This is not a trick question as many of our new customers ask, “how much does an in-ground trampoline cost?” and it’s not a one-size fits all answer. The costs range based on the style and size of in-ground trampoline you purchase, the quality of equipment, whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer and many other factors.
How Much Does An In-Ground Trampoline Cost?
Here are a few items to consider when thinking about the cost of your new in-ground trampoline:
- What kind will you get? Shop around and do your research on the quality of options for your new in-ground trampoline. Galvanized steel frames are best for your in-ground trampoline because they are designed to resist rust and this is ideal when you’re placing the frame underground. This material is one cost to consider.
- Digging the hole for your in-ground trampoline. After you’ve decided on the size of your in-ground trampoline you can plan how deep the hole needs to be. Will you dig the hole yourself? What will you do with the dirt that’s been excavated? Do you have the skills to build the retaining wall? Remember, you can’t just dig the hole and place the frame inside of it without reinforcing the wall. Building this retaining wall, if you need to hire someone, will add to the price of your in-ground trampoline.
- Do you understand drainage for the in-ground trampoline and for your area in the yard where you will place it? You certainly don’t want to have any standing water in the hole where the in-ground trampoline is. Even if you invest in galvanized steel, it will be hard pressed to withstand constant water. You need to know whether the area you’re excavating will hold water or whether the drainage makes sense.
- If you have to hire someone to dig the hole, this will be one of the biggest costs for the project. This will be an added cost.
How much will your in-ground trampoline cost? It’s not a one-size-fits all answer. Determine the price of the in-ground trampoline itself then determine what you can do on your own and what you need to hire a professional to do for you and you can put your budget together.
Call us for advice and information on putting together a budget for your new in-ground trampoline.
The holidays and gift-giving is right around the corner. What can you get the kids who “have everything” or the spouse or significant other who wants to get in shape but doesn’t want to join a gym or risk injury to his or her joints? Why in-ground trampolines are great is that they are the answer to the questions you have about health, safety and what to give as a great gift that will keep on giving for the rest of the year.
Why In-Ground Trampolines Are Great
If you have a beautifully landscaped yard and even a swimming pool you certainly don’t want to have a trampoline installed that will diminish the sightlines and an in-ground trampoline won’t interfere.
- They look great! This the most obvious benefit of an in-ground trampoline.
- You won’t have to scramble to get onto and off of the trampoline.
- Your in-ground trampoline won’t get blown away in a windstorm, nor will it top over if people using it get too rambunctious.
Some of the “disadvantages” to an in-ground trampoline include:
- They do cost more than above ground trampolines, but you are getting a high quality, safer structure for you and your family.
- They aren’t easy to move. If you choose a spot for your in-ground trampoline, that is where it will stay. End of story… well unless you excavate a new area and move it there. That is certainly an option and the dirt you remove from the new hole can be used to fill in the hole where you’re moving the current in-ground trampoline from.
- Some people feel an in-ground trampoline isn’t as “bouncy” as an above ground. This is hard to quantify, but if you have the in-ground trampoline properly ventilated it will be as bouncy.
There is plenty of time to buy an in-ground trampoline for your children or other loved ones. Imagine the delight on their faces when you show them the area where their new gift will be placed! Or you may be able to install it, tie it in a bow and show it off on Christmas morning!
Call us for information or advice on purchasing your in-ground trampoline.
As we age, our balance and stability aren’t as strong as they were when we were younger and that can lead to falls and injury. Also, as we age our bone and muscle mass suffers. Exercising will help strengthen bones, muscles and joints and aid in coordination.
One of the best exercises for seniors are in-ground trampoline based ones. When you rebound on an in-ground trampoline you’re helping maintain your stability and balance and can help maximize your quality of life.
The Benefits Of Rebounding For Seniors
We understand, though, that not everyone knows what a rebounding exercise routine is or how it can truly benefit seniors. Here are some of the many benefits for seniors who start a rebounding workout.
- It’s low impact and that means you won’t be putting any stress or strain on your muscles and joints. This is useful for anyone who has arthritis or other bone issues.
- Your cardiovascular health will benefit. When you take on a rebounding working you’re getting as many benefits as you would if you had a traditional exercise routine. You may see lower blood pressure, may strengthen your heart muscles and improve your circulation.
- Your bone density will benefit. When you use an in-ground trampoline you are getting a gentle impact workout that will help strengthen bones and help prevent osteoporosis or bone fractures.
- Balance and stability will improve. When you jump on an in-ground trampoline you are strengthening your leg muscles and your balance. This could help prevent falls and broken bones.
- It’s just plain fun! When you get on an in-ground trampoline you will be having so much fun it won’t seem like exercise and you’ll be more likely to stick with it.
If you are looking for a way to get, or stay, in shape reach out to us and let’s talk about the best in-ground trampoline for your exercise needs. Remember, too if you’re a senior and if you have grandchildren they will love the idea of jumping on an in-ground trampoline when they come to visit!
There are many common sense items that go along with safety when you’re jumping on an in-ground trampoline. If you’re new to in-ground trampoline ownership, though we want to pass along this series of in-ground trampoline safety tips for both children and adults.
- Place the in-ground trampoline so it is not near any overhanging roof, eaves, trees or fences. Children will be children and some may get to jumping higher than you’d like them to and if that happens you don’t want them to injure themselves by hitting their heads. Keep the in-ground trampoline away from branches and roofs. If your in-ground trampoline is by trees, make certain there are no low hanging branches that could cause injury.
- Before anyone gets on the in-ground trampoline perform a quick inspection of the mat and the springs to assure they are both in good shape. Make sure there are no rips or tears on the jump mat and that the springs are all secure and none of them are damaged or rusted or that they have come loose.
- Always have a safety pad in place to cover all of the springs and hooks that hold the jump mat secure on your in-ground trampoline. Check these every time to assure they are secure and in good condition.
- If you’re going to have a safety net for your in-ground trampoline make sure it’s of high quality and that it is securely in place. Make certain your children know not to jump and grab onto the safety net – it is there to keep them from falling and injuring themselves.
- Safe jump heights need to be monitored even with an in-ground trampoline. When you’re rebounding you are many, many feet off the ground and if you’re too high and if you don’t land back on the jump mat you can certainly fall and injure yourself. A fall from an in-ground trampoline won’t likely be as bad as one from an above ground trampoline, but make certain the kids are jumping safely and landing safely.
What rules do you have in place to keep your children and other family members safe when they’re rebounding on the in-ground trampoline?