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Should You Get An Above Ground Trampoline?

Trampolines: Your choice is an above ground or an inground trampoline. Should you get an above ground trampoline? That is a personal choice. One of the main reasons people invest in inground trampolines is they don’t want to mar the aesthetics of their backyard landscape and want the trampoline to blend in.

Other families simply want a trampoline that they can add to the yard space to give themselves and their children another option for outdoor playing. This is especially true since many of us have been on lockdown for the past six months because of Coronavirus and many people are home schooling and working from home themselves.

Should You Get An Above Ground Trampoline?

Here are some considerations for your above ground trampoline.

  1. You may be moving in the future. Yes, you can take your inground trampoline with you, but you will need to fill in the hole you’d excavated.
  2. You want the ability to be able to move it from spot to spot.
  3. You want to be able to watch your children from the deck of your house and it might be easier to see them in an elevated space.
  4. They may be easier to set up and won’t require excavating to accommodate it.
  5. You may find they are less expensive and if you’re not sure you want to commit to an inground trampoline (and they aren’t a huge commitment by any means) an above ground trampoline is the way to go!

What questions do you have about trampolines — above ground or inground? We have the answers and are here to help!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Getting To Know Trampolines

If trampolines have been on your mind, we wanted to share more of the questions we get asked frequently by our potential customers. We know that getting to know trampolines can be a bit confusing — especially if you’re trying to decide if you want an inground or an above ground trampoline.

We are here to answer any questions you may have.

Getting To Know Trampolines

When you’re ready to buy you may wonder how long it takes to get a trampoline delivered to your house, right?

We ship our systems out the same day the order is placed as long as it is before 12 pm Arizona time. Normal transit time is three to seven business days anywhere in the lower 48 states.

What is the potential shipping cost for an inground or above ground trampoline?

Our IGT (in ground trampoline) system can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for $250. The system comes in four boxes and weigh about 330 pounds. Shipping rates outside the U.S. depend on location and tax implications. Price quotes are available upon request.

What size and/or shape should your consider for your inground trampoline?

Our In-Ground Trampoline (IGT) system is offered in a 12 foot and 15 foot round models.

Once the trampoline system is delivered, how long will it take you to put together and will you need a crew?

We’ve found that it takes two adults less than two hours to assemble the trampoline. Once the pit is ready, three or four adults will be needed to safely lower the system into place.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Trampolines Offer Family Fun Time

Is your family getting tired of being stuck at home? Thank you, coronavirus, right? We know that trampolines offer family fun time and they are also a great way to get up, get moving and relieve the boredom that comes from children not being in school, you not working in the office and playgrounds being closed!

Trampolines Offer Family Fun Time

Whether you have children in the household or if you’re working from home, you need to take frequent breaks. Taking a break will actually make you more productive and will definitely make you healthier. Here are ways in which a trampoline can offer fun time!

  1. Jumping and being momentarily weightless is thrilling!
  2. Floating in the air is just plain fun
  3. Jumping aka rebounding on a trampoline stimulates your circulation and can help move toxins through — and out of your body
  4. Rebounding is a safe way to get exercise — you won’t have any stress or strain on your bones or joints
  5. When you and your children are out of doors you’re getting much needed Vitamin D
  6. Taking a break from school work or work-from-home work will help refresh you mentally and that will help your focus
  7. Make the most of the time you have home with your family. These times at home are unprecedented and you honestly won’t want them to pass and wonder — what if I had just enjoyed this time with my kids more

If you don’t have a trampoline yet, reach out to us and let’s find the best trampoline for your family and its unique needs!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

What You Need To Know About Trampolines

We get so many questions from potential new in-ground and above ground trampoline owners that we put together a list of what you need to know about trampolines.

What You Need To Know About Trampolines

What is the frame made of? Inground trampoline (IGT) systems use the same 14 gauge galvanized, USA steel frame and 18 gauge galvanized, USA steel wall panels and all stainless steel hardware.

What is the IGT frame/spring pad made from? IGT pads are specially made for in-ground trampoline applications and are constructed with the best 22 oz. vinyl that will stand up to all elements and conditions. Padded with American made, one inch, high-density foam that will keep the children safe. We use a unique bungee system to secure the pad in place while also giving a bit of shock absorption to the attachment points so your pad will always be right where it’s supposed to be with less stress to the seams. And the bungees are replaceable if one ever gives way.

What is the spring count and spring size? We use American made, pre-galvanized or optional Stainless Steel 8.5 x 1 1/8 inch springs. Our 12’IGT system has 96 springs and our 15’ IGT system has 120 springs, the highest spring counts in the industry.

