Sportspower Metal Swing Set Reviews – 9 Models Covered

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Greetings once again and many thanks for taking the time to visit this Sportspower Metal Swing Set review compilation which will cover 9 different models under this brand so at least you have more than one choice when it comes to making your final decision. This review will be split into 3 different parts for easier navigation – each part will cover 3 models which are outlined further below.

Please note also that guide prices can only be presented at the time of this review as prices can change from month to month or week to week depending on local promotional activities so please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you have the most up to date accurate price information.

In addition, we will outline all the main features that you need to be aware of for each model and also the main pros and cons and a summary table to help you get a better understanding of what each of them has to offer you. At the end of this page, we have also provided additional price comparison options that are worth checking out also if you wish to explore prices elsewhere, so without delaying you any further let’s begin…

Swing Set Review Overview:

Brand:Sportspower
Models:9 Model Review Compilation
Orders online:Yes, orders accepted online
Home Delivery:Yes, home deliveries available
Warranty:Seller dependant - Generally 180 days to 1 year is available
Price Range:$70 up to $250 (at the time of this review)
Cheap Place to Buy: Walmart – View current stock availability here
Support:Customer service team 1-866-370-2131 M-F 9 am-5pm EST or email customerservice@sportspowerltd.net

Brief Background information:

Sportspower have become a trusted brand for Swing sets and many other outdoor playground activities such as Trampolines back as far as 1992 and they work continuously to driving innovation and quality throughout their product portfolio. One thing that has come up time and time again though is missing parts so it is always a good idea to have a set of tools at hand and also some extra screws, washers and bolts in the event that these are missing on delivery.

Tools that tend to be needed when assembling your Sportspower Swing set:

  • 7/16" and 1/2" fixed and adjustable wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers
  • An Allen wrench
  • A Knife and utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer or mallet
  • Additional screws / bolts etc for shortages

Key Features on the designs of Sportspower Swing Sets:

  1. They meet or exceed all ASTM safety standards
  2. They provide a 1 year warranty
  3. Made with heavy duty 2 inch steel tubes for additional durability and longevity
  4. The metal tubes are treated so that they are weather resistant to last longer
  5. The slides are blow molded so they are a lot more sturdier than other cheaper slides
  6. The swing seats can be both sling seats or blow molded seats for extra comfort while swinging and separate toddler swings can be added separately if needed
  7. A patented 42 inch trampoline is added to selected models such as the Almansor/Mountain view models – please note though that additional strength and power is needed to get the springs to attach to each of the holes and should be done one by one in a clockwise direction
  8. Your Kids benefit from frequent physical activity and outdoor exercise in fresh air
  9. You also benefit from knowing the kids are secure in your own backyard as they play with friends and family

Sportspower Metal Swing Set Review Part 1 – Live Oak / Play Time / Almansor

Sportspower Outdoor Live Oak Metal Swing & Slide Set

Pros:

Generally available for <$180
Has the heavy-duty 2-inch powder-coated steel tubes
Includes safe vinyl chain covers
Has the 2-person air glider
Includes the trapeze handle
Has the 2 swings and a slide
The slide is 78 inches long
Includes the small teeter-totter
Can entertain 8 kids at once
Supports 800Ibs weigh capacity
Allows 100Ibs per child
Quick & easy assembly -2 to 5 hours
Toddler swings can be added if needed
Meets ASTM safety standards
Overall fair price for a basic set

Cons:

No shoe loop swing
Limited to a child weight of 100 Ibs each
12 years will get bored easily
Max age should be 8 or 9
Slide too short for 12 year olds
Assembly can be a bit tricky
Plastic washers, caps and bolts could be better
No anchors are included which is an added expense
Missing parts have been reported which delays assembly
Some reports also of Swing seat durability over time

Sportspower Power Play Time Metal Swing Set

Pros:

Has been seen on sale for <$80
Cheap and cheerful – very basic
Ideal for bargain hunters
Ideal for people with limited budgets and smaller yards
Assembly can be done quickly
Meets ASTM safety standards
Toddler swings can be added
Includes safe vinyl chain covers
Has the heavy-duty 2-inch powder-coated steel tubes
Can entertain 3 kids at once
No added expense with parts
Includes two blow-molded swings
Has a powder-coated paint finish
Wider stronger seats included
A blow moulded slide is added
Simple swing set with a low price tag

Cons:

Limited activities available
Kids will get bored far too quickly
No trapeze or shoe loop swing
No air glider available
No mini teeter tooter on the side
Limited to 3 kids at once
Anchors need to be bought separately and cemented in
Slide is a lot shorter at 5 foot
Very basic overall design
12 years will get bored easily
Reports of missing parts which causes headaches
Suited up to 8 years only in our opinion

Sportspower Almansor Swing Set - Slide & Trampoline

Pros:

Added trampoline is a great addition which kids love
Has 2 blow molded swing seats
Includes the fun air glider
Mini 6 ft wavy slide included
Allows 6 kids to play at once
4 separate activities to choose
Suited for kids aged 3 to 8 years
Toddlers swings can be added
Meets ASTM safety standards
Assembly is a lot quicker than wooden sets
Can entertain 6 kids at once
Has the 2' inch heavy-duty tubes
Tubes are also weather resistant
Chains are height-adjustable
Can add toddler swings if needed
Has a powder-coated paint finish

