Depending on where you live, it doesn’t seem like winter is on its way, but for many parts of the country it will arrive. You will want to know how to store your trampoline for winter so it isn’t damaged by the harsh weather and we have ways to do just that.
You don’t typically want to leave your trampoline outdoors all winter long. In fact, if you live in an area of the country that is rainy and cold in the autumn, it might be time to consider packing it up for winter. Inclement weather can wreak havoc on the trampoline and its jump pad.
Because you’ve made the investment in a trampoline you certainly want to protect it so it is ready to use the next year when good weather comes around.
How To Store Your Trampoline For Winter
Storing a trampoline in the winter involves foresight and planning when you purchased it. Did you know where you can put it for the winter? Do you have a garage or storage shed or even a covered, protect from the elements area on a porch or carport? It may seem easier — and it is easier — to not worry about it in the winter, but that means you may be facing repairs and replacement of parts when you want to use it the next spring. Don’t do that to yourself!
Inground trampolines can either be packed away or covered with a safety cover. If you opt to leave it in the ground and leave the jump mat on you will want to remove layers of snow so it doesn’t get too weighed down during the winter.
An above ground trampoline will require some dissassembling in order to store it. It may be a task that will require the help of friends and family. Hey, why not turn it into a party! Then you can extend the invitation to them to help put it back together the next season and they get first dibs on jumping on it!
No matter where you store your trampoline in the winter keep it safe from moisture and from rodents wanting to burrow into the trampoline spring pads for the winter.
You definitely can leave the metal frame of your trampoline intact and remove only the jump mat and spring pad covers. If you do that, consider covering the frame to keep it from the elements and secure it so it doesn’t blow away if there is a storm.
Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.