How To Store Trampoline In Winter?

You must deal with the upcoming winter if you have a trampoline already out of use for the season. How to store a trampoline in winter is illustrated here.

During the winter, if your local temperature drops below freezing, or there is little or heavy snow, or if there is a strong and cold wind. Therefore, you must take precautions to ensure that the cold weather does not damage your trampoline because trampolines are expensive items, and their durability must maintain.

What you need to know about winterizing a trampoline

Exposure to harsh temperatures for a prolonged duration is not recommended in the winter. If you do not winterize your trampoline, it could be trash within a few months. There’s no step-by-step guide for winterizing a trampoline. But there are a few guidelines.

Remove the spring padding, jumping mats, and safety net

Trampolines are typically made with a steel frame and contain a layer of springs and padding.

To winterize the trampoline, one should take off the trampoline’s spring padding, jumping mats, and safety nets because:

  •  When heavy, wet snow covers a trampoline, the bouncing and springing abilities are reduced, causing stress and strain and damaging it. 
  • Strong winter breezes will cause trampolines to blow away because of safety nets.
  • Additionally, wet and snowy, the mat’s springs will overstretch and loses their elasticity.

It is essential to store these things in a dry place, preferably somewhere warm, since trampolines are resilient and can survive winter with precautions; however, the padding is somewhat fragile. Therefore, extreme weather makes it rot, decay, and deteriorate.

Secure the springs

Unless springs are not appropriately stored, like in an open or damp area during the winter, they can rust, or worse. They may become unusable by losing their strength and performance if they become rusted. However, you can store it in a dry place such as in your garage, store room, etc.

Secure the frame

It is recommended that one should dismantle the trampoline frame in winter. However, it is effortless and convenient. Many people are extra cautious about the safety of their trampoline, so they remove everything from it.

Although, they need more space to store large trampoline frames such as garages, basements, or sheds. So, dismantling the scaffolding can only option for them since being exposed in the snowy season causes the structure to rust and degrade.

In any case, if you don’t have any space, you should keep the trampoline as it is. You should, however, take extra precautions when the frame is left outside:

  • Make sure to use bricks or pavers that hold the trampoline to the ground, as the metal legs will rust if left on grass or soil.
  • If the trampoline is on the ground, it is recommended to use a pressure-treated beam to prevent erosion.
  • A tarp can also use to protect the framing against rust and cracking.

Trampoline covers

It is also an excellent option to secure a trampoline in winter, but it is not recommended in an extreme winter because snow will tend to tear it apart. Even so, if you use it during mild winters, make sure to prevent mold growth, remove the cover every week and dry it before reinstalling.

Use anchor

Winter storms or cold winter breezes can also damage trampolines and blow them away. Trampoline anchors are recommended to prevent this from happening.

Ensure regular maintenance

It is also essential to keep an eye on it daily. Make sure to:

  • Keep it off from dirt by cleaning it regularly 
  • Clean and dry after rain or snow to prevent moisture
  • Brush off the snow to save mat and springs
  • Examine a surface before jumping whether it is dry to avoid injuries

Can you store a trampoline on its side?

In regions where there is likely to be heavy snowfall, you should avoid storing trampolines on their sides, but rather in a garage or storeroom if you have one, where you can keep them safe and dry. For the topmost concern, disassemble it. 

But if you are living in a region where it’s likely a little snowfall, you can store it on its side but remember to take precautions like:

  • Regular maintenance
  • Brushing off the snow regularly
  • Protect it with a trampoline cover

It should be noted, however, that if precautions aren’t taken seriously, a frame and a mat can become physically weak or unstable. If they become vulnerable or unsteady, they will become unsafe to use and may cause serious injuries.

How much snow can a trampoline hold? 

Since it is an expensive investment, some people may not risk their trampoline getting damaged in harsh weather conditions. Several things can damage and break a trampoline in the snowy season.

Even so, if you live in a region with little snowfall, you can still use trampolines for jumping with winter maintenance, but some people wonder how much a trampoline holds up the snow and if they could use it around winter. 

However, a trampoline can hold as much snow as the weight capacity of the trampoline, so the amount of snow it can hold depends on its density.

It is recommended that you avoid from using it in harsh winter weather and wind it up for a few months so that once the winter is over, you can reassemble them and jump on them again.

Final words 

In this article, I have outlined how to store a trampoline during the winter. However, we recommend that trampolines disassemble throughout the winter to prevent damage and prolong their life.