How To Use Garden Trampoline As A Sunken In Ground Trampoline
There is an increasing trend of people deciding to sink their garden trampolines into the ground rather than just having them above ground. There are a lot of benefits to a sunken trampoline, not only does it look great, but it also does not require a trampoline safety enclosure. Additionally, the fact that the trampoline is sunk so deep makes it less likely for people to get injured if they fall from it. Using the trampoline once it is in the ground is more convenient for younger children, they can run across, over and around it without the risk of injury once it is in the ground.
As a rule of thumb, a dedicated in-ground trampoline costs considerably more than a standard ordinary garden trampoline.
Although we are not clear as to why that is, they are almost identical apart from the feature that an in-ground trampoline comes with a retaining wall of some sort. However, it will have less metal tubing in most cases, so the cost should balance itself out. Further more when you buy an in-ground trampoline the cost doesn’t include the cost of installation.
So how do you use an above ground trampoline as an inground one?
There are two ways that you can use to do this, the method you choose depends on how your trampoline supports are manufactured.
Most garden trampolines are made using three parts for the supports; Top Rail With Stubs, Leg Extensions and Leg Bases as seen in the below image.
For the purpose of creating an in-ground trampoline you can assemble the trampoline without using the leg extensions. The leg bases will actually slot straight into the top rails with stubs. This will reduce the trampoline from its full height down to about 30cm high.
If the trampoline you have doesn’t allow you to remove the leg extensions or if the leg extensions are fabricated onto the leg bases then you will literally have to bury the trampoline.
We have created an easy to follow guide on how to build a sunken in-ground trampoline from start to finish.