Digging in a trampoline
These days, many people choose to dig in their trampoline. An inground trampoline has various advantages over a regular trampoline. Below, you will find advice, advantages and a manual.
What should I pay attention to if I want to dig in my trampoline?
We recommend the use of an inground kit. Digging in the trampoline with an inground kit provides additional safety and maintains the jumping comfort. Due to the fact that the trampoline rises 30cm above ground level, a kind of barrier will remain to prevent people from biking or running onto the trampoline. This prevents dangerous situations.
Furthermore, the inground kit also ensures proper air ventilation while jumping. If the trampoline were to be dug in equal to ground level, the border would start to rattle and jumping the trampoline would not be as comfortable. Due to the air vents on the inground kit, the air is carried off correctly and the jumping comfort is maintained.
The air vents of the inground kit also ensure ventilation of the space underneath the trampoline. This way, the trampoline won’t rust, thereby preserving the life span of the trampoline.
Advantages of digging in your trampoline
- The height of the fall is minimised to 30cm.
- Nothing can end up underneath the trampoline any more.
- View of the garden remains intact.
- Because the trampoline is not level with the ground, smaller children cannot easily walk or bike onto it.
- Mowing the lawn is easy: the trampoline does not need to be moved as is the case when you don’t dig in the trampoline and the pads are not damaged if the trampoline is dug in properly.
- A safety net is no longer necessary.
- The Etan inground kit ensures a beautifully finished, dug in trampoline, easy to assemble!
- All Etan trampolines are easy to dig in. Because the legs can be shortened in length, it also saves time!
Manual: how to dig in your trampoline
In the image below, you will see a “floor plan” of the digging process for a trampoline with the Etan inground kit, including accompanying measures. Underneath this image, you will find the explanation.
- Install the trampoline according to the manual. Note: install the round trampolines without joints for the legs or, if you have a rectangular trampoline, read point 8 first. Place the trampoline in the dug up hole. The height between the toprail and ground level should be 30cm.
- Move the flap of the safety pads upwards.
- Place a synthetic plate or board against the toprail of the trampoline, so the top of the inground kit is level to the top of the toprail.
- Find the middle of the synthetic plate and take a self-tapping sheet metal screw and screw this through the synthetic plate or board into the toprail of the trampoline.
- Take another synthetic plate and let the plates overlap with 1 wave. Screw the plates to the toprail at the point where the synthetic plates overlap and in the middle of the synthetic plate.
- Take another synthetic plate and repeat the previous actions. When you have completed the circle, you can place the last synthetic plate over the first one and secure this with a self-tapping sheet metal screw.
- Now you can re-adjust the flap of the safety pads over the side of the synthetic plates. This way, the top of the synthetic plate is protected for safety reasons.
- Note when digging in a rectangular trampoline: with the inground kit of the rectangular trampolines, you should drive a small pole into the ground to support the plates. You can attach the inground kit to the poles. These poles are not included.