Rainbow Direct – Safety and Design Specifications

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Our Exclusive Lifetime Warranty is the BEST in the business & the Gold Standard in the residential playground industry. Rainbow’s 100% Cedar construction is backed by our Exclusive Lifetime Warranty.

Rainbow is dedicated to being environmentally responsible by teaming up with SFI Certified mills that harvest utilizing the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

100% Natural Big Beam Cedar Construction

All Cedars are Conifer trees which are highly decay resistant & successfully utilized in outdoor environments for hundreds of years.

DURABILITY – Cedar is a highly revered, durable lumber species that is naturally resistant to rot, decay & insects. University studies show Cedar’s high durability to outdoor applications.

BEAUTY – Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of Cedar. Ingrained with decidedly crisp, yet superbly rich, tonal properties, Cedar enhances traditional outdoor home decor & inspires innovative eye pleasing architecture.

SUSTAINABILITY – Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural Cedar is exceptional to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gases, Cedar actually removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. And unlike plastics & vinyl, Cedar is renewable & biodegradable. Plus, Cedar is sourced from the most sustainable managed forests in the world.

Rainbow celebrates over a quarter century of proudly constructing our Play Systems from the BEST lumber species available: 100% NATURAL CEDAR.

RAINBOW’S EXCLUSIVE SUPER DUTY SWING BEAM DESIGN

RAINBOW’S SUPER DUTY SWING BEAM MOUNTING PLATE
Utilizing four 1/2″ carriage bolts to secure the swing beam to the base structure creates an ultra-strong & ultra-stable THAUBOLTED swing beam connection point. The Mounting Plate is heavy gauge steel.

EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE A-FRAME SYSTEM FOR MAXIMUM STABILITY
Our wide stance equilateral triangle A-Frame design is engineered based on the unparalleled stability of our swing beam support legs creating an equilateral triangle.

EXCLUSIVE TRIPLE BRACKET SYSTEM
Another Rainbow original design that creates THREE connection points, is adjustable to accommodate any unlevel ground & has a proven track record being utilized on Rainbow Swing Beams for over 3 decades.

A Closer Look at RAINBOW’S SWING BEAM ENGINEERING

EASY, FUN & EFFORTLESS SWINGING. The ultra• smooth Acetal Bushing within our swing hangers makes swinging a blast for all ages!!! The Acetal Bushing will never wear out & will last a lifetime.

RAINBOW’S COMMERCIAL GRADE DUCTILE IRON SWING HANGERS. The Finest quality, safest & most durable swing hanger ever created. Rainbow Swing Hangers will never wear out & will last a lifetime.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING CARABINER. The absolute safest method to secure your swings to the swing hanger. Widely used & recognized by mountain climbers as the ultimate in safety.

PLASTISOL DIPPED CHAINS. Our heavy gauge chain is dipped in Plastisol creating a soft, pinch-free swing chain for children to hold on to. The plastisol coating also insulates from heat & cold.

OVER 4 MILLION RAINBOW SWING HANGERS ARE IN USE WORLDWIDE.
A closer look at our attention to detail in creating the highest quality Swing Hanger design in the residential playground industry. The Incredible Rainbow commercial grade swing hanger has a proven track record of performance for over three decades.

RAINBOW’S EXCLUSIVE SPIRAL SLIDE ENGINEERING

Rainbow’s 360° Spiral Slide

  • More Action!!! A full 360° turn.
  • 20% larger diameter than competitor’s spiral slide.
  • A more consistent circular ride compared to competitor’s “corkscrew” Design.
  • 200% thicker walls than competitor’s slide.
  • Full elbow design creates 50% fewer seams than the competitor’s split elbow design.
  • Includes a heavy-duty, big beam, wooden pedestal base for extra support and sat ability.
  • Manufactured with the same exact material that has been in commercial playgrounds for over SO years, rotationally molded high-density polyethylene.
  • Backed by Rainbow’s Exclusive Lifetime Warranty

OUR 360° SPIRAL SLIDE WEIGHT IS 6 TIMES AS MUCH AS THE COMPETITOR’S SPIRAL SLIDE.


