×

Does Your Trampoline Need Replacement?

Before you enthusiastically open your in-ground or above ground trampoline for the summer, please take some time and perform an inspection. At some point you will need to ask yourself, does your trampoline need replacement? The answer may be — yes, or some parts of it, or none of it!

When you have to replace parts on your in ground trampoline or above ground trampoline, please contact us and make certain you are buying the highest quality, made in the USA replacement parts available.

Please check these trampoline items:

  1. Are there any holes or unevenly worn out areas
  2. Are any of the springs rusted
  3. Are any of the springs stretched out
  4. Is the net enclosure sturdy
  5. Are the spring-covering safety pads in place and viable

The initial investment you make in your trampoline will go a long way in ensuring it will remain viable and safe for many years. You will want to ensure you’re buying springs that are meant to withstand outdoor elements and withstand rusting. Investing in a high-quality trampoline, working and buying from an experienced supplier ensures if you require replacement parts for your trampoline, that they will be available.

How to inspect the trampoline

The trampoline needs to be inspected every few weeks — not just at the beginning and end of the season. You’re checking for: holes, unevenly worn areas, loose nuts and bolts and stretched out springs.

Any damaged areas on the trampoline means you should declare it off limits until you have repaired and replaced those damaged items. Jumping on a trampoline can be dangerous; it could make the difference between a soft mat trampoline landing or hitting the unforgiving ground.

Does Your Trampoline Need Replacement?

If you have any doubts or questions about the integrity of your trampoline, it’s better safe than sorry and to not use it until it can be thoroughly inspected and replacement parts ordered if necessary.

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 Important Is Trampoline Air Flow?

Air flow may not be something you think about when you’re in the market for an in-ground or an above ground trampoline, but it needs to be. How important is trampoline air flow? When you are investing in an in ground trampoline air flow is something you need to consider because it impacts the rebounding ease and safety when you’re jumping.

First things first, though. When you’re talking with your family about getting a trampoline you need to think about:

  1. Do you want an inground trampoline?
  2. Do you want an above ground trampoline
  3. What size do you want?
  4. Where should it be placed?
  5. How much weight does it need to accommodate?
  6. Will you install the in ground trampoline on your own?
  7. Are there any accessories you’d like with your trampoline?

You need to answer all the questions above, but the easiet question to answer is… will it be fun? You know it will! In addition to the fun, though are the health benefits you achieve when you incorporate a rebounding workout into your daily exercise routine. Hint: it won’t even feel like exercise because rebounding is so much fun!

How Important Is Trampoline Air Flow?

What about air flow and an in ground trampoline?

When it comes to the safe and enjoyable jumping on a trampoline, air flow is of utmost importance. If there isn’t proper and adequate air flow in, around and especially under, the in ground trampoline, your “bounce” will suffer.

.Our experts understand how imporant air flow is to the in ground trampoline design and because of that the spring pad we designed allows for air flow in the trampoline from both the inside and outside of the spring pads. Every time you jump on an in ground trampoline, the pad will have a slight lift and at that time, no air can escape. It is the landing that pushes the air out; the air needs to freely flow between the pit for the in-ground trampoline and the spring mat.

We understood the importance of air flow and how it relates to your rebounding experience on your an in-ground trampoline, because of that we introduced a high performance, anti-slip, jump mat. This high performance mat offers a fifteen times greater air flow capacity and that gives you an increased air flow for a more high performance bounce. This means you bounce higher and land softer.

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.

Is Your Trampoline Summer-Ready?

It’s almost trampoline season! We know that some of our customers are able to enjoy their inground and above-ground trampolines year-round, but if that isn’t you — ask yourself, is your trampoline summer-ready? You don’t have to do too much to get it ready for fun and exercise for the 2021 summer season.

When you jump on a trampoline you almost immediately get happier! Rebounding helps boost your mood and also helps your lympthatic system get a jumpstart and that helps remove toxins from your body — it’s a win all day! We have yet to see someone jumping on a trampoline that doesn’t have a smile on his or her fact.

Whether you use your inground or above ground trampoline for fitness or fun or both you do need to ensure it’s still safe to use now that summer is almost here. As with any of your outdoor equipment, playground or swimming pool, they all require a bit of an inspection to see if there is any equipment or springs or even the jump mat that needs to be replaced.

Is Your Trampoline Summer-Ready?

Trampolines don’t have too many moving parts but you need to ensure:

  1. The jump map is still safe to use
  2. The springs are still all attached and none of them are broken
  3. The spring safety covers are in place.

We use galvanized metal for the inground trampoline springs to prevent rusting. We also carry springs made of zino or steel as they are also rust-proof metals.

The springs are what give you the bounce. The springs are what hold the mat taut to give you the bounce, too. The more often you jump, the more stress you are placing on the springs and the more often you will want to check and see that they are still safe. Springs can rust but more often, they stretch and that makes them weak.

Cover the trampoline and jump mat and the springs when you’re not using the trampoline to keep it protected from the elements.

Springs are easy to replace and once you do you will be back to jumping and smiling!

