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Can I use my trampoline during the winter?
You bet! Jumping and playing all year, that’s what we like to see at Etan Trampolines. You don’t have to wait for the sun’s rays and the first day you can go outside without a jacket. You can also jump on your trampoline in cold weather.
Can you jump on the trampoline during the winter?
Many people think that it is dangerous or not good for the trampoline if you jump on your trampoline in the winter. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is even good for you and your family, for several reasons.
In the winter, the bacteria want to be indoors and accumulate there. This gives you a greater chance of getting sick when you are indoors a lot. So if you’re outdoors a lot, you’ll be less exposed to those bacteria in your home. Besides that, you get more vitamin D inside if you play a lot outside. Finally, you’re also more active with your family instead of when you’re all in front of the television in the cold weather. In short, playing outside is good for you and your family. Don’t forget to dress up in the cold weather, otherwise, you’ll get sick from the cold.
How much fun it is to jump on your trampoline with snow! The snow jumps in all directions and you can also throw very far with snowballs from the trampoline.
Trampoline maintenance in the winter
Many people think that it is not good for the durability of the trampoline to use the trampoline in cold weather. Nowadays, many trampolines are of such good quality that this is no longer a problem. It’s a good idea to check if your area has extreme weather conditions for the trampoline. In that case, it is probably better to store your trampoline during the cold days when there is heavy snowfall. The weight of the snow can damage the trampoline. Besides that, you should also check whether there is often strong wind. If this is the case, it is very wise to anchor your trampoline with a trampoline anchoring set.
If you are willing to do a little work to prepare your trampoline for the snow and wind, you can have a lot of fun when the weather allows it. You don’t have to break down your trampoline completely for the winter. If you live in a place where the weather conditions are not so extreme, you only need to go through a few steps to protect your trampoline from the winter weather.
1. Make sure you have a trampoline weather cover.
This will prevent the trampoline safety pad from being damaged by moisture and snow. Don’t have a trampoline weather cover? Then it is wise to remove the trampoline safety pad and store them safely.
2. Keep the trampoline free of large amounts of snow.
If more and more snow falls on the trampoline, its weight can damage your trampoline. Simply remove the snow once in a while with a broom. Attention: do not use a shovel, this can damage the trampoline jumping mat.
3. Use an anchoring set to keep the trampoline in place.
It is always wise to anchor your trampoline during the colder days. The chance that a gust of wind will blow the trampoline away is greater than normal. With a trampoline anchor set from Etan Trampolines, you can be sure that this will not happen.
4. Inspect your trampoline regularly.
If you decide to leave your trampoline outside this winter, it is always wise to regularly inspect your trampoline to make sure that winter does not cause unexpected damage. If any damage is seen in time, it is often possible to repair the damage. This is in contrast to when it is seen too late, it can no longer be repaired and the part needs to be replaced. Before your family wants to jump on the trampoline, take a few minutes to walk around the trampoline and inspect it.
Have you gone through all the steps? Then your trampoline is winter-ready and you and your family can, also during the winter months, just enjoy the trampoline. Have fun jumping!