A trampoline is a great addition to your backyard. Kids love them and they’re a great way to have fun and burn some energy.
Trampolines provide a vigorous aerobic workout, getting your heart to increase the rate at which it pumps blood around your body. The exercise involved also strengthens the muscles needed for a healthy cardiovascular system.
In fact, according to a NASA study, jumping on a trampoline for 10 minutes is equivalent to a 30-minute run.
Unfortunately trampolines also cause a lot of accidents. This project will show you a great solution that’s safe, easy to do, and inexpensive.
Turn your conventional trampoline into an in-ground trampoline! This reduces the risk of accidents as the trampoline is at ground level. It reduces the height of the fall while the kids are jumping, and it makes it easier to step in and out of the trampoline.
Another advantage is that in-ground trampolines blend seamlessly into any backyard environment. Conventional trampolines can become an eyesore because of their size and height taking the view of your backyard.
Want a trampoline in your garden without it being too conspicuous? Then turn it into an in-ground trampoline!
You’ll need these materials:
- 8 pieces 2X4X12 Pressure Treated Wood
- 4 sheets 4X12 Roofing Sheet Metal
- Self-Tapping Screws
- 16 pieces Cinder Blocks (with u shape groove)
And these tools:
- Tin Snips
- Mitre Saw
- Tamper – to help compact your dirt
One word of warning… if your soil doesn’t drain easily, make sure you put a good layer of gravel in your pit or you will be breeding hoards of mosquitoes. The gravel keeps the mozzies from reaching the water.
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Thanks to All Things Thrifty for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here…
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