Adding a trampoline to your yard will not only win you a parent-of-the-year award, but also keep your kids happily active for hours on end. Find the one that’s right for you.
Classic trampolines with springs offer great value, have good strong padding and give you optimal bounce right in the centre of the mat. If you’re concerned about the safety of the springs, look for a model that has an enclosure on the inside of the springs, preventing any contact.
Backyard trampoline diameters range in size from about 6 feet up to 17 feet. They also require about 4 feet of lateral clearance, so make sure you choose one that will fit in your space and that there aren’t any trees obstructing the area.
Depending on the bounce system and features you’re looking for, the price range for trampolines can vary. The most important feature to look for is an enclosure that prevents anyone from falling off.
Most trampolines are constructed to support jumpers of about 200-250lbs, but some premium models can handle up to 300lbs or more. Keep in mind that all trampolines recommend only one user at a time for maximum safety.