Best Inground Trampolines for Utah
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One consideration that we discuss with a lot of our customers at Trampolines.com, is whether to go for inground with your trampoline. This means that you dig a hole so that the jumping surface is on the same level as the ground in your yard. There are a few reasons why you might choose to go for inground:
If you are worried that your trampoline will be an eyesore in the backyard. Having your trampoline above ground takes up visual space in your yard. If you have a nice view or for any aesthetic reason don’t like the idea of a metal framed trampoline in the middle of your yard, an inground trampoline is a good option. It also eliminates the need to figure out how to landscape or mow grass under an above-ground trampoline.
If you are worried about the safety of jumpers. If you have any small (or particularly rowdy) children who you might be worried about on the trampoline, going the inground route will eliminate about three feet of potential fall distance. Trampolines can normally give you a few feet of air with each jump. If an accident happens and you land outside the trampoline, three less feet of falling before hitting the ground can be quite a bit safer.
If your jumpers have trouble getting on the trampoline. Climbing up to an above ground trampoline requires a ladder and/or upper body strength. Some smaller and older jumpers will appreciate being able to walk onto an inground trampoline instead of needing to climb up.
If the considerations above have convinced you of the benefits of an inground trampoline, it is time to also discuss the possible drawbacks and things you should know before you move forward with an inground trampoline install.
You may need to have your yard blue staked. Digging in your yard for an inground trampoline can be hazardous if you don’t know what’s under the surface. Blue stakes is a service provided for Utahns to discover, mark, and avoid buried pipelines and other underground facilities. Call ‘811’ 48 - 72 hours before you start your project. Every year people and property are damaged by people digging without knowing what is underneath their yard. The service is required, provided for free, and could prevent you from being injured or causing other harm when digging for your trampoline.
Consider your climate and soil type. Many areas in Utah have soil that is very hard and dry, where you may have more trouble digging initially, but less worry later on about moisture getting in underneath your inground trampoline. If you have enough water building up on the soil under the trampoline, you may need to look into solutions for pumping the water out.
Think about retaining walls. Retaining walls can keep your landscaping from falling into the space under the trampoline. Depending again on your surrounding yard and soil, the walls of the hole under your trampoline could be very unstable. A steel, plastic, or even wood retaining wall will avoid any potential collapsing issues later on. The TDU Retaining walls can be used for any trampolines or if you prefer to go without a retaining wall the Avyna trampolines are engineered to not require the full retaining wall and require less excavation and dirt removal.
Air will need to move from under the trampoline. The air under the trampoline is displaced as you bounce up and then come down into the space under the surface of the mat. The trampoline will need airflow ventilation from underneath to allow you to jump. This means you will need either ventilation pipes, or a hole that is larger than your trampoline to allow airflow out from the sides.
If you are interested in an inground trampoline, we are happy to offer the 14' Pro-Line Avyna In-Ground Flat Line Trampoline. This is a premium trampoline option from the Netherlands which avoids many of the drawbacks to inground trampolines. The 14' Pro-Line Avyna In-Ground Flat Line Trampoline is built with a breathable jump pad, which means you get more airflow than other trampolines. Due to the uniquely ingenious shape of this trampoline, Avyna requires only 3 cubic yards of soil excavation for the install (vs. around 15 cubic yards of excavation for other inground trampolines.) You will not need a retaining wall for this trampoline! Find this amazing trampoline now on Trampolines.com!