Winterising your trampoline nz can prolong its life and prevent major damage. It also makes it easier to store your trampoline away until spring comes back. This blog post will provide tips on properly winterizing a trampoline, so you don’t have to worry about it being damaged by the cold weather.
What is Winterization?
Winterising your trampoline is important both for safety and longevity. Trampolines can be kept outside if you protect them with anchors, a cover and other precautions against cold temperatures; they’re not meant to be stored inside like an air mattress or blanket.
If you live in a warm climate where the weather stays above freezing all winter, or if your trampoline is used all year round, it probably doesn’t need to be winterised.
However, if you live in colder weather where there may be snow or below-freezing temperatures (or just want to keep things clean), then let’s start with how best to prepare for winter:
- Remove Accumulated Snow
Remove all accumulated snow from your trampoline before storing it, or you may end up with a frozen mess. For most people, this process is as simple as using a shovel or broom and then brushing off any remaining snow.
If you live in an area with many trees around your trampoline, you may want to use a leaf blower or snow blower instead of a broom. If the area around your trampoline is relatively clear of debris and moisture (and if you have access to such machinery), consider using a snow rake instead of just any old garden tool.
The important thing is that the surface of your trampoline is free from debris before being folded up for storage away from outdoor weather conditions.
- Remove the Net Straps and Netting
The netting should be removed and cleaned after each use, as it can easily become dirty if you do not. For safety reasons, we recommend purchasing a replacement net each year and storing the old one indoors when not in use.
To remove the straps from your trampoline:
Use a screwdriver or Allen wrench to loosen the screws holding them together. Depending on how many screws there are, you may need to take out one at a time (or two) before undoing all of them at once. Keep track of where each screw came from so you don’t lose any!
Unfold everything until there is no tension left in the material; this will allow an easier removal process later. You should also ensure that all metal parts have been removed before doing so – they could poke through your fingers if they’re still attached during disassembly time!
Remove any excess material by hand; remember: less is more here! If possible, try using scissors instead since they’ll save time versus tugging away manually with bare hands later on down the line. However, this might not be possible depending on how much room between pieces so keep reading ahead before deciding what works best for yourself based on experience level only.
- Clean & Dry the Jumping Surface.
It is critical to keep your trampoline clean in addition to securing it to the ground. Here are some ways to do it:
Use a soft brush to remove debris, like leaves or sticks that may have collected on your jumping surface. The best time to do this is in the fall after you’ve had your trampoline nz for at least one year so that it has had some time for dirt and grime to collect on its surface.
Clean off any remaining debris with a hose or leaf blower, if necessary.
Dry the jumping surface off with a towel.
- Put on a Trampoline Cover.
Trampoline covers are an essential part of winterising your trampoline. The cover will protect the frame, springs and mat from the elements. It will also prevent kids from hopping on in wet weather to avoid getting sick from trampoline germs (which is a thing).
Trampoline covers should be UV treated, strong enough to withstand heavy winds, snowfall, rain, and heavy hail. If you live in an area with wind or high winds during winter, consider investing in a double-layered trampoline cover for extra protection against ripping due to strong winds.
We hope that this quick and simple guide on winterising your trampoline nz has been helpful for you. Keep in mind that safety, preparation, and maintenance will always be the best route to take when it comes to making sure your family can have fun all year round!