What's the purpose of a trampoline pad?
The trampoline pad is the section of the trampoline that sits over the frame and springs, protecting the jumper. Trampoline pads should be extra wide, so it covers the entire springs, preventing jumpers from getting caught in the trampoline springs. Trampoline pads should fit snugly against the frame, with a skirt hanging down. Quality trampoline pads should be closed cell polyethylene foam, which is waterproof. The top end of the trampoline pad should be encased all around by UV resistant, reinforced PVC as this improves the durability of the pad. 30mm of impact resistant foam offers excellent protection from the frame and springs. 20mm trampoline pads should be adequate for budget trampolines.