Trampoline Summer Maintenance Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Keep Your Trampoline Safe and Fun
The spring months are the time of year when people venture out into the garden and inspect their trampoline, potentially for the first time in a little while. But before you start bouncing, it's important to give your trampoline a thorough inspection and make any necessary repairs. Below is a trampoline summer maintenance checklist to help you get started.
Trampoline Summer Maintenance Checklist:
Surround Padding is intact
One of the most important components of a trampoline for safety is the surround padding which goes round the outside of the frame and over the springs. Cheaper pads sometimes develop holes in the covering in the harsh winter months.
We have two kinds of trampoline pad available: Fun and Skyhigh. Fun is our entry level but still very high quality pad and the Skyhigh pads are our thicker deluxe model - covered entirely in green PVC. This both stands up to all kinds of different weather and looks fantastic.
If you have a round trampoline double check the measurement of the frame from outer edge to edge and this will tell you the size of pad you need to purchase in order to have a suitable replacement. If you have a rectangle or oval measure the long and short sides of the frame
Fully functioning Enclosure
Another important feature of a trampoline for safety is the enclosure. During the winter the net may have become damaged. You can replace it using the same measurement listed above for the pads and also double checking you have the correct amount of enclosure poles for the suppliers net. This will be listed in the technical specifications.
You may not have had an enclosure to begin with although this is rarer since they are now required to be sold with trampolines by law. If you want to purchase an enclosure look for a complete enclosure set and double check it includes the poles and not just the net.
Examine the bounce mat
The bounce mat is the surface of the trampoline that you jump on. Look for any holes or tears in the mat, and replace it if necessary. You can also check the tension of the mat to make sure that it is tight enough.
Tighten all the bolts and screws
Over time, the bolts and screws that hold your trampoline together can loosen. Tighten all of the bolts and screws to make sure that your trampoline is safe to use. You can also check the springs to make sure that they are in good condition.
Clean the trampoline
Wipe down the trampoline frame, mat, and padding with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris. You can also use a mild soap and water solution to clean the trampoline if necessary.
Other Tips for Trampoline Summer Maintenance:
- Store your trampoline cover in a dry place during the summer. This will help to protect it from the sun and rain.
- Place your trampoline in a shady spot in your yard. This will help to prevent the mat from fading and cracking.
- Sprinkle sand or kitty litter on the trampoline mat after it rains. This will help to prevent the mat from becoming slippery.
- Supervise all children when they are using the trampoline. Trampolines are safe when used properly, but it's important to supervise young children to prevent accidents.
By following the trampoline summer maintenance checklist above, you can help to keep your trampoline safe and fun for everyone to use all summer long. Be sure to inspect your trampoline regularly for any signs of wear or tear, and make any necessary repairs immediately. With a little care and maintenance, your trampoline will provide years of enjoyment for your family and friends.