They are easily accessible in stores and online, come in a variety of sizes and have a wide range of costs. So, if your kids are nagging you to get a trampoline, is it necessary? Will they use it extensively, or will it only be effective for five minutes? How much money do you have to spend and what size should you purchase?
Here are some things to take into account before purchasing a trampoline for your garden.
1. The Garden's Effect
A trampoline is an imposing element that will endure long after the kids have done playing on it. Can you handle the thought of having to look at it, as much as you want to satisfy the kids? Imagine placing a hose pipe in a circle where the trampoline will go. You might think about burying it to lessen its influence.
2. What Size Trampoline Do You Have?
The larger the better since children grow quickly. The trampoline 12ft in size is the most common. The frame's diameter is that measurement. To accommodate the springs or elastic ropes, the actual pad you bounce on is 2 feet (60 cm) smaller. Smaller sizes are only suitable for infants and toddlers.
3. What Form?
Although rectangular trampolines are preferred by adults and professionals, circular trampolines are the most widely used. Even if you decide not to keep them in place later, you will need safety nets at first because they do not fit on rectangular trampolines. Oval trampolines are also available in some locations, which accept safety nets and provide a greater bounce.
4. Summertime Toy Or Intense Workout?
Garden trampolines are designed for outdoor use all year long. You shouldn't think about putting them away for the winter because doing so would rather negate the purpose. A garden trampoline could be used as a piece of training equipment for carrying out various trampoline exercises rather than being used as a hosepipe toy on seldom hot days.
5. Do You Require A Safety Net?
Definitely for smaller youngsters. They should be allowed to use the trampoline without you there with them at all times. Therefore, it is crucial to establish a safety net and ground rules from away. Otherwise, the entire neighborhood will be on it at once, and injuries to children and trampolines are probable.
6. Brand-New Or Used?
It rarely makes sense to opt for a used-item bargain, so resist the temptation. Many abandoned trampolines are lying around, but if their pads, springs, or ropes need to be replaced, they are typically not a wise investment. Spare parts frequently cost as much as buying the new trampolines on sale. This serves as a general indication that a high-quality trampoline should survive for more than ten years.
Is it worthwhile to hire a professional to install your trampoline and have it lowered into the ground so that it is level with the grass around it if you plan to invest in a high-quality trampoline as a long-term feature? A green pad that is buried in the ground just blends into the garden area, so there is no risk of the youngsters falling off the edges.
8. Grass Upkeep
If you set the trampoline on the grass, despite your best efforts, you won't move it around frequently. You might as well dedicate a permanent position as the grass beneath will eventually die. You can produce a flat pad without level ground by driving the legs into the ground. This has the benefit of securing the trampoline and preventing wind from tossing it over.