Summer is back, and it’s time for some trampoline fun!
The all-time summer favorite – trampoline can be an excellent purchase for the family to reconnect wonderfully in the modern world, but not all trampolines are easy to assemble. You might need some help. Unfortunately, more often than not, when you purchase a trampoline set, it hardly comes with proper instructions on how to build it. And we all know we are in for some trampoline jumping disasters if we fail to assemble it correctly. To avoid that, let’s learn how to set up a trampoline following precise instructions to make your summer dream come true.
Before everything else, make sure you measure the area where you’re about to set your trampoline so that you’ve got an estimate of the space required. Once you know where, we begin with the what’s and how’s of the assembling process. In this blog, we’ve listed down the 6 easy steps to assembling the trampoline quickly and efficiently.
Step#1: Prepare all Parts for Assembling
First, you need to read the instructions (if the box has any) with the package. Next, ensure you’ve all the pieces mentioned in the parts list. The next step is to empty the box, check off items, and take them to the area where you’ve decided to build your trampoline. Before starting with the building process, we understand all the parts and their uses. Each part is crucial to the building process.
If you’re confident you’ve got everything needed, then it’s time to start the trampoline build.
Step#2: Begin with the Frame and Legs
First, we need to build the frame of the trampoline. For this, you would need the steel frame parts and T-Joint section. These two parts help you achieve the circular shape of the trampoline, but it’s important to note that T-joints should be equal to the steel frame parts.
Start the building process by connecting the steel frame parts and adding the T-Joints, and you see the formation of a circular shape. Another purpose of the T-Joints is to connect the legs of the trampoline to it. Each trampoline comes with two or three legs, but the number of legs also increases as the size increases. Once it starts to take on that circular shape, you can see where the trampoline mat and legs need to be placed. The legs are attached to the T-Joints as well after the circular frame is tightly connected. Join the legs one by one and make sure that someone can help you with the process, as it is not precisely a one-person job.
After connecting the steel frame, legs, and T-Joints, it is vital to ensure that they are secured tightly and correctly before moving onto the next step.
Step#3: Add the Mat and Springs
Now we got to set up the trampoline mat, the main focal point of the trampoline. First, you need to ensure that the mat and the springs are in perfect working condition before attaching them to the frame. The mat shouldn’t contain any tears or holes, and the springs should be new and unused. After you have done a thorough check of the mat and springs, you move onto attaching the mat with the trampoline spring tool. After attaching the first spring, you move on to attaching the spring opposite to the first spring.
After attaching the first two springs, you do the same for the other two corners. Each spring should respectively be at 90, 180, 270, and 360 degrees. This step ensures that the mat is taut on the trampoline frame and prevents any damage making a balance on the frame. Once the four sides are secured, we add the next four, following the same pattern as before. Again, you should make sure that each string is equally stretched out. Now that you’ve set up the initial 8 springs, you move on to connecting the remaining springs on the trampoline mat in a clockwise direction. Now you’ve got a basic trampoline structure.
This step helps add covers to all the springs and padding to the trampoline frame. It is crucial to ensure that everything is safe and secure so that anyone who uses the trampoline doesn’t end up getting hurt.
Step#4: Build The Trampoline Support
Now is the time to add support fixtures for the trampoline enclosure. For extra stability and support, trampolines now come with enclosure support brackets secured to the trampoline legs. Layout all the enclosure poles and other pieces to know you have all the correct parts ready. You add the fist pole to the trampoline frame and securely attach the screw into the hole provided. After attaching the bottom half, we move onto building the enclosure poles to full height. They should fit well together and be secured easily and tightly.
Step#5: Attach Safety/Enclosure Net
The next step is to add the safety net to the trampoline to make sure no one bounces off the trampoline mid-bounce.
To build this enclosure, we have two things, the net, and the steel rods. The steel rods help create circular support on top of the trampoline for the net, and these rods need to be screwed together with the joints provided in the package. The next step is to thread the steel rods through the holes on top of the enclosure. Once you have attached all of them into the holes, you need to join the rods to form a circular shape on top of the trampoline. Now you are ready to add the net. Secure the net through the loops at the top before securing them at the bottom. The trampoline is now all set up for use, but there is one last step – The ladder!
Step#6: Add The Trampoline Ladder
Ladders usually come along with more giant trampolines so that it is easy to access and exit them. The ladder comes as is, but you need to attach it to the trampoline frame with the help of screws and hooks that come along with it. Once it is securely attached, you can enjoy your new trampoline ride. Give it a try and test it out. If anything seems not to be in the proper position or your trampoline jumps are unbalanced, check all your screws and attachments to ensure it’s safe to have fun with your family.
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