I ordered this as a combination Christmas/birthday gift for our granddaughter (yes a big purchase but hoping for years of fun times for her and her future siblings and cousins!). It took 4 men an entire weekend (8-10 hours Saturday and Sunday) to assemble most of it last weekend. They have maybe an hour or two left to complete it, but rain has been non stop, so we will see. It seems very well made and sturdy, and we are very pleased we chose this set over others.... Swings, monkey bars, fort, balcony with lookout, climbing wall.... It had everything we wanted when we were researching play sets. The stamps on the different pieces were difficult to read and would have bee easier to read if they were larger and not so faint, but other than that we have no complaints and are so happy we purchased this set!! We are certain that it will hold up for years ahead!
I love this dome climber. Perfect for your little monkeys you're raising. Give you peace of mind and extra time to get stuff done while they get their energy out. And can be used for so many creative minds!
After a few weeks of debating this season on whether to go with the standard wood playset, or to lay down a bit more money and go for this one, we decided on this one. We're glad we did, as this piece is solid and obviously high-quality. The low-maintenance aspect of the metal and plastic is great too, as whenever it gets dusty or dirty or some big bird poops on the slide, all it takes is a quick hose-down and it's clean. The assembly was fairly straightforward, but time-consuming. It's still not as bad as the instruction manual made it seem though - it stated it would take 3 people 13 hours to assemble, but it took me 14 hours alone total with a little help here and there from my wife. It also took another 2 hours to properly level the playset and the ground around it (you may or may not have to do this depending on your lawn), and another half hour or so to anchor it with the included kit. You should also factor in the time to make this a safe place to play; because it's so huge a kid could take quite a tumble if they slip off the monkey bars or fall from the deck. Follow the advice in the manual and set up a safety area around it. On our part we bought a wood/pvc mix playground border kit that was almost 6 inches high, set it up around the set, then filled it to the brim with playground wood chips. This beat digging a huge 6-inch deep gouge in our yard, that one day we'd need to fill when our daughter outgrows this and it needs to go.
Great swing set. Only negative thing I have to say is directions aren't very clear at times. Make sure to read ahead before completing each step. I was missing the set of screws for the monkey bars and called Backyard discovery. After waiting for 30 minutes, they 2 day shipped the screws to me for free. Very satisfied with this product.
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