Trampoline Buying Guide

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Find out everything you need to know for purchasing and maintaining a trampoline.



Purchasing a Trampoline:
Trampolines provide lots of fun for both kids and adults, plus they offer excellent exercise for the entire family. Trampolines are rebounding devices that propel the jumper to unaccustomed heights through a variety of movements; they are also often used for gymnastics and acrobatics training. 

In this guide, find out everything you need to know for purchasing and maintaining a trampoline. We also provide you with assembly requirement, safety guidelines and information on replacement parts—all information you should know before you make a purchase.

Before You Buy:

Before you decide on a trampoline, make sure you have adequate and suitable space by following these tips:
  • A minimum of 24 feet of overhead clearance on level ground (preferably grass) is required. Locating the trampoline on a hard surface will add stress to the frame and over time, cause damages, which is why soft grass is preferred.
  • Horizontal clearance of 6 feet from other objects (fences, bushes, and houses) should be maintained around the trampoline, even with an enclosure installed.
  • Never place any objects underneath the trampoline.
Additional considerations include:

Trampolines over 1 1/2 feet in height are not recommended for children under 6 years of age.The maximum recommended weight for trampoline use is 331 pounds.Overloading the trampoline above the recommended user weight may cause damage to the trampoline.

 

Trampoline Structure


Here we break down the three types of trampoline support structures, as well as frame paint options. 
  • Poles: The more poles a trampoline has, the higher stability it will have.
  • Arches: Link poles together for strength and stability.
  • Fiberglass: With a ring on top, this structure ties all the poles together as one ring for a clean look.
Frame Paint
Since trampolines are placed outside and are exposed to the elements, it is important to look for a trampoline with a frame entirely coated in special paint, ensuring long-lasting use without the chance of rust or corrosion.

 

Trampoline Parts and Assembly

The assembly of all trampolines must be done carefully by at least two capable adults. Never set up a trampoline in rainy or stormy conditions, especially if lightning is present.

Before you begin, it is important to read all of the assembly instructions. If you need to order replacement parts, gather all the key information before placing your order to ensure you receive the right size and type parts. Below is a list of what to measure before buying replacement parts.

  • Frame size: Measure from edge to edge, horizontal and vertical. This is the most important part to measure, as all parts attach to the frame and are related to the frame size.
  • Jumping Mat: Measure the frame, spring size, and quantity of springs. 
  • Springs: Measure the spring size from edge to edge.
  • Enclosure Net: Look at what type of net are you presently using, there are several types (straight poles, arches, or top ring).
  • Enclosure Set: Consider how many footing legs does your trampoline has .
  • Caps/Sleeves: Check the diameter and length of your poles and the type of pole caps.
  • Weather Cover: A weather cover offers years of protection from the sun, rain, and general exposure to the elements. Covers come in all sizes, so check the exact measurements of your trampoline before ordering.  
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Purchasing Replacement Parts


Even with proper maintenance and care, it is important to replace trampoline parts as they begin to age. Trampoline replacement parts may vary depending on the size and shape of your trampoline. Always check the instructions and manufacturers' specifications to determine the lifetime of your trampoline.​

 

​For best care, place the trampoline in the shade or use a cover to prevent damage from the sun and the weather over time. Keep an eye out for any rusting parts, malfunctioning springs, and worn down fabrics with every use. See our list below of standard replacement parts to get a sense of what you might need to maintain your trampoline.
 
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Replacement Parts

  • Enclosure net, enclosure poles, enclosure pole cap*
  • Protective foam pole sleeve
  • Jumping mat*
  • Trampoline pad*
  • Anchor kit
  • Weather cover*
  • Trampoline ladder
  • Springs, spring tool
  • Shoe bag
*Denotes products that are shape- and size-specific

 
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Safety Guidelines

Safety is essential when using a trampoline. Below are some guidelines to follow when jumping:
  • Make sure your trampoline is installed with adequate space around the perimeter before you start jumping.
  • Multiple users will increase the risk of collision.
  • Jumpers should always be supervised, regardless of age or experience of the user.
  • Jump in bare feet. Jumping in shoes will damage the mat and socks can increase the chance of injury.
  • Never jump on a wet trampoline.
  • Use the trampoline only under appropriate weather conditions. Extreme wind or rain can cause jumpers to lose control.
 

Need help measuring your trampoline? We can help you find the right trampoline parts measurements
 

Tip

For additional safety and care, consider a  mesh enclosure ring and trampoline cover. A mesh ring wraps around the trampoline for added safety and security. A  trampoline cover protects the trampoline from rain, UV sun rays, and other weather damage.
 
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