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Tips For Caring For A Trampoline

We have tips for caring for a trampoline because whether you buy an inground or an above-ground trampoline you want to protect your investment in the trampoline and in the fun you have on it for as long as you can. Proper trampoline maintenance and care is important to protect it and also for safety reasons. Taking care of the trampoline will keep it safe for everyone who uses it.

The number one way to “protect” your investment is to ensure you’re investing in a trampoline that is of the highest quality.

Tips For Caring For A Trampoline

Here are basic trampoline care tips.

  1. Don’t jump on it if you’re wearing jewelry, belts or earrings. (In fact, wearing earrings, if you land on your head or ears could lead to an ear injury if the earring gets caught in the mat) Sharp objects can damage the jump surface.
  2. Don’t wear shoes. Either go barefoot or buy shoes designed for rebounding. If you jump barefoot you will be able to reap the benefits of rebounding.
  3. Clean the mat regularly. Clean off any debris. Clean the mat itself with warm soapy water. Rinse it well. Use a mat cover to protect it between use.
  4. If you have an above-ground trampoline, make certain it is set up on the level and flat ground. This will prevent it from tipping over.
  5. If possible, put your trampoline in a shaded area BUT make certain there are no overhanging obstacles that could cause injury (a roof overhang or tree branches) You can also use a UV protector on the jump mat to keep it from becoming brittle.
  6. Before the season is over for your jumping, winterize the trampoline. If possible dismantle your above-ground trampoline. If you can’t, then you need to ensure there is no snow build-up that can damage the mat. Clear snow off your inground mat as well. You will want to remove the net from both styles of trampolines. Snow on the mat will keep the mat wet and stretch it out and lead to mold buildup.

It’s not difficult to care for a trampoline, but it certainly is something you need to do on a regular basis to ensure its safety and longevity.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together.”

Pros And Cons Of In-ground Trampolines

Will a trampoline detract from your backyard landscaping? Yes, if you get an above-ground trampoline. If you invest in an inground trampoline, it will blend in with your current landscaping and not interfere with any site lines. You will need to mow around your inground trampoline and that might be a concern when you’re buying a trampoline for your family. There are pros and cons of in-ground trampolines just as there are with any purchase you make, but being informed will help you make the right decision for your family.

Pros And Cons Of In-ground Trampolines

When you have an inground trampoline you will need to:

  1. Dig a hole for it
  2. Add a retaining wall
  3. Ensure there is proper drainage and ventilation
  4. Install the frame
  5. Add the springs and jump mat

When you buy from us you will make an investment in the entire inground trampoline kit and it will be delivered to your house.

Here are some of the differences between an in-ground and an above ground trampoline.

  1. In-ground trampolines look great, as mentioned
  2. You don’t have to worry about how to get onto and off of the trampoline
  3. It won’t tip over
  4. It won’t get blown over in a windstorm

What are some of the challenges of an inground trampoline?

  1. You can’t move it
  2. They cost more than the above ground and that cost includes the excavation
  3. It may not be as bouncy as the above ground because of less ventilation

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together.”

5 Ways To Get Fit On A Trampoline

Do you want a way to get fit and healthier without joining a gym? Do you want to get fit and healthy in a way that won’t put stress and strain on your joints? If you answered “yes” then you will want to make an investment in an above-ground or an in-ground trampoline. Here are some tips and 5 ways to get fit on a trampoline.

Having your own trampoline means you have a space right in your backyard to get up and get moving. Also, when you spend even fifteen minutes on a trampoline every day you are helping strengthen your core, getting more fit and getting your blood flowing. If you’re new to exercise and fitness it might be best to talk with your doctor to ensure you’re healthy enough and to what he or she recommends when you being jumping on your trampoline.

Here are 5 reasons that rebounding on your in-ground or above-ground trampoline is a great fitness tool.

