Jumparama Trampolines Australia Care and Maintenance Tips

Jumparama Trampolines Australia Care and Maintenance Tips

Proper maintenance and care will help to prolong the life of the trampoline and reduce the possibility of injury. All trampolines require maintenance at some point. Springs may need to be replaced, rail pieces may become bent, stitching in the mat and cover pads may become worn out. The following maintenance guidelines should always be observed.

MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

Inspect the trampoline before each use and replace any worn, defective, or missing parts. The following conditions could represent potential hazards:
  • Missing, improperly positioned, or insecurely attached frame cover pads.
  • Punctures, frays, tears, or holes worn in the jumping mat or frame cover pads.
  • Deterioration in the stitching or fabric of the jumping mat or frame cover pads.
  • Broken or stretched springs.
  • A bent or broken frame.
  • A sagging jumping mat.
  • Sharp protrusions on the frame, cover pads or suspension system.
  • Damaged or degraded frame cover pads.
Caution: If any of the above conditions exist, your trampoline must be disassembled or otherwise protected against use until the conditions are remedied.

JUMPING MAT MAINTENANCE

An item that poses one of the greatest hazards, is worn out or rotten stitching around the trampoline jumping mat. Stitching may fail within 1.5~3 years or earlier due to excessive use or exposure to extreme weather. In most case, evidence of deterioration will make itself known in the form of:
  • Broken stitching around the edge of the mat.
  • Rotten or frayed fabric at the V-Ring straps.
Caution: If any of the above conditions exist, your trampoline must be disassembled or otherwise protected against use until the conditions are remedied.

Trampoline mats should be completely replaced if any tear or hole is greater than 2.5cm in length. Patches over larger holes will eventually fail, creating a potential for hazardous injury.

HOT WEATHER PROTECTION

The trampoline is designed for year-round outdoor use. However, Australia has extremely high UV rating compared to the rest of the world, constant exposure to direct UV radiation may increase the deterioration rate of the jumping mat, cover pads, and safety net. We recommend the trampoline be placed in a shaded area to protect the trampoline from sun damage. An alternative would be to use a weather cover, or construct a shade sail over the trampoline.

COLD WEATHER PROTECTION

The trampoline is designed for year-round outdoor use. However, in climates where snow and ice are common, we recommend the trampoline mat, springs, and frame pad be removed and stored in a dry area out fo the snow or ice. To remove these parts, simply complete the instructions for installing them in reverse order. Use extreme care in removing any ice and snow that may have accumulated on the mat before removing the mat for storage. We suggest using a high pressure water hose and spray upward from underneath the trampoline, starting at the mats lowest point. Another option is to pour hot water on the ice and snow to melt it away. If left unattended in ice and snow, your trampoline jumping mat will accumulate weight in the middle, causing damage to your mat and springs.

RUST PROTECTION

Overtime rusting may appear on the trampoline frame between joints, on frame under the cover pads, and on the springs. You can remove the rust affected areas by using a rust converter, such as “White Knight Rust Guard”, and simply apply to the affected areas. Then apply a galvanizing paint, such as “Wattyl Killrust Cold Galvit”, over the treated areas. These products can be purchased from your local hardware store. It is highly recommended that you perform regular maintenance of your trampoline against rust damage. Trampolines located near sea or salt water will suffer from rust damage at a quicker rate. Frequent maintenance against rust is essential.

WINDY CONDITIONS

It is possible for the trampoline to be blown about by high wind. If you anticipate high winds, the frame should be secured to the ground with the use of heavy sandbags on each of the leg frames. If you anticipate severe winds, the trampoline should be moved to a sheltered location or completely disassembled. It is recommended that you remove the enclosure net and cover pads during windy conditions as these parts may get damaged.

MOVING THE TRAMPOLINE

If you need to move your trampoline, it should be moved by at least four people, and kept horizontal during the move. Each person will need to grab a bottom rail (or leg support), and lift the trampoline up. Slowly move the trampoline to the desire location keeping it horizontal at all times, then lower the trampoline to the ground. The new trampoline location must be a flat level surface, an uneven surface may cause the trampoline frame to bend during use.

GENERAL CARE

The trampoline is intended to be used for one person at a time. The user should either be barefoot or wearing gymnastic slippers. The user should remove all sharp objects from their person that may cause injury or damage to the trampoline mat. Heavy, sharp, or hard pointed objects should not contact the jumping mat surface. For additional stability place sand bags on the trampoline legs, this will prevent the trampoline from tipping over in the event of any sidewards force. Do not allow the family pet on the trampoline, as claws may snag and pull the trampoline mat material or damage the cover pads.