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Article: Top 5 tips to get your trampoline spring ready!

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Here are some top tips below from Sonia Lowde at trampoline specialists, Capital Play (www.capitalplay.co.uk), advising how to prepare trampolines for Spring.

 

 

Prepping your trampoline for Spring

 

With Spring and lighter evenings just around the corner, the kids will be raring to get outside again so it’s time to give your trampoline some TLC. Once the leaves have been wiped away and bird mess scrubbed off, don’t forget to check the below:

 

  1. Ensure the net surrounding the trampoline is fitted securely with no holes. Holes can weaken the overall strength if a child falls against it. If holes have appeared, it’s time to replace. 

  2. The springs are a key part of your trampoline but they can also be painful to fall on. Check the padding that covers the springs is still thick and protective and that there are no nasty rips. 

  3. The constant bouncing puts a lot of pressure on the mat and especially the holes where it attaches to the springs. Check that none of these holes are ripped, otherwise you will need to replace the mat to avoid potential injury.

  4. With older trampolines, tears or weaknesses in the material can appear in the middle of the mat. It is essential that the mat be replaced as soon as possible as these can split and cause injury. 

  5. Trampoline enclosure pole clamps need to be rust free and tight to hold the poles and attached netting securely in place. It’s worth a quick check and tighten up any fixings that have worked loose. If you have any poles that have already started bending then these should be replaced as a bent pole is a weak pole and will almost certainly not survive strong impacts.

 

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