Trampolines enable kids and even adults to bounce freely on them, providing fun times for the whole family. Being a combination of entertainment and exercise, many people will spend a certain amount of time on it.
However, over time, dirt, leaves, and other debris can build up on the jumping mats, springs, or safety net. So, you need to know how to clean your trampoline. Regularly cleaning your trampoline will not only keep it looking good but will also extend its life. Here's a step-by-step guide to cleaning your trampoline safely and effectively.
How to Clean Trampoline Mat
Step 1: Remove debris
Before cleaning, use a hair dryer or broom to remove any large debris from the trampoline mat and surrounding area. Make sure there isn't any debris, this will make cleaning easier and safer. Remove the safety net before doing this as this will make cleaning easier.
Step 2: Dampen the trampoline mat
If you have a garden hose then this process will be faster. You can connect it directly to a water source and spray the trampoline mat. This process will also remove some of the dirt and wet the mat quickly. Even if you don't have a hose, you can use a bucket and splash water directly on the surface of the mat until it is completely soaked.
(Girl jumping on a trampoline)
Step 3: Scrub the trampoline mat
Once the trampoline mat is completely wet, the next scrubbing will be easier. Start by configuring a cleaning solution. For best results, use a professional grade cleaner. Of course, mild soap and water will also do the trick.
After that, for more stubborn dirt and stains, use a soft-bristled brush or rag with the cleaning solution. Gently scrub the top and bottom of the trampoline mat. Until there is no visible dirt on the trampoline mat, then use water to clean the residue thoroughly.
Step 4: Dry the surface
Use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe up any water left behind from cleaning your trampoline mat and place it in the sun to allow it to dry thoroughly.
How to Clean Trampoline Net
After removing the trampoline net, check for any broken areas. After that clean the trampoline net in the same way you would clean a trampoline mat. It is best not to put the net directly into the washing machine for cleaning, as it may cause damage.
How to Clean Trampoline Springs and Frames
Step 1: Cleaning the spring
To avoid rusting the springs making them difficult to use. You can use an old toothbrush and cleaning solution to scrub in and around each spring. This will remove any dirt or debris near the connections.
Pay attention to where the springs hook onto the frame, as dirt and grime often accumulate there. A toothbrush can scrub narrow crevices. Make sure to wash off any cleaning solution from it at the end as well.
Step 2: Clean the trampoline frame
Clean the dust and dirt from the trampoline frame by wiping it with a rag or sponge. Remember to focus on the legs of the frame, which tend to get the most stains due to prolonged contact with the ground.
(Zupapa trampoline frame)
Trampoline Maintenance Tips
In addition to regular cleaning, maintenance is also quite important in the daily use of a trampoline. The following are the main points about trampoline maintenance.
- After cleaning all the parts, be sure to let them dry completely. Avoid rust or mold.
- Regularly inspect each section for damage. Especially the springs, make sure that each spring is fixed in place and not loose. If there is a problem, contact the trampoline manufacturer for a replacement.
- Keep to the rules of trampoline use, only one person can bounce at a time. Observe age and weight limits to avoid accidents.
If this is a family trampoline, you can also involve the children in the cleaning process, making it a unique family activity. Cleaning the trampoline will not only prolong its use but will also allow you to identify possible problems and deal with them during the cleaning process. In this way, you will get a trampoline that can guarantee multiple bouncing seasons and extend the fun.