What is the maximum jumper weight? This is a question we field more often than any other question and the answer is 450 pounds.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

How To Buy A Trampoline For Your Family

“We’re bored….” how many times have your children said that this past few months when they have not only had summer vacation, but may even have had their school year cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown? If you want to have more fun and alleviate the boredom we have some tips on how to buy a trampoline for your family.

A first-time trampoline purchase may be a bit tricky for many people because there are so many options!

How To Buy A Trampoline For Your Family

  1. Should you get in inground
  2. Should you get an above ground
  3. Where will you put it
  4. How much weight will it need to accommodate
  5. What accessories and safety equipment should you buy
  6. What shape should you get
  7. How can you find a reputable trampoline seller (We have you covered on that!)
  8. Do you live in an area prone to high winds? If so, consider ways to secure an above ground trampoline so it doesn’t become a projectile. You may also need to protect it from theft — it does happen!

You will also need to know what type of safety measures and “rules” you need to have in place to keep your children safe. It is not a purchase to take lightly BUT a trampoline is ideal for health and happiness and your kids will love it! We also bet you will love it, too.

Contrary to what you may have heard trampolines are not dangerous — the injuries are typically caused by someone using it incorrectly and getting injured. Make sure everyone who uses it understands how to use it correctly and that can go a long way in preventing injuries. Trampoline safety nets and other accessories are also useful in preventing injuries.

Trampolines are fun and are a great way to get in shape. Just use yours wisely!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

How To Store Your Trampoline For Winter

Depending on where you live, it doesn’t seem like winter is on its way, but for many parts of the country it will arrive. You will want to know how to store your trampoline for winter so it isn’t damaged by the harsh weather and we have ways to do just that.

You don’t typically want to leave your trampoline outdoors all winter long. In fact, if you live in an area of the country that is rainy and cold in the autumn, it might be time to consider packing it up for winter. Inclement weather can wreak havoc on the trampoline and its jump pad.

Because you’ve made the investment in a trampoline you certainly want to protect it so it is ready to use the next year when good weather comes around.

How To Store Your Trampoline For Winter

Storing a trampoline in the winter involves foresight and planning when you purchased it. Did you know where you can put it for the winter? Do you have a garage or storage shed or even a covered, protect from the elements area on a porch or carport? It may seem easier — and it is easier — to not worry about it in the winter, but that means you may be facing repairs and replacement of parts when you want to use it the next spring. Don’t do that to yourself!

Inground trampolines can either be packed away or covered with a safety cover. If you opt to leave it in the ground and leave the jump mat on you will want to remove layers of snow so it doesn’t get too weighed down during the winter.

An above ground trampoline will require some dissassembling in order to store it. It may be a task that will require the help of friends and family. Hey, why not turn it into a party! Then you can extend the invitation to them to help put it back together the next season and they get first dibs on jumping on it!

No matter where you store your trampoline in the winter keep it safe from moisture and from rodents wanting to burrow into the trampoline spring pads for the winter.

You definitely can leave the metal frame of your trampoline intact and remove only the jump mat and spring pad covers. If you do that, consider covering the frame to keep it from the elements and secure it so it doesn’t blow away if there is a storm.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Start A Home Health Workout Routine

If your regular gym has been closed because of coronavirus, why not start a home health workout routine and do just that on an inground or an above ground trampoline. Don’t let the lack of a gym or the commercial pool or your regular exercise classes get you down and don’t let coronavirus take even more away from your “regular” life. Get into and stay into health in your own home with your own trampoline!

Start A Home Health Workout Routine

Many people have joked about the “coronavirus 19” meaning the amount of weight they have gained during the pandemic and the lockdown. So many people have become road warriors and are biking or hiking or walking the dogs multiple times a day just to stave off boredom and to stay in shape.

If you want to continue doing that but add in something even more fun to the daily routine, try a trampoline workout. Here are some ways to get in shape on a trampoline:

  1. Rebounding is a great way to move toxins throughout, and out of your body.
  2. Jump up and do a twist
  3. Jump up then land on your bottom then bounce back up
  4. Jump from your feet, land on your knees then jump back to your feet
  5. Twirl your arms while you jump to work that part of your body
  6. Rebounding and its weightlessness is a great way to improve your mood
  7. Jumping on a trampoline won’t cause any injury (too much walking or biking can)
  8. You can invest in an inground or above ground trampoline and workout right in your own home without worrying about when or whether the gyms will reopen

What are you waiting for? Give us a call or check out our website and get your very own trampoline — for the health of it!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Are You Using Your Trampoline Even More?

“I’m bored…” How often have your children been saying that since the coronavirus pandemic hit and they are now forced to stay home and not see their friends? Are you using your trampoline even more? We know that many people are and that many more people are investing in trampolines for fun and exercise when they are staying home.

