Trampoline Buying Guide
Trampolines offer a fun and safe way to stay active outdoors.
They provide hours of entertainment for all ages while improving coordination, balance, and strength. Whether for your backyard or an event, a round trampoline is an excellent choice.
When it comes to choosing the perfect trampoline, there are several important factors to consider before making your decision. Take a moment to explore our comprehensive guide, helping you make an informed choice.
Consider your Budget
Decide on a suitable budget for your new trampoline. Prices can vary significantly, so understanding your price range will help narrow down your options. Whether you’re looking for an affordable entry-level trampoline or a high-end option, thorough research ensures you maximize your budget for the best trampoline that suits your needs.
Selecting the Ideal Location
Choosing the right home for your trampoline is crucial. Ensure the ground is flat and even, providing a sturdy foundation once the frame is assembled. Check for any trees or obstructions that could hinder your trampoline’s placement. Keep in mind that trees may have lower branches during certain times of the year. It’s essential to have ample space around the entire location, free from walls or fences. If you opt for a framed trampoline with a net, ensure there is clear space for dismounting and a ladder. If placing your trampoline on a grassed area, consider whether it can be easily moved for lawn maintenance, especially if it’s larger and heavier.
Measuring the Space
We highly recommend evaluating the space where you intend to install your trampoline. As a long-term investment that will continue to be suitable for your child as they grow, it’s crucial to ensure there is enough room now and in the future to enjoy your trampoline. Choose the largest size that comfortably fits within your planned space and budget. An ingenious option to preserve your garden’s view is to consider an InGround or Flatground Trampoline. Don’t forget to measure the area accurately and account for necessary safety clearance space.
Choosing the Right Style of Trampoline
Selecting the perfect trampoline style for your needs is crucial, as it depends not only on the available space but also on its shape. For instance, oval trampolines work exceptionally well in longer, narrow gardens.
A round trampoline offers a centrally located bounce area, ensuring an even distribution of pull on the springs. The bed’s weave directs users towards the middle of the trampoline, making it ideal for beginners and young bouncer.
Oval trampolines give the users multiple bounce areas, varying based on their size. Larger oval trampolines, for example, may provide up to three different bounce areas depending on size. This versatility allows multiple users to enjoy bouncing simultaneously.
Offering the same functionality as above-ground with the advantage of being closer or completely sunk into ground. They provide easy access without the need for climbing or a ladder, making them ideal for families with young children.
Choosing the Right Size of Trampoline
When it comes to selecting a trampoline, the size and style you choose play a crucial role, heavily relying on the bouncer’s age and weight. After deciding on the shape, it is essential to consider the appropriate size for your trampoline. Our recommendation is to opt for the largest size that your available space permits. Regardless of who will be using the trampoline, going bigger always proves to be a wise choice if space allows!
The most commonly preferred trampoline size is 8 feet in diameter. This size fits well in most gardens, offering an excellent jumping experience for younger children, even in spaces with limitations. For families with older children or teenagers, we suggest a minimum of a 12 feet trampoline—how about going for a 14-16 feet size if your garden can accommodate it?
Starting at 6 feet and going up to 17 feet, these trampolines offer plenty of jumping space. However, keep in mind that the larger 17-foot trampoline requires a more spacious area for installation. Let’s break it down into four sizes for you:
– Small-sized trampolines: 6-8 feet
– Medium-sized trampolines: 8-10 feet
– Large-sized trampolines: 10-12 feet
– Extra large-sized trampolines: 14 feet or more
Remember, the size and weight of the users are important factors to consider in your purchase decision. Trampolines equipped with more and longer springs ensure a firmer bounce. Younger and smaller users may require fewer springs to achieve a good bounce compared to older children, teenagers, and adults.
Preparing for your Trampoline Assembly
Before commencing the assembly, we highly recommend carefully reading and reviewing the provided instructions. Familiarize yourself with the entire assembly process and examine all parts to ensure they are present, correct, and in optimal working condition. By doing so, you will establish a sound avoid any potential issues that may arise during installation. You can expect most trampolines to be fully assembled within approximately two hours by two adults. However, it’s important to note that ground preparation time for flatground or inground trampolines may require additional consideration.
During assembly, it is imperative to position the trampoline base on a level and even surface. Allow a minimum clearance of two meters from any nearby structures or obstructions such as fences, trees, or walls. This will ensure a safe and enjoyable trampolining experience for all users.
When choosing a trampoline, it’s important to consider delivery limitations. Many delivery companies may only deliver to the kerbside or front door. If you have challenging access to your garden, such as steps or obstacles, it’s crucial to plan how you will transport the trampoline to its intended location. It’s advisable to have multiple adults present during delivery to ensure it can be taken directly to the desired spot.
It is worth examining the brand’s accessories and replacement parts availability. Established brands often offer a wide range of extras even years after the initial purchase. This accessibility allows for easy ordering of replacement covers, nets, or spring paddings, ultimately prolonging the trampoline’s lifespan and keeping it in excellent condition. Moreover, when purchasing a trampoline, contemplate whether any additional accessories are needed. While some models include these accessories as part of the package, others may require separate purchases at checkout. It’s imperative to assess personal requirements and acquire these accessories beforehand to ensure a seamless trampoline installation.
To ensure stability and safety during high winds, using anchors is recommended to firmly secure the trampoline to the ground. Furthermore, enclosure nets are essential extras that protect jumpers from falls and injuries. While most framed trampolines come with a net included, it’s crucial to verify its presence as a vital safety component. Additionally, net options are available for in-ground and flat ground trampolines.
Ladders are typically provided with new trampolines; however, it’s important to confirm this at the point of purchase. Trampoline ladders play a critical role in ensuring safe climbing on and off the trampoline bed, especially for children. In some cases, trampoline accessory kits, which often include a cover and tie-down kit, may also include a ladder.
The spring pad cover serves to protect the springs from the elements and the user from the trampoline mechanics. It’s advisable to replace the pad once signs of damage or wear and tear become apparent. Over time, spring pad covers can become compacted and weather damaged, diminishing their effectiveness in cushioning falls. Neglecting to replace a worn-out pad increases the risk of user injury.
By considering these factors and making informed decisions, you can ensure a unique and enjoyable trampoline experience that prioritizes safety and longevity. Shop our range of trampolines HERE