Rainbow’s 270° Spiral Slide

  • 100% thicker walls than competitor’s spiral slide.
  • Full piece elbow sections create 50% fewer seams more than the competitor’s spiral slide.
  • Double Wall Molded Landing section is twice as solid as competitor’s spiral slide single wall lightweight landing.

OUR 270º SPIRAL SLIDE WEIGHT IS 4 TIMES AS MUCH AS COMPETITOR’S SPIRAL SLIDE.


Competitors Lightweight Spiral Slide

Other competitors offer an Economy Spiral slide with thin walls, split elbow construction & a corkscrew design.

RAINBOW SAFETY & DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

 

Plastisol Dipped

Ladder Rungs Plastisol Dipped Ladder Rungs provide children a better surface to grip with their hands & feet as they climb while reducing slipping. Plastisol is extremely durable & won’t chip or scratch. It also insulates the rungs from the heat or cold.

Recessed & Safety Capped Hardware

Extra attention to detail & safety includes recessed hardware throughout the play structure. The recessed hole has a routered edge & the bolt is double nutted capped off with an acorn nut.

Powder Coated Safety Handles

Powder Coated Safety Handles installed in key areas contribute to a feeling of comfort as a child is gaining access to an entrance or exit on their Rainbow Play System.

Plastisol Dipped Safety Handles

Plastisol Dipped Safety Handles reduce slipping as your child pulls themselves up or lowers themselves down. Plastisol is extremely durable & won’t chip or scratch. It also insulates the handles from the heat or cold.

Full Bucket Swing

Safely secures little ones in the swing seat. This full bucket design originated in the commercial playground industry & has been used for many decades as the safest possible swing for smaller children.

Vertical Spindle Safety Rails

Parents appreciate vertical slats because they prevent youngsters from climbing upwards. We use thick 2′ x 3′ boards which are attractively turned 90° to permit greater play supervision as well as allowing the natural surroundings behind the play structure to be seen.

Angled Safety Ladders

Logical safety design in all Rainbow climbing components, the angled ladder design is much easier to climb up & climb down.

Ladder & Rock Wall Brackets

Used to brace the Ladder & Rock Wall securely to the play structure creating a safe “no lift’ design.

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS

Heavy Duty 18 oz. Canopy
Our Heavy Duty Canopy offers protection from sun or rain to make every day a great day to play. Our removable canopy is easy to clean, thicker than most in the industry & manufactured with UV protective material to mitigate fading.

Big Beam Construction
Rainbow Play Systems are engineered to be rock solid & the foundation of our design is the abundance of big beam construction. Massive 4″ x 4” • 4” x 6” timbers are utilized as structural components.

Notched Beam Construction
Essential for long lasting & durable structure. The notches that are cut into each end of the brace are designed to gain maximum support by bracing wood against wood. This greatly reduces the force on the lag bolt that holds the brace in position.

Massive 1/2″ Hardware
Rainbow’s Castle & Clubhouse feature massive 1/2″ diameter thru• bolt hardware utilized in the entire structure for unparalleled strength & stability.

Full 1″ Thick Rope
Rainbow only uses 1″ thick rope • no Detail thin 1/2” or 5/8″rope. Utilizing a full 1″ diameter rope creates an easy to grab rope, very large knots & eliminates tangling.

Dual Bolt Construction Detail
Dual bolted construction detail throughout the play structure creates tremendous rigidity at the connection points for a vastly more stable structure when compared to the single bolt construction used by competitors.

Heavy Duty Ductile Iron 360° Tire Swing Swivel
Ductile Iron has more carbon steel than traditional iron & is unmatched in strength. 360° swivel is double bolted & double nutted, includes 3 ultra safe carabiner mountain climbing clips & is backed by our Exclusive Lifetime Warranty.

Super Duty 360° Tire Swing Swivel
Our Super Duty 3600 Tire Swing Swivel is built with durability & strength beyond compare. It comes equipped with a rubber casing enclosure over the swivel action to keep it free from any entanglements.

