Trampolines FAQ UK
- What could be a possible cause of stains or discolouration on the padding?
UV radiation environmental factors: The protective edges have been developed to resist UV radiation from the sun, but over the years UV radiation will contribute to discolouration of the protective edge. In comparison: when you apply suncream you can lie in the sun for longer without getting sunburnt, but after a while you will still burn, even after using suncream.You can read more detailed information here.
- What can I do to prevent stains on the protective edge?
The trampoline is outside in all kinds of weather and has a lot to endure. Naturally, it is unavoidable that traces of use and weather effects can be seen on the product over time, but with our advice you can keep the protective edge clean and fresh for much longer.You can read more detailed information here.
- Can a Weather Cover also be installed on a BERG InGround or BERG Flatground trampoline?
A weather cover can be used to keep the trampoline free from leaves, twigs, dirt etc. In all situations BERG recommends to use the cover in situations where the trampoline is not used for a shorter period of time. When the trampoline is out of use for a longer period (e.g. the winter time) we recommend to take the protection cover from the trampoline, to dry is thouroughly and to store it in a dry place. The weather cover has holes for drainage thus preventing a large amount of water to stay on the trampoline. Through the holes the water can be eliminated gradually through the jump mat. The weather cover is not directly intended to keep the trampoline dry.The cover is pulled over the round top frame of the trampoline (the weather cover can be installed with and without the protection padding on the trampoline). For extra firmness there a a couple of elastics with a hook attached to the protection cover of the trampoline. These elastics with hook can be pulled underneath the round top frame and be attached to the triangles (spring connection) of the jump mat
Usage on a Regular trampoline:The cover is pulled over the round top frame of the trampoline (the weather cover can be installed with and without the protection padding on the trampoline). For extra firmness there a a couple of elastics with a hook attached to the protection cover of the trampoline, but in order to do so the pins of the frame net need to be loosened so the elastics with hooks on the weather cover can be pulled underneath the frame. These hooks of the cover can then be attached to the triangles (spring connection) of the jump mat.
Usage on an InGround trampoline:The weather cover can only be installed if the protection cover is on the trampoline. The weather cover is pulled over the protection cover. For extra firmness the elastics with hooks of the weather cover can also be attached to the triangles (spring connection) of the jump mat.
Usage on Flatground trampoline:
- Can a BERG trampoline be entrenched in the ground?
Yes, most of the BERG Trampolines have an InGround variant. These InGround trampolines are specially designed low trampolines, which are placed in a hole in the ground. If you need help, you can refer to this page.
- Does a SafetyNet fit on every trampoline?
A Safety Net does not fit on an InGround trampoline. These trampolines are designed to be installed in the ground, so a safety net is not really necessary. A super safe trampoline is the BERG Elite+ InGround (T-series) trampoline with the Safety Net T series. This is the only InGround trampoline with a safety net. For the high round trampolines, we have the following options: BERG Favorit - BERG Safety Net BERG Favorit, BERG Champion, BERG Jumping Styles - BERG Safety Net Deluxe BERG Elite+ (T-series), BERG Elite+ InGround (T-series) and BERG InGround Jumping Styles - BERG Safety Net T series
- Can you put a cover over a trampoline with a safety net?
Yes. The safety net poles are attached to the frame leaving a three-centimetre space. This space is sufficient for a protective cover.
- Can a Weather Cover also be installed on a BERG InGround or BERG Flatground trampoline?
A round trampoline has an optimal ‘bounce point’. The middle of the trampoline provides the best bounce and during each bounce you are pushed back to this centre point. A rectangular trampoline has an optimal ‘bounce line’. The whole middle line over the length of the trampoline offers a good bounce, constantly pushing you back to this middle line instead of the middle point. This enables you to make very efficient use of the bounce surface. Our rectangular trampolines also have a stronger frame than our round trampolines. With a rectangular trampoline, the forces which load the frame are not equally distributed, requiring a stronger frame to absorb peak forces.
- How can I prevent weeds from growing under my sunken trampoline?
Before you can enjoy bouncing on one of our InGround or FlatGround trampolines a hole has to be dug in the garden. Weeds often grow fast in holes underneath trampolines and they will prevent you from making nice jumps.To prevent weeds from growing underneath the trampoline, weed control (or anti-root) fabric can be placed in the hole. This fabric allows rainwater through but keeps the light out and therefore prevents roots from growing. This will considerably reduce the risk of weeds. How does it work?
- • Weed control fabric can be bought at DIY stores, garden centres or online. The fabric is available in black or white. The black version is the best choice for preventing weeds.
- • When buying weed control fabric take the following into consideration: the heavier the fabric, the stronger it will be.
- • After you have bought the fabric it can be cut to size. If you place more than one piece of fabric in the hole it is advisable to allow it to overlap by at least 10 centimetres.
- • Once the fabric has been placed in the hole it can be fastened down by covering it with soil or stones.
- How do I dig my BERG Trampoline into the ground?
To make digging your BERG Trampoline into the ground as easy as possible, a step by step explanation can be found on this page. In addition, handy instruction videos have been made to make the installation even clearer and easier!
- Does a safety net fit on every BERG Trampoline?
BERG has a matching safety net for all trampolines, with the exception of the BERG FlatGround trampolines. The detailed options can be found on this page and you can also compare the different trampoline lines.
- Does a BERG Cover also fit a trampoline with a safety net?