  1. Rebounding on a trampoline is a great way to move your entire body. Your legs get engaged when you land. Your arms are engaged because they are helping you keep your balance and you can spin them when you jump to engage them even further. Your core muscles will be engaged each time you land. As we age, core muscles can help prevent falls and that can help keep you healthier for a lifetime.
  2. Jumping on a trampoline helps you exercise but doesn’t put any stress or strain on your joints like running or even riding a bike might. Jumping also gives you a great cardio workout.
  3. You don’t need to be fit to start jumping on a trampoline and that’s the beauty of it. You could literally go from couch potato to fifteen minute a day rebounder. Also when you’re jumping on a trampoline your mind is getting a “workout” by relaxing while you’re jumping. Being weightless on the jump is a unique feeling.
  4. Rebounding could be a jumping off point to other physical activity or training you may be involved in. When you jump on the trampoline for about thirty minutes a day you can increase your endurance and that will translate to helping you swim, run, bike or play sports longer than you may have been able to in the past.
  5. When you’re healthier and more active you can ward off diseases. Keeping your circulation active improves your lymphatic health, increases cardio and heart strength and helps lower blood pressure. Rebounding could be the start of a healthy diet and lifestyle for a lifetime.

If you’ve been looking for a reason — or 5 — to invest in an above-ground or an in-ground trampoline, these five just might be what you were looking for!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together.”

Tips for a trampoline Christmas gift

Is the snow falling? Do you think it’s not the right time to buy an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline for your family because they won’t be able to use it until the summer? Not a problem! Buy the trampoline now so your family knows it’s waiting for them on the first good day of the new year! You’ll be a hero and we have tips for a trampoline Christmas gift your family will love!

When it comes to choosing the best holiday gift especially if you have to buy for someone who has everything is hard! But if your family has been talking about getting a — or wanting to get a — trampoline, there is no time like the present to invest in one. You can wrap it in a bow and let everyone know as soon as the weather clears it will be trampoline construction time!

If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area of the country where you can rebound right off the bat then put it together, put a bow on it and viola — Christmas morning joy!

An in-ground trampoline is ideal if you have a yard that you don’t want to make an impact with its sightlines. An in-ground, sometimes called a garden trampoline fits right into the landscape because they fit into a hole in the ground. They’ve virtually invisible — well unless you’re jumping on it!

An above-ground trampoline is ideal if you have a large yard and if you aren’t sure if you’re going to be staying long-term in your home. Yes, you can take your inground trampoline with you, but you will have to fill in the hole and then dig another at your new home.

Trampolines are popular as an activity for the entire family; children love them and adults enjoy the exercise benefits. They’re fun, healthy and won’t lead to injury like running or jogging will. But you do need to be safe and responsible every time you use it.

Buying a trampoline can be tricky.

  1. What size trampoline should you buy
  2. Should you get an in-ground or above ground?
  3. How much can you afford?
  4. What safety devices should you invest in?
  5. Is there room for a trampoline? Look for any overhead hazards

Consider its use.

  1. Know the weight of the heaviest person who will use it. You may have three children but don’t let more than one child use the trampoline at a time.
  2. Choose a size that will grow with the family.
  3. Find a flat surface for it.
  4. If you get an above ground trampoline, make sure you have tie downs for it.
  5. Invest in the highest quality mat and springs you can.
  6. The more springs the better as a way to ensure longevity and performance
  7. Trampoline safety nets and surrounds should be considered must-haves. These are worth the extra expense.

Tips for a trampoline Christmas gift

Look for a trampoline frame made of galvanized materials to prevent rust or breakage.

Trampolines aren’t dangerous. Injuries are usually caused when those using it get carried away or when two people of differing weights jump together.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! 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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

5 reasons trampolines are healthier than jogging

Would you rather… jog or run or would you prefer to have fun and rebound, feel weightless and land without pain or injury? We know! You’d rather be on an inground or an above-ground trampoline! Rebounding is healthier than jogging for many reasons. There are 5 reasons trampolines are healthier than jogging and we bet you can add even more!

Did you know: you could burn more calories when you jump on a trampoline/rebound than when you hit the road and jog? Rebounders — trampoline jumpers — explain that using an in-ground or above-ground trampoline is healthier and less risky to bones and joints than running.

Why is rebounding healthier?

