It is a pretty typical Wednesday at the ATG Stores office. Gloomy weather and having the realization that the work week is half over. In my daydreaming out the window sort of state today, coincidentally I’ve noticed we’ve also had a child-like theme going on! Our Daily Deal 12′ & 14′ Diameter Trampolines, cupcakes and fun kids lighting by Philips Lighting. So for this blog post, I’m going to reminisce back to childhood, and also provide you with some considerations when buying, a trampoline for your home.
As a child, my parents were very protective of my safety. And as I remember one house in particular where we had a n especially large yard. I wanted and wished I could have a trampoline to jump on and invite all my friends over to play. That idea, was vetoed very quickly without any consideration or looking further into the products. There was no discussion or compromised solution due to trampolines being stamped as unsafe. So, I had resulted to going to friends’ houses to play on them, while also hiding that I got my trampoline jumping fix from my parents. Now, as an adult, I am able to see the rational side of being cautious when being on trampolines, but I think that being educated about them and remembering things to consider when purchasing a trampoline can help ease the dangerous thoughts running through your head.
Consider the Yard
Plan out the space you have available where you would like the trampoline and measure out the space. Be sure you leave a few extra feet around where the perimeter of the trampoline will be so that kids aren’t bouncing into walls or trees. Check for low hanging branches (or even some that are high, people can get jumping pretty high!) and if you are putting your trampoline outside be sure you have chose a nice flat surface.
Safety of course is the number one priority when buying a trampoline that kids and adults will be using. Check out the frame of the trampoline – do the joints look securely welded or pieced together? Does the aluminum look sturdy or cheap? Be sure there is no rough or bubbly spots where welding has been done, look for good smooth lines and joints. Be sure there are no revealed legs that have been cut and not sanded and rounded and that there is no rust. Trampoline enclosures can be purchased separately or sometimes come with the trampoline. Basketball hoops, balls and other toys can also be fun.
Like all things dangerous, remember to educate your trampoline users to be safe and smart when using it. Half the battle is teaching proper use. Afterward, have fun! Trampolines can be great exercise, entertaining and useful. Get out there and play!