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 Get Bathing Suit Ready

Bathing suits and trampolines? How do they go together you may be wondering. Well, can give you tips on how to get bathing suit ready by using your in-ground or above-ground trampoline.

We know that spending time in a bathing suit can be a nerve-wracking event but you don’t want to miss out on the fun that can be hand poolside and in the pool. How much time do you have to devote to exercise? Do you want to be spending valuable free time at the gym? Does the idea of jogging or running make your knees and hips hurt? We get it!

How To Get Bathing Suit Ready

What we love about trampolines — and yes we do sell them, but we believe in them and their benefits — is that you can get in shape without fear of injury!

Here are our best tips

  1. Get rebounding. Yep, it’s that simple. Get out and use your trampoline. If you made the investment in one, you should reap the benefits it offers.
  2. Buy a trampoline. Whether you want an in-ground or an above ground trampoline (and it is a personal choice) you can start rebounding without any training!
  3. Get into a workout routine. It doesn’t matter if you rebound in the morning, at lunch time or after dinner — or all three! What matters is that you find a time to jump on your trampoline that works for you and that you can do regularly.
  4. Know that when you’re rebounding you are also strengthening your lungs and cardiovascular system. Rebounding also stimulates your lymphatic system and helps move and remove toxins from your body.
  5. You can jump on a trampoline regardless of your current level of activity. Talk with your doctor about wanting to use a trampoline and get his okay before you start a workout routine. Your doctor will likely agree that working out on a trampoline is a great way to ease back into health and fitness.

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.

Eight Trampoline Safety Tips

As sellers of high-quality in-ground and above-ground trampolines, we take great pride and satisfaction in knowing we are sharing safety tips and advice for any and all who buy one of our trampolines. We put together eight trampoline safety tips – some may be familiar – but we have people buying trampolines for the 2021 jumping season and a refresher is always great!

Whether you’re new to trampoline ownership or are old-hats or are switching from an in-ground trampoline to an above ground or vice versa read on for these tips. We know that trampoline accidents happen. We also know that if proper care is taken, these accidents and incidents can be avoided.

Eight Trampoline Safety Tips

Here are tips to read, print out and keep by your trampoline at all times!

  1. Only one person can use the trampoline at a time. The only – and we don’t recommend it – time is if the two people on it are of approximately the same weight. In fact, toddlers, who don’t get airborne are likely the safest twosome to be on at the same time.
  2. No flips or in air somersaults are allowed. If someone wants to do that then they need to do that at a facility with a trainer who can work with them – not at home.
  3. Safety equipment matters. Make sure you have invested in all the safety equipment you have the budget for. Use shock absorbing pads to completely cover the frame, hooks and springs. Use a safety net or enclosure. Don’t let anyone jump up and hang onto the enclosure.
  4. Keep the trampoline away from any overhead hazards. You may be trying to decide where in your yard to place the trampoline but you will want to look up as well as down. Keep it away from roof overhangs and tree branches.
  5. Make waiting fun. If you have a party and you know everyone will want to use the trampoline, enforce the one person at a time rule and make waiting fun. Set up craft tables or gather a lot of other fun outdoor toys or set up a small wading pool. Set a timer so everyone gets a turn.
  6. Never let anyone jump without adult supervision.
  7. Mini trampolines are hazardous, especially those with the handlebar accessory. Some people will jump too high and use the bar to compensate and can fall forward.
  8. Do your homework. Work with, and buy from, a trampoline seller who has a high reputation for quality materials. You may also need to ask your insurance agent whether a trampoline could impact your coverage.

Look for a reputable dealer for your trampoline — no matter the style. Talk with them and look at their online reviews. Talk with him or her and ask questions about the buying process based on your 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.

How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

If this is the year you give in and get the above ground trampoline your children have been asking for you can landscape to enhance its placement in your yard. We have tips for how to landscape for the above ground trampoline.

Many trampoline owners prize the inground trampoline style because it blends into the landscape with no issues. Above ground trampolines though are still very popular and you can plant and landscape in a way that enhances, not detracts from the fact that you have a trampoline in your yard.

The main thing to consider with your above ground trampoline is its placement:

  1. Don’t place hear any roof overhangs or tree branches
  2. Make sure the ground is level
  3. Keep the trampoline in a space you can see what the children are doing when they are enjoying themselves.

How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

  1. Moveable plants and trees allow you to change the look of the trampoline area
  2. Plant low growing, ground cover plants. This greenery can be placed under the jump mat and offer visual appeal when you’re sitting in the backyard and watching the children on the trampoline
  3. Consider the placement of furniture and even a gazebo or canopy that allows you to relax outdoors and enjoy the greenery
  4. Look for plants and trees and shrubbery of varying heights to add visual appeal
  5. Bird feeders, bird houses, humming bird feeders and plants that attract butterflies help the back to nature feel of the trampoline space

Take some time to determine the best placement of the above ground trampoline — even though they are easy to move. Consider your favorite type of flowers and colors and kick off your summer landscaping project!

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.

