The good news is you probably need less space than you think.
Atlantic Trampolines offer a range of sizes from 6ft diameter to 15ft diameter. These are all round trampolines which have been shown to be the safest for use in a garden as they naturally force the bouncer to bounce in the centre of the bounce mat.
Firstly, you should measure the space you have for a trampoline. We have had customers who guessed the size of the space available and later returned their chosen size of trampoline saying, “I didn’t realise x ft was so big!”. So use a tape measure. The area needs to be relatively flat, although you can dig small channels to sink the legs if you need to.
Secondly, you will need to add to the measurements a safety margin. The margin for safety will depend on whether you intend to have a safety net or not. Without a safety net you need about 2.5m of safe space around the trampoline. If you are proposing to have a safety enclosure then this needs to be perhaps only 0.5m. Remember you will need this all the way around so add 5m to the measurement, or 1m if you will have an enclosure. It isn’t safe to have the enclosure pushed right against a wall or fence as a bouncer could fall right against it and cause themselves injury.
Thirdly, the surface should be energy absorbing such as bark or grass. Gravel or chippings are acceptable but only with a safety enclosure. This also applies to concrete or tarmac which will also need rubber feet to be used under the trampoline legs to absorb the energy.
The Atlantic Trampolines for outdoor use all have the same core specification in terms of build quality and user weight. We suggest that you buy the largest trampoline for the area you have available. This is particularly important if buying for use by young children. Parents unfamiliar with trampolines often under estimate how much use the trampoline will get. As the children grow up they will want to use the trampoline more and go on it with their friends, so the bigger the trampoline the better.
This covers all the main points you need to consider when deciding what size trampoline to get when the space available is constrained. If you have other questions then just call us on the Trampo-line 0800 032 5879. Our team at Bounce House are experienced and willing to help with any questions you have.
Author: Bob Bounce