It has become increasingly popular for trampoline owners to bury their trampolines in the backyard so the bounce mat is level with the grass or surrounding area. There are two main motives for wanting to achieve that. The first is one of security especially for those who do not want, or enjoy the appearance of, a trampoline enclosure. If you opt not to have a trampoline enclosure then, by getting the trampoline mat at floor level, the risk of accident from falling off the trampoline is significantly reduced. The next is just one of appearance as some clients don’t need to have the trampoline and enclosure to dominate their backyard. By minding the trampoline it’s far less obtrusive and in a number of gardens virtually imperceptible.
A minor benefit is that the entire height of the bounce out of ground level is reduced (by the elevation the trampoline is off the ground) along with your neighbours will find more privacy. It may be annoying for people in neighbouring gardens or homes when trampoline bouncers can see (and be seen!) Over the garden fence.
This manual is written with the favorite round backyard trampoline in mind but it may use as well to hexagonal, oval and rectangular trampolines.
1. Select your Site
It needs to be well clear of obstructions such as walls, sheds, fences and washing lines. It should also be well clear of trees, even if they are small now they may grow after overhang the trampoline. As well as a potential obstruction to all those bouncing, tree leaves may drop on the bat nhun lo xo mat and trees close by may increase the odds of bird droppings becoming on the trampoline. You’ll also need to test that the site has adequate depth of dirt without hitting rock to allow you to dig to the necessary depth.
2. Practicalities of Digging the Hole
A hole will need to be dug at just over the diameter of your trampoline and almost the height of your trampoline. This might be a substantial quantity of soil so that you need to arrange where it’ll be tilted (in a different part of the garden or elsewhere) and how you will dig the hole – is it done manually or by mechanical digger? When it’s a mechanical digger that you will need to be able to get it to where the hole will be dug. Access may be a problem.
You may wish to consider what you’ll do when you leave your premises. If you would like to choose your trampoline with you then leaving some dirt on site could possibly be helpful so the hole could be backfilled by you personally or the newest occupants.
3. Air Movement
Among the biggest considerations is allowing a large volume of air to move in and out of this hole as the trampoline is used. You’ll need to leave a gap of perhaps two inches around the trampoline for this objective. To help you may also opt to set the level of this trampoline a few inches above the surrounding area. When there is inadequate air flow this can impede the bouncer using the trampoline.
It is important there isn’t a difference between the edge of the trampoline and the ground which would be large enough for a child’s wrist, leg or arm to get trapped inside.
Another remedy is to install elastic pipes leading from inside the pit to another location on the ground surface near, to allow the air to escape. This will mean the trampoline may be installed to fit more closely to the edge of the hole as the air movement is accommodated by the pipe.
4. Keeping the integrity of this hole
You have to be cautious that the sides of the hole to not cave or disintegrate. You can use chicken wire to support the sides or a propriety system such as that provided by Trampolines Down Under. Another alternative is to use a number of the dirt you pulled to back fill the hole once the trampoline is set up and shore up the sides so they form a sharp slope instead of being vertical and leaving the most depth in the middle of the trampoline. If you use this method you will have to install the trampoline frame initially and add the springs and mat afterwards.