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Sinking A Trampoline

Sinking A Trampoline

The practice of installing a new trampoline at ground level is becoming increasingly popular and there are a number of reasons why this is the case.

In addition to being less visible and noticeable, a sunken trampoline allows for the normal activity of the garden to continue without what some people consider to be an unsightly structure sitting in the centre of it. Furthermore, having the structure sunken means that there is less distance for people to fall and injure themselves and those younger (or older) users will need less assistance with getting up and onto the trampoline.

Whatever the individual reasons for the decision might be, arranging for a sunken, or ground level, trampoline is much easier than people might consider, and with a number of steps they can have the ideal safe and appealing feature with ground level bouncing galore!

  • The Size

Firstly it is wise to consider the size of the trampoline which is required or desired. Although a smaller model might be the best solution now, a sunken trampoline is a much more permanent structure than one which sits on the ground and therefore, it is important to consider how long it will last and what will happen after.

  • The Garden

It’s always wise to consider that the size of a garden will dictate the size of trampoline which can be placed into it. The smallest of the structures by TP Trampolines are 7ft across and it should be considered that for safety a user will need to add at least a further foot in each direction to use as a safety shelf so the size of the garden is an essential consideration. It is also worth ensuring that the garden in question is capable of holding the trampoline and in assessing this, many users dig experiment holes where they “burrow” down in the general area once or more to ensure it is possible to dig the required hole.

  • Mark the Site

One the customer has brought the required trampoline from TP Trampolines; the next step is to measure a hole in the required size. Many people choose to use flour or spray paint when marking as they will need to be accurate to ensure they get the correct fit.

  • Dig the Hole

This sounds easy in theory but the fact is that digging a hole of at least 7 feet wide by up to 4 feet deep can be back breaking work and many people find that it is easier (and infinitely more fun) to use a small mechanical digger, which can be rented from any plant hire shop.

  • Support and Ventilation

Over time, the ground by the side of the trampoline can crumble and what was once a solid hole can all too quickly erode. Many people, before placing a trampoline into the hole consider the use of structural support to prevent this and also consider the use of ventilation to prevent air from being trapped in the hole.

  • Laying the Trampoline

The final step is to lower in and secure the trampoline and then enjoy the hours of safe fun which can be had as a result.

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