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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”. 

7 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Trampoline

“We want a trampoline!” Whether your children are asking for one or if you’ve been thinking about getting one for yourself or health reasons or because holidays are fast approaching, here are 7 questions to ask before buying a trampoline. An in-ground or an above-ground trampoline is fun, and is a great way to get in shape without the risk of an “on-ground” injury like you could suffer if you run or jog.

One of the biggest questions many of our customers ask is, “will a trampoline REALLY get used?” We have found that yes, they do! It is one of those pieces of equipment that is fun for adults and children and that means there are more people in the house who may want to get into the fun!

7 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Trampoline

  1. What size and shape should you get? The size could be determined by how much yard space you have to devote to it. The shape, is a matter of choice, although circular ones are considered “less powerful” than a rectangle. Circular trampolines, though are safer for children. But both rectangular and circular trampolines require adult supervision at all times. Measure the space you want to devote and make sure you look for all overhead dangers.
  2. Look for a model and a trampoline business that provides high quality trampoline — in-ground and above ground — and high quality, USA made parts including springs. We work with qualified retailers and installers that makes it easy for you to buy your trampoline and have it quickly and easily delivered to your house and even have a professional come and set it up for you.
  3. What features should you look for when buying a trampoline? A galvanized frame that is long lasting, durable and a jump mat that is of the highest quality. Look for a bounce mat that is strong, smooth, long lasting and one that is UV resistant. Know the weight of the users of the trampoline so you can be sure to buy one that has springs and a jump mat that can safely accommodate them.
  4. Look for accessories for your trampoline in order to protect your investment and those who use it. A safety enclosure or a safety net, a ladder for an above ground trampoline, a weather cover to protect the jump mat and springs, spring covers. A “trampoline tent” is an accessory that lies like a dome on the top of the trampoline and makes the trampoline more of an all weather piece of equipment.,
  5. Know what benefits you want to reap from your trampoline — family fun? Exercise? Improve balance and posture? Help with depression (yes, rebounding can help with that — so some trampoline owners say and it’s because of the release of seratonin and the feeling of being weightless)?
  6. If you need to know more and want to do further research, check out our FAQs.

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”. 

How To Celebrate Halloween On A Trampoline

Boo!!! Did you know how to celebrate Halloween on a trampoline? If not, we have some ideas you can use. It may not seem that a trampoline, an inground or an above-ground one, is something you’d use on a holiday, but you can!

Trampolines are fun whether you’re having a party and asking guests to come dressed as their favorite character or scary costume and you can invite them to jump on the trampoline. Make sure that no one is wearing anything that is too long and that could cause them to trip. Also, make sure everyone takes their shoes off before they get jumping!

If you’re not going to use the above-ground trampoline to jump on during Halloween and trick or treating time you can hang a blanket around the sides of it and turn it into a mini haunted house. Decorate a dark sheet with glow-in-the-dark decorations, tie back the flap and invite trick or treaters in to crawl under the trampoline mat and grab a few candies out of the Halloween treat bucket. Add LED candle-lit pumpkins or skulls and consider a small animatronic device that can give the trick or treaters a scare!

How To Celebrate Halloween On A Trampoline

If you’re not going to use the inground trampoline during Halloween, you can set a few decorations on it (make sure the mat is covered). Consider setting lightweight pumpkins, a few stuffed ghosts, cats or skulls that light up or make noise when motion activated. You might also want to set a few mums on or around the in-ground trampoline and make it the centerpiece of your garden array.

When the trampoline is used during your Halloween party, give the jumpers glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets and glow sticks. When they jump the necklaces and glow sticks will add to the fun and potentially spooky atmosphere for the children.

How will you use your inground or above ground trampoline this Halloween?

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”. 

6 Trampoline Health Benefits

There is no doubt that getting and staying in shape will not only help you live a longer, healthier life, but you may not know that exercise is a great way to get happier! The importance of exercising regularly will help you lose weight or maintain weight and could also help prevent a tumble or fall in an older adult — especially if they’re using a trampoline to work out on. We have put together a list of 6 trampoline health benefits to get you thinking!

Inground and above-ground trampolines are ideal for adults and children and here’s why!

  1. They are fun to bounce on and when you’re having fun, you’re also getting in shape. Trampoline exercise is considered by many to be more fun and enjoyable than jogging or riding a bike or going to a gym. Whatever type of exercise you are involved in needs to be one that is right for you! We think it’s the best form of exercise because it is a low impact activity that won’t strain or stress your joints.
  2. Rebounding aka jumping on a trampoline, helps with motor skills. Improved motor skills are ideal for young children. Improved motor skills are also great for aging adults who may suffer balance problems as they age. When you land on the jump mat your body needs to find its center and that helps you strengthen your core because your body is maintaining the equilibrium and staying upright.
  3. When you’re rebounding all of your cells are getting movement. When all your cells are moving your lymphatic system is also “moving” and that helps alleviate and remove toxins from your body.
  4. You might lose weight! When you are getting any kind of exercise, your metabolism is stimulated and that can lead to weight loss. What better way to stimulate weight loss than by doing something that’s fun!? We can’t think of anything better!
  5. When you exercise you increase your bone density and that’s necessary as we age because increased bone density can help prevent osteoporosis. Jumping on a trampoline rebuilds bones and can reverse osteoporosis and could help prevent arthritis or alleviate the pain from it.
  6. Jumping on a trampoline definitely has health benefits, but did you know there are also emotional and benefits, too? When you jump or do any type of exercise, your blood circulation is improved and that helps pump fresh, clean oxygen into your brain and that helps with clearheaded thinking!

What other reasons could you think of that would help you benefit from investing in a trampoline? We’d love to hear and we are here to answer any questions you have!

