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Leisure Trampoline Maintenance Guide

Whether you've just finished installing your trampoline or you've had it for a few years, this Maintenance Guide will allow you to keep your trampoline in excellent condition for many years.

The high-quality of our trampolines and their finishings has become a real market standard: advanced anti-corrosion treatments, robust materials, and a design built to guarantee optimal performance for many years. France Trampoline's trampolines are designed to last for at least 10 years, and even longer with adequate care!

To maintain all the qualities of your trampoline, we recommend that you follow the guidelines presented below.

Weight and number of users on the trampoline

Weight and number of users on the trampoline

On each of our product data sheets, we indicate the maximal weight a trampoline can withstand: of course, this indicated weight is the total weight on the trampoline, not the weight per user.

We recommend that you respect this weight limit to avoid prematurely wearing out your jumping mat and springs, or bending the trampoline's frame.

The thickness of the frame and the T-junction parts, the number and size of the springs, and the density of the jumping mat are all designed for a particular use, and to withstand specific maximal weight loads.

If the maximal weight loads are exceeded, parts of your trampoline could break or wear out prematurely, thereby compromising user safety and trampoline performance.

For safety reasons, and to maintain your trampoline, we advise you not to allow more than one user at a time on the jumping mat.

Finally, we strongly urge you to remove any footwear before using your trampoline: the jumping mat may well be extremely resistant, but definitely not indestructible!


Protecting your trampoline season-by-season

Rain, wind, snow, and harsh winters may slowly wear out your trampoline. If the hot-dipped galvanized steel frames, mounting brackets, and springs of France Trampoline's trampolines are corrosion-resistant and may be left outdoors year-round, other trampoline parts need to be protected from the elements.

Protecting your trampoline in autumn and winter

Protecting your trampoline in autumn and winter

In autumn, falling leaves and frequent rainfalls may soil your trampoline.

To effectively protect your trampoline from external elements, we recommend that you install a protection cover: this cover will protect your jumping mat, springs, and frame pad from any water damage, and keep it clean at all times.

The protection covers are easily installed with their elastic cords, and are equipped with drainage points to prevent water from stagnating on the mat.

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Uninstall the trampoline in winter

Not using your trampoline in autumn or winter?

Take down the safety enclosure (including the net posts, if you have enough room to store them somewhere in a dry place for the winter). The textile safety net is more sensitive to the cold and rain than the net posts.

Also remove the jumping mat and store it away for the winter: by avoiding contact with water or exposure to cold temperatures, your jumping mat will last longer. The springs are corrosion-resistant and so may spend the winter outdoors.

The frame is designed to remain outdoors all year long: so you may leave it outdoors year-round without having to worry about humidity or cold temperatures. If, after several years, the frame shows signs of wear and rust, you may also take down the trampoline frame and store it for the winter.

If you don't have enough room to store your trampoline indoors, we recommend that you at least take down the safety enclosure, place it on the jumping mat, and cover them both with a protective cover.

Finally, in case of snowfalls, please remember to regularly remove the snow from your trampoline.


Protecting your trampoline in spring

Protecting your trampoline in spring

In spring, rainfalls or pollen could soil or speed up the ageing process of your jumping mat. In both spring and autumn, consider protecting your jumping mat with a protective cover, available for all our trampoline models.

Protecting your trampoline from wind

Strong winds may tip over or even blow away your trampoline. In case of storms, we recommend that you take down the safety enclosure, including the net posts, to avoid damages to these components caused by strong winds.

We also recommend that you move your trampoline away from any objects or trees that could cause damages caused by strong winds. Ideally, room permitting, store your trampoline out of the wind, such as in a garage or garden shed.

Finally, if you live in a region subject to strong winds, we recommend that you use an anchoring kit: this kit will allow you to solidly anchor your trampoline to the ground, thereby protecting the trampoline as much as possible from powerful gusts of wind.

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Protect your trampoline from pets

Protecting your trampoline from animals

Animals may also cause damage to your trampoline, whether they wish to play on it or hide underneath it. As a general rule, always keep your trampoline safety enclosure closed when the trampoline is not in use to prevent animals from accessing and damaging the jumping mat (damages such as cat scratches, or dogs using the frame pad as a chew-toy...).

When you take down the premium frame pad, we recommend that you cover the jumping mat with a protective cover or tarpaulin to keep your pets off the jumping mat.


Trampoline check-up

When putting your trampoline back together or starting to use it again, take the time to carefully inspect the key components to make sure that they are in good shape.

1° The trampoline frame

Carefully inspect the frame to make sure that no parts are missing, damaged, worn out, or broken.

If any part shows any sign of the characteristics mentioned above, please replace the part in question before using your trampoline.

2° The springs

Check to be sure that your springs are in good shape and are still tensioned properly.

Also check to make sure that there are no springs missing.

3° The jumping mat

Check the state of the technical material of your jumping mat. Pay special attention while checking for holes, burns, snags, breaks in stitching, and signs of wear.

Also check to be sure that your jumping mat is still tensioned properly and shows no sign of deformity.

4° The frame pad

Check to be sure that the frame pad is in overall good shape, and that it is correctly placed around the jumping mat.

Also remember to check the fixation system (straps or elastic cords) so that it remains in place, protecting the jumper from sustaining injuries from the springs or metal frame.

If certain parts of your trampoline are worn or damaged…

You can simply replace them: we carry a wide range of spare parts in stock. Please read our Spare Parts Buyer's Guide to find out more about our spare parts.


Cleaning your trampoline

Cleaning your trampoline

Finally, remember to clean your trampoline every so often to keep it in good shape and looking like new!

Remove any leaves, cob webs, and dust from your trampoline. To make cleaning easier, remove the frame pad.

Should you wish to wash the jumping mat, clean it with a cloth, soap, and warm water, then rinse it with clean water and let dry in the open air. Caution: do not use any detergents that may damage your jumping mat.

We also recommend that you not use detergents or metal brushes when cleaning the frame: this may cause scratching on the galvanized steel trampoline frame, which in turn will lead to the frame's corrosion.

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