How To Look After And Maintain Your Trampoline

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Trampoline Maintenance

Once you’ve chosen the right trampoline and taken it home to set it up in your garden, it is all too easy to forget that after you have jumped around on it and had your fun,  you now have to look after your new product. At the end of the day when you step off the trampoline and go back into your house, most people don’t remember that their trampolines are exposed to all kinds of weather conditions which can impact on the wear and tear of these products. Ultimately this can determine the longevity of the product and a suitable care and maintenance routine can shape how long your trampoline lasts.

Following a few simple rules prevents wear and tear. Ensuring that your new trampoline is cared for does not have to be a complicated process. Placing the trampoline in a plentiful, open space to allow people to move around outside, can stop potential accidents from happening as a result of getting too close to. Nobody wants their trampoline to have unnecessary damage done to it, for example, as a result of DIY tools being left around by the side which could rip the material. Or even the trampoline causing damage to other people as a result of getting their foot trapped trying to get out! So make sure that space is a priority. Keep the trampoline just for fun and games.

Trampoline Protective Cover

We all want to be able to get straight on a trampoline and jump around for a couple of hours on a sunny day. After all, trampolines are also great for sunbathing in your garden. But when winter comes, if a trampoline is not properly covered, then the next year it may be harder to bounce on and need significant repair to have the same effects of first time use. When choosing a cover, buy the appropriate size to fit. Being aware of the trampoline’s size and dimensions can avoid disappointment later.

Another tip is to place a cover over the trampoline for when the weather is particularly bad. Heavy rain can damage the metal frame and can cause rust to build up in the springs. This can cause adverse effects such as squeaking which can be a worrying sound.  Rust on springs can be removed using a mixture of household products such as salt and limes to form a paste which is placed on the tough spots on the springs and left to develop over a period of hours. Removing the mixture with a toothbrush can also scrub away the rust.

Water damage is another element which can destroy the trampoline mats. A weather cover can protect against this. Conversely, extreme heat can ruin the mats and you should invest in a UV protector if you live in climates where the temperature regularly exceeds 110 or 120 degrees.

Taking care of your trampoline is easy if you follow the above steps.  But check with the manufacturer if you have a speciality trampoline, for further details.