So your children have finally persuaded you to purchase a trampoline. You thought about the risk, the price, and how much fun it would be. But how do you set up a trampoline now that you have one?
If you’ve come this far, you’re probably looking for some advice. Don’t be concerned. We’ll walk you through the process of putting together your first trampoline securely.
IN YOUR BACKYARD, WHERE SHOULD THE TRAMPOLINE GO?
Knowing your measurements is an important part of choosing the proper site. Hopefully, you took measurements of your yard before buying a trampoline. If you haven’t already, now is a fantastic moment to start.
Once you’ve determined that the trampoline will fit in your space, choose a location that is clear of obstacles. Specifically, far enough away from anything that hurts your kids.
TOOLS YOU’LL TYPICALLY REQUIRE
Most of what you’ll need should already be in your toolbox if you have one. Your underground trampoline kit will most likely include some tools as well. We’ll set out the tools you should have on hand just in case.
The good news is that you won’t require too many items. The majority of people have a power drill and Philip’s head screwdriver in their home. A rubber mallet and spring puller is normally included in the packaging, but if they aren’t, you’ll need to purchase them separately.
When attaching the springs, wear gloves because it’s easy for skin to get trapped in them. So keep your gloves close at hand.
HOW TO PUT THE FRAME TOGETHER
- The circular trampoline frame must be set up first. The rest of the parts will be linked to it.
- Before you begin, double-check that you have all of the necessary components. You can see if the steel frame parts form a circle by eyeballing it. As a general guideline, the number of T-joints and frame parts should be equal.
- The trampoline’s legs will connect at the T-joints. The T-joints must first be connected to the longer frame components. After they’re properly linked, you should see a perfect circle, which will be the shape of your trampoline.
- If everything appears to be in good working order, with no odd shapes, missing pieces, and the correct size, etc. You can now attach the legs. You should be able to see where the legs will be screwed into the T-sections without difficulty.
- It’s worth noting that the tops of the legs have a portion that goes beyond the frame’s top. The enclosure poles will eventually be attached to this point.
- You’re almost ready for the mat once you’ve established a proper standing circle. Before moving on to the following stage, double-check that the frame is solid and that your screws are securely fastened.
HOW TO PUT THE MAT TOGETHER
- Your leaping area is the mat. This is something you’ll want to take care of. You should lay out the trampoline mat once you’re sure your frame is stable. Check it and the springs for signs of wear and tear before you attach it. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for.
- Examine the mat carefully for any tears or holes. If it has any, it will be useless.
- Examine the springs. They should be tightly wrapped, rust-free, and unused.
- A trampoline spring pull tool should have come with whichever model you ordered. Check to see if you have one. It’ll be the thing that looks like a T with a hook, also known as a T-Hook.
- We can connect the mat to the frame if you’re satisfied that everything looks nice. This is also a good time to wear gloves.
- You’ll want to place the next spring opposite the first one once you’ve attached the first one.
- The mat will be pulled taut across the frame as a result of this. After that, attach the additional springs by rotating them 90 degrees for each placement until all of them are attached.
- You should never have all of the springs on one side and only one or two on the other. This will place undue strain on the weaker side, potentially resulting in rips or tears. After you’ve attached all of the springs, you’ll have a trampoline that’s almost ready to use.
HOW TO CREATE A SAFETY NET
This is just as critical, if not more so than any other aspect of the procedure. The safety net may be able to save you or your children from terrible harm. It keeps your children on the bouncy mat and keeps them from slipping off.
When you’re ready to begin installing the netting, double-check that you have all of the necessary components. The safety net is straightforward: enclosing poles, steel rods, connection joints for each rod, and netting should be used.
FINAL THOUGHTS | HAVE FUN
It’s a waste of money to pay someone over a hundred dollars to set up your trampoline when you can do it yourself. It’s simple and rewarding to do for your children. If you’ve followed these instructions to the letter, your kids should have a new, enjoyable, and safe toy.
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