Trampoline Springs and Replacement
Kids love to make believe that they can fly. That is why children love playing with trampolines so much. Many homes now own a trampoline to keep the fun going for their children. But there are many things that you should take note of with a trampoline to make sure your kids stay safe. One of the things you should consider is regularly checking the trampoline springs.
Trampoline springs are one of the most important parts of a trampoline. We all know that excessive use of a trampoline could provide stress on its springs. Therefore, it is essential that trampoline springs are checked regularly to see if they are still in good condition.
High quality and heavy-duty trampoline springs are usually made from galvanized wire. This type of material outlasts the chrome type of trampoline springs. Trampoline and rebounder springs are available in many sizes, ranging from 5 1/2” – 10”. When purchasing replacement parts for your trampoline, you could bring the used trampoline spring to the hardware store to ensure that you get just the right size for your trampoline.
So what are the signs that your trampoline springs need replacement?
- Overstretched springs – The rings of new trampoline springs are usually held tight together. But as time wears on, these rings slowly separate from one another. Once you see overstretching of the springs, you would know it is time to replace them.
- Loose or damaged hooks –Even though the rings might still be in good condition, check the hooks. When you see a hook that is loose or damaged, that could hold a danger of the spring coming off.
- Red oxidation – Check the color of your springs. If you see that they are rusted, replace them. Or if they have a “powdery white” appearance, that could be a sign that the hooks are on their way to rusting.
Trampoline spring replacement can be done yourself. Although it will depend on the type of trampoline that you have, replacing the trampoline springs usually just means unhooking the used spring, hooking the new one to the trampoline pad, and hooking the other end to the metal frame. If you want added protection for your kids, you can purchase a trampoline spring cover.
Jumpking Trampoline springs are what allow your trampoline to have elasticity as your kids (or even you) jump on it. This is essential for maintaining the quality of your trampoline. To keep having fun and games and maybe exercising, you should always check your trampoline springs for signs of damage or replacement.