Installing In Ground Trampolines

In-ground trampolines are a little cumbersome to install. It will require your patience and physical strength in order to build one on your own back yard. It may take a week or two to fully assemble an in ground trampoline on your own but with the help of simple machines and some other friends, you can already enjoy one of these in just a couple of days.

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Many are asking, how was it possible that a trampoline was placed underground? The answer is simple – burry the trampoline into the ground. Though it sounds so basic, once you get there, you will need proper set of instructions on how you can specifically furnish your yard with this jumping apparatus.

Installing In Ground Trampoline

The first thing you’ll need for this project is a land surface area as wide as your trampoline. For proper measurement, always make your hole one foot wider that the trampoline’s outer diameter. This is because, when air is trapped underneath the surface, it will just limit your bounce height. For do-it-yourself dads, there are some things that you have to consider when choosing an area for the trampoline. It is important that the hole will not hit any drainage or water pipes. Also, the area should be open and away from hanged electric wires or trees. Once you find the best spot, dig up a hole that is as high as the trampoline’s leg piece. Remember that the ground of this hole should definitely be leveled so that your trampoline will be leveled as well.

Second, once you’re done digging an approximate of 3 ft deep, make a retaining wall that will hinder the land from collapsing on your leg piece. Retaining walls can be purchased together with an in-ground trampoline set but you’re thrifty, then you can make one by surrounding the leg pieces with wood braces and wrap it in some metal roofing.

Once the trampoline frame is placed into the pre-dug hole, you can now fill it in with soils and gravel on the inside. The fill does not need to reach the top of the frame. You will have to make a pit like surface so that there would be some space for the jumper to bounce on. The outside frame, on the other hand, should be filled in with right amount of soil to support the structure a cement could also be used for a sturdier built.

After you have arranged and shoveled on the pit, you may now assemble the mat and carefully attach the springs on the round frame one by one. After which, the safety mats should be ready to cover the springs and the metal frame. Unlike the regular trampolines, in-ground trampolines should have a different safety pads. Because air is necessary for this apparatus to work, its safety pads should not be tightly woven to cover the whole edge. There are safety pads on the market that will promote proper airflow and improve the bounce quality of your trampoline.

Installing In Ground Trampoline

If the hole will be totally covered, there will be no ventilation and the force brought by closed surface underneath the mat will counter the force that will be put on it during a bounce resulting to a lower bouncing quality. You can still use regular pads but make sure that the side frame of the trampoline will be open to still allow some air to flow and that’s how you make an in-ground trampoline on your own.

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