Tips On Trampoline Safety Pads

As with anything you purchase for your inground or above ground trampoline — actually anything you purchase — there are different levels of quality. We have put together tips on trampoline safety pads so you can be an informed consumer

Trampoline safety pads:

  1. Fit specific budgets
  2. Emphasize quality
  3. Emphasize price
  4. Premium pads are made with thicker, stronger materials like PVC
  5. Inexpensive pads are made of a lower quality polyethylene (PE)

By way of comparison, you’d find PE in low cost plastic tarps. This means that the PE will disintegrate more quickly under direct sunlight and you’ll be replacing it more frequently (that could cost you more in the long run.

When you maintain all the components in your trampoline, it will be as safe as it can be and you will enjoy it for years!

Tips On Trampoline Safety Pads

What can you do to invest in the highest quality pads possible?

  1. Check your budget
  2. Understand the different weights of PVC as lower weights may allow you to invest in PVC rather than the lower cost PE

In addition to the trampoline safety pad quality, make certain it is wide enough to cover the springs without leaving any gaps.

One of the best ways to protect the trampoline pad and springs is to invest in a weather cover and use it diligently.

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

Is it winter in the area of the country in which you live? What did you do with your above ground or in-ground trampoline to get it ready for the snow? We have tips for how to store your trampoline for winter because you want it to be useful and like-new when summer 2021 comes around, right?

If you own a large trampoline, you may want to consider dismantling it to store it indoors. If you have an in-ground trampoline you can cover it with a winter cover or you can remove the jump mat and springs and store them for the snowy months.

Inclement weather and snow and ice can damage the jump mat and the weight of it can cause sagging and damage to the springs and mat, too.

Protecting your trampoline during the winter requires foresight and planning. It may seem like a headache, but the time you take now will protect your investment later.

How To Store Your Trampoline For Winter

Here are some of the issues with storing the trampoline for the winter.

  1. Not enough space
  2. Not enough time to take it apart and put it back together
  3. Not enough man power to take apart and reassemble

Remember… the time you take now will prevent any winter-related issues later.

Covers are very useful for protecting your trampoline in the winter. It will protect the mat and springs BUT if there is too much snow and ice and standing water, it could damage the structure. You will want to pay attention to the trampoline and brush it off if it gets covered with snow.

Store the trampoline jump mat and springs in a cool, dry place. Make certain it is not wet and keep the trampoline pads dry. Keep rodents away from the tramoline becae they can quickly damage it when they make your trampoline their new winter home.

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.

6 Fun Trampoline Facts

Did trampolines just come about recently? What was the impetus behind the creation and manufacture of above ground and inground trampolines? We have compiled 6 fun trampoline facts you may not have known.

You can wow your friends and famiy with this insight, information and fun history!

6 Fun Trampoline Facts

It was hard to narrow it down to six facts, so stay tuned because during the course of this year we will wow you with even more! Imagine how much fun trampoline trivia night will be! Is there such a thing? If not, start your own!

  1. Bill Gates has a trampoline room in his house! If a multi-millionaire has trampolines, you know they are cool!
  2. While we don’t recommend you do this at home — the record for the number of backflips in a minute is 49!
  3. The two inventors of the trampoline, George Nissen and Larry Griswold, rented a kangaroo and had it jump on the trampoline in Central Park to show how fun it was!
  4. The world’s largest trampoline is 63,000 feet in diameter and is a group of tramoplines all put together.
  5. Twenty-two feet! That is the highest jump recorded by a trampoline rebounder.
  6. Trampolines are safer than you think. In fact, it’s fewer than 300 injuries reported a year and most of those could have been avoided.

Talk with us and uncover the best safety equipment for your trampoline and to understand how to use it to keep everyone safe from injury.

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.

Why Kids Like In-Ground Trampolines Best

If your children have been asking for a trampoline and if you’re going to get them one for the holidays, you may be wondering whether you should get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline. We have some thoughts on why kids like in-ground trampolines best. This list could also depend on the age of your children so keep that in mind!

Trampolines can be safe and are definitely fun as long as they are used with care and precautions. When you’re shopping for one for your children you will want to keep safety factors, quality of the trampoline and the experience of the company from which you’re buying it.

Why Kids Like In-Ground Trampolines Best

Your children may not know about in-ground trampolines but they are gaining in populary and here is why:

  1. Children feel safer (and parents do, too) because the trampoline is closer to the ground. Above ground trampolines may scare younger children because they are higher off the ground before they even start jumping.
  2. They may feel more confidence when they are jumping on an in-ground trampoline because they won’t have to worry about falling from a great height.
  3. It is easier for them to get onto the trampoline. With an in-ground trampoline your children won’t have to climb a ladder to get into or off of the trampoline and that makes them feel safer and more confident, too.
  4. You will like an in-ground trampoline more if you know it won’t detract from the aesthetics of your landscaping.
  5. There are many accessories you can invest in to make the in-ground trampoline even more fun — and safer.

An in-ground trampoline is fun and just because it’s in-ground doesn’t dimish from the fun and rebounding excitement. In fact, in-ground trampolines are sometimes considered even more fun!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — in-ground 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.

FIND AN INSTALLER NEAR YOU

In-Ground Trampolines has a growing list certified dealers/installers. If you need a contractor in your area, we are happy to help you find one.

© 2020 In-Ground Trampolines. All Rights Reserved.