Properly Setting up Your Trampoline

Properly Setting up Your Trampoline

Properly Setting up Your TrampolineTrampolines are far from difficult to set up. Setting up Your Trampoline can be completed with a minimum of two adults (or an adult and an older teen) and a mere few hours of your time. Once the trampoline has arrived at your home, it is important that you check the package in order to ensure that all needed parts are present. Keep in mind that your trampoline may be packaged within either one or two boxes.

In order to ensure that all in present, spread everything out onto the ground (or floor) and remove the checklist that has been included in the packaging. With the aid of the checklist, thoroughly ensure that every component, nut and bolt has safely survived delivery. There are times that components are (accidentally) left out. With that being said, you do not want to be in the midst of assembly to find that the piece that is needed is nowhere to be found.

The following are the basic components that will (most likely) be contained in the packaging:

  • Springs
  • Bars
  • Metal legs
  • Jump pad
  • Spring pads (protectors)
  • Enclosure poles
  • Enclosure netting

Although there is a new trend for enclosure netting and poles being included with a trampoline purchases, there are companies that do not include them. In the event that you purchase the trampoline and safety enclosure separately, you will need to inspect all packages thoroughly as well as ensure that the safety enclosure properly fits the trampoline that has been purchased.

Additionally, you will need to make sure that all of the tools that you need to assemble the trampoline. More than likely, the tools that would be needed would be a rubber mallet, as well as a Philips screwdriver.


For a traditional trampoline, the instructions are pretty much the same regardless of how big the trampoline is. These instructions are for a regular round trampoline with springs. If you are assembling a springfree trampoline you will need to follow those instructions that come with that specific type of trampoline.

new trampoline is to lay out the pieces in a circle

The first thing you will do when assembling your new trampoline is to lay out the pieces in a circle. Doing this helps you to see how big the trampoline is going to be when it is set up. Make sure to lay out the ring foundation correctly and attach each part of the ring first before you start attaching the legs.

assemble the legs of trampoline

Next you will assemble the legs and attach them to the main ring. If your trampoline is a larger model, make sure the squares are on the outside of the ring and line the holes up. Repeat this procedure until all the legs are attached to the ring.

Now it’s time to take all the included screws and bolts and attach them in the proper place. Each bolt should be tightened properly to ensure the trampoline is sturdy. Once you have done this, the foundation of your trampoline is complete and you can move on to the next part or the process.

Unroll the trampoline and lay it out on top of the ring. Attach each spring to the correct hooks on the jumping pad BEFORE you attach it to the metal ring. As you attach more and more springs, it will get tighter and harder to pull the springs which is why the pulling device and the rubber mallet are necessary. They definitely make the job much easier. Do this all the way around the trampoline until every spring is connected.

Next in line for assembly is the spring protector. Lay it out on the springs and make sure to line up the spaces in the spring protectors with the bars of the metal stand. Tie the spring protector firmly so there are not gaps. This will prevent scratches and injuries. Depending on the model of trampoline, you may have Velcro attachments for the spring protectors or ropes that you will tie. Don’t tie the ropes so it is impossible to get them loose. You may want to store the trampoline during bad winter weather if you live in a cold, snowy climate and you’ll need to get the spring protectors off to store them away.

Instead of taking the trampoline apart completely during the winter, which could be a pain, invest in a good, heavy cover and cover it to prevent dampness, snow and rain from affecting the springs or other parts, The enclosure is not that difficult to assemble and disassemble, so taking this part down shouldn’t be a problem.

In Properly Setting up Your Trampoline Conclusion

With the basics outlined above as well as the specific instructions that are included with your particular purchase will allow for a safe and expedient assembly of your trampoline.

Susan Rissom

Susan Rissom

As a stay at home mom, Susan is always looking for ways to keep herself in shape and entertain her two rambunctious boys. She started exercising on a rebounder trampoline, and both she and her kids were hooked. Now she is helping other moms get fit, and showing them how much fun trampolines can be. When she is not bouncing on her new outdoor model, you can often find Susan at her sons' football games.
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