Using a trampoline is a great way for your children to burn off their energy and to get in shape (without even knowing it) and stave off boredom that comes from not being able to see their friends or go to school.

We also know that some parents are “bored” too, of trying to find ways to entertain their children while they are trying to get work done!

Are You Using Your Trampoline Even More?

If you’re new to trampoline ownership or are still in the research phases for an in-ground or an above ground trampoline here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Buy the highest quality you can afford. A high quality, well-made in-ground or above ground trampoline will keep you safer and will also last longer than lower quality, inexpensive models.
  2. There needs to be ample headspace in the area you are placing your trampoline. There should be no overhead branches, roofs or other potential crash injury structures.
  3. Inspect the springs, bolts, pads and jump mat regularly. You need to make sure the pads are completely covering the springs. The springs need to be viable and not rusted or coming loose. The jump mat needs to also be inspected for any rips or tears.
  4. Check the safety net to make certain it’s secure and that there are no holes.
  5. Make sure there is only one child at a time jumping on the trampoline. You may be able to have more than one if they are the same weight and that they know not to jump too crazily so they bump into one another.
  6. Shoes off! Make sure shoes are off when jumping on the trampoline. Don’t let children or adults wear jewelry or earrings when on the trampoline as they could get snagged on the net or mat and cause an injury.
  7. Make sure the mat is dry. A slippery jump mat will lead to a slip and fall. Dry the mat and use a mat cover when the trampoline is not in use.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Move From A Mini Trampoline To A Full-Size

Are you using a trampoline indoors? Have you ever thought about making a move from a mini trampoline to a full-size one? You should. Why? Because an in-ground trampoline or an above ground trampoline gives you a bigger space on which to rebound and get in shape.

An indoor or mini trampoline is designed for use in small spaces. Yes, you can use an indoor or mini trampoline to get in shape, but imagine the benefits you’d reap if you could jump higher and move around more freely on a larger outdoor trampoline.

Move From A Mini Trampoline To A Full-Size

Why do many people start out with an indoor trampoline?

  1. They are worried they won’t like the activity
  2. They aren’t ready to make the investment in a full size, outdoor trampoline
  3. They may be renters and don’t want to, or can’t, get an outdoor trampoline
  4. They are using the indoor trampoline as a form of exercise — and that’s great!

Indoor trampolines come with “safety grab bars” which helps those adults who may not be as stable on their feet as they could be to stay upright. Rebounding is a great way to restore health and balance.

If you’re ready to make a move from an indoor to an outdoor trampoline or have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Trampolines As Therapy

Let’s face it. Life is stressful! The coronavirus pandemic has lead to so many changes in our lives. We aren’t working. We are homeschooling our children. Going to a grocery store is an ordeal fraught with stress and anxiety. We believe that trampolines as therapy is a real thing.

Why? When you’re doing any form of activity you are getting healthy. Activity lowers stress levels. Working out takes your mind off the stressors of the day. Rebounding on an in-ground or above ground trampoline is just plain fun!

Rebounding, though has therapeutic benefits in that jumping helps move toxins through and out your body. Exercise of any form gets your heart pumping and a good cardio workout is key to health. Rebounding is fun!

When you’re jumping and are airborne you just feel great. Being weightless for those brief moments before you land gently on a jump mat makes you feel like a kid again!

Did you know that many people think that Eskimos were the original “developers” of trampolines? It’s thought that Eskimos used walrus skin to toss people into the air for fun and that turned into the trampolines we know today. We don’t know if it’s true but we like the idea of that story!

Having a trampoline in the yard or an in-ground trampoline in the garden has been a must-have accessory for those homebound families. It makes sense — you’re spending more time at home and you don’t want to spend all of it staring at a screen. A trampoline is a way to bond with your family, spend time with them when they are rebounding and it’s a way to get in shape without risk of an injury.

Trampolines As Therapy

  1. Rebounding can be therapeutic.
  2. Jumping on a trampoline is fun
  3. Having a trampoline is a cost-effective family fun accessory
  4. Exercising will help you face the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and to get in shape
  5. Jumping increases your body’s blood flow and increases the availability of oxygen in your body (this is ideal when faced with an illness)
  6. Lymphatic circulation is improved
  7. Jumping strengthens your muscles and joints and your balance (necessary when we age)

Know what type of trampoline you’d like — in-ground or above ground. Decide where you will place the trampoline (make sure there are no overhead obstacles) Choose the side of trampoline and whether you want a round one or a rectangle one.

Don’t sit inside the house and be stressed and anxious during the coronavirus pandemic, get out and get jumping!

If you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

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