The info you want to know about Rainbow Play Systems
How long has Rainbow been in business?
Rainbow Play Systems has been building the finest residential playsets since 1985. In that time, they’ve built and shipped more than 500,000 playsets around the world! Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa has been Iowa’s Playground Headquarters since 1998.
Do you offer installation for your playsets?
Yes, we offer complete delivery and installation by our own experienced, professional installation team, not subcontractors. Like a NASCAR pit crew, our team has years of experience installing Rainbow Playsets, typically completing an installation in just 3-6 hours!
Will you install a Rainbow Playset outside the Des Moines metro area?
We will happily install a Rainbow Playset anywhere in the state of Iowa. However, mileage charges may apply for outlying areas. You can inquire at the time you place your order.
What type of wood does Rainbow use?
What type of maintenance is required for our playset?
We recommend re-sealing your playset as needed with Rainbow sealer to keep it looking new. Most of our customers reseal their playset every two to three years. However, many factors, such as weather, harsh climate conditions, and use, may determine how often you reseal your playset.
With normal use, some of the bolts may loosen over time. It’s important to check and tighten all nuts and bolts as needed. The playset’s through-bolt construction allows you to tighten these bolts as often as necessary without risking the structural integrity of your playset.
We also recommend cleaning tarps, slides, swings, ladder rungs and other accessories a few times a year to prevent discoloration of the plastic, metal, or vinyl. Rainbow offers services to assist you with any of these maintenance tasks, including maintenance checks and re-sealing your playset. Simply call us for a quote. We’re happy to help!
Does Rainbow warranty their products?
Rainbow stands behind our products. We offer the best warranty in the business--a Lifetime Warranty on most of the components on our Full-Size sets. For more information, refer to our maintenance and warranty section for complete coverage provided for each playset series.
What do you typically put underneath the playset?
We offer 100% recycled rubber mulch and rubber timbers. We also offer rubber pads for beneath swings and slides to prevent bare spots and mud holes. Rainbow recommends that the ground cover (mulch, rubber mulch, etc.) be installed after the playset is installed. See our section on rubber mulch, timbers, and pads.
Where are Rainbow’s made?
Rainbow Playsets are proudly manufactured in America! Rainbow operates the largest playground factory in the world—675,000 square feet on 103 acres--right in the heartland of America, Brookings, South Dakota.
I have a small yard. Can I still purchase a Rainbow Playset?
Yes, Rainbow makes a playset to fit every yard and budget. Measure your area and give us a call. We’ll be happy to help. We’ll even come to your house (in the metro area) and take a look at your yard to find the best playset for your space, budget, and family.
I have an un-level yard. Can I still purchase a Rainbow playset?
Residential yards come in all shapes, sizes and soils and one playset’s configuration is not going to work in every backyard. Rainbow has developed an exclusive line of accessories and playset options specifically tailored for un-level, hard-to-fit backyards.
What happens if we move? Can we take our playset with us?
Yes! Rainbow Playsets are built to be taken down, moved, and reassembled. Unlike cheaper playsets that utilize screws to attach key structural components, Rainbows are built with big, through-bolt construction. This ensures that any time a Rainbow is moved, it can be reassembled as tight and sturdy as the first time it was assembled. If you are moving out of the area, we can take your playset down for you. Chances are there will be a Rainbow dealer close by to re-assemble it for you at your new home.
Do you offer financing?
Yes, we offer financing. Give us a call to see what plans are currently being offered.
Why does Rainbow use Redwood?
We prefer Redwood for a number of reasons. First, it’s naturally resistant to insects and decay, requiring no dangerous chemical preservatives from pressure treating to keep the wood from rotting.
Secondly, Redwood has dimensional stability, with less volumetric and tangential shrinkage than other woods. What that means for you, is that Redwood stays flat and straight with minimal warping, twisting, and cracking. What’s more, Redwood’s strength and durability is what makes our playsets safe for heavy-duty use. Finally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends natural wood like Redwood for outdoor playsets. Many of our competitors use Cedar in their playsets and they glue their timbers together. Rainbow never uses glue in assembly, but instead our massive solid-beam Redwood structures are held in place with recessed hardware and safety caps.
Why should we buy Rainbow?
Quite simply, (and we think you’ll agree) your children deserve the best! Rainbow has earned its long-held reputation as America’s Most Trusted Brand Name. That’s because we build the safest and most durable playsets on the market. We use only the finest materials, including 100% Redwood with a 10-Step water seal process, dual-bolt construction, commercial-grade hardware, vinyl dipped components, and the safest slides available! And, all our products are backed by the best Lifetime Warranty coverage in industry! But that’s not all. Rainbow Play Systems cares about your kids and their future, so we’re proud to be a “green” business. We plant five trees for every one we harvest, and we ensure all of our suppliers adhere to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). With so many reasons to buy a Rainbow for your kids, the question really becomes, “why wouldn’t you?”
Did you find the answers you were looking for? We sure hope so, but if you still have questions we didn’t address here, we invite you to contact us or stop by the showroom.