In-ground trampolines have recently seen a jump in popularity. They have become a trend among users since they are very practical and easy to use, and there are many other advantages, too.
Users love different types of in-ground trampolines despite their slightly higher price compared to above ground trampolines. In-ground trampolines come in different sizes, from standard dimensions such as the Primus Flat trampoline to larger, 17x10, trampolines. Nevertheless, in the post below, we talk mainly about the advantages of built-in trampolines, such as our Orbit Inground.
Due to their very innovative features, an increasing number of people are more and more interested. If you want to join the trend as well, now is the time to learn more about in-ground trampolines.
1. Innovative design
In-ground trampolines are quite distinctive since they don’t have legs. When they are installed, they are on the same level as your garden.
They typically have a double frame with attached protective PVC panels. The main task of these panels is to prevent dirt from falling between the tubing of the frame, and at the same time to provide stability and preserve the frame’s shape.
2. Simple installation
For the installation of an in-ground trampoline, a hole of 75-110 cm deep should be excavated. In the middle, the hole should be deeper than elsewhere. The depth of the hole depends on the size of the trampoline - the larger the trampoline, the deeper the hole.
But don’t panic! You can still install your trampoline all by yourself, from the excavation of the hole to the installation of the trampoline. To achieve a better result, it is recommended that you use machinery and that you have the help of at least one more person.
It is also recommended that when installing your trampoline, you also install a weed barrier to prevent weeds from growing. High-end trampolines come with a weed barrier included, but you can also purchase it separately.
3. Elegant design for any garden
In-ground trampolines are incredibly modern. They are an exciting addition to your garden, and since they are hidden in the ground, they blend in perfectly and don’t obscure the view.
That’s why in-ground trampolines are perfect for any garden. You can even choose the colour to match the facade of your house.
4. Maximum safety
In-ground trampolines are completely safe and especially recommended to parents who are sceptical and concerned their child might fall off an above ground trampoline.
The freedom of play and movement is very welcome for any family with young children, as parents don’t need to constantly assist their children with getting on and off the trampoline.
5. High-quality material
The feeling when jumping on in-ground trampolines isn’t much different from the feeling when jumping on above ground trampolines. Either way, it feels fantastic! But what certainly helps is the high-quality material that the frame, the jumping mat and safety pads are made of.
High-quality in-ground trampolines have a stainless steel frame and jumping mats with great bouncing features. You can choose among trampolines with different jumping mats and decide on the ideal one for your physical condition.
6. Easy maintenance
In-ground trampoline maintenance is very similar to the maintenance of above ground models. When following the instructions and appropriately installing your trampoline, not much maintenance is necessary. The frame is made of stainless material so simply ensure that the weed barrier is correctly installed, meaning as close to the trampoline as possible.
You may store your in-ground trampoline away for the winter, although it is not necessary. It is enough to cover it with a protective cover. You might also want to invest in a protective cover to prevent your pet from damaging the jumping mat. A protective netting is another way to prevent your pet from accessing your trampoline.
7. Jump in any season
In-ground trampolines can be used in any season. Their high-quality material can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 70 °C.
The weed barrier is made of porous material so the water seeps through the mat into the soil and doesn’t collect under the jumping mat. In case of high rainfall, water retention depends on the soil. If your garden has clay soil, water retention is a higher possibility. Take a look at other Trampoline accessories that can have a significant effect on extending the life of a trampoline or extending its usefulness.
Their sleek design is why in-ground trampolines elegantly blend in with your garden. Since they are level with the ground, access is easy even for physically challenged people. In-ground trampolines are often used in rehabilitation.
The only potential disadvantage is the excavation of a hole, but this task won’t require too much effort. The final result is certainly worth it.