Selecting your Pad Size
Trampoline pads come in various different shapes and sizes and choosing the right size is very important. With trampolines being as popular as they are, new sizes have been developed. Rectangular and round trampolines have been around for many years but oval trampoline are now on the market also. You can get folding trampolines and even spring free trampolines, so knowing the size and shape of your trampoline is very vital.
The best way to tell what size your trampoline is with the good old fashioned way, with a measuring tape. We would advise you to take the time to find out the real size of your trampoline. Many units are often sold as rounded up or down figures so you may think you are buying a 12ft round trampoline for instance but it could actually be a 11.5ft Trampoline or even a 12.7ft. The best way to check what size you have is to measure the trampoline, Round Trampolines are measured from edge to edge right across the middle. Rectangular Trampolines are measured by taking the length and width of the trampoline, so for instance if the length of your Trampoline is 7ft and the width is 10ft, your trampoline is 7ft x 10ft; the pads you will need to buy are therefore 7ft x 10ft. If you have an octagonal trampoline round padding will not work.
Once you have worked out the size of your trampoline, you are then able to choose the right padding for you. Chances are if you have bought a cheap trampoline with cheap pads you will want to upgrade. The material the padding is made from is thick PVC. Cheap plastic padding often has thin lines across them. These pads will not last and you will have to replace them every year, if not more often. The foam inside the padding is another crucial deciding point as this is what protects your children from the springs on the trampoline. The best type of foam is closed cell memory foam as this will not wear down in one place and will provide a full protective effect across the whole diameter of the foam padding. Some cheap padding will trick you by saying the padding is thick. However, frequently they will taper down towards the centre of the pad making it potentially dangerous and very poor quality.
The foam in your trampoline pad needs to be the same thickness from one side of the pad to the other. The securing mechanism of the trampoline pad to the frame is also important, you will need to ensure that you have a toggle system that secures the pad to the trampoline. Using anything else could damage the pad or trampoline as the padding will usually move slightly which each bounce. The pad will need to be able to deal with slight movement. Most quality trampoline pads come in various different shapes and sizes and choosing the right size is very important. With the increasing popularity of trampolines new shape have been developed. Rectangular and round trampolines have been around for many years but oval trampolines are growing in stature as well. Knowing the size and shape of your trampoline is of the utmost importance. Trampoline pads are sold with the fixing toggles so you will not need to source this elsewhere.
Trampoline pads come in various different shapes and sizes and choosing the right size is very important. With trampolines being as popular as they are, new shapes have been developed. Rectangular and round trampolines have been around for many years but the market is now more geared towards oval trampolines as well. Trampoline pads are designed to be universal for the given shape so if you have a round trampoline and your measurement is that same as pads, they will fit. If your trampoline has an integrated enclosure you may need to check with us prior to you placing the order to insure it will fit. Trampoline pads are generally supplied in the following sizes: 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 13ft and 14ft. Trampolines pads are sometimes confused with the trampoline bed (the black bouncy bit) so it is imperative that the correct item is purchased. The pads are also referred to as bumpers or even surrounds. Purchasing new padding will freshen up your trampoline and provide safety to the users. All you need to remember is measure your trampoline correctly, choose the correct size and shape and your pad will fit.