The main thing you know whether you’re getting an inground or an above-ground trampoline is that they are fun! No doubt about it! Knowing they are fun is just the first in a line of questions and considerations to think about. There are at least 5 things to know before you buy a trampoline.
When you ask and answer these questions, you will become a well-informed consumer.
Because it’s summer and your children are probably already saying, “I’m boooooored.” Well if you have a trampoline you won’t hear that anymore! The kids — and you can stay happy, healthy and not be bored for the summertime and beyond.
A trampoline, inground or above ground, isn’t the biggest investment in backyard equipment you will ever make, but it is a purchase you want to make once you’ve gathered the facts.
5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Trampoline
These are the questions we get asked most often.
- What size should I get? You will want to look at shape and size as well as how much space it will take in your yard. How much yard space are you willing to devote to it? Where can you put it that you will be happy with it for the long-term? If you don’t want to block traffic flow, set it off to the side and out of the way — but not so far out of the way that no one uses it. Remember, too that you need to place it where there are no overhead dangers — roofs or wires for example.
- How much jumping surface will you need? This is a personal preference and goes along with the overall size of the trampoline. The bigger the trampoline, the larger the jump surface. While we recommend only one person on the trampoline at a time, sometimes people of similar weight may want to be on the trampoline together. Consider who will be using it, age and weight and where you will put it then determine the size of the jump mat.
- What safety equipment should you invest in? We recommend safety nets or enclosures. You will also want to invest in spring covers and mats to cover the space between the springs.
- Should you get an above ground or an inground trampoline? Again this is personal preference but it comes down to: do you want to excavate a space for the inground trampoline? Do you want to keep your landscaping aesthetically pleasing and don’t want an above ground trampoline marring the view?
- Can you install a trampoline yourself or will you need expert help? It is a DIY project but you will want to ask a couple of friends or family for help. Offer some pizza and adult beverages to make the project more fun!
A quality trampoline is worth the money you spend because it will be a safe place for you to play!
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.