So, we've drawn up a little list of five things you should consider in prepping your trampoline for winter time.
1) DON'T REMOVE THE MAT, UNLESS YOU WANT TO, BUT DON'T. THERE'S NO NEED. BUT YOU CAN, IF YOU WANT.
You do not need to remove the jumping mat from your trampoline. The tension actually helps your trampoline’s integrity during the really cold months.
But do what you want because freedom.
2) NOBODY LIKES A COLD, STEEL SHOVEL TO THE FACE
A weather cover is not just an awesome way to prolong the life and dashing looks of your trampoline, it also keeps your shovel from making direct contact with your jumping mat when you need to remove the snow.
Nobody likes a cold, steel shovel to the face, neither does your trampoline.
3) HEY DOROTHY, BROOMS ARE FOR WITCHES *AND* TRAMPOLINES
Snow can get very heavy, which overtime, if left sitting on top of your trampoline, will stretch your springs and your jumping mat.
You might as well just put a pile of rocks on if you're going to do that. Instead, remove the snow with either a broom or a plastic shovel as soon as you notice it starts getting heavy.
4) DEEP, CALMING BREATHS
Give your trampoline a breather. If you don’t have a vented trampoline pad, you’re missing some serious bounce from the trapped air. If you do, remove it for the winter, so you can keep it fresh and clean and unexposed to extreme low temperatures.
Storing it in a clean dry place when possible will help prolong its life and good looks.
5) DON'T BE RUDE, DUDE & DUDETTES.
For your own safety we advise against using the trampoline when ice or snow are present. This will prevent injuries caused by jumping on a slippery surface.
Also, how would you feel if we dumped a pile of snow on you and then jumped up and down in sub-freezing temperatures?
Be kind to your trampoline this winter. Hope this list helps!
"Fair Dinkum" as they say Down Under (but we're not from Australia, we're just really good at putting trampolines in the ground)
Trampolines Down Under