Yes, that is possible. There is a clearance of three centimetres between the poles of the safety net and the trampoline frame, so there is sufficient room for a BERG Cover.
- What is the difference between a round and a rectangular trampoline?
"A round trampoline has an optimum “bounce point” in the centre of the trampoline, which is where you can make the highest and the best jumps. When jumping you are slightly pushed back to this centre point, which means you can make the best jumps all over again. A rectangular trampoline has an optimum “bounce line”, which means that the line along the middle of the trampoline is the best place to jump. When jumping you are pushed back to this line instead of the centre point. In this way, very efficient use is made of the ideal jumping space. "
- Why is a BERG Trampoline the best choice?
Many trampolines are offered in various shapes and sizes around the world, but BERG is the best choice because you are not just choosing BERG, you are also choosing quality, safety and loads of fun!
- What should you look for when buying a trampoline?
Each trampoline is specially designed to unique specifications and has many advantages. We have compiled a list of the most important points to look for when buying a trampoline and how to decide what is best for you in terms of safety, sustainability and price.
- How can I practise trampolining safely?
To be assured of safe trampolining, it is important that you jump on a dry jumping mat. This will prevent you from slipping. As a trampoline specialist, BERG has listed some more tips for safe trampolining.
- Does trampolining contribute to a healthy lifestyle?
Studies have shown that trampolining is suitable for people who do fitness training or who want to lose weight. Trampolining is therefore good for your health and certainly contributes to a healthy lifestyle!
- Has Elfje Trampolines been taken over by BERG Trampolines?
Yes, Elfje Trampolines was taken over by BERG in 2006.
- What is the BERG Tattoo game?
The BERG Tattoo game is a separate jumping mat that you can install on your BERG Trampoline. The object of the game is to jump on the trampoline as long as possible. The person who jumps the longest is the winner! In addition to having loads of fun, you can practice new tricks.
- What is the best way to maintain my BERG Trampoline?
It is important to regularly maintain a BERG Trampoline to ensure a long service life. Regular checks should be carried out on the springs, the jumping mat and the frame.
- Is there a difference in the springs on BERG Trampolines?
BERG has developed various springs for the trampolines for optimum jumping experience. All our springs are so flexible that both children and adults can jump safely and easily on the trampoline. BERG's TwinSpring Gold technology consists of double springs placed at an angle. The extra long springs enable you to make higher jumps on an even larger jumping surface.
- Does BERG develop trampolines itself?
BERG develops, produces and innovates its go-karts and trampolines itself. Would you like to know more about the development process?
- Do you have any trampoline tips?
Our general trampoline tips page covers a great deal of topics, from how a BERG Trampoline contributes to a healthy lifestyle to the great jumps that you can practise.
- Water is so often coming out from below the protection padding, through the drain holes, even after 3 days of only sun. How is this possible?
It is a fact that water is coming into the padding:
• Partly because of rain and moist from external. Water is leaking through the stitches of the padding to the inside.
• Partly because of condensation within the padding
- I don't understand the position of the drainage holes. Is that a error with this model?
It is inconvenient that the drainage holes lead to the jump mat. Unfortunately, an alternative with the best possible drain characteristics, does not exist. Drain holes are placed at the inside of the padding, underneath. This is because this is the lowest point of the padding (the padding runs a bit towards the middle). Water always needs to be eliminated from the lowest point and in this case, falls down on the jump mat.
After a period of rain, water can accumulate inside the padding. It will take some days before all the water has disappeared. It helps when the water is lead towards the drainage holes to get rid of the largest part of the water. By doing this proactively, it will reduce the water streams during the jumping. How to lead the water towards the drain holes is a challenge and cannot be explained with a few words. Just doing it is the best.
Any water remaining in the padding will disappear by means of the “ventilation/breathing” of the padding.
- There is water standing on the jump mat of my InGround BERG trampoline. Is this normal?
Water on the jump mat is not a problem. Usually this happens with fairly new trampolines. The jump mat is to some degree water resistant. Because of that, the water is not immediately leaking through the jump mat. Over time this will improve.
- There is water in the hole underneath the trampoline. How is this possible?
Ensure good drainage, also described in the BERG installation manual (can be found on the product page), if water is remaining in the hole beneath the trampoline. This can be done in several ways and depends on the kind of soil. In many cases no action is needed and the water will sink into the ground automatically. Simple drainage on the deepest point of the hole in the shape of a cylindric hole size diameter 30-40 cm, approx. 1 meter deep, filling with gravel, will be sufficient.
Check if the size of the hole is according instructions. Are the sides too steep? Over time the sides will cave a bit.
Check if the feet of the frame are supported well.
- Protection padding of my Talent trampoline is filled with water. Is this normal?
This can happen with the Talent protection padding if this gets really wet. This is not a production failure; all BERG Paddings can get wet inside. Also the ones from the Favorit, Champion or Elite. The Talent protection cover does not come with the special water drainage system which the Favorit, Champion and Elite do offer. So, if water is running into the Talent protection padding it can take longer for it the dry again. In principle the water will leak out or evaporate automatically.
Advise to make the padding dry quicker: make sure the padding can dry in the sun, the padding can be dried with a piece of cloth or even knock out the padding a bit.
- Which trampolines are fit for public use?
For more information about this topic and a list of trampolines that are fit for use in public spaces, visit the following page
- How to find my serial number?
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