Good Morning. I picked up a Summer Escapes Pro Series 15' x 42" this weekend for $219 (Reg $299). I wanted to document my site build so you can see/comment on what I am doing wrong or right. I am currently in Day 3 of the build but I will go back to Day 1 for my first post.
I live in Euless TX which is just west of the DFW airport. I am lucky in that I have deep topsoil and sandy red dirt/clay as opposed to the sticky dark clay a lot of metroplex people have. My yard is St Augustine. My backyard is heavily traffic'd by three children (ages 10,6,2) so I have compacted soil with some weeds.
First 4 Photos: The current swing set that is falling apart.
I have long suspected that prior to the old swing set that was already there in 2005 when we purchased the house that another round AGP had been on the same site. The swing set sits in what I would loosely describe as a dinner plate/shallow bowl about 20 ft across. Looking back at Google Earth imagery I can tell that in the early 2000's a circular above ground pool did exist. My kids have aided in the depression by wearing down the sod at the two swing sites.
Next Photos Swingset Down
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