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Should You Buy a Trampoline? | Honest Analysis 

Should you buy a trampoline? Learn the pros and cons, get answers to FAQs, and find out if it's worth it for your family with this honest, expert analysis!

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Should You Buy a Trampoline? | Honest Analysis 

Are you asking yourself, “Should I buy a trampoline?”  

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of reputable resources that will have the expertise and objective mindset to answer this question correctly.  

You need honest analysis to make an informed decision about whether you should buy a trampoline and you’ve come to the right place.  

At Springfree Trampoline, we’ve accrued decades of experience in the trampoline industry and know exactly the types of families that are good candidates for a trampoline.  

We also know the families that may want to look at another backyard product to fulfill their goals, and we will cover that today, too.  

In this article, you will learn about the major pros and cons of trampolines, answers to four commonly asked questions when buying a trampoline and an assessment of whether a trampoline is worth it for you or not.  

7 Pros of Trampolines  

Let’s round up some of the main advantages of trampolines: 

  1. Trampoline exercise comes with numerous health benefits, including increasing cardiovascular/heart health, improving balance, improving strength, burning calories and improving flexibility.   

  2. Trampoline jumping is low-impact, making it easy on your joints, yet is still more effective than other common workout platforms, like running on a treadmill

  3. Trampolines aid the functioning of the lymphatic system—crucial for your immune system.   

  4. Trampolines enhance mood and destress the mind and body. 

  5. Fun and joyful way to stay consistently active and outdoors for both kids and adults.  

  6. Encourage creativity and are highly versatile. You can play hundreds of trampoline games and host trampoline sleepovers, for example! 

  7. Promotes a healthy lifestyle—especially important for children at a young age! 

A boy jumping on a Springfree Oval Trampoline at a party. 

7 Cons of Trampolines 

Now, let’s switch over to some of the downfalls of owning a backyard trampoline: 

  1. There are safety risks to trampolines if used improperly; cheap trampolines also pose safety concerns.  

  2. Must have the space to accommodate the trampoline’s size. 

  3. Can be eyesores depending on which brand of trampoline you choose.  

  4. Maintenance is usually required to upkeep the trampoline. 

  5. Trampolines can be affected by weather.   

  6. Certain age or trampoline weight limit restrictions must be followed for optimal safety.  

  7. Could affect your homeowner’s insurance rate.  

4 Common Trampoline Questions 

After considering the pros and cons, you might be curious for insight into the type of trampoline you would want if you do decide that one is a fit for your backyard. 

Below are answers to frequently asked trampoline questions that can help narrow down which trampoline is right for you: 

  1. “What Should I Look for When Buying a Trampoline?” 

When deciding whether to buy a trampoline, you need to understand what to look for when buying a trampoline first.  

What you want to look for will depend entirely on your goals, and what you desire in a backyard trampoline. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help narrow down your goals: 

  • What size trampoline do you need?  

  • Who will be jumping on the trampoline? 

  • What type of trampoline do you want (spring or springless?) 

  • How safe is the trampoline? 

  • What else could you use the trampoline for (workouts, games, etc)?  

  • Can you keep the trampoline up all year? 

  • What is the price of the trampoline?    

  1. “How Big of a Trampoline Should I Buy?” 

The size of trampoline you buy is crucial for multiple reasons. You need a trampoline that will: 

  1. Fit in your yard.  

  2. Be able to hold the weight of your jumpers.  

  3. Last throughout your child’s growth period.  

That last point is often overlooked: If you want your child to grow up with a trampoline in the backyard, don’t just buy for the now: Buy for the future, so you don’t have to go back into the market for a trampoline that fits your child’s current size. 

In summary: Buy a big enough trampoline that will safely hold your jumpers’ weight and can last through your child’s growth period. Make sure the trampoline fits in your yard before purchasing! 

A girl jumping on a Springfree Trampoline while another girl runs through a sprinkler. 

  1. “Should I Buy a Used Trampoline?” 

The appeal of used trampolines is obvious: They cost less than new trampolines.  

There are concerns you need to consider though before purchasing a used trampoline, including wear and tear that could render the trampoline unsafe. Used trampolines also may not last for long depending on how much they were previously jumped on. 

Be careful if going the used trampoline route: They sometimes appear better in pictures than they actually are.  

  1. “Where Should I Buy a Trampoline?” 

One of the final questions you must ask yourself when considering a trampoline is: “Where should I buy one?” 

You have multiple options to choose from when it comes to where to buy a trampoline. They include: 

  • The trampoline brand’s website. 

  • Online or in-store from retailers like Walmart, Amazon and The Home Depot. 

  • Local backyard dealers.  

Our advice is to figure out whether you want to buy in-store or online. If you want to buy in-store to see the product first (if they have it displayed), the retailer or dealer options would be best for you. 

If buying online, find a reputable website that has the trampoline you want. Purchasing straight from the brand itself or one of the major retailers would be the safest option. 

A girl jumping on a Springfree Trampoline while her mom and brother watch. 

Is it Worth It to Get a Trampoline for You? 

Trampolines can produce joyful, lasting memories while trampoline exercise can increase your overall physical and mental health. But they also require space, money and maintenance. So, what’s the answer: Is a trampoline worth it for you?  

We can’t provide a definitive answer to this question because every situation is different. Our advice is to carefully read through the pros and cons of trampolines provided in this article and analyze whether a trampoline purchase would be worthwhile for your family.  

By reading through this article, you have set yourself to make an informed decision on a trampoline for your family.  

If you exclaimed “Yes!” to the question of whether a trampoline is worth it, you’re ready to start vetting out the different trampolines on the market… 

Is a Springfree Trampoline Right for You? 

Once you decide that a trampoline is right for your family, you must find the ideal trampoline for you.  

Safety, quality and durability will be the most important features you need to evaluate. Our springless trampolines are, backed by independent research, the safest, highest quality and longest-lasting trampoline you can find.  

Along with the safety, quality and durability features, Springfree Trampolines are uniquely designed to add to the aesthetic of a backyard and come with an industry-leading 10-year warranty.  

They won’t be for everybody (they are priced at a premium), but if you’re looking for the best trampoline available, a Springfree Trampoline could be for you.  

Check out our “Which Springfree Trampoline Is Best for You?” article for details on all of our Trampoline models + pricing. 

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