RAINBOW’S EXCLUSIVE SUPER SCOOP SLIDE ENGINEERING

Extra high Super Scoop Slide side walls create a super safe Super Scoop Slide for all ages.

With the flared edges to grab on to, the Super Scoop Slide is a very safe climbing ramp.

RAINBOW’S SUPER SCOOP SLIDE

  • “Scoop” design keeps kids in the center all the way down the slide.
  • Super high sidewalls for maximum safety. The flared edges are easy to grab creating a super safe climbing ramp.
  • Curved landing properly positions children for a safe exit with their feet on the ground.
  • Wooden trim and big beam pedestal base for additional reinforcement and stability.
  • Manufactured (same material high-density polyethylene) that has been used in commercial playgrounds for over 40 years.
  • Backed by Rainbow’s Exclusive Lifetime Warranty.

Rainbow’s Exclusive Super Scoop Slide Is the absolute BEST Residential playground slide available In the Industry.

Above the slide is our Grab•N•Go Bar that creates a super easy access to our Super Scoop Slide.

The Rainbow Super Scoop Slide Is available In 11-foot & 15-foot lengths.

RAINBOW’S EXCLUSIVE 10.5′ WAVE SLIDE ENGINEERING

  • Double wall construction detail is engineered for maximum strength, the highest level of safety & the most attractive overall appearance.
  • Extra high sidewalls the entire length of the slide with even higher side walls at the entrance point create the safest possible design.
  • Solid mounting bolts secure our Wave Slide to the play structure deck. Extra high slide side walls at entrance level create the safest possible slide access.
  • The safest possible exit design is created by having our Wave Slide bedway guide the child to safely exit the slide with both feet firmly on the ground.
  • Using the most advanced technology to create maximum strength, our Wave Slide is engineered with a tack-off design for exceptional structural integrity.
  • Super heavy duty design, our Wave Slide weight is 84.6% heavier than the competitor’s wave slide.

Fantastic design creates an exciting wave into the slide bedway for a fun, safe sliding experience for all ages!

  • Exclusive grab grooves on both sides of the slide walls create a fun & safe way to use the slide as a climbing ramp.
  • Scoop designed bedway keeps kids in the center of the slide.
  • Extra high sidewalls create a safe & secure sliding experience for toddlers.
  • Big Beam 4” x 6″ timber base is available in multiple heights to accommodate Rainbow Series as well as unleveled yard applications.
  • Double wall construction detail is engineered for maximum strength. The highest level of safety & the most attractive overall appearance.

RAINBOW’S EXCLUSIVE 10.5′ SCOOP SLIDE ENGINEERING

  • Using the most advanced technology to create maximum strength, our Scoop Slides are engineered with a tack-off design for exceptional structural integrity.
  • The Scoop Slide Kit is solidly supported by Big Beam 4 x6″ slide legs. 
  • The safest possible exit design is created by having our Scoop Slide bedway guide your child to safely exit the side with both feet firmly on the ground.
  • Thru-bolted into the upper-level mounting blocks, the Scoop Slide entrance point is the safest & most secure method of solidly fastening the Scoop Slide to the play structure.

  • Ten children all piled onto our scoop slide to showcase it’s strength!

