Chances are you’ve heard of a “campoline”? If you haven’t it is one of the latest things in ways to enjoy your in-ground trampoline and entertain the children. Summer may be almost coming to an end in many parts of the country, but there are still many warm weekends ahead and if that’s the case where you live, you may want to let your children have a sleep over, outside on the in-ground trampoline.
Campoline is a phrase that people are using to indicate they are camping on their in-ground trampoline. To do this they are investing in pop up tents that will sit on top of the trampoline and the children can sleep there — off the ground, in a comfortable space. Sleepovers are those events that children will long remember and are a great way for your kids to have fun with their friends in the safety of your backyard. Depending on the age of the kids, Mom and Dad may want to set up a pop up tent close to the trampoline and sleep out under the stars as well.
Unique Use For Your In-Ground Trampoline
Sleeping out of doors may be something that your children want to do, but they aren’t keen on sleeping on the ground. If you have an in-ground trampoline you have taken away the “sleeping on the ground” aspect of camping. Before the in-ground trampolie becomes a sleeping space, you can rest assured that the kids will while away many hours jumping and playing on the in-ground trampoline while the adults relax in the backyard and enjoy the fun the young ones are having.
Once the kids get tired out, the sun goes down, the s’mores are eaten you can open the pop up tent, toss in some sleeping bags and pillows and the kids can drift off to sleep enjoying nature while being off the hard ground.
Talk with us before you set up a pop up tent on your in-ground trampoline to make certain it’s safe and won’t damage the trampoline. Here’s to a happy Labor Day!
Your children have been bugging you to get a trampoline, but you think “a trampoline on ‘stilts’ and the netting will become the focus of the backyard ‘decor’ and we don’t want that.” Hey, we get it! If you have a swimming pool and a backyard in which you love entertaining friends and family you may not want to detract from your landscaping. There are ways that in-ground trampolines benefit outdoor aesthetics — they certainly will not detract from it.
In addition to not detracting from your outdoor aesthetics, an in-ground trampoline is a great way to get in shape without injuring your joints and in a much safer way as well. An in-ground trampoline has its bouncing surface that is level to the ground rather than raised above it.
In-ground Trampolines Benefit Outdoor Aesthethics
When you’re adding an in-ground trampoline to your backyard you will need to dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the trampoline (your trampoline kit will come with directions) and you will want to add a retaining wall around the edge of the hole and will add concrete footers to assure the in-ground trampoline stays in place.
You can purchase an in-ground trampoline kit that comes with instructions and all you need to do to add one to your home. An in-ground trampoline can cost around $3,500 or more depending on its size. You’ll notice that when you dig the hole and place the in-ground trampoline, it will be virtually invisible and will not detract from your landscaping. You can also add unique landscaping to the in-ground trampoline area to set it apart from the rest of the yard as a “statement” piece or you can have it seamlessly blend in.
Above ground trampolines do nothing to add to the aesthetics of your backyard, in fact, they detract from it. Also, you need to consider that if you live in an area prone to high winds, your above ground trampoline could very easily be picked up and carried away.
Decide why you want an in-ground trampoline, where you will place it and how you want to landscape around it. If your kids have been asking for one, an in-ground trampoline will make them — and you happy!