Acon USA, Inc.
6035 Queens Ave NE Ste. 200
Otsego, MN 55330, USA
It is a well-known fact that hurricanes can be very dangerous in many parts of the country. Wouldn’t it be gutting to see your kids favorite pastime flying away, particularly if it’s a recent investment? So, the best way to prevent a ‘flying machine’ disaster is to learn how to keep trampoline from blowing away.
Do I need to Secure the trampoline?
The answer to this question really depends on how robust the trampoline is, and the weather. If you’re in a part of the country that has favorable weather throughout the year and the wind barely gets above the speed to blow your hat off your head, then a sturdy trampoline probably won’t need an anchor.
However, if your home is prone to heavy winds and hurricanes, you will need to know how to secure your trampoline to stop it rolling across your garden or blowing away entirely.
Get Anchors to Secure a Trampoline
There are various articles online that advise of different ways and instructions on how to secure trampoline during storm, such as sandbags, tying it down to a tree, stake or something else, even using tent pegs.
But at ACON, we recommend securing a trampoline with an anchor that is specifically designed to be used with trampolines. As well as supplying anchors individually, our ACON trampolines include an anchor set.
How to Anchor Trampoline Down
So now you’ve got your anchor kit, there are several steps you need to take in order to fit them to your trampoline. To help you with fitting the anchors, our Ground and Anchor manual shows you where they need to be located.
Step 1 – Buy the Anchors
If you don’t have trampoline anchors, you can purchase them from our online store. Even if you have our anchor kit with two anchors that is included with our rectangular ACON 13 HD and ACON 16 HD trampolines, you may decide to add a couple of extra anchors – just in case.
If you’re not sure how many anchors you will need, or require help purchasing your anchors, our customer support team is always available to help. Furthermore, they can also guide you through on how to secure trampoline with our anchors, so you’ll feel comfortable in assembling them in case you need extra information on top of this blog post!
Step 2 – Check the Placement
Make sure the placement of the anchors is in the correct position to provide maximum anchorage in securing your trampoline. Where they should be located for a round trampoline is different from a rectangular trampoline so consult our manual to check.
Step 3 – Attach the Ratchet Strap and Hook
Next, you will need to attach the ratchet strap and the anchor hook, which fits from the hoop of the frame between two springs. Using the diagrams in the manual, attach the hook to the strap. Don’t forget to make sure they are in the right position, as shown in diagram 2 in the manual.
Step 4 – Secure the Anchor
Below the strap, screw the anchor into the ground in a counterclockwise direction; the manual’s diagrams will help you. Make sure the whole of the anchor part is fully inserted into the ground.
Step 5 – Tighten the Strap
The last step is to fix the strap to the anchor in the ground and to tighten the ratchet strap via the buckle. Make sure it is tight enough to secure the trampoline so that any strong wind or hurricane can’t whisk it away.
Hurricanes and Extreme Weather Conditions
If you’ve got this far, you now know how to secure trampoline during storm. But, as always, prevention is better than wishing you had anchored your trampoline earlier. The benefit of trampoline anchors is that they can be lifted if you want to move your trampoline to a more protected area of your garden or yard.
In addition, if you know that extreme weather conditions are on their way, it’s a good idea to take off the trampoline enclosure. While you’re taking off the net, don’t forget to remove the poles and frame that the net fits onto; although they are unlikely to be lifted off the trampoline, heavy winds and hurricanes may bend them significantly, which means you may not be able to re-fit your net at a later time.
Get Your Anchors and Secure Your Trampoline
If you’re one of the lucky ones that doesn’t suffer from extreme weather conditions at any time of the year, anchors are probably not needed. But if you experience strong winds, extreme weather and hurricanes, and now you know how to secure a trampoline, purchase your anchors before the hurricane season starts.