Trampolines have become a big part of back yards fun. Kids love them and use them to have a good time and get their energy out. Adults also enjoy them and can make use of them too. They can be fun for the entire family. It is important to treat the trampoline with care and keep up on the maintenance of it. You don’t want to ignore this so you can get the most use out of your purchase.
Keeping It Clean
You need to make sure you keep the trampoline clean. Clear out any dirt, debris, leaves or branches that might end up on it. You want to do this on a daily basis and don’t let things pile up. If you ignore them, they could cause damage to the springs or the mat. You should also take the time to clean it with soap and water on a regular basis. Use a soft bristle brush and make sure you can keep it looking nice. You don’t have to clean with soap and water every day but do checks so that you are cleaning it often.
Where you put the trampoline can also help extend its life. If you keep it in the shade, it will be nicer to be on in the summer, and you protect it from UV damage. You should be careful because the closer you have it to a tree, the more debris you will have to clean up, especially in the fall when the leaves are falling off the tree.
You should make sure that you set it up on a flat surface. You don’t want to put it on a hill. You should also make sure it is far away from a fire pit or any fences. Think about the best place in your yard for your kids to be able to use it; but also keep in mind an area that help keep it around for a long time.
You will need to check your trampoline for any repairs. Make sure there is nothing wrong with any of the springs or that there are no tears in the mat. If you don’t do this, you could end up with a broken jumper, or even safety issues. It is best to look for any problems on a weekly basis so that you can catch and fix them as soon as possible.
Remember what the maximum weight is. Usually, you will have to watch out for this during a party when you have a lot of kids that want to be on the trampoline. You want to make sure that the right amount of kids are on it at the same time. If you see that there is too much weight, you need to step in and correct that. Too much weight can cause too much stress on the mat which can cause it to break down and not last as long.
If you live in a location with extreme weather you need to make sure you are aware of this. If there is going to be a lot of the wind, it could be wise to take the trampoline down. It might seem like a hassle, but extreme wind can ruin it. Your other option is to tie it down so it can not go anywhere. Make sure you have it tied well and that it is secure. You should also make sure you check it well after a storm so that if there were any damages you can get them fixed right away.
Owning a trampoline is a responsibility. You don’t want to ignore the maintenance that is required. If you do, it will not last as long, and it could cause safety issues. It is best to do what you can to keep it up and make it last as long as possible. If your children are old enough they can also help with this. They can let you know if there are any problems and can help sweep the debris out of the setup area. Talk to them about what it takes to keep up on the maintenance and care.