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When you go out to purchase a trampoline, you'll want to consider buying a trampoline enclosure at the same time. An enclosure will provide a great deal of safety for anyone jumping on your trampoline. There are a variety of different enclosures that are available as well as places where you can buy them.

If you already have a trampoline and want to buy an enclosure for it, you'll need to know the size of your trampoline. If the enclosure isn't chosen for the specific size of the trampoline, then it isn't going to fit. The most common size for trampoline enclosures are those designed to fit around a 12-foot trampoline. If your trampoline was made by JumpKing, Hedstrom, or JumpSport, it should be very easy to find an appropriate enclosure.

The enclosure kit you purchase will most likely come with eight support poles. These need to be placed near the legs of the trampoline. Hooks or clamps will be included for you to fasten the poles to the legs. After that, the enclosure is easy to install. If you need an enclosure for a larger trampoline, such as 13- or 14-feet, you can check at such online stores as trampolinepartsandsupply.com to find prices and the cost to ship an enclosure right to your door.

Other safety measures to take into consideration include purchasing extra safety pads and replacing the trampoline's jumping mat. Safety pads keep your trampoline protected from the rain and snow. By using them, you can keep your trampoline's surface dry and avoid someone slipping on a wet mat. If your trampoline sees a lot of use, be sure and replace the mat when it's showing wear. You don't want it to get so thin and weak so that someone could fall through it.

Another very critical part of trampoline maintenance involves watching and replacing worn springs. Monthly monitoring and an application of WD40 will help keep the springs in as good of shape as possible. Replace springs when they show signs of excessive stretching, rust, or wear. By having good springs you can keep the bounce at its best and protect your family from accidents.

Even with a trampoline enclosure it's important follow the safety precautions in order to make your jumping time fun and accident-free. There are some basic safety measures every jumper needs to follow. Prior to getting onto the trampoline, a jumper should remove all jewelry. After jumping, be sure and stretch all your muscles to avoid cramping and prevent joint problems. If you have any health issues which might limit your use of the trampoline, talk to your doctor first. It may be that he will tell you to do a cardiovascular or diabetes workout on your trampoline which will greatly improve your circulation.

Do you want to know more about trampolines ? Buying A Trampoline also has information on rebounder trampolines and parts for a trampoline.

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