5 Tips to prepare your trampoline for winter
Summer has been over for a while now and even though you can jump on the trampoline all year round, you might prefer to save that energy until spring arrives again. To make sure your trampoline makes it through the winter months, we at Etan Trampolines have five tips for you to get your trampoline ready for winter.
SECURE THE TRAMPOLINE TO THE GROUND
In the colder months, there is more chance of extreme weather conditions. And so it makes sense to protect your trampoline against this. To make sure you don’t have to collect your trampoline from the neighbour’s house after a heavy storm, it is important to anchor the trampoline properly. This can be done with straps, but also with the Etan trampoline anchoring set. This way, you make sure the trampoline stays in the right place.
USE A PROTECTIVE TRAMPOLINE COVER
To make sure your trampoline doesn’t get cluttered with branches and other dirt, it’s important to put a protective cover over the trampoline. At Etan Trampolines, we have different trampoline protective covers that fit any brand of trampoline. Just make sure you pick the right size! The covers of Etan Trampolines have a hole in the middle. This way, the water that falls during the colder months does not stay on the cover, but flows through the trampoline jumping mat via the hole.
SWEEP THE TRAMPOLINE REGULARLY
With or without a trampoline protective cover, sweeping the trampoline is essential. Make sure that branches, large amounts of leaves and snow don’t stay on the trampoline for long. This way, you extend the life of the trampoline and the children can enjoy maximum jumping fun for a long time! Especially with a thick layer of snow, it is important that it is swept off the trampoline quickly. You don’t want the trampoline jumping mat to remain top-heavy for a long time.
DISMANTLE THE TRAMPOLINE SAFETY NET
If you are sure that the trampoline will not be jumped on for a longer period of time, it is a good idea to dismantle the trampoline safety net. Especially in strong winds, the trampoline safety net can sometimes be damaged. By dismantling the net, you can avoid this damage. In addition, by dismantling the trampoline safety net, you can put a trampoline protection cover over the trampoline. Win win win!
TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE TRAMPOLINE SAFETY NET
If you don’t use a trampoline cover yet, it is important to look after the trampoline safety pad every now and then. Is it dirty? Then clean it well. If the safety pad is dirty for a long time, there is a chance it will eat into the edge itself. Clean the protective pad with lukewarm water and a cloth. Do not use any chemicals at all! This is strictly forbidden when cleaning the safety pad.
Now that you have read these 5 tips, you can make sure your trampoline is winter-ready. Because let’s face it, we all want to enjoy the trampoline as long as possible, don’t we?
If you still have questions about maintaining your trampoline? Or are you wondering what else you can do to get your trampoline ready for the winter? Then don’t hesitate to contact our customer service.