How To Extend Your Trampoline's Life
- Keep your trampoline clean
- Right Location
- Check Trampoline Regularly
- Winterize Trampoline
- Anchor Your Trampoline
With proper care and maintenance, your trampoline will last through your kid's childhood and 'grandkid'hood too. The great news is maintenance is fairly simple. Your trampoline's user manual provides you with maintenance instruction, but just in case you lost those instructions, here is are some great tips to keep your trampoline in fabulous jumping condition for decades to come.
1. Keep Your Trampoline Clean
Maintaining a clean trampoline is one of the most basic things to extend your trampoline's life. Dirt and debris kept on the trampoline can eventually damage the mat or wearing out the springs.
A bucket of soap and water and a soft bristle brush are all you need to keep your trampoline clean. Also, if you don't want to do that, simply spraying your trampoline with a hose will help keep the surface dirt-free.
2. Right Location
This may seem minor, but finding the right location in your yard for the trampoline will prolong the life of your trampoline.
Put your trampoline in a shaded area to protect the surface from UV damage. Make sure there are no low-hanging branches, or any other objects, that would make jumping unsafe for your children. Keep in mind, placing your trampoline under a tree may make cleaning more of a hassle during the fall and early winter months.
3. Check Trampoline Regularly
You want to prevent your children and their friends from getting hurt. Here are some things to check regularly for.
- Jumping Mat: Wear, tear, sagging, or tensions problems for the jumping mat.
- Springs: Overstretched or other damage.
- Frame: Is the frame bent? Are the welds broken? How about the frame connections?
- Safety Pad: is it fraying, ripped, or the foam pads hanging out?
- Safety Net: Is it sagging, ripped, or the net poles bent?
4. Winterize Your Trampoline
If you live in a place where it snows. Take down everything and put it away in your garage or your shed. Mother nature is the harshest on your trampoline. Protect it from her when you're not using it.
5. Anchor Your Trampoline
Live somewhere with high winds? Keep your trampoline in your yard, or at least not thrown against your house, with trampoline anchor kits. This helps keep your trampoline where you want it. Anchor kits are also sold by Trampoline Pro.
If during your maintenance you notice you need any new parts or accessories for your trampoline, come here to TrampolinePro.com to get the best deal on maintaining your trampoline.