When you have been using a trampoline for a while, but find that a new location would be more suitable. Disassembling the trampoline to move the location and then installing it seems to be too much trouble and time-consuming, if you can move the location without disassembling the trampoline it would be great, wouldn't it?
The good news is that moving the trampoline around without disassembling it is possible. With some coordination and proper technique, you will move the trampoline smoothly.
The hassle of completely dismantling and reassembling the trampoline can be solved. Including how the lawn under the trampoline is maintained regularly, here is a complete guide.
Determine the availability of new locations
First, determine if the new location is suitable for a trampoline before moving it. Check the surrounding area for pools, power lines, or debris. Make sure that the new location is not under a tree or you could easily crash while bouncing. It also needs to be a good distance away from any hard objects and the ground needs to be level rather than sloping.
Checking trampolines and planning routes
To avoid having parts fall off during moving, it's best to check the trampoline first. For example, if the springs have fallen off if the frame is loose, and so on. Make sure the trampoline is stable enough to be moved.
Next, create a route to move the trampoline. Do not have any obstacles in the way that could trip or rub the trampoline. Developing a route ahead of time also makes the process of moving easier.
How to move a trampoline
There are usually two methods of moving a trampoline, and you can choose to operate them accordingly.
Using the wheels
Specialized trampoline wheels or lifting wheels can be purchased and used. These wheels are designed to be easily placed underneath the trampoline frame, after which the trampoline is held and allowed to slide into its new position.
Depending on the size of the outdoor trampoline, you will need an appropriate number of people to stabilize the trampoline and prevent it from tilting as it slides. Large trampolines, for example, require at least two or more people.
If you don't want to spend too much money on specialized wheels, you can also choose wheels that can support large furniture. However, such separate wheels will need you to use tape or rope to secure them underneath the trampoline frame. Again, you need people to keep it stable during movement.
The other old-fashioned method is manual lifting, which requires at least 4 adults. Zupapa's largest size 15ft trampoline weighs 237 lbs, so for your safety, ask as many friends as possible to help you move the trampoline. It's best to be able to have someone available to lift the trampoline in each direction to avoid having parts fall off during the move.
We don't recommend pushing the trampoline directly to its new location, as this can cause wear and tear on the frame in addition to grass damage. Also in the event of an obstacle, it is likely to have safety consequences for you.
How to maintain your lawn with a trampoline
- If you don't want to move the trampoline often, it's best to choose a shady location. If placed in a sunny location, it can lead to discoloration as well as death of the lawn underneath the trampoline and possibly overgrown weeds.
- Avoid the above by moving the position of the trampoline regularly if allowed.
- To avoid dense weed growth underneath the trampoline, mow the surrounding lawn regularly. Keep it well maintained. With enough space underneath the trampoline for a mower to pass through, opt for a mower with an extended or collapsible handle. This will make the mowing process easier.
- Grass underneath the trampoline usually dies due to lack of water. You will need to water the grass underneath the trampoline regularly or place a sprinkler. This will keep the lawn hydrated and allow you to open it up in the summer for the kids to bounce in the cool water.
- If the grass underneath the trampoline has developed brown spots or is necrotic. Fertilizer can be used to get them growing again.
Once you have moved the trampoline to its new location, you also need to check that all the accessories are secure for subsequent safe use.
Removing the trampoline requires some effort and time. However, with coordinated, safe techniques and tools. You can successfully move the trampoline to any new backyard location without having to completely dismantle it.
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