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Tips For Caring For A Trampoline

We have tips for caring for a trampoline because whether you buy an inground or an above-ground trampoline you want to protect your investment in the trampoline and in the fun you have on it for as long as you can. Proper trampoline maintenance and care is important to protect it and also for safety reasons. Taking care of the trampoline will keep it safe for everyone who uses it.

The number one way to “protect” your investment is to ensure you’re investing in a trampoline that is of the highest quality.

Tips For Caring For A Trampoline

Here are basic trampoline care tips.

  1. Don’t jump on it if you’re wearing jewelry, belts or earrings. (In fact, wearing earrings, if you land on your head or ears could lead to an ear injury if the earring gets caught in the mat) Sharp objects can damage the jump surface.
  2. Don’t wear shoes. Either go barefoot or buy shoes designed for rebounding. If you jump barefoot you will be able to reap the benefits of rebounding.
  3. Clean the mat regularly. Clean off any debris. Clean the mat itself with warm soapy water. Rinse it well. Use a mat cover to protect it between use.
  4. If you have an above-ground trampoline, make certain it is set up on the level and flat ground. This will prevent it from tipping over.
  5. If possible, put your trampoline in a shaded area BUT make certain there are no overhanging obstacles that could cause injury (a roof overhang or tree branches) You can also use a UV protector on the jump mat to keep it from becoming brittle.
  6. Before the season is over for your jumping, winterize the trampoline. If possible dismantle your above-ground trampoline. If you can’t, then you need to ensure there is no snow build-up that can damage the mat. Clear snow off your inground mat as well. You will want to remove the net from both styles of trampolines. Snow on the mat will keep the mat wet and stretch it out and lead to mold buildup.

It’s not difficult to care for a trampoline, but it certainly is something you need to do on a regular basis to ensure its safety and longevity.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together.”

How To Celebrate Halloween On A Trampoline

Boo!!! Did you know how to celebrate Halloween on a trampoline? If not, we have some ideas you can use. It may not seem that a trampoline, an inground or an above-ground one, is something you’d use on a holiday, but you can!

Trampolines are fun whether you’re having a party and asking guests to come dressed as their favorite character or scary costume and you can invite them to jump on the trampoline. Make sure that no one is wearing anything that is too long and that could cause them to trip. Also, make sure everyone takes their shoes off before they get jumping!

If you’re not going to use the above-ground trampoline to jump on during Halloween and trick or treating time you can hang a blanket around the sides of it and turn it into a mini haunted house. Decorate a dark sheet with glow-in-the-dark decorations, tie back the flap and invite trick or treaters in to crawl under the trampoline mat and grab a few candies out of the Halloween treat bucket. Add LED candle-lit pumpkins or skulls and consider a small animatronic device that can give the trick or treaters a scare!

How To Celebrate Halloween On A Trampoline

If you’re not going to use the inground trampoline during Halloween, you can set a few decorations on it (make sure the mat is covered). Consider setting lightweight pumpkins, a few stuffed ghosts, cats or skulls that light up or make noise when motion activated. You might also want to set a few mums on or around the in-ground trampoline and make it the centerpiece of your garden array.

When the trampoline is used during your Halloween party, give the jumpers glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets and glow sticks. When they jump the necklaces and glow sticks will add to the fun and potentially spooky atmosphere for the children.

How will you use your inground or above ground trampoline this Halloween?

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.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”. 

Trampolines As Therapy

Let’s face it. Life is stressful! The coronavirus pandemic has lead to so many changes in our lives. We aren’t working. We are homeschooling our children. Going to a grocery store is an ordeal fraught with stress and anxiety. We believe that trampolines as therapy is a real thing.

Why? When you’re doing any form of activity you are getting healthy. Activity lowers stress levels. Working out takes your mind off the stressors of the day. Rebounding on an in-ground or above ground trampoline is just plain fun!

Rebounding, though has therapeutic benefits in that jumping helps move toxins through and out your body. Exercise of any form gets your heart pumping and a good cardio workout is key to health. Rebounding is fun!

When you’re jumping and are airborne you just feel great. Being weightless for those brief moments before you land gently on a jump mat makes you feel like a kid again!

Did you know that many people think that Eskimos were the original “developers” of trampolines? It’s thought that Eskimos used walrus skin to toss people into the air for fun and that turned into the trampolines we know today. We don’t know if it’s true but we like the idea of that story!

Having a trampoline in the yard or an in-ground trampoline in the garden has been a must-have accessory for those homebound families. It makes sense — you’re spending more time at home and you don’t want to spend all of it staring at a screen. A trampoline is a way to bond with your family, spend time with them when they are rebounding and it’s a way to get in shape without risk of an injury.

Trampolines As Therapy

  1. Rebounding can be therapeutic.
  2. Jumping on a trampoline is fun
  3. Having a trampoline is a cost-effective family fun accessory
  4. Exercising will help you face the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and to get in shape
  5. Jumping increases your body’s blood flow and increases the availability of oxygen in your body (this is ideal when faced with an illness)
  6. Lymphatic circulation is improved
  7. Jumping strengthens your muscles and joints and your balance (necessary when we age)

Know what type of trampoline you’d like — in-ground or above ground. Decide where you will place the trampoline (make sure there are no overhead obstacles) Choose the side of trampoline and whether you want a round one or a rectangle one.

Don’t sit inside the house and be stressed and anxious during the coronavirus pandemic, get out and get jumping!

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.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

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