Having a trampoline in your backyard can be a great way for kids to spend their time and keep themselves active. However, as parents we all know that sometimes, things can go wrong. Trampoline mishaps happen frequently and can result in broken bones, sprains, cuts and bruises. This is why it is important to inspect your trampoline regularly, especially before and after use. It is also a good idea to check up on the safety net that is fitted around the trampoline. This will reduce the chances of accidents and injuries that can be caused by jumping with friends or siblings.
Before you start cleaning your trampoline, it is a good idea to get on the trampoline and sweep it out with a soft brush or duster. This will remove any dirt that may be stuck to the mat and make it much easier to clean. It is best to do this before you put water on the mat, because if it is too dry it will stick and take longer to scrub away.
After sweeping, it is a good idea to rinse the mat with a hose and washing up liquid. This will help to clean out any dirt that may have been deposited on the mat and also prevent any build up in the springs and padding. If you have a car wash hose attachment it is very useful for cleaning your safety net because of its high-pressure water output. Using this attachment can make the cleaning process a whole lot faster and much more efficient.
Next, it is a good idea to look at the entrance and door of your safety net. This should be secure and not easily pushed open or closed. It is also a good idea to look at the buckle straps and make sure they are not starting to become loose or flimsy. Finally, it is a good idea to look for any minor tears in the net itself and any signs of lichen that may be growing on it.
When it comes to removing lichen from your trampoline net, it is best to avoid using any harsh chemicals. This is because some chemicals can damage the netting on your trampoline and cause it to tear or rip. Lichen can be removed quite easily, though, with a bit of rubbing and a sponge that has been dampened with hot water.
Before you begin removing your net from your trampoline, it is a great idea to wrap it up in some old clothes to protect yourself from any accidental cuts or snags that could occur while you are cleaning and putting it back together. Once you have finished, it is a good idea to put the safety net away in a safe place where it will not get damaged or lost while it is being stored. This will ensure that it is ready for the next time the kids want to jump on the trampoline with their friends or siblings!