The trampoline was developed as a stress reliever, and is a lot of fun for both kids and adults alike. But if you do have children playing with the trampoline, you have probably already realized the certain dangers this kind of toy can bring—for one, you or one of your kids could be bounced off of the trampoline, and because it is raised above the ground, hurt yourselves quite a bit. It is a glaring complication that makes purchasing one all the more difficult to do.
This can all be avoided however, by installing an in-ground trampoline. With it, the trampoline would be on the ground, lessening the chances of injury greatly. It can however, be challenging as it is not just about digging a hole in the ground and covering it up with your trampoline. The procedure itself is much more than that, but this article will help guide you through the process with as few complications as possible.
But before you even think about following this step by step article, you need to have all the materials you need for installing in-ground trampolines. Materials like masonry blocks, a lot of mortar, a pointing trowel, some measuring tape and a shovel (or anything of the like). You also need a Perforated Drainage Pipe if you want to make sure that your in-ground trampoline is as secure as possible, as well as the trampoline itself.
Once everything is ready, you can proceed to the steps below:
- Measure the trampoline. The first thing you need to do is to properly measure your trampoline so that you can determine the hole you are going to dig. Typically, most trampolines have a height of about ten to fourteen feet. The best kinds of in-ground trampolines are the ones that do not restrict the airflow, allowing about an inch or two for a much better bouncing effect. Raising the trampoline to that height, as well as digging a hole about three to five feet deep is the key to properly installing an in-ground trampoline.
- Dig a hole. Once you have made the proper measurements, dig the hole with your shovel (or any other digging tool you wish to use), and install your perforated drainage pipe in the center of the hole, the outlet of the pipe being a storm ditch or anything else with similar uses. The pipe will stop flooding, which is an important detail that you should not miss as it could ruin your trampoline.
- Build a masonry wall. With steps one and two finished, it is time to being building your masonry wall. This can be a little tedious, but it must be done. Place the bricks, and then spread the mortar. Let everything cure for a couple of hours before continuing to the next step.
- Set the trampoline in place. Finally, set your trampoline over the hole, making sure that it is completely covered. You need to place a protective pad over the exposed springs to make sure that no-one gets hurt that way, as well as to ensure that it doesn’t move around.
Now, you can finally have a trampoline that is as safe as it can
possibly be, allowing your kids to happily enjoy it without the worry of
accidentally falling off.