Choosing a Secure Trampoline Enclosure: Your Safety Guide

Trampolines are a source of fun and exercise for many families, but safety should always be a top priority when using them. One crucial component for ensuring safety is the trampoline enclosure. Choosing the right trampoline enclosure can significantly reduce the risk of injuries and enhance the overall experience.

Child safely bouncing inside a trampoline with a secure Trampoline Enclosure by Jump Shack

Why Trampoline Enclosures Are Key To Your Family’s Safety

Trampoline enclosures serve as a protective barrier around the jumping surface, preventing users from falling off and reducing the risk of accidents. They are particularly important for households with children or beginners who may not have mastered trampoline skills yet. Here’s why trampoline enclosures are essential:

  • Fall Protection: Enclosures prevent users from falling off the trampoline, reducing the risk of serious injuries such as fractures or sprains.
  • Containment: They keep users within the designated jumping area, minimizing collisions and creating a safer environment for multiple jumpers.
  • Peace Of Mind: Parents and guardians can have peace of mind knowing that the enclosure adds an extra layer of safety for their children while they enjoy bouncing on the trampoline.

For over 70 years, traditional trampolines remained largely unchanged until the early 2000s, when an engineer began exploring ways to enhance their safety. While efforts have been made to improve traditional trampolines by adding safety features such as pads over the springs and enclosure nets, questions arise about their effectiveness compared to newer, revolutionary designs.

Evaluating Trampoline Enclosures: Safety & Compliance Checks

  • Conduct thorough research on trampoline safety standards, considering that these standards are voluntary.
  • Assess whether the trampoline complies with safety standards and regulations to ensure optimal safety for users.

Pads & SoftEdge™ Technology

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of safety pads that cover the springs, noting their tendency to deteriorate quickly and offer minimal protection.
  • Consider trampolines with SoftEdge™ technology, which eliminates the need for pads by integrating a soft edge design that enhances safety.

Spring System Considerations

  • Recognize the potential hazards posed by traditional spring systems, including entrapment, strangulation, pinching, bruising, and trapping of limbs.
  • Explore trampolines with innovative springless designs that eliminate the risks associated with traditional springs.

Enclosure Nets & Poles

  • Assess the quality and durability of enclosure nets, ensuring they are resistant to deterioration from weather conditions and offer robust protection.
  • Examine the design of net poles to determine if they pose any hazards to jumpers and opt for flexible poles that move with the enclosure for enhanced safety.

Frame Design & Safety Features

  • Prioritize trampolines with heavy-duty frames that sit below the jumping surface, minimizing the risk of contact and injuries.
  • Look for seamless frame designs without sharp edges that could potentially cause harm to users.

Safe Trampoline Checklist

  • Springless Design: Opt for trampolines without traditional springs to eliminate associated risks.
  • SoftEdge™ Technology: Choose designs that do not require pads, utilizing SoftEdge™ technology for enhanced safety.
  • High-Quality Enclosure: Select trampolines with durable enclosures and flexible poles to ensure reliable protection.
  • Heavy-Duty Frame: Prioritize trampolines with robust frames that are positioned below the jumping surface for added safety.

Trampoline Maintenance & Safety: Beyond The Enclosure

In addition to choosing the right trampoline enclosure, follow these tips to enhance overall safety:

  • Regular Inspections: Conduct regular inspections of the trampoline and enclosure for any signs of wear or damage, and promptly address any issues.
  • Supervision: Always supervise children while they are using the trampoline, regardless of the enclosure’s safety features.
  • Proper Use: Educate users on safe trampoline practices, such as no somersaults or jumping too close to the edge.

Invest In Safety & Fun With Jump Shack’s Trampoline

Selecting the right trampoline enclosure is crucial for ensuring a safe and enjoyable jumping experience. Consider factors such as enclosure type, quality, size, installation ease, and safety features when making your decision. By following this, you can make an informed decision to ensure the safety of trampoline users, especially children who enjoy this recreational activity. Investing in a safe trampoline not only provides enjoyment but also peace of mind knowing that potential risks are minimized.

Jump Shack takes pride in offering Phoenix in-ground trampolines crafted by Capital Play, a reputable company with over 17 years of industry experience. Our range includes a variety of shapes and sizes to suit every backyard’s needs.

One of our standout features is the Trampolines Down Under (TDU) patented vented pad system. Capital Play holds a global license for this innovative system, making us the exclusive provider of the 100% unique (TDU) Vented Frame Pads. This technology allows all air to escape through the padding, effectively eliminating the bothersome pad slap noise commonly associated with trampolines. Also, Capital Play offers a range of safety nets in various sizes, including full, half, and quarter-sized options. This comprehensive selection enhances safety during playtime, providing peace of mind for both parents and children alike.

Our commitment to quality and innovation ensures that our in-ground trampolines not only provide hours of safe and enjoyable bouncing but also deliver a quieter and more pleasant experience for users and neighbors alike. Contact us today for more information!


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Gilbert, AZ 85233

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