How to Protect Trampoline from the Sun (6 Pro Hacks)

Top view of four friends, teenage girls and boys, bouncing on the outdoor trampoline in summer

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As we all know, sunny days are fun to go out and play on your trampoline. But have you ever wondered how the sun could affect your trampoline? Let us see how to protect the trampoline from the sun to ensure its longevity.

The health benefits that you get from your trampoline deserve some maintenance to ensure its optimum performance. Since you want your trampoline to last for long, even when exposed to the sun, let’s see how you can achieve that.

Below are pro hacks on protecting your trampoline from the sun.

So let’s get down to it!

But first, let’s look at:

Effects of Sun on the Trampoline

Your trampoline could wear out faster when exposed to direct sunlight. Below are the effects of sunlight on a trampoline.

#1. Sunlight Causes the Mat Fabric to Fade

When the Mat fabric is continuously heated directly by the sun, the mat may fade out and eventually wear out. Most mat fabrics are coated with UV-resistant coating to prevent them from fading, but it eventually wears out after prolonged exposure.

#2. Causes Trampoline Frame and Springs to Fade

Trampoline frames and springs are mostly made from galvanized steel that gets extremely hot when exposed to extreme sunlight, causing the frame and springs to fade.

6 Pro Hacks to Protect Trampoline from the Sun

Below are ways in which you can protect your trampoline from the sun.

#1. Put Shades Over Your Trampoline

One of the ways to protect the trampoline from the sun is to put shades or a trampoline canopy over the trampoline as a cover. The shades will protect your trampoline from the sun’s rays allowing you or your kids to have a good time while jumping.

Get a canopy that fits the trampoline to cover the jumping area and the trampoline net. The canopy will protect the jumpers from overheating to direct sunlight; the canopy will protect the trampoline from the sun.

#2. Do Regular Inspection of Your Trampoline

Regularly inspecting your trampoline can help you discover problems caused by sunlight and help correct them before they become dangerous.

Check if the trampoline net burnt from the sunlight. Make sure you enclose your trampoline with a net made of light-colored materials, as these materials tend to reflect light and absorb less light from the sun.

Ensure your trampoline net is in good condition because if it has toned up, it may increase the risk of burning up due to the sunlight.

Also, inspect your jumping mat. Most jumping mats are black, and black materials absorb heat, causing the fabric to dry. If your jumping mat does not have a UV-resistant coating to prevent sunlight, change it immediately if it is damaged.

Check the frame and the springs. The frame and springs are made from steel which gets extremely hot when exposed to sunlight. You can prevent them from heating up by putting a spring pad around them to prevent direct sunlight.

#3. Change the Position of Your Trampoline

The third way you can protect your trampoline from the sun is by positioning your trampoline in a position where there is no direct sunlight.

Choose a spot in your backyard or garden with less sun exposure or a spot that will suit all kinds of weather conditions for your trampoline.

Choose a shaded area in your backyard or garden and position your trampoline there. 

#4. Disassemble Your Trampoline

Another hack for you to protect the trampoline from the sun is to disassemble the whole trampoline. If the sun is extreme or approaching extreme sunny days, disassemble your trampoline if it is not in use and store it in a cool and dry place.

Most trampolines are easy to disassemble; thus, you can store them in your storage if not in use.

#5. Use a Tent Cover

If you have run out of ideas for protecting your trampoline from the sun, you can purchase a trampoline cover to cover your trampoline.

Find a trampoline tent cover that will cover the entire trampoline 

#6. Use a Wooden Roof

There is more to using a wooden roof to protect your trampoline from the sun. A wooden roof is weather-resistant and eco-friendly; thus, it is not affected by any weather condition, including the sun.

It is easy to install the wooden roof and does not require maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Have to Cover My Trampoline?

You must cover your trampoline because the jumping mat, frame, springs, and the trampoline net may get damaged due to sunlight, rain, or frost. Covering them will protect them from any damage whatsoever.

Which is the Ideal Place to Put a Trampoline?

The ideal place to put a trampoline is at home, in your backyard or garden. Place your trampoline away from direct sunlight or a place where your trampoline will not be reached by heavy rainfall.

What Do I Do With My Old Trampoline?

If you are tired of your old trampoline, you don’t have to throw it away as there are many things you can do with it. For example, you can use the frame as an arbor or garden and a trampoline frame as a chicken coop.  

You can also use trampoline fabric to make a movie screen, springs to hang potted plants, curved frames as a garden arch, and old frames as football goal posts.

What are Most of the Common Trampoline Injuries?

A trampoline is a nice way to have fun with family and friends, but there are risks involved in having fun on a trampoline. The risks include bruises, cuts, neck injuries, broken bones, concussions, and head injuries.

What are the Causes of Trampoline Injuries?

Most trampoline injuries mainly occur when more than two people jump together and collide, attempting to do somersaults, falling on the trampoline springs, frame, or mat, and falling from the trampoline.

How Can I Avoid Trampoline Injuries?

Trampolines can be very dangerous, particularly if you don’t notice possible injuries. However, you can have fun on the trampoline and, at the same time, avoid injuries by allowing one person to jump at a time, using safety nets and pads, and making rules when playing.

In addition, you can also avoid injuries by choosing a safe place to put your trampoline, using a ladder, and inspecting your trampoline regularly.

Which is the Best Way to Store a Trampoline During the Winter?

The best way to store a trampoline in winter is by taking apart each part of the trampoline-like the frame, jumping mat, springs, spring pads, poles, and safety net, and placing them in a cool and dry place.

What Causes the Trampolines to Tear Out Fast?

What causes trampolines to rip and tear out fast is damage to the trampoline mat, direct UV sun rays, too much weight on the trampoline, and a burnt trampoline mat.

How Do I Remove Rust off My Trampoline Springs?

Trampoline spring rust mostly occurs when the trampoline springs are rained on or when the springs get into contact with water. However, you can remove rust off the trampoline springs by using a wire brush with a solution of white vinegar or baking soda.

Scrub the springs with any of the solutions above with a scrub brush.

The Bottom Line

But the bottom line is this; trampolines are great, especially when it comes to having fun and exercising. To get better services from your trampoline, the best thing you can do is protect the trampoline from the sun so that it doesn’t get damaged.

However, you can achieve this by applying the above six pro hacks on protecting the trampoline from the sun, changing the location of your trampoline, putting shades over the trampoline, and using a tent cover.

Shmulik Dorinbaum

Shmulik Dorinbaum

I like to jump, as high as I can, so what else I can do in these days? in these quarantine days? to jump on my large-sized trampoline! (an extreme jumper)