Before You Buy
- Before you decide on a trampoline, make sure you have adequate space.
- A minimum of 7.5m of overhead clearance is required.
- Horizontal clearance of 2m from objects like fences, bushes, and houses should be maintained around the trampoline, even with an enclosure installed.
- The trampoline should be placed on level ground, preferably grass. Hard surfaces add stress to the frame and cause damage over time.
- Never place objects under the trampoline.
- Trampolines over 0.5m in height are not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
- The maximum recommended user weight for trampoline use is 150kg.
- Overloading the trampoline may cause damage to the structure.
- Circular – Even spring distribution always pulls you back into the centre. Mainly used by children.
- Oval – Larger jumping area allowing more natural body positions for jumper.
- Rectangle – Largest jumping area, ideal for the trampoline enthusiast and gymnast. Provides more bounce allowing you to do more exercises.
- There are 2 important factors to look for when assessing the quality of the padding used on a trampoline.
- The first is the material the outer skin is made from. It will be either made from PVC or PE and preferably 20mm thick.
- PVC is certainly preferable as it will not tear or rot under UV rays as easily as PE.
Maximum user weight and number of springs
- Trampolines should only be used by one person at a time and are tested under EN-71 regulations on the assumption that this is the case.
- Trampolines should be fine tuned by the manufacturer for the weight of the user.
- If its over-sprung in order to increase the maximum user weight then it will be less bouncy than one with a lower limit.
- Most of our trampolines have an internal enclosure, this means that they are attached to the outside of the jumping mat rather than the outside of the padding.
- We prefer the safety aspect of this design as it significantly reduces the chance of a child hitting their head against the frame of the trampoline even if it is covered with a padding.
- It’s all down to personal preference but if you do choose a trampoline with an external enclosure please ensure that the padding is extra thick in order to reduce the risk of an accident.
- Please ensure that your child does not use the netting as an extension of the trampoline. They are there solely to protect the user from falling and should not be used as another area to bounce off.
- Please note that the safety net enclosure on trampolines form part of the structural integrity of the frame and cannot be used without the enclosure erected.
- Follow these essential safety tips when using your trampoline:
- Make sure your trampoline is installed with adequate space around the perimeter before you start jumping.
- Allow only one jumper at a time. Multiple users increase the risk of collision.
- Jumpers should always be supervised, regardless of age or experience of the user.
- Jump in bare feet. Shoes will damage the mat and socks increase the chance of injury.
- Never jump on a wet trampoline.
- Use the trampoline only in appropriate weather conditions.
Purchasing Replacement Parts
- Trampoline parts should be replaced as they age—see the instructions and manufacturers' specifications for the common lifetime of your equipment.
- Keeping the trampoline in the shade or using a cover will prevent sun and weather damage.
- Watch for rusting parts, malfunctioning springs and worn fabrics with every use as well as the following:
- Enclosure net, enclosure poles, enclosure pole cap
- Protective foam pole sleeve
- Jumping mat
- Trampoline pad
- Tie Down / Anchor kit
- Weather cover
- Trampoline ladder
- Springs, spring tool