How to Repair Trampolines

A trampoline is made of a piece of strong and taut fabric attached to a steel frame. The device also uses coiled springs to support jumping people. It is used for recreational or gymnastic purposes.

Trampolines are often placed in large indoor or outdoor areas. They can be damaged due to constant use and may need periodic repair.

Steps to Repair Trampolines

Problem 1: The Mat Was Damaged by the Sun


  1. Cover the damaged spots with a durable tape such as duct tape. This can only be done on small damages of the mat.
  2. If the damage is large, you have to replace the whole mat. Give a precaution to everyone to prevent them from using the trampoline until you have replaced it.
  3. Get a new mat to replace the damaged one. Read the manual carefully for details. Enlist a number of people to help you in installing the mat.
  4. Remove the old mat from the frame. Start at a spring and pull it in your direction. Unfasten the end of the spring from the insulated washer of rubber in the mat, while leaving the other end in the frame. Others should be stretching the other parts of the mat simultaneously as well.
  5. When the mat is totally free from the springs, remove and dispose of the mat. To install the new mat, reverse the procedure.
  6. With durable tape, cover the holes created by safety padding on the trampoline. You can also turn the padding over to make more use out of it.
  7. To maintain the mat, cover the trampoline when it is not in use. This is to protect it from the damage caused by the weather as well as dirt, and other debris.


Problem 2: The Spring is Broken


The function of the spring is to secure the mat of the trampoline to the metal frame. If one spring breaks or goes out of condition, it must be replaced immediately.

  1. The new spring has to be the same diameter and length as the original. Make sure to measure the unbroken springs to get the right dimensions
  2. Glide the tip of the spring out of the eyelet hole in the mat until the other end of the spring is taken out.
  3. Put in the end of the new spring into the mat. Then pull the spring out and attach the other end into the frame.


Problem 3: The Trampoline Hops When in Use


When you set up the trampoline without locking securely to the ground, the trampoline will “hop” or move during use.

  1. Attach long metal anchors with straps to the frame.
  2. Secure the anchor to the ground.
  3. Check if it doesn’t move easily by moving the frame with your hand.

This also prevents the trampoline from turning over during windy days.

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