Some people want to rely on experts and have them lead the process. Others? Well, others like to blaze their own trail. We are always glad to help you design your own playset, but some of you like to do all your research ahead of time and come prepared.

This is for you, the deep divers, the scholars, and the research enthusiasts! This is for the people who want ALL the info. 

The first part of this blog post will be a rough measurement of each main piece that extends from a King Swing’s swing set tower. (Slopey yards can increase/decrease measurement by a few inches. Dimensions are generally rounded to the nearest foot)

The second part of this blog will be a listing of the materials used in the playsets.


18′ Ball Pit Blast 3′ from tower
5’ Waterfall/Avalanche 8’ from tower
6’ Avalanche 10’ from tower
7’ Avalanche 12’ from tower
Super Spiral Slides 5’ from tower
Turbo Tube Slides 5.5’ from tower
5’ Sidewinder 8’ from Connection Point
7’ Sidewinder 12’ from Connection Point
9’ Sidewinder 16’ from Connection Point
5’ Tunnel Express 8’ from Tower
7’ Tunnel Express 12’ from Tower
9’ Tunnel Express 16’ from Tower

Climbers (Access Points, Rockwall, Cargo Nets, and Combos)

5’ Staircase 5’ from tower
6’ Staircase 6’ from tower
7’ Staircase 7’ from tower
All 5′ Climbers 3’ from tower
All 6′ Climbers 4’ from tower
All 7′ Climbers 5’ from tower
5’ Ramp 12’ from tower
Fireman’s Pole 18’’ from tower

Standard, Monkeybar, and Stand-Alone Swing Beams

3 Positions 12’ from tower
4 Positions 14’ from tower
2 Position Standard Beam 9’ from tower
2 Position Cross Beam 3’ each side of tower

Connector (Bridges) Spans

Solid Bridge 2’ through 10’ span
Wobbly Bridge 8’ span
Tube Bridge 3.33’ through 10’ span

Super Spiral Slide Exits

5’ Super Spiral Slide Exits right
6’ Super Spiral Slide Exits straight
7’ Super Spiral Slide Exits left
9’ Super Spiral  Slide Exits right

Mulch Calculations

1 Ton of Rubber Mulch 300 sq. Ft. 3’’ inches deep
1 Cu. Yd. of wood Mulch 100 sq. Ft. 1-inch deep
Find needed rubber mulch L times W divided by 300 = tons needed
Find needed wood mulch L times W divided by 100 = Cu. Yds. needed


Vinyl Sleeve PVC
Lumber Treated Georgia Pine
Decking Trex Decking
Playhouse/Clubhouse Walls Poly Siding
Plastic Roof Rotationally Molded Plastic
Poly Roof Poly Panels
Benches, Chairs, Tables Poly Lumber
Hardware Stainless Steel or Zinc Coated
Slats Poly Lumber
Deluxe Toddler Swing Rotationally Molded Plastic
Metal Components Powered Coated Metal
Lean-to Roofs Metal, Vinyl, and Lumber

As always, if you need any help, please reach out to our swing set design team! They are good at what they do and dedicated to swing sets only!

If you want even more information, check out our Ultimate Guide to Customizing!