Did you expect to love your backyard trampoline as much as you do? Adults and children alike are discovering the low impact workout and high excitement fun that is possible when they set up a trampoline in their backyard. The unique rebounding motion of jumping on a trampoline allows you to burn calories, strengthen your core muscles, learn impressive gymnastic feats, and shake toxins loose from your body's cells, all in one fluid experience! Of course, in order to maintain this special bouncing ability, you have to know a little bit about how to maintain all of the essential trampoline parts, especially the trampoline springs.
Many people don't realize just how important good quality galvanized steel trampoline springs are to the bouncing capability of their backyard trampoline. If you're thinking about saving some money and purchasing the first used or discount trampoline you can find in a local department store, you might be setting yourself and your kids up for a real disappointment. Cheap trampolines are often made with fewer, and poorer quality springs that their top of the line counterparts. The money that you save on the initial purchase will be far surpassed by all the money you have to spend repairing and replacing trampoline springs.
When you're shopping for trampolines, make sure to choose the structure that offers the highest number of trampoline springs around the edges. The most springs there are, the less impact each individual spring will be forced to bear while you're jumping. This extends the life of the springs and increases the elasticity of the trampoline mat, which is the surface you'll be bouncing on. No matter how many springs there are, it's still important to inspect all trampoline parts before each time you jump on it. Sometimes wear and tear can occur quickly and quietly, especially when the trampoline is being store outside.
Complete sets of trampoline springs often cost around sixty or seventy dollars, but they could be more or less depending on the quality and the retailer that you purchase them from. It's a good idea to avoid replacing an entire set at once by keeping some spare trampoline springs on hand so that you can replace them as needed. It's also helpful if you purchase a trampoline cover so that your springs will be out of the sun, rain, wind, and dirt, when it's not in use. If you notice a damaged spring, make sure you don't let anyone on the structure until it's properly repaired.