Replace Your Aged Trampoline Pad For Safety

More often than not, trampoline pads are ripped out long before your mat does. It may cost a lot to maintain a trampoline as its part should always be replaced time after time. To warn you, having a home trampoline is not a one-time installation process. There are some things that you have to consider to be able to know if it’s time for you to buy a new replacement for your trampoline pads.

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  1. If the foam layer thins out – Frequent usage of trampolines would surely wear out your trampoline pads. The padding is where the jumper walks through when climbing in or out of the trampoline. When the pads thin out and you can already feel the steel and springs behind it, then that’s the time when you should buy replacement for the pads.
  2. When the foam is coming out of the seams – Whenever you buy a new trampoline pad, it is evident that all its seams are sewn tightly together and not a single shadow of the foam is visible. This is how your trampoline pad should look like. Bear in mind that a jumper can be tripped over the open seams which may result to a more serious physical injury thus, if there’s already a ripped out seam, you better sew it in or nonetheless, purchase another pad before it’s too late.
  3. Pads being out of place – Due to constant use, the ties on your trampoline wear out as well to a certain level that it can no longer hold the trampoline pads in place. Noticing this flaw is of great importance because, the jumper may not only slip on the pads but they could also be caught in between the spring gaps if the pads are displaced.

Yes, the trampoline pads are aging as well and like anything else, if it does not fit its purpose of being there, then it’s the time to get a replacement.

During the installation process, the first thing you have to do is to quickly get rid of your old trampoline pad. Don’t stress yourself too much on untying the knots. You will only need to get a sharp knife or scissor and cut the foam as well as its ties. You’re going to dispose it anyway. After removing the old pads, lay and spread your new trampoline pad out on your trampoline. Put the pads securely in place and tie it down to the outside frame. The ties that will be hanging down underneath the pad should be hooked or tied in between the springs and guess what, you’re already done before you can even notice.

The trampoline pad must sit flat along the edge side of the trampoline and its skirt must be tucked the proper way. The thickest part of the pad should always face the outside of your frame. This is to protect the jumper from hitting the steel frame during a bad landing. There’s no other way you could prevent accidents with trampolines but with proper knowledge, you can always limit the incidence.

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