Ok now what you have spent $1500 on your new trampoline and the kids are happy and jumping on it the first few week, you are starting to notice that leaves are starting to fall on from a nearby tree, and there are some local birds that made the net enclosure a new meeting place. Mildew is starting to pile up on your trampoline. What is the best way to clean and maintain your trampoline to prolong the life of your expensive investment?
The first thing you should do is to make sure there are no leaves or debris on your trampolines when you are jumping on it. The sharp edges can easily cut a small hole on the jumping mat, and that hole and easily expand quickly with the pressure of jumping and the stretching of the springs, especially tiny rocks that are on the bottom of kids shoes. For this reason, it is important that kids jumping on the trampolines with no shoes on.
The second thing is to make sure there is no mildew on the spring pad. Bird droppings can be very acidic and can possibly eat straight thru the spring pad. So what we recommend is once every 2 weeks to wash down the mat with water. Just spray with the garden hose to keep clean. And to prolong the life of the spring cover we recommend putting on UV protectant every 3-4 months. It will help against sun damage, such as fading and cracking. UV protectant can be bought at any auto parts store or boat store.
The third thing about maintaining your trampoline is to make sure it is being used according to the specs that are in the manual. If the manual saids 300 is the weight limit, its probably a good idea to not exceed that. And the single more important thing is to make sure the kids are not jumping against the net enclosure. The net enclosure it to make sure the kids are safe in the trampolines while jumping but jumping up and down on the net. It will tear very easily if extreme force is put on it.