Water trampolines and bouncers are an ideal item to have out on the lake on a hot sunny day. Families can float, have a picnic lunch and get some exercise.
What is the difference between water trampolines and bouncers? Water trampolines are basically a floating trampoline with a steel frame and springs. Water bouncers or water platforms are inflatables that offer a great jumping platform without steel frames and springs. Trampolines are more durable, often of commercial grade material and cost more.
Water trampolines and bouncers are stabilized and stationary with anchors. Most have a ladder that is positioned on the side to enter and exit the water trampoline in a safe manner. Some types also have attachments and accessories for added fun. Below is an overview, discussing the highlighted features of the top two water trampolines.
Island Hopper is a trusted brand and originated in 1991. This company uses an electronic welding system for the seams. This adds to the ultimate durability of the trampolines. There is a variety of sizes available too, from 12-feet up to 25-feet.
Island Hopper offers the classic round water trampolines as other name brands. What is unique about Island Hopper is the Turtle water trampoline, Turtle bounce and the Gator bounce. These products appeal to children worldwide.
Several attachments can be added to Island Hopper water trampolines. One of the most popular attachments is the Island Hopper Island Runner. Close behind this is the Island Hopper Double Blaster. More than two people can use the trampolines depending on the diameter.
Island Hopper ensures that their water trampolines and bouncers are safe to use. Their specific manufacturing techniques also ensure that the floats are durable being able to withstand being jumped on by both children and adults. The material is constructed of 1,000 denier PVC materials, making it resistant to the elements.
Rave water trampolines are another top brand. Three of its models, the Ozone, Aqua and Bongo rank highly among consumer favorites. Each is available in more than one size and has attachments available to turn the traditional water trampoline into a personal water park.
The Bongo is the best-selling bouncer sold by Rave. The bouncing surface is 15-feet in diameter and allows for the attaching of the Aqua Log, Aqua Slide and Aqua Launcher for additional fun. The material for this bouncer is 1,000 denier polyester with 22-ounce UV treated PVC material. This ensures that the bouncer is durable and can withstand the weight and bouncing of an entire family.
Next from Rave are the Aqua Jump and Eclipse trampolines. With these water trampolines, families can create a personal waterpark by attaching the Aqua Log and the Aqua Slide to the same water trampoline. The Rave Aqua models are commercial grade water trampolines that are strong enough for resorts and waterparks to use. There is a safety ladder with five steps attaches to the exterior to ensure that children and adults can safely get back up on the bouncer.
The Rave Ozone is another fun bouncer for days on the lake. This model by Rave offers an affordable price for families to enjoy. It has a jumping space of 114-inches and also has ample room along the sides for lounging. The material for the Ozone is 1,000 denier, 28-ounce PVC tubing.
These bouncers and water trampolines are all of high quality. Prices range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars depending on the model and attachments. Most come with warranties and are built to last several seasons.