Lost, damaged or overstretched trampoline springs can put an end to you and your kids’ sky-high fun. But, not for long. Our “How to Measure Trampoline Springs” guide lets you and the whole family get back to having fun in no time.
How Do I Measure My Trampoline Springs?
Prepare to be impressed, because measuring your trampoline springs is simple. Just follow these three steps:
- Unequip three springs from your trampoline
- Measure the entire spring length from hook-end to hook-end
- Compare your three measurements
If you’re wondering why three is the magic number behind how to measure trampoline springs, it’s because springs can stretch over time. With three measurements, you get a more accurate number when shopping for replacement springs.
How Much Do Replacement Springs Cost and Where Can I Buy Them?
The good news for trampoline owners is that replacement springs are not very expensive. A premium spring, for instance, ranges from $1.79 to $3.70 based on the spring size. In comparison, a standard spring is between $1.20 and $1.70. If you're purchasing some replacement springs, we often recommend buying a few spares as they'll save you time when another spring needs replacing. Plus, you'll be your kid's hero that day.
Which Tools Do I Need to Replace My Trampoline Springs?
Once you've learned how to measure your trampoline springs, the hard part is over. All you have to do now is order your replacement springs. Then, grab your tools and replace your trampoline's hardware (and maybe find a helper to assist). The only three tools you'll need to replace your trampoline springs are all readily available and easy to find. They are:
If you regularly do some work around your home, you probably already have gloves and a pair of nose pliers. While some trampoline owners prefer needle-nose pliers, others are more partial to a t-hook or trampoline spring pulling tool. T-hooks are inexpensive, so you might want to just add one to your cart while ordering your replacement springs, then try it and see which one you prefer. We tend to lean toward a t-hook as it gives you a better, safer grip on the springs.
How to Replace Trampoline Springs
Replacing trampoline springs is a fairly simple process, but again, it might be beneficial to work with an assistant. Let's get started with the following steps:
Prepare Your Work Area. Remove your trampoline's safety mat skirt and lay out your replacement springs, making sure they're damage-free and all there.
Bonus tip: If you're replacing several springs, mark their location with a sticky note on the frame. It'll make the replacement process a lot easier, as you can find your next spring by looking for its colorful flag.
Remove Your Spring. This may seem familiar if you put your trampoline together. It's basically the reverse of attaching a spring to your trampoline. Use your t-hook and slip its curved edge underneath the spring hook connected to your mat's V-ring. Pull your t-hook toward your mat, creating a free space, then lift the spring up and out of the V-ring. Voila! Now you can remove the corresponding hook from the frame, completely detaching the spring from your trampoline.
Bonus tip: If you use needle-nose pliers, it's the same concept, except you'll "pinch" the hook to lift it up and out.
Replace Your Spring: To start, grab your replacement spring and hook it onto your trampoline's frame. Like before, you'll want to use your t-hook to latch onto the opposite hook on your spring. Expect some tension now though, as you'll pull that hook towards the V-ring. If you have a helper, they can grab the corresponding V-ring and bring it closer to you. Make sure you're both wearing gloves for protection, though. After your spring has latched onto the V-ring, you're good to go!
Bonus tip: Replace your springs one at a time. If you've watched any video guides for how to replace the springs on a trampoline, you'll notice most people do this.
When Should I Replace My Trampoline Springs?
We want to let you in on a little secret: Trampoline springs are the key to sky-high bounces. Besides replacing broken springs, you may want to purchase new springs when you notice your airtime is taking a nose dive. When springs stretch and become overstretched, they stop providing the energy transfer that pushes you into the air. In comparison, a new spring expands as you land and returns to its original position, delivering that continuous feedback that gives you the thrill of being airborne.
So, next time your kids come to you and ask how to make your trampoline bouncier, take a look at the springs. Pick up your replacement springs today and get back to those sky-high heights!