  1. It’s fun
  2. It doesn’t feel like exercise
  3. Burn as many calories rebounding in ten minutes than on a thirty minute jog
  4. You won’t risk injury
  5. Even if you’re suffering arthritis or other joint pain, rebounding could be safer — ask your doctor to be sure

5 reasons trampolines are healthier than jogging 

Rebounders realize when they are on a trampoline they uncovered these get-healthier reasons:

  1. Your knees won’t risk injury on a trampoline because you’re landing on a soft surface
  2. Your lymphatic system benefits from rebounding
  3. You burn more calories in a shorter time
  4. Jumping helps with balance and coordination and that is useful as we age. When jumping on a trampoline you’re landing on an unsteady surface and those causes more of your core muscles to engage to help keep your balance and keep you upright. Astronauts use trampolines when they return from space and the zero gravity environment to ease their muscles back into gravity.
  5. Baby boomers and seniors or anyone who has not been active can benefit from a rebounding workout without risk of injury. It’s a great way to ease back into activity and get in shape.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! 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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Learn About 4 Types Of Trampolines

In this article, we want to explore the 4 types of trampolines although what we sell and recommend are the in-ground and above-ground trampolines that we sell, it is always interesting to get more insight into the trampoline world (at least we think so!)

What is a trampoline?

It is a structure, above or in-ground, that has a taut piece of fabric that stretches over a steel frame and is held tight with springs. With the right jump mat and springs, a person who uses a trampoline rebounds — jumps — high in the air and lands on a soft, bouncy surface. Rebounding is a wonderful feeling because you are floating weightless for a few seconds.

When it comes to trampolines there are several uses:

  1. Recreational
  2. Competetive
  3. Mini
  4. Water

Learn About 4 Types Of Trampolines

A recreational trampoline — in-ground or above ground — is what we sell and are what you see in your backyard. They are made with waterproof canvasas and springs that are resistant to rust and the weather. You can buy a round or a rectangle trampoline although there are other shapes. The size you will want for your home use will be contingent on the weight of the heaviest person who will use it and the size of the space you have to devote to it.

A competitive trampoline is sturdier than a home use one and is made from a specially developed jump mat fabric. Most of these are portable and lightweight making it easy for an athlete to pack it and take it with them so they can work out on it no matter where they are. A competitive trampoline is typical of a standard shape and size and has springs that are more tightly coiled than recreational trampolines.

A mini trampoline is, as the name implies, smaller than a traditional trampoline. It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use when space is limited. A mini trampoline offers the user the benefit of a great aerobic workout even though they are not going overly high in the air.

A water trampoline is popular and is used on the water. It is an inflatable tube that floats on the surface of the water and the user jumps on the surface (hopefully without falling into the water!)

No matter what type of trampoline you’re buying, there are safety rules you need to follow at all times to keep everyone safe.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! 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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

The Benefits Of Trampoline Safety Pads

Safety always needs to be front of mind when you are buying an inground or an above-ground trampoline. We talk to our customers about the benefits of trampoline safety pads and how they should be considered crucial pieces of equipment.

The safety pads on a trampoline are a protective device to keep jumpers from getting injured on the trampoline springs. The safety pads cover the springs and keep everyone who uses the trampoline safe from injuries — even so, you still need to ensure everyone who uses the trampoline jumps responsibly.

Look for in-ground or above-ground trampoline spring safety pads are made of PVC vinyl instead of polyethylene because PVC vinyl is more resistant to the effects of UV rays — from the sun — to which most trampolines are subjected to daily.

The Benefits Of Trampoline Safety Pads

Look for trampoline spring safety pads that are at least 0.25″ to 0.5″ thick as that is both economical and provides ample safety. There are thicker pads available, they will cost more, and will offer a higher level of protection and should be taken into consideration when making the purchase.

Talk with us about the benefits of safety pads and which pads are the correct ones for the in-ground or above ground trampoline you are purchasing from us or one of our trusted vendors. Ask us about budget-friendly, but safe, safety pads and other accessories to keep everyone who uses the trampoline safe when they are rebounding.

Consider paying a little more for the highest quality and thickness of safety pads that fit your budget and the level of safety you’re looking for with your trampoline.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground! 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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

How To Care For Trampoline Mat

Ask any inground or above ground trampoline owner what part of the trampoline they believe gets the biggest workout and they will most likely say, the springs. That’s true, but we have tips on how to care for the trampoline mat that you need to be diligent about because the mat is just as important as the springs.

