The first priority of any trampoline owner should be to maintain safety. It is vital that trampoline owners replace damaged springs immediately to decrease the risk of accidents occurring. Damaged springs include springs that are broken, overstretched, or even missing from the trampoline. Having even just one damaged spring on a trampoline or one spring missing from the trampoline, can have costly effects as well as increase the possibility of an accident occurring.
The problem that occurs if you do not have good, tight springs installed everywhere required by the frame is that the trampoline components are not tensioned correctly. If the parts are not tensioned correctly this affects the entire trampoline. Damaged springs cause your mat to be pulled in one direction more than other directions, which can cause your mat to tear. It can also loosen your perimeter hardware, resulting in springs popping off of the trampoline mat. If the mat is not tensioned properly excessive stress is placed upon other springs, causing them to overstretch or break.
Uneven tension also causes abundant stress on your trampoline frame, which can warp the shape of your frame. For rectangular frames it may cause a bow inward or outward on the frame, depending on where the springs are missing. Round trampoline frames can be altered much easier than rectangular frames since they are usually composed of lighter steel. Replacing damaged springs will save you money over time because it can help prevent replacement of frame parts or other trampoline components.
To replace your trampoline springs you will need to know the length of your trampoline springs. To determine the length of the spring you should remove it from the trampoline so that it is in the relaxed state. After removing the spring from the trampoline you should measure from one end to the opposite end including the hooks at each end of the spring. If you are measuring a spring that is damaged in any way, you should measure more than one to be sure you are getting an accurate measurement. It is important to measure the tightest spring you can find on your trampoline for accuracy.
If all of your springs are damaged and you are unable to determine the exact number of springs for trampoline, you can call to the supplier for help. After providing specific measurements of your trampoline mat and frame you will be able to place the order for the correct size and number of springs for your trampoline.