RAINBOW’S EXCLUSIVE SUPER-DUTY MONKEY BARS

  • Massive 4″ x 6″ timber construction support ladder.
  • Massive 4″ x 6″ timber construction top ladder.
  • Notched wooden brackets are engineered to create wood-on-wood construction detail for an ultra stable design.
  • Fiesta & Carnival Series Monkey Bars feature easy to grab Powder Coated steel top ladder rungs.
  • Sunshine & Rainbow & King Kong Series Monkey Bars feature easy to grab Plastisol Dipped steel top ladder rungs.
  • Engineered to accommodate the Mighty Rainbow Penthouse which is mounted on top of the Monkey Bars.
  • Numerous sizes & many exciting add-ons, Rainbow’s Exclusive Super Duty Monkey Bars are available in over 50 exciting variations for your children !!!
  • Thru-bolts secure the Monkey Bar to the structure with two 4″ x 4″ support blocks added for maximum strength.
  • Extra wide steps on our Monkey Bar support ladders for the safest climbing & standing. Wide enough to sit on as well.
  • Full-length safety handles on our Monkey Bar support ladder provides maximum safety for all ages.
  • Super Duty 4° x 6″ notched beam wooden brackets create an ultra-stable wood-on-wood connection point.
  • Exclusive multi-hole selection mounting system to accommodate unlevel yards.
  • All Rainbow Monkey Bars feature a 4 x 4 timber ground runner for maximum stability.
  • Absolutely the Sturdiest Free Standing Residential Play Structure in the World.

RAINBOW CASTLE STRUCTURAL DESIGN

(a) SPACIOUS 7′ HEADROOM The Super Flare design of our Castle Canopy creates the maximum amount of headroom over the entire deck area. The Super Flared Canopy increases the overall headroom on both sides of the Castle Deck area.

(b) 18 OZ. HEAVY DUTY CANOPY Our Heavy Duty Canopy ‘offers protection from sun or rain to make every day a great day to play. Our removable canopy is easy to clean, thicker than most in the industry & manufactured with UV protective material to mitigate fading.

(c) VERTICAL SPINDLE SAFETY RAILS Attractive construction detail creates a safe rail panel with maximum stability combined with excellent visibility.

(d) FASTENER FREE DECKING Pre-panelized decking sections are designed to provide a safe, fastener-free play surface by placing all hardware & fasteners underneath the Castle play deck.

(e) TIRE SWIVEL is the largest & most durable on the V market. Ours is near twice the size of others!

(f) TIRE SWING has drainage holes to prevent W water collection. Our rubber tires have a safer impact rating than hard plastic ones.

(g) TWO EXTRA-WIDE LADDERS on our Castle W design maintains the stability of the structure

(h) DECK LEVEL TOP RUNG provides a smooth W transition to the play deck after completing the climb. Kids climbing the Rock Wall count on that Rung being there for them to grab hold.

(i) NOTCHED  WOOD ANGLE BRACES give maximum support by bracing wood against wood which greatly reduces the force on the lag bolts that hold the brace in position.

(j) ROUND CLIMBING RUNGS are designed V to fit your child’s grip. Round rungs add more structural integrity than flat rungs & are safer than steps without handrails.

(k) LARGE 4″ X 6″ MAIN BEAM DECK W SUPPORTS with heavy duty 1/2″ carriage bolt construction provides twice the load• bearing strength of the competitor’s 2″ x 6″ deck supports.

(l) LADDER GROUND RUNNERS with notched wood braces give the structure more contact with the ground for maximum stability.

RAINBOW CLUBHOUSE STRUCTURAL DESIGN

(a) SPACIOUS 7′ HEADROOM in the Clubhouse offers an open design providing additional height for your child to grow into their Rainbow play system.

(b) 18 OZ. HEAVY DUTY CANOPY Our Heavy Duty Canopy ‘-‘ offers protection from sun or rain to make every day a great day to play. Our removable canopy is easy to clean, thicker than most in the industry & manufactured with UV protective material to mitigate fading.

(c) VERTICAL SPINDLE SAFETY RAILS Attractive V construction detail creates a safe rail panel with maximum stability combined with excellent visibility.

(d) FASTENER FREE DECKING Pre-panelized Decking sections are designed to provide a safe, fastener-free play surface by placing all hardware & fasteners underneath the Clubhouse play deck.

(e) SIX STRUCTURAL UPRIGHTS made from solid 4” x 4” timber are used for maximum stability. Our competitors use 4 uprights.

(f) LOWER LEVEL CUSTOMIZATION Choose what’s best for your family, the most popular are Picnic Table, Sandbox, General Store, Dream Theatre, Lemonade Stand or Playhouse.