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”. 

Are Trampolines Covered By Home Owners Insurance

If your children have been asking for a trampoline or if you want to have an inground or an above-ground trampoline as an adult as a way to get in shape you need to know: are trampolines covered by homeowners insurance. The answers vary depending on your coverage and the company with whom you are insured.

Trampolines do cause a risk of injury — about 100,000 injuries per year — and that might be a reason your insurance company will exclude coverage for you and for it. Make sure you talk with your homeowner’s insurance agent before you invest in a trampoline.

Are Trampolines Covered By Home Owners Insurance

What are some considerations homeowners insurance agents site for whether they will or will not cover a trampoline.

  1. They may be included at no extra charge
  2. They may be included if you purchase additional liability insurance
  3. They may be included as long as they adhere to strict safety measures
  4. They may be included but only up to a specific amount of liability.
  5. Some companies will not cover the trampoline or you at all and will cancel your policy.

The only way to ensure you are insured is to ask before you buy the trampoline. You don’t want to get one, have someone get injured and find out you are not covered and will have to pay for any injuries or lawsuits out of your own pocket. Pick up the phone and make a quick call.

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”. 

Is Rebounding Healthier Than Jogging?

We have a trick question for you. Will you burn more calories rebounding on a trampoline than you will jogging? Not such a trick question because you can! If you have ever wondered, is rebounding healthier than jogging? We can tell you it is. The main reason is that when you’re on a trampoline you are landing on a soft surface and when you jog you are pounding the pavement — literally — and that can lead to hip and joint pain.

Here are some fun in-ground and above ground trampoline facts

  1. It only takes ten minutes of rebounding to burn as many calories as you would on a thirty minute jog!
  2. Fitness classes are featuring trampoline exercises as a way to offer healthy activities without risk of injury
  3. When you are jumping on a trampoline it never feels like exercise!

Is Rebounding Healthier Than Jogging?

Here are 5 reasons to choose to use a trampoline to get fit and healthy

  1. When you jump on a trampoline you won’t cause your knees or hips any injury
  2. You not only get a great workout, you strengthen your lymphatic system and that makes you healthier
  3. You burn more calories in a shorter time
  4. You enhance your balance and coordination and that’s ideal as we age
  5. Wouldn’t you rather get fit in a way that doesn’t feel like work!?

Baby Boomers looking for a way to get into an exercise routine — especially if you’re gaining weight because you’ve been inactive, a trampoline is a way to to just that. Talk with your doctor and let him or her know this is how you are going to get fit — we bet your doc will agree it’s a great idea!

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 Choose A Trampoline For Your Family

Have you ever wondered how to choose a trampoline for your family? Have you wondered if there are trampolines — inground or above ground on which more than one person can jump at one time? We have answers to those questions and can help you make the best decision for your family!

What is the best family trampoline? It isn’t such an easy question to answer because it’s different for every family! A great trampoline for your family is one that:

  1. Is safe
  2. Is made of high quality materials
  3. Is durable
  4. Is safely anchored
  5. Can hold the amount of weight that will be on it.

How To Choose A Trampoline For Your Family

When you give us a call to talk about a new in-ground or above ground trampoline for your family, make sure you ask us these questions.

  1. Where is the trampoline made?
  2. Is it built to last?
  3. What is the best shape for my family?
  4. Is it best to get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline and what factors should we consider?
  5. Does the weather where we live make a difference in the type of trampoline we get?
  6. Is there any warranty on the trampoline?
  7. Let us know how many pounds will be on the trampoline at once and we can help you decide the best size and type one for you.

You can choose a round, rectangle or oval/oblong trampoline shape and that may be determined by the area in which you want to set up the trampoline.

We do only recommend that people/children who weigh around the same jump together unless it is an adult on with a child and is helping the child jump and have fun. If you have people of disparate weights jumping, they can bump into one another and that could cause injuries.

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”. 

5 Things To Know Before You Buy A Trampoline

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.

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.

5 In-ground Trampoline FAQs

When you want to own an in-ground or an above ground trampoline there are a lot of considerations, but where do you start? We have put together 5 in-ground trampoline FAQs to help you ask questions, know what you want and where to find out more answers.

A trampoline may not be the biggest investment you make in fun for your backyard space, but it is something you want to make certain is:

  1. Safe
  2. Functional
  3. Aesthetically pleasing
  4. Affordable
  5. Durable

5 In-ground Trampoline FAQs

Here are questions to get you started on your trampoline purchase and know what questions to ask.

  1. Do I need to hire a crew to help with the installation of an in-ground trampoline? Nope! It should take two adults fewer than two hours to assemble the in-ground trampoline, once the pit is excavated. You may want to recruit three or four adults to help lower the structure into the pit.
  2. How does the pit get excavated? There are some of our customers who dig their own hole with shovels and hard labor! There are others who hire local excavators. There are still others who will rent, or hire, a company to comein with excavating equipment and make short work of the project.
  3. Will there be standing water in the pit? You don’t want that so we recommend the IGT system to be installed two to four inches above the ground, burming the soil up to the edge of the trampoline. This keeps water from flowing into the pit if there is a heavy rain or snow melt and will also maintain a flush mount appearance. Depending on your local soil conditions, you may want to add a few inches of gravel in the bottom of the pit creating a sump effect to prevent standing water.
  4. I don’t live by your facility, how can I get my in-ground trampoline? Our IGT system can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for $250. The system is delivered in four boxes totaling approximately 330lbs. Shipping rates outside the U.S. depend on location and tax implications. Price quotes are available upon request.
  5. What is the warranty policy on your made in the USA products? The frame is warrantied for ten years; the springs for three years; the pad and jump mat for two years. We also carry all the replacement parts for your trampoline.

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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