How to Protect a Trampoline From Wind

Written by catherine m. albano
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How to Protect a Trampoline From Wind
Trampolines should be secured to the ground. (kids jumping image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.com)

Trampolines combine fun with exercise and come in a variety of sizes. Because of its design, a trampoline can pose a serious risk on windy days, essentially becoming a sail as the wind catches it, causing damage to buildings, vehicles and people. The most important safety tip a new trampoline owner can follow is to anchor that new trampoline down. This can be done to a smaller trampoline by simply weighing it down with heavy items. The best solution, however, is to secure your trampoline to the ground with specially made anchors.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Trampoline wind stake kit, which includes stakes, straps and hooks
  • Rubber mallet

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Ensure that the trampoline is level. Trampolines not assembled properly or positioned on an incline are dangerous and more likely to be caught by the wind.

  2. 2

    Screw each stake into the ground. If the type of stakes you have are not threaded, then you can use a rubber mallet to pound them into the ground.

  3. 3

    Attach one strap to each stake, ensuring that the other end of the strap will reach the trampoline's frame. If not, then move the stake.

  4. 4

    Fasten one hook to the free end of each strap.

  5. 5

    Attach each hook to the trampoline frame. Test how secure the trampoline feels. If it shifts with use, reposition the stakes, making sure the straps are taut.

Tips and warnings

  • Some anchor kits recommend securing your trampoline stakes in cement.

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