DIGGING IN A TRAMPOLINE
HOW DO I DIG IN A TRAMPOLINE?
A trampoline that is dug into the ground, better known as an InGround or FlatGround trampoline, looks great in any garden. Because the trampoline is so low or even level with the ground, it is less noticeable. This makes stepping onto the trampoline a lot easier and therefore safer than a trampoline that stands on legs.
Briefly, the differences between the two types of trampolines: with an InGround trampoline, the frame protrudes slightly above the ground. A FlatGround (level with the ground) trampoline, on the other hand, is completely embedded in the ground. This makes it extra easy and safe to step onto the trampoline because this trampoline is level with the ground, so actually a win-win situation! At BERG there is an InGround version available in every product line. If you choose a FlatGround trampoline, you can choose between a FlatGround Elite and a FlatGround Champion.
To be able to jump comfortably on an InGround or FlatGround trampoline, a hole must be dug under the trampoline. The hole gives the jumping surface the space to stretch and create a airflow which launches the jumper (also called flipper) with every jump. In the tutorials below you can see exactly how best to dig a hole for your trampoline and what you need. Good luck!
Decide where you want to locate the trampoline. Keep two meters away from other obstacles for a safe jumping experience.
Mark the location on the ground with the supplied tape measure. Keep to the measurements that are in the manual supplied with the trampoline.
Then use a shovel or a spade to scoop out the edges inside the circle. From that edge you can then scoop out the middle part. If you immediately throw the soil in a wheelbarrow for disposal, you keep the surrounding grass nice and clean.
Dig out the hole completely in a bowl shape and at the depth indicated in the manual. It takes some time, but remember that it won't be long before you can jump incredibly well. It is really worth it.
Wow, that looks sleek! Well done. Now you can place the trampoline over the hole.
Follow the last steps of the manual and you are ready to jump.
The trampoline is ready for use. Invite everyone in the neighborhood to your debut on your new BERG trampoline and make it a party. The sky is the limit!
Please note: a BERG InGround trampoline is not intended to be completely buried. The legs of the trampoline must rest on the grass so that the trampoline rises about 20 cm above ground level. The hole for a BERG InGround trampoline is therefore significantly smaller than the trampoline so that the legs have enough grass surface to rest on. The dimensions of the hole can be found in the manual.
When an InGround trampoline is fully dug in, there is insufficient airflow and there is a big chance that the edges of the hole crumble, which can lead to dangerous situations.
Do you want a trampoline that can be completely dug in? Then it is better to choose a FlatGround trampoline.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BERG has produced a video especially for you. Watch the video on this page to see step-by-step instructions on how you can dig in a FlatGround trampoline.
That is absolutely possible and saves you time and effort. A small excavator is often sufficient and will make almost any garden accessible. The removal of the soil is therefore often arranged. That way you kill two birds with one stone. There are a few BERG product dealers who also provide this service. It might be an idea to find a dealer in your area to find out.