Trampolines, both in-ground trampolines and above ground trampolines are gaining in popularity each passing year. When we talk with new trampoline and in-ground trampoline owners we talk about caring for your outdoor trampoline, because the weather and constant exposure to the elements can take its toll on the structure and, especially, the trampoline mat.
If you and your family have decided that this is the year to invest in outdoor family fun with the purchase and installation of your own in-ground or above ground trampoline, here are a few items you will want to take care of and address to keep your trampoline safe for rebounding.
Caring For Your Outdoor Trampoline
When you have anything that is outdoors all of the time — trampoline, a swimming pool, a swingset and your outdoor furniture, they will take a beating from the weather and in order to extend their life you need to following manufacturer’s guidelines in their care.
When talking about your trampoline or in-ground trampoline specifically, here are items to care for:
Frame. When you invest in one of our trampolines you will be getting one that has a sturdy contruction and made in the USA. We use high quality materials and those which will not rust. Also, when you invest in a high quality frame your above ground trampoline will stand a better chance of remaining standing during a windstorm.
Mat. Because the mat is where you do your rebounding and because it is the largest surface on the trampoline, it will have the greatest exposure to the sun, wind and rain. Invest in the highest quality material for the jump mat as possible. Also invest in a mat cover to protect it from the elements. Inspect the jump mat each time before you, or someone in your family, uses it. Look for any small rips or any areas that appear worn — this is a sign of danger because if someone jumps on it when there is a rip, it could lead to them falling through and injuring themself. Do not jump on a trampoline that has a mat with impaired integrity.
Springs. Look for heavy duty, high tensile springs. Keep them covered as well to protect them from the elements. Dirt and dust can also lead to damage of the springs. Clean them out occasionally. Check the springs each time before you begin jumping on the trampoline to assure they are securely attached.
When you own a trampoline that is for outdoor use, you will be responsible for its care and to assure it’s always safe for family use. An outdoor trampoline is designed to withstand the weather elements, but you do need to properly care for the mat and its components. Ask us for advice on caring for all of the components of your above ground or in-ground trampoline.