In-ground Trampoline

SteveBX23

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May 23, 2021
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Hey all

So I was in talks this evening with a friend who was asking me about in-ground trampolines and what it would take. Has anyone here done this? I’m assuming it’s a full size residential round trampoline, so a hole would need to be about 3-4’ deep? I’m not sure at what height retaining walls come into play. Any insight or help is appreciated.

Thank you

Steve
 

leveraddict

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Not sure but I would think a french drain for the hole would be needed!
 
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Motion

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Sounds like an interesting project, I'd be concerned with how much stuff would "fall" including rodents into the hole, causing a pain to remove. Before anything confirm that his home owners insurance doesn't have an exclusion.
 

PaulR

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yea.
for a half a second I was thinking "diabolical!!"
Then I realized, yea, uh, rainwater. <banghead>
 

Henro

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I remember as a kid there was a place that had a number of in ground trampolines, and they were fun. Better and probably safer than the ones that are up off the ground.

Still...I can't imagine a place like I remember being in business today.

I agree with the drain idea. Who wants a mosquito pit?
 

SteveBX23

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May 23, 2021
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Right, so the water collection would be the biggest thing. But being southern NJ, it’s very sandy pine barren type soil. I would have to figure that digging below the necessary depth, putting a gravel pit, with sump pump, would most likely address that issue.

And upon quick research, in-ground trampolines are sold as kits themselves. Interesting.

Then my next concern is, the cost of all of this, for a trampoline…..Hey, not my money.