Water bouncers are many times misunderstood. They do NOT classify as water trampolines within the industry (although referred to as such by most people) because they do not operate with springs. The jumping mat is welded or threaded to the outer bladder, reducing the jump quality significantly. Water bouncers do have their own exclusive advantages however. Water bouncers are extremely portable with set-up and breakdown times ranging from 5-10 minutes, compared to 45 mins and more with water trampolines.