A trampoline is an investment in your family’s fun, now and in the future. This article explores the lifespan of trampolines and provides tips on extending their longevity.
The Average Lifespan of a Trampoline
The lifespan of a trampoline depends on various factors such as the brand, storage conditions, exposure to weather, and whether it’s an indoor or outdoor equipment. Each part of the trampoline, made with different materials, contributes to its overall health and longevity.
The trampoline mat, along with the springs, endures the most strain from jumping. General wear and tear affect either the springs or the mat, depending on usage. Additionally, exposure to UV rays and inclement weather can damage the mat. Using a high-quality material like polypropylene and treating the mat against UV rays can extend its lifespan. Thrifty trampoline mats, made from durable materials, are cross-sewn and UV-treated, providing better resistance against wear and tear. Using a weather cover can further protect the mat.
The trampoline frame is the metal component that holds the trampoline together. It is the most durable part, providing structural support. The frame’s strength is crucial for maximizing the trampoline’s lifespan. Galvanized steel frames, both internally and externally coated with black powder to prevent rust, are highly resistant to corrosion and adverse weather conditions. Thrifty trampoline frames are known for their heavy-duty structure, ensuring stability during jumping and in heavy wind conditions.
Trampoline springs, like the mat, experience significant wear and tear. Repeated jumping stretches the springs, reducing their elasticity over time. While quality steel springs can last longer, eventually, they may lose their bounce. Replacing springs is relatively simple, and strong, galvanized steel springs are recommended for prolonged bouncing.
Trampoline Safety Net and Poles
The safety net keeps jumpers on the trampoline while the poles support the net. The lifespan of the poles can vary greatly. Thrifty trampolines are designed to last for years and decades. However, in cheaper models, poles that hold the netting generally last for 1-3 years. Trampoline brands adhering to CE/ASTM standards often recommend renewing the safety net every 3 years due to safety regulations. Thrifty recommends following these standards for net renewal.
While the exact lifespan of a trampoline varies depending on factors like brand and maintenance, following the guidelines provided for each component can help extend its longevity. Thrifty trampolines are built with high-quality materials and sustainable practices, ensuring a lifetime of fun for you and your family.