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Want to Hide Your Trampoline?

I was hanging out at a friend’s house this weekend and FINALLY remembered to take a picture of their trampoline. They’ve done the most amazing thing with it. They buried it!

This not only makes your trampoline safer, it keeps it hidden out of view! It’s a win-win. I’ve been meaning to share this with you for awhile now. I think it’s brilliant.

To dig your hole you can either get out your shovel or you can do what my friends did and use heavy machinery.  Then make sure you line the hole to keep the soil from falling back in to your jumping area.

Girls jumping safely on buried trampoline

 

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  1. Is that really safer? What happens if a child falls and hits their head on the hard dirt? Seems like the nets are good all around the trampolines. Thoughts/

    July 7, 2011
    • Linda, I would agree adding the net is probably the safest option – or even having no trampoline at all. But, comparing a trampoline above ground and one buried, it’s my opinion that the one buried is safer since it’s flush to the ground. Plus, you can still add the net to a buried trampoline if desired.

      Honestly, I think trampolines are ugly and everyone should find a way to hide them.

      July 7, 2011
  2. SO #

    In all my years of trampoline use I never had an injury or know a kid who did – and ours was an in ground one. My sons have had one for 12 yrs and so far no probs – no nets. At the end of the day the fact that they can’t rely on the nets means they have to take more care and be more aware of where they are. Ever watched a kid on a netted tramp – they are always bouncing into them because they have no reason to monitor themselves. As for them hitting there heads – they could do this walking to the tramp if they slipped over – life is full of danger our aim as parents should not be to stop our kids from being in danger but rather to help them either avoid it (by jumping with care) or how to cope if they do find themselves in danger. love the idea and will be doind this with ours.

    July 8, 2011
  3. Sinking your trampoline into the ground is a great idea but you will have lots of soil to dispose of and you need to make sure the pit doesn’t fill with water. A mistake many people make when doing this is not to leave enough of a gap between the trampoline spring padding around the trampoline and the edge of the hole. You need a gap to allow the air to escape as someone bounces on the trampoline, otherwise the air will cause resistance and make bouncing more difficult. Alternatively you can put plastic pipes into the ground linking the bottom of the pit to another area of the garden where the air can escape.

    Since we started Atlantic Trampolines we have known of quite a few customers who have done this successfully and I would think it does mean that accidents are less likely just because the risk of falling off the trampoline has been eliminated. But do remember that most trampoline accidents happen when more than one person is on the trampoline. The rules on safe trampolining do say that you should trampoline one at a time.

    I agree with the last contributor that life is about risk and we must not eliminate risk totally from our childrens’ lives. If you stop a child climbing trees when they are very young when the risk is falling only a short distance, then, when they climb a tree when they are a teenager they risk falling much further and the injury could be fatal. Any risk of injury on a trampoline is more than outweighed by the health benefits of the exercise and getting outdoors. Childhood obesity is one of the largest health risks our children face today and we need to encourage them to take exercise any way we can.

    For more information about safety on a trampoline and the benefits of trampoline exercise see our blog http://www.atlantictrampolines.co.uk/blog

    July 8, 2011
  4. What a concept. I like it. I was always scared of trampolines when my kids were small and I’ve always thought they were ugly. This solves both problems.

    July 8, 2011
  5. I know someone who got hurt bouncing out of an above-the-ground trampoline – this sunken trampoline idea does seem to me like it would be safer, or at the very least remove the risk of falling out of the trampoline onto the ground, hitting the hard edge, etc. The girls sure look like they’re enjoying it!

    Thanks for sharing the photo and interesting post!

    July 8, 2011
  6. Interesting… I am not a fan of this type of fun, but if to choose, I’d prefer this type.

    July 20, 2011
  7. We have an article on our blog now which tells you how to construct the hole and install an in-ground trampoline. There are quite a few factors that need to be considered if you intend to do this

    http://www.atlantictrampolines.co.uk/blog/1489/how-to-sink-a-trampoline-in-the-ground

    February 20, 2012
  8. I think a lot of people underestimate the value of a true safety setting for their trampoline. This is good information for any person that thinks about buying a trampoline.

    September 24, 2012

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