Cons:

Limited to 8 year olds only
Anchors need to be bought separately
No trapeze or shoe loop swing
Assembly is longer and requires 2 adults & approx. 2-5 hours work
Anchors will need to be added and preferably cemented in.
Assembling the trampoline can be tricky and needs more time
Trampoline net application requires a lot of strength/power
Some cases of parts missing which is extremely annoying
More expensive & tends to cost >$200 when last seen on sale

A quick summary table is outlined below for the Live Oak, Power Play Time and the Almansor

FeatureLive OakPower Play TimeAlmansor
Kids Accommodated:836
Slide:Yes, 78 InchesYes, 5 footYes, 6 foot
Trapeze Swing:YesNoNo
Shoe Loop SwingNoNoNo
Glider:YesNoYes
Swing seats:222
Passenger Lawn Swing:NoNoNo
Weight Capacity per child:100 Ibs100 Ibs100 Ibs
Max weight Capacity:800 Ibs300 Ibs600 Ibs
Age Suitability:5 to 12 years5 to 12 years3 to 8 years
Size Dimensions:153.5 by 94.5 by 73.3 Inches65 by 89.5 by 74 Inches154L by 95W by 73H Inches
Trampoline:NoNoYes 42 inches
Anchors:NoNoNo
See saw:YesNoNo
Warranty:1 year1 year1 year

Sportspower Metal Swing Set Review Part 2 – Sierra Vista, My First Fun Outdoor and the Mountain View

Sportspower Sierra Vista Metal Swing Set & Slide

Pros:

Attractive price level which tends to be less than $150
A deluxe trapeze swing is included
Includes 2 blow-molded swings
4 separate play stations available
Very quick assembly – 2 hours avg
Meets ASTM safety standards
Raised slide for better landings
Slide is 6 foot & blow molded
Has the weather-resistant steel tubes
Also has the powder-coated finish
Seats are wider and sturdier
Ideal for smaller yards
Ideal for people with lower budgets

Cons:

Limited to 4 kids at once
No glider or see saw availabe
No shoe loop swing either
No anchors are included
Very basic but functional
Far too small for 12 year olds
Maximum age should be 8 years
Reports of missing parts also which is very irritating
Better attention is needed to ensure all parts are included
Slide could be longer and higher

Sportspower Fun Outdoor My First Metal Swing Set

Pros:

Ideal for starters or toddlers
Price level tends to be <$100
Overall smaller design, 3- 8 years
Toddler swings can be added
Has the foam-padded legs
4 separate play stations to play
Very quick assembly – 2 hours avg
Meets all ASTM safety standards
Has weather-resistant steel tubes
Includes a powder-coated finish
Has a shorter slide of 5 foot
Perfect for very small yards
Includes blow molded wider seats

Cons

No glider or see saw available
Slide should be easier to assemble
No anchors are included
Very basic overall but sturdy
Max age limit of 8 years
Limited to 4 kids at once
Missing parts reported which is extremely annoying
More care should be taken to ensure all parts are delivered
Anchors need to be secured to the ground ideally in cement
Assembling procedure needs work and should be a whole lot easier

Sportspower Mountain View Swing Set with Slide & Trampoline

Pros:

Can entertain 8 kids at once
Meets all ASTM safety standards
Has weather-resistant steel tubes
6 separate play stations available
Includes a super nest swing or patented flying saucer
A 2 person air glider is included
Has the 2 blow molded seats
A longer 78 inch raised slide
Ideal for larger families
Perfect for play dates or parties
Has the safe vinyl chain covers
The patented flying saucer swing is great for relaxing/ resting
Includes the 4-point chain hanger for the saucer for extra stability
Saucer is also wider at 45 inches
Blow molded seats and slide

Cons:

No trapeze swing included
No shoe loop swing included
No anchors are included
Missing small parts also reported
Assembly takes a lot longer to do
More space is needed in yards
There is no mini see saw
Could be more sturdier overall
Price level tends to be $200+

A quick summary table is outlined below for the Sierra Vista, My First Fun Outdoor and the Mountain View

FeatureSierra VistaFun Outdoor My FirstMountain View
Kids Accommodated:448
Slide:YesYesYes
Trapeze Swing:YesYesNo
Shoe Loop Swing:NoNoNo
Glider:NoNoYes
Swing seats:222
Passenger Lawn Swing:NoNoNo
Weight Capacity per child:100 Ibs100 Ibs100 Ibs
Max weight Capacity:400 Ibs400 Ibs800 Ibs
Age Suitability:5 to 12 years3 to 8 years5 to 12 years
Size Dimensions:124 by 102 by 72 Inches89 by 89 by 74 Inches179 by 95 by 74 Inches
Trampoline:NoNoYes
Anchors:NoNoNo
See saw:NoNoNo
Warranty:1 year1 year1 year

