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Trampoline Buying Guide

Trampoline buying guide
Trampolines are fun and provide great exercise for the whole family. In this guide, we help you determine which size and shape trampoline is right for you, and we give an overview of safety guidelines you should know before you make a purchase.

ShapePrice RangeDetails
Circular$       Even spring distribution always pulls you back to center
 Mainly used for backyard jumping
Octagonal$$Safest option for multiple users
Larger jumping surface and more natural body position for jumper
Rectangular$$$Gives more bounce with less control, allowing you to do more exercises
Largest jumping surface area ideal for people interested in gymnastics

*Recreational trampoline models can vary from 6 feet in diameter to 16 or 17 feet in diameter.
To make sure you have adequate space for the trampoline, follow these tips:

  • A minimum of 24 feet of overhead clearance is required.
  • Horizontal clearance of 6 feet should be maintained around the trampoline from other objects, such as fences, bushes, and houses, even with an enclosure installed. 

Safety Guidelines

Safety is very important when using a trampoline. Below are some guidelines to follow when using a trampoline:
  • Make sure your trampoline is installed with adequate space around the perimeter before you start jumping.
  • Only one person should jump on a trampoline at a time.
  • Jumpers should always be supervised.
  • Never jump on a wet trampoline.
  • Use the trampoline only under appropriate weather conditions. Wind can cause jumpers to lose control.

For additional safety and care consider purchasing a mesh encolsure ring and trampoline cover. A mesh ring wraps around the trampoline to provide additional safety and security. A trampoline cover is designed to protect the trampoline from rain and other weather damage.