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 Your Trampoline Springs” guide lets you and the whole family get back to having fun in no time.
Measuring Your 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.
Which Tools to Use to Replace Your Trampoline Springs
Once you've learned how to measure your trampoline's springs, the hard part is over. All you have to do now is order your replacement springs, grab your tools and replace your trampoline's hardware — and maybe find a helper to assist. The question is, what other tools do you need to replace your trampoline's springs? The only three you'll need are all readily available and easy to find. They are:
If you already do some work around your home, you probably already have some 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. As t-hooks are inexpensive, you can always add one to your cart while ordering your replacement springs, 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
Ready to learn how to replace the springs on your trampoline? Let's get started then, beginning with the following steps:
- Prepare Your Work Area: Replacing your trampoline's springs is a quick job, but we always recommend preparing your work area first. Remove your trampoline's safety-mat skirt and lay out your replacement springs, making sure they're damage-free and all there. 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 step may seem familiar if you put your trampoline together. It's pretty much the reverse of attaching a spring to your trampoline. What you want to do is 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. 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: Expect some deja vu for this step if you put your trampoline together, as you're attaching a spring to your trampoline. 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!
If you've watched any video guides for how to replace the springs on a trampoline, you may notice people replace their springs one at a time — make sure you copy that format.
How Much Do Replacement Springs Cost?
The good news for trampoline owners is that replacement springs offer a low cost. 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.
Do Trampoline Springs Make a Difference?
Definitely! In fact, they're the secret to sky-high bounces. A lot of the time, people discover they need new springs when their airtime takes a nose dive. That's because as 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.
Finding Your Replacement Trampoline Springs
Now that you’re certified for how to measure trampoline springs, you’re set to pick up replacements. At SkyBound USA, we trust TrampolinePartsCenter.com as our authorized dealer for our premium springs. They also offer standard springs, alongside customer support you’ll love.
Pick up your replacement springs today and get back to those sky-high heights!