How Do I Choose the Best Indoor Jungle Gym?

Misty Amber Brighton
Misty Amber Brighton
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An indoor jungle gym can be simple or elaborate, so it is important to develop a budget for this equipment before you go shopping. It is also a good idea to determine how big you want the jungle gym to be and the ages of the children who might use these recreational facilities. Once you have an idea of the type of gym equipment you want, inspect the pieces carefully to see that they are sturdy and well constructed. If installing this equipment could be a problem, try to find a retailer that will do this for you.

The price of an indoor jungle gym can vary based upon the size of the unit and type of climbing equipment. Wooden jungle gyms might also be more expensive than those made of vinyl or steel. The ages of the children who will use this equipment can also be a factor because you do not want to buy a jungle gym that will be quickly outgrown. Think about these factors when you are trying to determine how much you should spend on children's playground equipment.

It is helpful to know how much room you have to devote to an indoor jungle gym. Find a safe area to put this equipment, keeping in mind the traffic flow to and from this space in addition to the location of doors and windows. Measure the space you choose, allowing a four to six foot (1.22 to 1.53 m) wide area around the perimeter of the jungle gym to allow children to move freely. Take the height of the ceiling into consideration as well to make sure there is plenty of room above climbing equipment so users will not bump their heads while doing so.

Looking at the indoor jungle gym can tell you a great deal about how well it is constructed. One thing to check is whether all nuts and bolts are securely attached so you can make sure the individual components will not come apart. Make sure wooden pieces are sanded smooth and that there are no sharp edges or pointed corners on any of the sections.

Putting an indoor jungle gym together can be time-consuming and tedious. It can also be difficult to haul this equipment home unless you have a pick-up truck with a very large bed. Finding out about delivery and installation can save you the hassle of doing this yourself, even though it could add significantly to the overall cost of this equipment.

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