Outdoor Installations, Maintenance and Snow Removal

Trampoline Care and Maintenance Instructions



Your AlleyOop Sport Trampoline is made using quality materials and is finely-crafted to provide you and your family with many years of enjoyment and exercise. Proper maintenance and care will help to prolong the life of the trampoline and reduce the possibility of injury.

All trampolines require maintenance at some point. Springs may need to be replaced, rail pieces may become bent, stitching in the mat and frame pads may rot out. The following maintenance guidelines should always be observed.


Inspection (Trampoline)

Inspect the trampoline before each use and replace any worn, defective, or missing parts. The following conditions could represent potential hazards:

  • Missing, improperly positioned, or insecurely attached frame padding
  • Puncture, frays, tears, or holes worn in the bed or frame padding
  • Deterioration in the stitching or fabric of the bed or frame padding
  • Ruptured springs
  • A bent or broken frame
  • A sagging bed
  • Sharp protrusions on the frame or suspension system


Inspection (Safety Enclosure)

Inspect the trampoline before each use and replace any worn, defective, or missing parts. The following conditions could represent potential hazards:


  • ​​Missing, improperly positioned, or insecurely attached frame padding
  • Puncture, frays, tears, or holes worn in the barrier or support system (frame) padding
  • Deterioration in the stitching or fabric of the barrier or support system (frame) padding
  • Ruptured springs
  • A bent or broken support system (frame)
  • A sagging barrier
  • Sharp protrusions on the support system (frame) or suspension system


Note:The “bed” mentioned above and elsewhere in this manual, refers to the jumping surface (generally referred to as the “mat”). The “barrier” mentioned above and elsewhere in this manual, refers to the safety enclosure netting. The “frame” mentioned refers to the rail assembly pieces of the trampoline.

 If any of the above conditions exist, your 14ft VariableBounce Trampoline System must be disassembled or otherwise protected against use until the condition is remedied. 


Trampoline Mat

An item that poses one of the greatest hazards, is worn out or rotten stitching around the trampoline mat (bed). Stitching may fail within two or three years or earlier due to excessive use or exposure to extreme weather. In most cases, evidence of deterioration will make itself known in the form of:

  • Broken stitching around the edge of the mat
  • Rotten or frayed fabric at the V-ring straps


Caution:If any deterioration is found, all bouncing must cease and the trampoline must be disassembled or otherwise protected against use until the condition is remedied.

 The mat should be replaced with the appropriate AlleyOop part. Remember, the only thing between the jumper and the ground is the mat. If a deteriorated mat is not inspected properly, further jumping could cause the mat to pull away from the straps in a large area and the jumper may land on the ground, which could cause serious injury.


Cold Weather Protection

The 14ft VariableBounce Trampoline System is designed for year-round outdoor use. However, in climates of cold weather where snow and ice are common, we recommend the trampoline mat, springs, frame pad, and net be removed and stored in a dry area out of the sun. To remove these parts, simply complete the instructions for installing them in reverse order.


Ice and Snow

Use extreme care in removing any ice and snow that may have accumulated on the mat before removing the mat for storage. We suggest using a high pressure water hose and spraying upward from underneath the trampoline, starting at the mats lowest point. Another option is to pour hot water on the ice and snow to melt it away. Left unattended in snow and ice, your trampoline mat will accumulate weight in the middle, causing damage to your springs. This type of damage is not covered by warranty.


Replacement Parts

All replacement parts should be ordered through AlleyOop Sports. Stores that repair shoes, awnings, or tents, as well as upholstery shops, do not have proper materials, equipment, or methods for the proper/safe repair of trampoline mats and frame pads.

Call AlleyOop Sports at 408-213-2551 if you need replacement parts, or have any questions.

If any warning labels or signs become unreadable or missing, call AlleyOop Sports for free replacements.

Trampoline mats should be completely replaced if any tear or hole is greater than one inch in length. Patches over larger holes will eventually fail, creating a potential for hazardous injury.

Caution:Do not repair trampoline mats with holes greater than one inch.


