Sunken Trampoline Tips
If you are looking to assemble a sunken trampoline in your garden, here are some brief guidelines and instructions to get you started:
First, you need to decide where you want to station the trampoline and mark out an area for excavation. It’s important to mark out the area accurately to ensure the hole you dig is the correct size. You can use a can of white spray paint to mark out the outline.
Next, you need to start digging the hole. Doing it by hand will take a long time and a lot of physical effort, so you might want to enlist the help of a group of friends or hire a mini digger. Local contractors often have affordable daily hire rates for small mechanical diggers. Make sure you do the digging on a dry day to avoid a muddy, sludgy mess.
You should save the first foot of topsoil excavated. It can be used elsewhere in your garden. Meanwhile, you should arrange for someone to collect the subsoil unless you have space to put in somewhere else in your garden so it can be used to fill in the hole if you decide to sell your home in the future.
The depth of the hole needs to be equal to the trampoline’s height, so it sits flush with the ground and doesn’t pose a tripping hazard. Keep in mind that the hole needs sufficient drainage to prevent water buildup during rainstorms. If your garden has heavily waterlogged ground year-round, it might not be possible for you to install a sunken trampoline.
To stop the sides of the hole collapsing, you may need some sort of reinforcement material. If your garden has very firm soil, however, a reinforcement barrier might not be necessary. If your garden has sandy soil, however, you will need to install a wall support system.
Ventilation under the trampoline is vital. When people jump on the trampoline, air needs to be able to enter and escape from underneath. Most people install vents around the perimeter of the trampoline. Alternatively, if you don’t want a gap around the trampoline, you can install some flexible pipes around the hole with outlets a small distance from the trampoline.
In Ground Trampoline Assembly
After placing the trampoline into the hole, you can fill in any gaps around it with the topsoil you saved.
As you can see, installing a sunken trampoline in your garden is not difficult and your efforts will make for a pleasing result. What’s more, the great thing about sunken trampolines is that they tend to be safer than traditional designs as users can’t fall off them.
You will find many specially designed ground-level trampolines for sale online. It’s important to take note of the dimensions before placing an order so you can be sure there is enough space in your garden to install the device. On a final note, keep in mind that if you are digging the hole by hand, the installation will likely take several days of work.