(g) DECK LEVEL TOP STEP provides a smooth transition to the play deck after completing the climb.

(h) NOTCHED WOOD ANGLE BRACES give maximum support by bracing wood against wood which greatly reduces the force on the lag bolts that hold the brace in position.

(i) DUAL BOLT CONSTRUCTION DETAIL Dual bolted construction detail throughout the play structure creates tremendous rigidity at the connection points for a vastly more stable structure when compared to the single bolt construction used by competitors.

(j) LARGE 4″ X 6″ MAIN BEAM DECK V SUPPORTS with heavy duty 1/2″ carriage bolt construction pride twice the load-bearing strength of competitor’s 2″ x 6″ supports.

(k)OVERSIZED BASEBOARDS The foundation of our Rainbow Clubhouse features customized baseboards that are TWICE AS THICK as the competitors & creates a very solid Clubhouse structure design.

THE MIGHTY RAINBOW PENTHOUSE

The Mighty Rainbow Penthouse Is another Rainbow Original design from 3 decades ago that’s often Imitated but never duplicated.

  • Can be configured Into over 100 different Penthouse variations.
  • Incredible design freedom to create your children’s “high In the sky” Penthouse.
  • Our Penthouses are designed to mount securely to our Super Duty Monkey Bars.
1900
The year Rainbow established
100,000
sq ft manufacturing facility
100
Rainbow employees
100
+ dealerships around the world
100
+ Showrooms around the world
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+ swing set accessories

WHY CHOOSE RAINBOW?

From Beautiful Brookings, SD to Your Backyard… Rainbow Play Systems: 28 years of quality swing sets. Thanks to families like yours, Rainbow Play Systems has grown from a small custom job shop in Minnesota to a high-tech swing set manufacturing facility. Today, there are more than one Million Rainbow Play Systems swing sets in backyards across the world.

While the scale of our swing set operation has changed over the last 28 years, our focus remains paramount – creating the safest, most durable and highest quality swings sets available in America.

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How Rainbow Swing Sets Compare

At Rainbow, your families and friends safety is our #1 priority. Each of our designs goes through rigorous product testing and development before it hits your property.

Head to the comparison shop to lean more about the incredible quality that comes with the Rainbow name.

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WHAT OUR RANBOW FAMILIES ARE SAYING

Our kids love the playset and play outside instead of sitting home with devices and gameset.
Ameen A.
West Windsor NJ
Not sure how we're going to top this gift next year! Beautiful set and so well made! Installers were very professional. Overall very pleased with our Rainbow experience from buying to install.
Beth S.
Middletown NJ
My two boys love their Rainbow Playscape! Looking forward to many years of fun and enjoyment! Let the memories begin!!!
Jeffrey K.
We bought the swing set for our daughter's First Birthday & are thrilled with the quality & service!
Madhu S.
Middlebush NJ
Thank You! This was a big hit for our housewarming. The kids were occupied for hours while the adults enjoyed themselves without any worries…
Sunil G.
Staten Island NY
Couldn't be happier with our new Rainbow swingset- the Carnival Castle with monkey bars! Our kids love all the different ways they can play and we were impressed with the attention the installers paid to making sure it was safely installed. Looking forward to years of fun!
Whitney G.
Metuchin, NJ
I wasn't sure my 21 month old would be that into his playset yet, but I think he has been on it every day since it was installed a month ago. Thank you!
Stephanie R.
Halfmoon NY
We got this installed in the end of June. What perfect timing for a great summer! Our daughter absolutely loves it! We are very excited for our family to make memories playing on here for many years to come. Thank you!
Holly S.
Norwich CT
We just had a beautiful new Rainbow Circus Castle with 3 position swing beam installed by Rainbow in Danbury. Chris made it easy to pick out what we wanted and the install team was at our house a few short weeks later, just in time for our son's birthday! Looking forward to years of enjoyment from this investment!
John S.
Yorktown Hgts NY
Thank you Rainbow!!! Kids love it!....
Kristine C.
Chappaqua, NY

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