Disassembly

To disassemble, follow the assembly steps in reverse order. Do not attempt to disassemble any rail pieces before the mat and springs have been removed.


Care and Maintenance Safety Checklist (Trampoline) 


Note:Inspect the trampoline before each use and replace any worn, defective, or missing parts.


Frame Pad

Our Frame pad reduces the risk of accidental injury due to falling onto the frame railing and gives minimal resistance to striking or falling on and through the springs. The frame pad life-expectancy is one to two years. To increase life of pad:

  • Do not allow jumpers to stand or sit on pad
  • Do not allow jumpers to grab pad in order to pull themselves onto trampoline
  • Do not allow sharp, abrasive objects to come in contact with the pad surface
  • If you have a safety enclose installed, rotate the pad periodically to spread out wear and tear


Safety Checklist

Check for…

Necessary Action
   Safe   
Unsafe 
 Vinyl deterioration
 Replace

 Foam deterioration
 Replace

 Missing pads
 Replace

 Improperly attached pads
 Reattach (see pad installation section of instructions) 

 Stitching deterioration
 Re-stitch 


Trampoline Mat

Make sure the trampoline is visually inspected by a responsible adult, checking the stitching carefully at each V-ring before every use:


​Safety Checklist

Check for…
Necessary Action
   Safe     
 Unsafe  
 Bent or missing V-rings Replace V-rings

 Faded and breaking thread Replace

 Brittle or tearing V-ring straps Replace

 Cuts, tears, or holes on mat Patch (holes greater than one inch cannot safely be repaired)

 Missing warning labels Call AlleyOop for replacement


Springs

The life of a set of springs is three to five years depending on weight of jumpers, frequency of use, and care of the trampoline:


Safety Checklist

Check for…
Necessary Action
  Safe  
Unsafe
 Over-stretched springs Replace

 Missing springs Replace

 Weak (soft) springs Replace                                                              


Frame

The life of your AlleyOop Sports trampoline frame should last for many years, depending upon the weather in the area where you live:


Safety Checklist

Check for…
Necessary Action
  Safe  
Unsafe
 Rust Clean and Paint

 Structural failure Replace

 Bent frame Repair or replace part

 Sharp protrusions Repair

 Missing warning labels Call AlleyOop for replacement                             


Safety Rules

Review this manual with all jumpers. Maintain all warning labels and signs. If labels or signs become lost or unreadable, write or call AlleyOop Sports for free replacements.


Care and Maintenance Safety Checklist (Safety Enclosure) 


Note:Inspect the trampoline enclosure before each use and replace any worn, defective, or missing parts.


Pole Foam

The pole foam and vinyl pole sleeve life expectancy is two to five years. To increase the life of your pole foam and sleeves, do not allow people to grab them in order to pull themselves onto the trampoline.


Safety Checklist

Check for…
Necessary Action
     Safe   
  Unsafe  
 Vinyl sleeve deterioration Replace

 Foam missing or deterioration Replace                                                                                       


Net

The net, support straps, and bungee cords will require frequent inspection for deterioration or fraying. Life expectancy is three to five years for the net, and one to three years for the straps and bungees.


Safety Checklist

Check for…
Necessary Action
     Safe     
   Unsafe   
 Faded and breaking top or bottom net strap Replace strap

 Brittle and tearing net Replace

 Missing warning labels Replace

 Improperly attached pads Call AlleyOop for replacement                                               



Steel Poles

The pole life expectancy is for many years. To increase the life of your poles, do not allow people to grab them in order to pull themselves onto the trampoline.


Safety Checklist

Check for…
Necessary Action
 Safe   
Unsafe 
 Rust Clean and paint

 Structural failure Replace

 Bent frame Repair or replace part

 Sharp protrusions Repair

 Missing warning labels Call AlleyOop for replacement                              


Safety Rules

Review this manual with all jumpers. Maintain all warning labels and signs. If labels or signs become lost or unreadable, write or call AlleyOop Sports for free replacements.


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