutters - for swing chain adjustment
  • Channel lock pliers
  • Rubber hammer
  • Utility knives
  • 1/2" electric impact wrench (wood units)
  • 9/16" deep well impact socket (wood units)

Sub-Contracted Installation
Your community's other options for installation is through a local sub-contractor. These people can be found on the internet and in your local yellow pages. These sub-contractors will provide a full installation with a fee sometimes up to 25% -30% of the cost of your commercial play structure. In most instances you can put your job out there and have sub-contractors place bids on your installation. You can then make a community decision on the quote you would like to handle your new playground assembly.