Trampoline pads are essential part of any trampoline and the purchasing of these items should be taken very seriously. Trampoline pads are essential part and provide the needed safety for your children while the trampoline is in use. There are a number of factors to take into consideration though when purchasing your pads and so we have put together a buying guide to help you.
Below is a list of questions that we get asked as a company quite often and feel that they should be answered and made freely available for all to read:
1. How Do I Measure My Trampoline – This may seem an obvious answer but it’s not. You measure your trampoline from the most outer points on your trampoline frame. Not the trampoline bed, even though this would seem a logical way to do so. The manufacturers all use the measurements which reference to the most outer points of the trampoline frame.
2. How Do I choose The Right Type Of Pad – This question generally refers to the type of material being used. Generally if you are buying a replacement trampoline pad, yours is either rotten, faded or disintegrated. Generally the pads that are replaced are the cheaper brands that were manufactured poorly to start with. So what makes a good trampoline pad then?
Trampoline Pad Foam: The foam is the part that protects your children and so we recommend the thickest you can find. Solid block foam solves the issues found with cheap pads where the thickness is variable and often there are places in the material where there is no padding.
Trampoline Pad Material: Go for PVC or polyester style. These materials don’t crack or split in the sun like the EPE material and are designed to last a number of years longer through harsher climates.
Warranties: Warranties are a good indicator of what the manufacturer feels about their product and the type of confidence they can put into that product. Go for the longer warranty pads if they are available, it’s worth the extra in the end.
3. How Do I Stop My Trampoline Pads From Disintegrating Again – There are 2 options you can choose from here. The first is to purchase a decent trampoline cover which protects the trampoline from harmful weather conditions when not in use. The second is to store them away during the winter climate. Frost plays a large part in the deterioration, the cold air crystallises the memory foam and destroys the cells. Which in turn creates soft, lifeless pads.
4. Does Colour Make A Difference? – No difference as far as we know and we have been manufacturing trampoline pads for a number of years. Green seems the most viable option and generally the most popular.
5. Are The Trampoline Pads Universal – No. Not all trampoline pads are universal, due to the fact that there are a number of different trampoline designs on the market. Some trampolines have the trampoline safety net poles come straight through the padding and others are integrated with the pads. One thing to bear in mind as well is the shape of your trampoline as this is a vital aspect.
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