Your guide to trampolines

Trampolines are great fun for all the family and good exercise too, helping to improve balance, co-ordination and agility.  They are ideal outdoor toys for children.

Positioning your trampoline

When choosing your trampoline, it’s important to think about the best place in the garden to set it up.

For safe, comfortable play, we recommend you follow these guidelines when positioning your new trampoline:

  • Place on a level surface.
  • Ensure there’s enough space either side to make it safe and comfortable to get on and off the trampoline.
  • Situate away from trees and other obstacles, to ensure that when you bounce on the trampoline there are no branches or any other obstacles in the way.
  • Place on grass or another soft base.
  • Do not place on concrete, tarmac or other hard surfaces to ensure a soft landing in the event of any falls.

Maintenance

Trampolines will last for years if they are properly looked after, but from time to time it’s advisable to:

  • Check the springs and pads for signs of wear and tear
  • Ensure the legs are securely locked into place
  • Replacement trampoline pads and trampoline enclosures are now available to buy from our website
  • During winter months take down the trampoline enclosure and cover the trampoline in order to preserve its lifespan.

Safety

You will notice that all of our large trampolines are sold with enclosures to provide a safer play environment. The trampoline enclosure is designed to keep the user within a safe area whilst using the trampoline, which helps reduce the risk of falling. To ensure safety, it’s advisable to take the following precautions:

  • Allow a safety perimeter of 2.50m around the trampoline
  • Only one person should use the trampoline at a time
  • Children should always be supervised by an adult
  • Children should only use a trampoline that is suitable for their age

It’s also recommended to teach your children some basic safety precautions, such as:

  • No somersaults
  • No jumping off
  • No crawling underneath the trampoline
  • Make sure shoes and jewellery are removed before using the trampoline

What should you look out for when buying a Trampoline?

  • Frames made of strong galvanized steel – these are rust free and can cope with the high levels of stress that is experienced by the trampoline frame when in use.
  • Trampolines made of a weld free construction – look for Tramp Klamp on larger trampolines, this concentrates strength at critical points and offers greater integrity than normal welded joints.
  • A sturdy galvanised steel trampoline enclosure which fits securely to the trampoline frame – this should keep the jumper from landing on the springs and frame whilst giving the maximum amount of jumping space.
  • Enclosure uprights with padded foam sleeves.
  • Zinc coated springs – this increases durability and resistance to the weather.
  • Pad covers made of strong weather proof material with a thick layer of padding – this provides additional protection from the springs and metal frame.
  • Good trampolines have undergone rigorous testing, and come with a guarantee and an after sales service.

A good trampoline will provide you with a high performance, strong and long lasting product for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

 

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