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Add safety with Trampoline Enslosure with Safety Nets

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Jumping on a trampoline is fun for kids but it can be dangerous if right safety precautions are not taken. There are more than 100,000 injuries from use of trampolines per year, and the number is constantly on the rise. If you already have a trampoline or have decided to buy a trampoline, you must pay attention to safety of trampoline use. You'll likely not only use a trampoline for your family, but also for your neighbors as your kids will bring a hoard of friends to share trampoline with them. There are a huge selection of trampoline shapes and sizes, and varying degree of safety offered different shapes. There are a several trampoline accessories such as safety pads, mats (beds) and safety enclosures available to provide add safety to your trampoline endeavors.

The injuries from falling off from a trampoline is most severe, and therefore a protective device that will prevent your kids from falling off the trampoline should be considered first. The trampoline enclosure with safety net will protect your kids from falling off the trampoline, and hence trampoline enclosure with safety net is the best solution for your immediate protection. Safety pads and mats will also add additional safety to your trampoline use, so they should not be overlooked. Trampoline enclosures are also called bounce arenas. Trampoline enclosure with safety nets is especially important when a trampoline is located near trees, fences, a deck or any object with potential hazard. Trampoline enclosures are available on standard 10 ft, 12 ft, 14 ft and 16 ft trampolines, with most common size being 14 ft in diameter. Trampoline enclosures are available for rectangular, octagon, square and circular trampolines.

There are two types of trampoline enclosures: netting constructed inside of the trampoline padding and netting located outside of the padding. Both types will provide protection against falling from a trampoline, but the one with the netting inside the padding will also prevent injuries from falling against the padded trampoline frame. When shopping for a trampoline enclosure with safety nets, pay attention to strong netting and weight rating, and straps that will hold it firmly to the poles. Higher weight rating will provide adequate protection to heavier jumpers.

If you already purchased a Trampoline enclosure with safety nets, the enclosure and nets should be examined periodically for signs of damage. Trampoline enclosure and nets that stay outside can suffer deterioration from extensive sun explosure and weather changes. Enclosure nets, straps and poles should be examined on a monthly basis and replace deteriorated components as necessary. Most trampoline online retailers including KiddieToys offer trampoline replacement parts.





Trampoline Pads

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Jumping on a trampoline is fun for everyone, and also provides great workout. However, using trampoline can be dangerous if safety precautions are not followed. Over 100,000 injuries are reported from trampoline use every year, and that number is increasing. To prevent trampoline injuries, preventative accessories such as trampoline enclosure with safety net, trampoline pads, trampoline mats (beds) may be added to your trampoline setup.

As described in Trampoline Enclosure article, trampoline enclosure with safety net prevents jumpers from falling off the trampoline. Especially, enclosures with nets inside the padding will prevent jumpers landing on edges of the trampoline protecting your kids from severe injuries. In addition to trampoline enclosure, safety pads also add safety to your trampoline by covering metal edges of the trampoline. Almost all trampolines come with safety pads, but not all safety pads are made equal. Trampoline safety pads are available in various shapes and sizes, and are covered by PVC that protects from UV rays. Over a period of time, safety pads do wear out and require replacement.

If you're in a market for new safety pads, you may want to consider safety features of the pads equally important as with the price. Trampoline pads cover edges of the trampoline that are made of metal, where a lot of jumpers could land. Landing too close to medal edge of the trampoline can result in broken ankels, sprained wrists, or demage nect or spines. Trampoline safety pads will help reduce the chance of getting injury from landing on metal edges of the trampoline. Some of the safety feature to be considered on the safety pads include:

  • Made of at least 1-inch thick layer of closed cell polyethylene form. This layer should be protected by a durable cover that is resistant to UV deterioration.
  • Find the safety pads that fits your trampoline. Loose trampoline pads may not be able to protect landing injuries.

Using trampoline enclosures and safety pads will protect your kids from injuries but they're not foolproof. When using trampoline, be sure to follow all safety guidelines and use them properly. Follow person and weight limits (per manual), and whenever possible try avoid placing too many kids in a trampoline at the same time. You should also inspect your trampoline, and accessories for damages periodically. Inspect resiliency of the springs, trampoline fabric, signs of rust, tearing on the mat, and bouncyness of the trampoline.






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