Choosing a Trampoline for Texas Conditions
As with most outdoor products, many trampolines will spend all year outside experiencing the full force of the harsh Texas climate. Here are some of the key aspects to be aware of when choosing the right trampoline for your Texas home.
Especially prevalent along the Texas coast, rust is a slow killer of outdoor equipment. Whether it’s your car, bike or trampoline frame, rust spares nothing. It will quietly eat away at most metals until there is literally nothing left.
Clearly with a trampoline that remains outside 365 days a year, it is critical you take into account the rust proofing of the unit before you make a purchase.
Most trampolines will come standard with some claim of being “rustproof.” However, unless they can outline exactly what they do and how, there is no industry standard that something will hold up to the salty coastal air.
Springfree trampoline frames are constructed using heavy-duty, triple-coated galvanized steel. This keeps a multi-layer barrier between the salt and any raw metal that may be at risk.
The metal springs used in traditional trampolines are usually the first to show signs of rust as the metal grinds on each other and wears off any protective coatings that may have been applied. Springfree doesn’t use springs. Instead they use fiberglass rods. These are not only a safer option, but they also last longer and have protective rod sleeves which can be replaced if they start to wear and tear. These rods cannot rust and will stay weatherproof even through the harshest of climates.
Another relentless factor that will especially affect the life of your trampoline in Texas is UV damage. The harsh Texas sun can weaken a trampoline’s surface mat or safety net, resulting in significant injury to a jumpers. Failing that, at very least, you will be up for the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged part.
At Springfree, safety is their number one priority. That is why they only use UV protected mat rods and net rods. Their UV-resistant polypropylene mats and FlexiNet safety enclosures have a UV coating tested to 5000 hours .
Lucky us. Texas manages to be a member of both Tornado Alley and Hurricane Alley states, so severe storms are something you will experience sooner or later.
Owning a trampoline means you have a responsibility to ensure it is safely secured or stored during inclement weather. Most trampolines will have some method available for anchoring them to the ground in high-wind conditions. As these anchors vary depending on the brand, you need to ensure each one is sufficient and secure.
Springfree’s Ground Anchor system is simple to install and you can add as many anchors as you need to ensure it is safe for your conditions.
While not always necessary, sometimes you may need to collapse your trampoline for the safety of your family and neighbors. In this case, you want a trampoline that you can disassemble quickly and efficiently. Once again most trampolines are different and you want to make sure you are aware of the process before it’s too late.
Springfree designed their FlexiNet enclosure to be easily collapsible, and if need be the frame can be dismantled and stored away securely.
Experience the trampoline built Texas tough today by visiting your local showroom.