A Trampoline is not just for summer !
Here at Parts for Trampoline’s we like to encourage jumping fun all year round
We love to see children and the grown-ups out on the trampoline in any season, so bundle up and get out for some happy bouncing fun.
There are so many benefits to using the trampoline all year round such as keeping physically active, staying warm and of course if it snows this year you could always build a snowman to guard the trampoline for you.
Some customers tell us that they dismantle and store the trampoline away for the winter, but some don’t have the space to store it or wish to keep using it all year round, so here are some tips on how you can protect your trampoline for the winter and avoid an excess of weather damage.
- There are special tie down kits that will anchor the trampoline into the ground to help prevent it from moving during high winds. Wind is the main concern for winter trampoline care as it can cause poles to bend or the entire trampoline can take flight or tumble and could travel in high winds or make its way to a neighbour’s garden ! (see our example pic below)
- If we do get heavy snow this winter this can build up and cause the springs to stretch so you can avoid this by brushing snow off the jump mat with a sweeping brush, snow itself will not damage the trampoline frame
- Avoid using a shovel to remove any snow, leaves or debris from the trampoline as this can rip the jump mat
- You can also purchase a trampoline all weather cover that is a great way of protecting the jump mat, padding and springs (note however you would need to temporary remove your enclosure netting and poles to fit this fully)
- Be careful when jumping after heavy rain as the mat could become slippery so ensure to wipe the surface dry before allowing jumpers on
- If using it in cold/wet weather, wear layers of socks and even plastic back in between them to stop the cold coming up into your feet, it works a treat.
To conclude however as our winters are generally quite mild, we see no reason why you and the little ones can not bundle up warm and have some jumping fun.
Keep jumping safely
Remember when the winds do this to your trampoline, we have all the parts to repair it and get you back Jumping Safely
The jump mat is one of the most important parts of any trampoline. Although the life span of a trampoline jump mat should span several years, especially if it is made from top quality fibres, you may have started to notice that your jump mat has suffered wear and tear or weather damage. If you have started to see also that the springs are becoming rusted or damaged this is also a sign it is time to up cycle. A jump mat can be easily replaced so no need to worry that all the family fun is coming to an end.
There are many reasons why a trampoline jump mat may need replacing such as
- Too much weight, or too many people on the trampoline
- A stretched jump mat will sag over time
- There will be less bounce the more the mat is used
- Rain may cause the mat to sag or snow
- Overuse may cause the stitching to come loose or the rings may get damaged
- Foreign bodies on the trampoline may rip holes in the mat
In order to replace the trampoline mat you must first measure it so you can see what size the replacement needs to be. Simply get a measuring tape and record the width of the mat from edge to edge. You then need to measure the springs from tip to tip and lastly count the number of eyelets.
When shopping for a trampoline mat replacement you must ensure that the mat is made of good quality material and the company is a reputable business and experts in this area. They should be on hand to advise you and assist in measuring, any questions you might have and offer a money back guarantee.
When you purchase your your new mat, simply remove the old one and replace with the brand new one and continue having fun with your friends and family. (Top tip: we advice the use of a Spring Tool to help get those tight springs off and the last few new springs on easier)
In order to enjoy your trampoline for many more years, you must keep it well maintained to help ensure maximum safety for any jumpers both young and older. Also you must firmly establish rules for use, for example, there can never be more than one person jumping on the trampoline at the same time.
Trampoline jumping mats produced by Parts for Trampolines are made with superior quality fabric are strong and offer UV protection. We can reassure you that we have worked on becoming leaders providing the best quality trampoline mat in the Irish market. We also offer next day delivery within Ireland for a hassle free replacement. You can read all our customer reviews here
In order to ensure the safety of everyone using the trampoline and in particular after a long winter or bad weather, we at Parts for Trampolines have gathered a list of handy tips for maintaining the trampoline to the best possible standard to ensure maximum safety and longevity. It is possible to replace any damaged or weather worn parts with us so regular checks are essential to assess the condition of the trampoline for safe, interactive fun and any compromised parts can be replaced easily and efficiently with minimum fuss. The more you care for the trampoline the longer it will last and will need less work to keep it in great condition.
Top Trampoline Maintenance tips:
- In order to protect the trampoline during a harsh winter in particular strong winds and rain it is important to move it to a sheltered place and remove all accessories and store them away.
- You can purchase an all -weather cover to protect the trampoline during the winter if you are unable to store it away in a dry place
- The things to look out for before you begin to use the trampoline again after a period of non-use are, missing or faulty safety padding, broken or bent frames, damaged , rusted or broken springs, any damage to the jump mat especially the stitching, any holes or rips in the netting
- Do not place the trampoline frame on concrete or a hard patio area, a grass or soft surface is best in order to decrease pressure to the frame.
- Be sure to check the weight restrictions on the trampoline in order to minimise frame damage.
- Do not drag a trampoline as this will bend the frame and legs instead lift it ensuring you have plenty of help.
- Ensure the safety padding is loosely placed above the springs and not forced down onto them to avoid ripping the pads.
- Remove the padding in bad weather to keep it out of the rain and win and avoid damage
- It is important to check the jump mat and springs to ensure the trampoline is in good working condition, remove and objects that may have been left.
- Do not allow any jumping on the trampoline if you notice any missing springs, or if they are worn in any way, check the stitching also for fraying
- The safety net should have no rips, holes or damage in any way, if you see fraying or loose stitching do not allow any jumping until it is replaced
- The trampoline should only be entered and exited using the net opening and should be fully zipped up or fastened after accessing the trampoline
- In the winter it is advisable to remove the netting and store it away to keep it from being damaged by bad weather
- Do not allow children or jumpers to rebound off the net, sit on it or stretch it
Here at Parts for Trampolines we are more than happy to talk you and advise on how to best care for your trampoline and prevent any excess damage.