Sportspower Metal Swing Set Review Part 3 – Ridgewood, Outdoor Super 8 and the Rosemead

Sportspower Ridgewood Me & My Toddler Metal Swing Set

Pros:

Foam padded legs and 2 swings
A 5 foot 2 tone wave slide
Has the powder-coated paint for added protection
A super mini trampoline added
The trampoline is 42 inches wide for plenty of jumping space
Weather-resistant steel tubes that will last longer
Has the powder-coated finish
Patent pending Me and my Toddler Swing Set to swing with your child
Wider seats for extra comfort
A blow molded slide included
Can entertain 5 kids at once and ideal fro small to medium type yards
Quick assembly which take 2 to 5 hours on average

Cons:

No trapeze swing or see saw
No shoe loop swing or glider
Doesn’t include the anchors
More care is needed to ensure all parts are included
No mini side see saw included
Additional tools are needed for assembly
Toddlers will grow out of the toddler swing in time
Needs to be anchored down to avoid lifting with high swings
Small parts are difficult to plan out
Power and strength is needed for the trampoline spring puller
Overall assembly is harder than you think
Price tends to be $150+ and in some cases $200+

Sportspower Outdoor Super 8 Fun Metal Swing & Slide Set

Pros:

Includes a unique blow molded rocking horse swing
Superb quality nest saucer swing
Can entertain 8 kids at once
Has been featured on Safe Smart Living's Top 10 Picks List
2 deluxe wide swing seats
Includes a 2 kid air glider
Weather-resistant steel tubes
Ideal for parties or play dates
The chains are height adjustable
Toddler swings can be added
Includes a 6' double walled slide
The flying saucer nest swing can hold 2 kids for resting/relaxing
Assembly is a lot easier and quicker than many others (2 to 4 hours)
Suited for kids aged 3 to 8 years
Total weight capacity is 800 Ibs or 100 Ibs per child

Cons:

No trapeze swing available
No see saw or mini trampoline
Larger set needs more yard space
Missing bolts / screws reported which is irritating
Needs 2 adults for assembly
Tons of small pieces to plan out
Sizes of some nuts / bolts /screws are inconsistent
Need to buy anchors separately
Needs to be cemented in the ground to prevent rocking with high swings
Needs careful attention to ensure all the correct parts are included
Price tends to be $200+ and in some cases $250+

Sportspower Outdoor Rosemead Swing & Slide Set & Saucer Shade

Pros:

Patented 45 inch flying saucer swing with reinforced inner webbing
Saucer can hold 2 kids at once
Large 2 seat Roman glider included
Has high quality heavy-duty 2-inch steel tubes for the frame
Can entertain 7 kids at once
Has a total weight capacity of 700Ibs
Has the standard 2 blow molded seats and the slide is 78 inches long
All chains are vinyl covered to protect little hands
A wide saucer swing for 2 kids
Has the powder-coated finish
Ideal for parties or play dates
Toddler swings can be added
Assembly is a lot quicker than wood
Has the 4 point chain hanger for better stability
Has a free shade attachment for the nest swing for sunny days
Exceeds all ASTM safety standards

Cons:

No mini trampoline or see saw included
No shoe loop or trapeze swing either
Need to buy an anchor set separately
Needs to be cemented to avoid rocking with high swinging
Additional tools on standby for assembly
Reports of missing parts so having spares will be beneficial
More attention is needed to ensure 100% of the correct parts are included
Issues with the slide holes lining up
Assembling the slide should be easier
Price tends to be $200+ and in some cases $250+

A quick summary table is outlined below for the Ridgewood, Outdoor Super 8 and the Rosemead

FeatureRidgewoodOutdoor Super 8Rosemead
Kids Accommodated:587
Slide:YesYesYes
Trapeze Swing:NoNoNo
Shoe Loop Swing:NoNoNo
Glider:NoYesYes
Swing seats:222
Toddler Swing:YesNoNo
Weight Capacity per child:100 Ibs100 Ibs100 Ibs
Max weight Capacity:500 Ibs800 Ibs700 Ibs
Age Suitability:5 to 12 years3 to 8 years5 to 12 years
Size Dimensions:196 by 88 by 84 by Inches221 by 102 by 72 Inches177 by 104 by 72.8 Inches
Trampoline:YesNoNo
Anchors:NoNoNo
See saw:NoNoNo
Warranty:1 year180 days1 year

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Have you or your kids any personal experience with Sportspower Metal Swing Sets in the past? If so, then please share your thoughts and feedback with the wider community by leaving a comment in the comment section below – So that they can learn also!!!

Finally, many thanks for taking the time to read our review and best of luck to you and your family with your final decision

Regards

Ryan

 

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2 Comments

  1. I am so impressed with this review as it covers so many different Sportspower swing sets, I have been working on a nursery project and was searching for reliable and safe swing and I wasn’t sure which Sportspower one to choose, this comparison is amazing and is a big help to me to know the best and safest option! Thank you again and good work with the review as I have seen many others which left me slightly confused – thanks also for the heads up on missing parts, luckily there is a hardware store the road from me if I get stuck!

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