The setup location can be on grass, asphalt, driveways, patios, decks, sand, dirt, or small, smooth rock such as small, rounded river rock, or pea gravel. The setup location must be clear of sharp weeds, sharp objects, animal waste, snow, ice, and tree limbs. It should also be fairly flat, though mild slopes are OK for everything except slides (see below). Generally speaking, the kids should be able to safely jump without falling into the sides of the bouncer. If you're unsure about the location, you can e-mail a picture of the site to
Slides require special consideration, especially slides over 18'. Big slides need flat ground. The Bouncer/Slide Combos can accommodate a mild slope, as long as the actual slide on the unit points directly uphill or downhill. Even tilting the slide slightly sideways can increase the chance of rubbing-related, skin burns. Once again, if you are unsure about your setup location, please contact us with the details of your setup location along with measurements and pictures if you have them.