How Much Does a Trampoline Cost?
A trampoline is defined by thefreedictionary.com as “a strong, taut sheet, usually of canvas, attached with springs to a metal frame.” Whether you are looking for a fun activity for your family or you just want to exercise and break some sweat, getting a trampoline will be a good option. Trampolines allow you to exercise and stay fit, and at the same time you can have fun and relieve stress or worries. Not only will it be loved by kids, teens and adults will surely enjoy it too! Trampolines will also provide great entertainment for your friends and visitors at home.
There are many different types of trampolines, and the one you choose depends on the purpose for which you are buying it. For example, there are individual exercise trampolines that can be used to do aerobics in your home. There are also very large trampolines that are meant to be in the yard and can hold multiple people and children simultaneously. These trampolines will greatly vary in price.
How much does it cost?
- The cost of a trampoline varies due to several factors. For instance, the location or state where the trampoline is sold, its size, shape, specifications, material, and quality may all affect the cost.
- On average, a full size outdoor trampoline is going to cost anywhere from $200 to as much as $2,100. However, most purchases will be within the $200 to $500 mark.
- For instance, a 12’ round trampoline costs $200 to $1,100 if purchased with an enclosure. A 16’ octagon trampoline can cost $700 to $1,400 if purchased with an enclosure. An 8×8’ square trampoline can cost $300 to $1,000 (with enclosure) while a a 9’ x 15’ rectangular trampoline costs $1,500 to $2,000 with an enclosure.
- Smaller trampolines that are used for exercise can retail for $50 to $120.
- This low-cost Ultega Jumper Trampoline retails for $330 to $450 on Amazon.
- At Trampoline.com, for example, you can buy a trampoline starting around $1,495. A 16.5’ Big Air trampoline retails for $1,495. A 13’ Big Wave trampoline, on the other hand, retails for $1,695. A 11’ x 17’ GTS can retail for $2,395.
- Walmart.com has over one hundred trampolines for sale. Here, the costs can go as low as $200 for a 12′ trampoline with an enclosure to as much as $1,400.
What is going to be included?
- Some trampoline manufacturers or sellers will include shipping or delivery costs with the selling price.
- Trampolines include various shapes, sizes, and specifications or features. Trampolines may be round, square, oval, octagon, or rectangle.
- Common sizes are going to include 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 feet. Most exercise trampolines are a standard 40 inches in diameter.
- A standard trampoline can include a square heavy duty 12 gauge galvanized steel frame with a structural capacity of 1,500 pounds and 100 square feet of jumping space. It can be used with or without water.
- Trampolines are going to vary with their weight capacity and square footage.
- Typical packages will include the jumping surface, usually made of canvas; the spring cover, which is a pad that goes around the outside of the trampoline to cover the springs and prevent injuries; an enclosure, which goes around the trampoline, is about 5 feet tall, and is made to prevent children from falling off the trampoline; and a top rail that is padded to prevent injuries to the head.
- Some of the newer trampolines are made to encourage kids to jump in the middle, which is the safest place to jump. There may be a target shown in the middle, and underneath will be a device that lights up when it is hit. This attracts the kids and help to keep them safe.
- Warranties are going to range anywhere from 2 years to a lifetime. Be sure to check with the company to see what kind of warranty comes with it.
What are the extra costs?
- Extra costs may be required for shipping or delivery especially when you purchase your trampoline online or from other states.
- Additional costs may also be incurred for purchase of accessories such as boards and nets as well as maintenance of the trampoline.
- A bounce board, for example, retails for $99, while a wake board and snow board costs $199 each. A safety net can start at $200 while a trampoline basketball set can retail for $50 to $150.
- Ladders to get onto the trampoline can retail for $25 to $50.
Tips to know
- Before purchasing a trampoline for your family, shop around for prices so that you can get the best deal.
- Check the safety instructions to keep your family safe while using the trampoline.
- Talk with your homeowners insurance company before getting a trampoline. By adding a trampoline to your yard, this is going to increase your monthly premiums due to increase liabilities.
- Even though trampolines seem to be quite heavy, the wind is capable of taking the trampoline and blowing it across the yard. Make sure you secure it somehow!
How can I save money?
- Watch out for special discounts and promos of trampolines online or in stores near you.
- While purchasing a trampoline second hand can save you money, always make sure that you know of the condition. A faulty trampoline can cause a lot of harm if parts fail.
- Look for deals on trampolines in the winter since it is the off season.