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The main components of a swing set include parts like bolts and chains, swing hangers, swing connectors, and the iconic swing seat. Swings are some of the most popular pieces of equipment on a playground, and are sure to be hotspots at any park, school, or other outdoor space. It’s important to know each part of a swing set and have an idea of how they contribute to the structure’s functionality, both of which are especially important in maintaining your swings and making sure they’re safe for children to use.



List of Swing Set Components



The swing set frame is the main structure that holds up all the swing seats. Swing frames come in several different styles: single-post, arch-post, cantilevers, bipods, and tripods. One swing bay can hold up to two swings, and you can expand your frame into four bays, holding eight swings total! Swing frames are made from galvanized steel with a powder coat finish, making them safe and sturdy. Choose from a variety of colors to customize your swing set.

Swing Seats

Choosing your swing seat is just as important as the placement of your playground and swing set. There are a variety of different seats to choose from, like the belt seat, bucket seat, and tire swing, just to name a few. You can make your swing set more inclusive by using an adaptive seat or wheelchair seat. Swing seats can also be ordered in various color options.

Swing Chains

Choosing the right pair of chains is an essential part of putting together a swing set. To prevent rust and wear and tear, consider using chains with PVC coating, which are designed to withstand the elements and come in various colors. Swing set chains are sold by the foot or the barrel that can contain up to 800 feet!

Swing Hangers

The swing hangers are the connection between the top rail beam of the swing set and the chain and are considered the foundation of putting and keeping the swing set together. These swing set hangers are bolted together in two places.

Swing Hardware

  • Bolts

The bolts for a swing set are one of the most important pieces for keeping it all together. To prevent structural issues on a swing set, check for rust on the bolts; this way, you help keep the structure stable and safe for use.


  • Swing Connectors

Just as essential and crucial to the swing set as the swing hangers, the connectors are responsible for putting and bringing together the swing seat with the rest of the structure. Whether you use a bucket or belt seat for your swing set, the swing connectors will be there to keep everything in place. There are two pieces that make up the swing set connectors: the clevis pendulum and the shackle. The Clevis pendulum is the piece that connects the hanger to the chain. The shackle connects the bottom of the chain to the seat. Shackles can either be shaped like a “D” or an “H”, which is used when a “D” shackle is too small.


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