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What’s Best? In-ground Or Above Ground Trampolines?

This may seem like a question you can’t answer. What’s best? In-ground or above ground trampolines? It’s like asking who’s your favorite child, right? We put together a short list of benefits and challenges to both so you can make an informed decision when making a purchase of a trampoline — in-ground or above ground.

If you’re new to trampolines and perhaps haven’t even ever seen an in-round model, this will be a great 101 type article for you!

What’s Best? In-ground Or Above Ground Trampolines?

Here are a few things to think about when comparing one trampoline style to another.

  1. The bounce height. If you’re looking for pure height then the above ground model is what you want and the reason for that is that you already start out higher above ground than with an in-ground style. You can certainly get good height on an in-ground trampoline — make sure you follow installation instructions and that the airflow between the ground and the jump mat follow the installation guidelines.
  2. Aesthetically speaking, an above ground trampoline may be seen as an intrusion in your backyard. If you live in a neighborhood that has HOA regulations, it may not allow you to have an above ground trampoline. An in-ground trampoline blends in with the landscaping and is almost invisible.
  3. Both above ground and in-ground trampolines require set up and assembly. An above ground may be easier and quicker to set up because you take it out of the box and put it together. An in-ground trampoline will require excavation of the hole into which the trampoline will sit.
  4. An in-ground trampoline may be safer than above ground styles because you are closer to the ground from the get-go. No matter which type of trampoline you invest in you want to buy as much and as high a quality of safety accessories as possible.
  5. The maintenance and upkeep of trampolines vary on whether they are in-ground or above ground. In-ground models have their frames underground so they don’t rust as quickly, but if you’re worried about the weight of snow — an in-ground model may be more of a concern. Although, with both styles you will want to clear the snow off rather than let it pile up and have the continual weight damage the springs or jump mats. You will also want to cover the springs and the jump mat to protect them from the elements.

If you’re looking for a trampoline based on price, you may find that an above ground model is less expensive and will cost less to install because you’re not excavating a space for it.

There are unique advantages and disadvantages, none of which are difficult to overcome — it is just a matter of your personal preference.

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.

3 Reasons To Use A Trampoline

Ho hum! Are you bored? Have you walked the dog more times than you — or he — care to track? Do you wish you could go to the community swimming pool and get some exercise and get out of the house? If you’re looking for something to do, we have 3 reasons to use a trampoline.

Thanks to coronavirus, getting out of the house is not as easy as it once was, right? A trampoline, whether an in-ground or an above ground style, is a cost effective way to add more fun to your home and your life. Just ask anyone who has used one and they will tell you it’s relaxing and fun!

3 Reasons To Use A Trampoline

We’ve written about many of these before, but they bear repeating.

  1. Break up the monotony of a workout. Rather than running or riding a bike or lifting weights or walking Fido yet again, jump on the trampoline. It’s great for your cardiovascular system, you won’t suffer an injury when you jump on the mat because it has springs and give. You can certainly incorporate rebounding into your regular workout routine, but why not give your body a break from jarring against the hard earth.
  2. Trampolining knows no age limits. If you have a child who can walk, he or she can enjoy time on a trampoline. If you’re a senior you can jump on a trampoline and get exercise without worry of injury. Even people with arthritis or sore muscles find that jumping on a trampoline doesn’t cause them injury.
  3. You will sleep better. If you’re tossing and turning it could be because you’re not getting enough exercise. Your heart isn’t pumping strongly enough during the day and that’s why you can’t sleep. Don’t jump on your trampoline too close to bedtime — you don’t want to get your heart racing then try to sleep! Jump on your trampoline in the morning or after your lunch or even right after dinner.

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.

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