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In the Ground Trampoline: An Aesthetic Way to Set Up Your Trampoline

Updated on August 2, 2015

Do you prefer above ground or below ground trampolines?

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What is an In the Ground Trampoline?

The reason why people choose to install a trampoline below ground rather than have one above ground can vary. This can include having a more aesthetically pleasing backyard to feeling as though the trampoline is safer when jumping at ground level.

If you are deciding to install a below ground trampoline, you may wish to consult with a landscaper or general contractor so that way you know the installation is done correctly and the trampoline will be safe to use.

In-ground trampolines are great for backyards and parks, and can be used by gymnasts, cheerleaders, action sports athletes, and anyone who enjoys bouncing!

Benefits of an In the Ground Trampoline

There are several reasons why one would choose an in ground trampoline over an above ground one.

  • Safer - There is no risk of falling off the ladder or falling out of the net that wasn't enclosed properly.
  • Prettier - A traditional above ground trampoline can be an eyesore, especially in a pretty garden. Below ground trampolines blend in with their surroundings.
  • Exposure - Kids can jump on and off the trampoline with ease, without requiring parental assistance. The open space further allows closer interaction between parent and child. The ease of access makes it great for adults too.
  • Quieter - A regular trampoline frame squeaks, but since this frame will be under ground it will be less noisy as the retaining wall keeps it rigid.

DIY Installation

If you're prepared to dig the hole yourself then a trampoline kit for in-ground use comes with everything you need - strong frame, jump mat, springs, vented safety pads, and retaining wall.


What Should I Consider for an In Ground Trampoline?

There are some aspects to consider before purchasing your in ground trampoline.

  1. What shape trampoline do you want? Any size hole can be dug, but a rectangular shape is the easiest to do.
  2. How permanent do you want your retaining wall to be? It's important that the walls do not collapse, once the hole has been dug. If a more permanent retaining wall is desired then concrete could be used. For a less permanent option, then treated wood could be used.
  3. What do the soil type, water table and drainage look like? There has to be sufficient drainage under the trampoline - a drainage system may be required.
  4. What will the foundation be? Trampolines have to be level and solid to the ground. The legs should be placed with rubber on concrete pads or a wooden base.
  5. How much elevation between the trampoline and the ground? If the trampoline is level with the ground, then there is no escape route for the air which will hinder the bounce.

In-Ground Trampoline Installation

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    • poetryman6969 profile image


      3 years ago

      I was not aware that such a thing could be done. I still think a trampoline is an excellent way to break a leg but this is interesting nonetheless.


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