The springs do take a beating when the trampoline is used and enjoyed, but the mat is what ties it all together. It is the largest surface area of the inground or above ground trampoline and you need to consider the following for the health of the jump mat.

How To Care For Trampoline Mat

  1. Keep it clean. This means, you’re better off not using shoes when you jump on the trampoline. Although using trampoline-safe shoes may make the rebounding safer because with socked feet you may slide upon landing. Make it a rule — no shoes on the trampoline.
  2. Make sure there is no dirt or debris on the jump mat. If a storm blows through you will want to clean off the mat to ensure there are no tree branches or other debris. Depending on where you live — in Arizona during monsoon season for example — you will want to ensure there is no dirt or sand on the mat. These items can damage the mat.
  3. Cover it up when you’re not using it. The best way to protect your jump mat on the inground or above ground trampoline, using a cover to protect the mat is the best advice we give our customers. Sun beating down on the mat can also dry it out and cause it to crack.
  4. If you’re going to wash it off, make sure you use a gentle cleaner and a soft cloth. Let it dry thoroughly before you jump on it again because a wet mat could be very slippery.
  5. Inspect it before every rebounding session. Look for any rips or tears and look for any areas that may be pulling away from the springs. Also, check the integrity of the springs and the spring covers.

Trampolines are a great investment in family fun, just make sure you take care of yours so you can protect that investment!

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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Trampoline Safety: What You Need To Know

The pandemic of 2020 helped see a surge in the purchases of inground and above-ground trampolines. The reasons vary but are usually because no one could leave the home, they are ideal for fun and exercise and it’s a great way to ensure everyone gets out of doors and just spends time together.

Both inground and above-ground trampolines are popular among adults and children. They are fun to jump on for everyone and are a great place for an adult to begin getting in shape. rebounding on a trampoline is a great way to get in shape in a way that won’t cause pain and injury to achy hips and joints. Rebounding also makes you happy — you’re weightless and seems like you’re flying through the air — what could be better!

Trampoline Safety: What You Need To Know

There is no denying that you could get injured on a trampoline, but truthfully you could also get injured riding a bike. The safety measures you have in place will help keep everyone safe on the inground or above ground trampoline. Younger children are most at risk of injury and that could be because they sometimes jump with other children who outweigh them and that can cause a “bumping into” injury.

‘Here are other potential injuries and how they could occur: Common injuries include:

  • Boken bones because of a wrong landing
  • Concussions because someone flipped or did a somersault (these should not be allowed!)
  • Sprains and strains – could be because of going from sedentary to overly active. Ease yourself into it
  • Bruises and cuts – if the springs aren’t properly covered
  • Head and neck injuries – could occur if the jumpers bump into one another

Common sense and “house rules” need to be in place to keep everyone safe and they include:

  1. Only one person on the trampoline at a time
  2. Adult supervision at all times
  3. Ban somersaults
  4. Make certain the springs are covered and that the mat and padding are adequate
  5. Use a net around the trampoline, whether inground or above ground

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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Celebrate Grandparents Day On A Trampoline

Did you know statistics show the number one cause of death in older adults is a fall? In fact, if you have a fall that leads to a hip fracture, you are less likely to ever return to a pre-fall level of activity. We don’t want to be a downer, but we do want to share that staying active is a must! We have tips to celebrate grandparent’s day on a trampoline as a way to stay happy, healthy and active.

If you’re an aging adult, if you have aging parents or if you’re a grandparent who wants to keep up with his or her grandchildren, then an inground or above ground trampoline is an ideal way to stay fit and active.

What are some of the benefits of using an inground or above-ground trampoline for older adults and grandparents?

Celebrate Grandparents Day On A Trampoline

We have rounded up trampoline tips to consider.

  1. An inground trampoline will likely be safer and definitely easier to get onto and off of than an above ground trampoline
  2. Jumping on a trampoline is easy on bones and joints
  3. Rebounding — aka jumping — on a trampoline is a great way to stay healthy and fit
  4. Jumping on a trampoline will help increase your balance and agility
  5. Rebounding is an ideal way to start to get in shape if you haven’t been as active as you want to be
  6. Having a trampoline is an open invitation for your family and grandchildren to come and visit and have some fun!

If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get fit and healthy and work on your balance, ask your doctor if a trampoline might be a great way to start!

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.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

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