How to Choose the Right Trampoline:
Safety and durability are the two most important features to consider when shopping for the right trampoline. The right trampoline can be a lifetime investment. A weak trampoline frame and/or frame that’s not fully galvanized might last 1-2 years. A thick and sturdy trampoline, with proper galvanization could last a lifetime. It’s always difficult for parents to prevent multiple kids from jumping on the trampoline at the same time, so make sure the trampoline frame is strong, durable and fully galvanized both inside and out. Stronger frames will never break, bend or warp with excess weight or usage. If you’re comparing competitor trampoline thickness and quality, and want to confirm which trampoline has the stronger frame and higher user weight limit, ask the company for the trampoline shipping weight. Assume that the trampoline with the higher shipping weight should have the stronger, thicker and more durable frame.
Rust and corrosion are big factors, when dealing with metal and outside elements, such as rain, snow and sun’s UV. To help reduce the chances of rust and corrosion, the trampoline should be galvanized, both inside and out. Some trampolines are just galvanized on the outside, but not on the inside. Moisture and rain can get the inside of the tubes wet, thus, causing rust to build on the inside. Avoid powder coated trampolines. Powder coated trampolines are not galvanized and only coated on the outside. If the powder coating ever chips off, that will cause the trampoline to rust. With no powder coating on the inside, rust will also build on the inside.