Trampoline Buying Guide
Types of Trampolines
Rebounders & Mini-Trampolines
Trampoline Buying Tips:
• It is recommended that a minimum of 8' of clear space be left around all sides of the trampoline
• A large trampoline requires at least 24' of overhead clearance from the ground up
• Ensure that the trampoline is fitted with safety pads that cover the hooks, frame and springs
A steel-tubing frame provides the structure over which the trampoline bed is stretched. A sturdy frame is needed to handle the stress placed on the trampoline during its use.
The legs of the trampoline raise it off the ground to provide the space for the downward flex of the trampoline bed. The wider the stance of the legs, the more stable the trampoline will be.
The trampoline bed, also known as the bounce mat, is the large piece of fabric stretched across the frame to create the jumping surface.
In traditional trampolines, springs are used to attach the trampoline bed to the frame. The springs give the trampoline its bounce, so they need to have high tensile strength to deliver optimum performance.
Spring Pad +
The spring pad, or padded surround, is the protective material about 8" wide that covers the springs and hooks attaching the trampoline bed to the frame. Spring pads should have thick padding to protect the jumpers and be made of weather resistant fabric to withstand the elements.
Safety Enclosure +
A safety enclosure helps prevent jumpers from falling off the edge of the trampoline. The enclosure is made of netting or mesh suspended around the outside edge of the trampoline on padded metal poles and secured at the bottom to the trampoline springs. A zipped entry provides access to the trampoline bed.
Safety skirt +
A safety skirt helps prevent people and pets from getting underneath the trampoline. They are made of durable materials and often have built-in storage pockets for stowing shoes, watches, phones or other items.
Trampoline ladders +
A trampoline ladder is a type of step ladder that clips to the trampoline frame to provide easy access to a raised trampoline bed.
Shop Accessories & Related Products:
How to Use a Trampoline
Trampoline Maintenance Tips:
• If possible, jump barefoot or wear socks to keep the trampoline bed clean and reduce damage to the fabric
• Sweep dirt away with a soft broom
• Don’t sit, stand or walk on the padded frame around the edge of the trampoline.
• Replace parts such as the trampoline bed, protective padding and springs when damage is visible
Trampoline Safety Tips:
• Jumpers should always be supervised
• Allow only one person to use the trampoline at a time
• Never jump on a wet trampoline bed
• Set up indoor trampolines on non-slippery surface away from walls and furniture
• Be aware that jumping on a trampoline could cause it to shift sideways to an unsafe location
• You can use trampoline anchor kits to secure the trampoline to the ground to aid in preventing both sideways shift and tipping