As the summer season kicks in, it’s the perfect time for trampoline enthusiasts to enjoy outdoor fun. But the rising temperatures and increased use can take a toll on your trampoline. At Topline Trampolines, we know the importance of maintaining your trampoline during these warmer months.
Here’s a simple guide to keep your trampoline in top condition throughout the summer.
1. Regular Cleaning is Crucial
Summer means more dust and debris which can accumulate on your trampoline. Begin with a gentle brush to remove any loose debris. Then, use mild soap and water to clean the mat and safety pads. Avoid harsh chemicals or pressure washers, as they can damage the material. Regular cleaning not only keeps the trampoline safe for use but also prolongs its life.
2. Check for Wear and Tear
Doing inspections is vital, especially in summer when trampolines are used more often. Check for any signs of wear or tear on the mat, springs, and safety net. Look for any possible holes, loose threads, or weakened springs. If you spot any damage, it’s crucial to replace the parts immediately to prevent accidents.
3. Protect Against Sun Damage
The harsh Australian sun can be damaging to your trampoline, causing the material to weaken and fade. Consider investing in a UV-resistant cover to protect it when not in use. This not only shields the trampoline from direct sunlight but also keeps it clean and reduces the frequency of washing. This makes sure you don’t have any extra work to do.
4. Stay Hydrated and Sun-Safe
This is more of a general rule for everyone… But for trampoline users, it’s just as important. Ensure that everyone using the trampoline stays hydrated and wears adequate sun protection. It can be in a shaded area but not close enough to hit possible branches.
5. Monitor the Weight Limit
Summer gatherings often mean more kids wanting to jump at the same time. Especially when everyone is over for a BBQ. But it’s important to adhere to the weight limit of your trampoline to avoid undue stress on the springs and mat. Overloading can lead to irreversible damage or, worse, accidents.
6. Secure Your Trampoline Against Summer Storms
Summer storms can be sudden and fierce. We have plenty of them in QLD where the winds can be fierce. Ensure your trampoline is securely anchored to the ground to prevent it from becoming airborne during high winds.
7. Lubricate the Springs
Humidity and frequent use can cause the springs to lose their elasticity and become noisy. Regularly lubricate the springs with a silicone-based lubricant to maintain their flexibility and prevent rust.
8. Educate on Safe Usage
Finally, ensure that everyone using the trampoline understands the rules of safe usage. One person at a time, no dangerous stunts, and always supervised by an adult – these simple guidelines can prevent accidents.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your trampoline remains a safe and enjoyable place for summer fun.
Regular maintenance not only extends the life of your trampoline but also ensures the safety and enjoyment of everyone who uses it. So, here’s to a summer full of healthy, high-flying fun!