Should You Leave Your Trampoline Up During the Winter?

The trampoline in the backyard can even allow the most energetic children to play for hours. Fast paced jumps and acrobatics are also fun for adults and provide good aerobic exercise. In winter, the question of whether you should keep your trampoline standing or not largely depends on personal preferences and available storage space. If you put a trampoline on it, you need to be prepared for the cold and humidity of this season.

trampolines can be put in winter, but some preparations should be made. (picture: alexemanuel / iStock / Getty Images)

disassembly

many trampolines are designed with durable and antirust materials, which means they do not need to be disassembled in winter. However, if you have storage space, you can dismantle your trampoline and put it in a dry place. Remove safety net, spring, springboard pad and soft frame pad. Leave the pole of the fixed net and the metal frame connecting the spring and the mat in the yard. It will keep your trampoline clean and safe if you choose not to use it in winter. Remove the frame mat and store it indoors to protect it from rain and snow. The diving surface acts as a sieve, allowing water to pass through the bottom. However, the snow will pile up on the mat, making the spring over stretch. Use a shovel or broom to clear the snow from the trampoline after each storm. According to the introduction of super interesting trampolines, trampoline covers are not recommended. The cover does not protect the surface, but locks in moisture that can cause sagging and mildew. If the trampoline is not fixed in the windy place, it may have potential safety hazards. Special anchoring kits, including piles attached to the frame, can help secure the trampoline to the ground. Another option is to ditch the ground before you initially place the trampoline. Place the legs of the structure in the ditch and enclose the holes with filled soil or cover until the frame is firmly fixed on the ground to ensure the trampoline is level. Always practice trampoline safety. Dry and damp surfaces let them dry completely before letting friends and family jump. Only one person can jump on the mat at a time to reduce the risk of injury. Let adults supervise children during use. The American Academy of orthopaedics does not recommend trampoline for children under 6 years of age.