Trampolines vs Bouncers

Last Updated on June 6, 2022

Trampolines vs Bouncers

What is the difference between a Water Trampoline and a Water Bouncer?
Aquaglide Water Trampolines (Aquaglide Only) use a metal frame and metal springs that attach the jump surface to the inflatable outer tube. A frame or springs are not incorporated with Water Bouncers. The jump surface on a Water Bouncer is woven or welded to the inflatable outer tube.

Why are Water Trampolines more expensive than Water Bouncers?
Water trampolines are typically larger and include a metal frame and springs. They also offer a significantly better quality for jumping.

How high can I jump on a Water Trampoline versus a Water Bouncer?
It is always important to understand that Water Trampolines and Water Bouncers will not offer the jump quality offered by a land trampoline. Land Trampolines are placed on solid ground. A Water Trampoline is set on an inflated surface, which is on the water. Water Trampolines will offer better jump quality to that of a Water Bouncer; however the height achieved will depend on the individual jumper. It’s a good idea to view the videos of each Aquaglide Water Trampoline and Water Bouncer. You can locate these videos on the individual product pages to see them in action!

How long does it take to set up a Water Trampoline or Water Bouncer?
The first time you set up your Water Trampoline using two people, it will take approximately 90 minutes. Future set ups should take approximately 45 minutes; based on using two people.
Water Trampoline Break-Down: Approximately 30 minutes (using two people).
Water Bouncer Set Up / Break Down: Approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Which is best for me, Water Trampoline or Water Bouncer?
That depends 100% on how you will answer the following questions:

1) Will you be using your Aquaglide product short term only (i.e., day trip to the lake or river)?
If yes, a Water Bouncer is better suited for you.

2) Do you want the best jump quality?
If yes, then definitely a Water Trampoline.

3)Do you plan on having your Aquaglide product in the water for extended periods of time? For instance, the entire summer season (or even at least one month at a time)?
If yes, the Water Trampoline will be a wiser choice.

4) Are you interested in adding attachments now or in the future making it an interactive Water Park?
If yes, a Water Trampoline will give you wider variety of attachments. Aquaglide offers the most overall.

5) Are you on a tight budget?
If yes, a Water Bouncer is a better choice. Bouncers are less expensive, but still offer a great deal of enjoyment.

How do I store my Water Trampoline or Water Bouncer during the off-season?
It is recommended by the manufacturer that you store your Aquaglide inflatable in a dry area. You should not store it where temperatures reach freezing. You can also store your Aquaglide inflatable in a large plastic (Rubbermaid) container. Always make sure to completely dry the inflatable before storing.

How long should a Water Trampoline or Water Bouncer last?
Both the Water Trampoline and Water Bouncer are made with the same commercial grade materials. If well taken care of, your Aquaglide inflatable should last a long time. It’s not uncommon for customers to contact us about purchasing attachments for their Water Trampolines that are well over 10 years old.

How hard it is to anchor a Water Trampoline or Water Bouncer
Instructions on anchoring your Water Trampoline or Water Bouncer are straightforward. First and foremost, make certain there are no anchoring restrictions in your area. If not, please use the following recommendations. The anchoring weight should range between 75-200 lbs, but will depend on the size of your inflatable and water conditions. Different compositions and bottom densities can affect the anchoring device. It’s always a good idea to find out this information first and then proceed accordingly.

Most inflatables include a bridle harness underneath the trampoline. This harness should be used to connect to your anchor system. You should use an anchor connector (sold separately) to connect the bridle harness to the anchoring device.

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