Replacing Trampoline Net

Replacing Trampoline Net: Why, When and How

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Do you have a trampoline with enclosure? Have you had it for a few years already? If your answer is yes to both questions, chances are you may need to update your trampoline net to a new one. In fact, updating the net is one of the most important safety measures you can do. This is especially true if the net is somehow damaged.

In this article, we’ll explore the why, how and when of replacing a trampoline net. Read about why updating trampoline parts is important and how to maintain your bouncy playground.

Why should you replace the net?

There are several reasons why you may want to replace the net. First and foremost, it ensures the optimum safety for everyone jumping on the trampoline. A broken net is no good – by updating, you not only enhance the overall safety of your trampoline but also prevent possible accidents and injuries in the future.

Secondly, depending on the manufacturer, the safety guidelines may require you to update the net every few years. This may be linked to various reasons, but more often than not it’s related to testing and certifications the company has. A responsible company puts all of the trampoline parts through rigorous testing, so it’s usually a good idea to just do as the manufacturer has stated in their safety instructions.

Lastly, you may want to think about the overall integrity of the trampoline enclosure. A ripped, torn or sagging net does not look the best with your stunning trampoline. Visuals matter, too!

How should you replace the net?

So, you’ve bought the net, now what? The answer to the question ‘how’ is that it varies since different manufacturers have different guidelines. However, as a rule of thumb, get your manual and go in the opposite direction until you hit the information about assembling the net. Usually, it goes something like this:

  1. Remove the old net carefully (remove any parts stopping the removal, such as pole caps, before)
  2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation
  3. Secure the new net rightly and check that everything is in its right position

That’s pretty much it! If you have any struggles on finding the manuals, it’s always best to contact directly the manufacturer you’ve bought the trampoline from. For instance, if you have an ACON, you’d reach out to their customer support to request help with replacement parts for trampoline, or if you have a Vuly in your backyard, you’d call out for them.

When should you replace the net?

Then there’s the question of when you should replace the trampoline net. We already mentioned that some manufacturers may have guidelines on how often you should change the net. If your trampoline manufacturer has given that kind of statement, then stick to it if no other damage occurs in the meantime.

Other signs could be:

  • Significant rips, holes and snags in the net
  • Fading or discoloration due to sun exposure

To be fair, you usually know when it’s time just by looking at the trampoline. So, do not stress over it!

Other tips for trampoline care

Updating the net when needed is only a small part of trampoline care. It’s highly recommended to do a trampoline care check once every season. Inspect springs, mat and padding for any damage and get trampoline replacement parts if needed.

Remember to keep the trampoline mat clean from debris and leaves and remove any sharp items left on the mat (although you should never put any sharp items to it!). And, last but not least, follow the weight limits set by the manufacturer – they are there for a reason.