Handy Tips to Measure a Trampoline Correctly and Easily

Knowing the right measurement of a trampoline is necessary when you go for replacing any part. Usually, brand new trampolines come with detailed dimension tags, but they may disappear over time.

So, trampolines with lost labels need to measure before you replace any part. Thus, a question arises, how to measure a trampoline accurately? Don’t worry, this is not rocket science, you can easily measure any part like frame, mat, spring, net, etc, using a tape measure.

Let’s know in detail how are trampolines measured.

How to Measure a Trampoline Mat?

You can measure a trampoline mat or frame dimension following several steps. But the process may vary a bit depending upon the trampoline type and shape. Here I’ll elaborate on them all.

how to measure a trampoline

Measuring Round Trampolines

All sides of round trampolines are the same in length. So, by measuring the diameter of the frame, you can get the dimension easily. Let’s know how to measure a round trampoline.

  • Measure the outer edge to the opposite edge of the frame using a tape measure.
  • Then detach at least three springs from the trampoline array and measure their lengths. Also, count the total number of springs.
  • Now, subtract the spring length from the frame length. Thus, you’ll get the mat diameter of the round trampoline.

Read Also: Tips to attach and detach trampoline mat

Measuring Rectangular and Square Trampolines

To measure the rectangle trampoline size, you have to measure the length and width of the frame.

  • Measure the length of the frame of the rectangular trampoline first.
  • Then measure its width from one edge of the frame to straight across the opposite outer metal edge.
  • Measure the length of the spring after detaching 3 or more springs. Also, count the total number of springs.
  • Now subtract the spring size from the frame size to get the mat measurement of the rectangle trampoline.

Note: In the same way, you can also measure the square trampoline’s size. But in this case, the length and width will be the same for each side.

Measuring Oval Trampoline

Oval trampolines share features with round and rectangle models. As oval models have elliptical (egg) shapes you have to measure both shortest and longest distances here.

  • Measure the largest distance on the longer side.
  • Now measure the distance of the shorter side.
  • Shorter and longer side distances are the frame dimensions of the oval trampoline.
  • Then detach at least three springs from the trampoline array and measure their lengths. Also, count the total number of springs.
  • Afterward, subtract the spring length from the frame length. Thus, you’ll get the mat diameter of the oval trampoline.

Read Also: Comparison among different shapes of trampolines

Measuring Hexagonal, Octagonal, and Odd Shape Trampoline

Measuring a hexagonal, octagonal, or other complex shape trampoline size is quite different.

  • Measure the frame distance diagonally instead of the distance between side-to-side.
  • The mat measurement can be found in by subtracting the spring length from the frame size.
  • Also, count the total number of springs.

How to Measure Trampoline Springs?

If you plan to add more springs to the trampoline for a high bounce or want to replace the stretched or faulty springs, you need to know the right size of the springs. Measuring a spring dimension is an easy task.

  • At first, remove three or more springs (not overstretched) from the trampoline.
  • Then measure the length of the first spring from one side hook end to another side end using a tape measure or slide calipers.
  • Repeat the process for other springs. And note down the measurements with the unit (inch, mm, cm, etc).
  • If you want to replace all the springs, count the total springs and rings too.

Read Also: Does my trampoline mat loose for springs?

How to Measure a Trampoline Net?

If you want to replace the trampoline enclosure net, you may need to measure the trampoline net first. To measure the trampoline enclosure, follow the steps below.

  • Measure the trampoline frame size using a tape measure from one side to opposite side.
  • Count the number of total poles or arches.
  • Identify the enclosure style like straight poles, arched poles, straight and curved poles, top ring net, etc.

See Also: Difference between in net and out net trampoline

How to Measure a Trampoline Pad?

When you are going to measure a trampoline spring pad, do the following things.

  • Measure the frame size of the trampoline from one side to opposite side using a tape measure.
  • Then measure the spring size.
  • After that, count the total cut-outs or holes of the pad to be sure it fits with your trampoline.

Things to Consider While Measuring a Trampoline

  • Measure at least 3 times all the length, width, and diagonal distance of the trampoline for an accurate result.
  • Count the spring rings carefully. To make the process mistake-proof, mark the first rings or springs using a marker, color, etc.
  • Measure all the distance straight and not crooked.
  • If there are rusts in the frame or springs measure the distance carefully to avoid injuries.
  • Sometimes you might disassemble the trampoline partially before measuring a trampoline.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should I measure the trampoline if I have a trampoline instruction manual?

Ans: If you have the trampoline instruction manual, there is no need of measuring your trampoline. Still, you can measure it to determine whether the instruction manual is correct or wrong.

2. What is the easiest way to get trampoline parts measurements?

Ans: If you have manufacturer’s instruction manual or you know the trampoline model number then it’ll be no hassle to measure the trampoline. Using any of the information, you can get the measurement.

3. How many people do you need to measure a trampoline?

Ans: You can measure a small size trampoline alone. But for larger models, you need at least two people.

4. Is it important to count the number of the total springs?

Ans: Yes, it’s important for replacing the mat as the total number of springs might vary for the same size trampolines. So, count the total springs slot to get the right replacement mat.

5. When to measure a trampoline frame?

Ans: Whether you plan to repair or replace trampoline frame, mat, net, or pad, the trampoline frame measurement might be necessary.

Final Verdict

Measuring a trampoline is necessary to purchase the right size replacement parts. I discussed here all the relevant things on how to measure a trampoline size.

This is actually an easy task, just consider your trampoline shape and measure its size accurately using a tape measure. Hopefully, this article will help you greatly when you need to measure the trampoline.

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