If you keep your trampoline outdoors, it’s going to be exposed to all kinds of harsh weather. Not only can snow, ice, and blizzard conditions be hard on it, but so can heavy rain, humidity in the air, and even the rays of the sun. Since buying a trampoline with an enclosure is a substantial expenditure, you’re probably going to want to take the steps necessary to protect your investment as much as possible. That’s why you have a weather cover for it. However, if you’re like most people, you’ll have to admit that you probably aren’t always going to have the cover on when Mother Nature strikes, and you’re going to want to protect your springs by providing a special trampoline spring cover just for them.
You should never buy a trampoline that doesn’t have a cover over the springs. Not only can it be dangerous for little feet and legs when the springs aren’t covered, but the elements can cause premature damage to them. If you do have a tramp with uncovered springs, you need to buy a cover for them as soon as possible. True, replacement springs don’t cost a whole lot, and if you have to replace one of them occasionally because it gets broken, it’s no big deal. However when you need 100+ of them because you’ve allowed them all to rust, then it becomes a more costly and time-consuming proposition.
Trampoline spring covers come to fit round, octagonal, and rectangular mats. Even if you have an unusually-shaped mat, you can have custom spring covers made to fit it. Of course, the customization will cost a bit extra, but if you save numerous spring replacements by using it, it will end up paying for itself. If you’re wondering about what spring covers will cost, it will depend on the size as well as the quality that you buy. You can find them in online shops for as little as $30, and these inexpensive covers will do the job you want them to do. Unfortunately, however, the materials they are made of are going to wear out much more quickly than some of their more expensive cousins.
Never leave your trampoline springs exposed. Although older trampolines, such as those you remember from your childhood, never had anything covering the springs, in the intervening decades it has been determined that coverings for the springs reduce injuries and spring replacement.