So, you have decided to purchase a trampoline and bounce up and down as high as you can. Before you enjoy this fun filled jumping contraption, you first have to assemble it yourself…… Unless of course, you have the trampoline delivered to your backyard already assembled. With the help of a couple of people or by yourself you can easily assemble your trampoline in no time.
Here is a guide that will help you assemble the trampoline easier.
Check the Package First
The first thing you need to do is to check the package before you get all wrapped up in assembling the trampoline. Check in the box, or two boxes (it usually is delivered in two boxes), the materials by laying them out on the floor or the field with the checklist included in the manual for assembly. You do not want to start assembling the package with incomplete parts. If you find out that a bolt is missing in the middle of the assembly or when you are about to finish the assembly, I’m sure you would get as frustrated as a kid not having that ice cream on a hot summer day. So, first make sure that all parts are in the package.
The package should have the basic pieces: springs, metal legs, bars, jump pad and spring protector.
Also, make sure that you have the necessary tools to assembly your trampoline easier. Again, do not start without these tools, or tools which function the same as the ones listed below.
Tools likely needed:
- Phillips screw driver (It usually comes with the package) You can also use an electric drill to make assembly faster.
- A pulling device to pull the springs
- Rubber Mallet to install the springs properly.
If everything is in order and you have all necessary tools at hand then you are ready to assemble your trampoline!
Trampoline Assembly Instructions
- Lay the pieces out in a ring/circle. By laying out the pieces in a circle you get a feel of how big the trampoline is. Make sure that when you lay out the ring foundation of the trampoline you lay them out properly. Attach each part of the ring first before attaching the legs.
- Once the ring has been attached altogether, assemble the legs and attach them to the ring. For bigger trampolines make sure that the squares an on the outside of the ring. Also make sure the holes line up. Complete the process until you attach all the legs to the ring.
- Take the screws/bolts included and bolt them in their proper places. Make sure that each bolt is tightly locked in place to make sure that the trampoline is safe for you to use. Your foundation is now complete. Now, the tricky part begins.
- Once the ring is complete you can unroll the trampoline and lay it out on the ring. Attach the springs to the designated hooks on the jump pad first before attaching it to the metal ring. There is actually more than one way of attaching the trampoline to the metal ring. One way is to attach a hook to the jump pad and then to the metal ring. You can do this process going from left to right. You will have to use your pulling device and rubber mallet to properly install the springs on the metal. You will notice once the jump pad is more than halfway done, the trampoline gets tighter so you will have to pull the spring harder and pound in the hook on the metal ring with a rubber mallet. Go about this process until you finish everything.
Another way of attaching the jump pad to the metal ring is by attaching one first and then attaching the second one to its 12 o’clock, which is the exact opposite to where the first spring is. Then attach the third one to your 3 o’clock, then another to your 9 o’clock. Then you move on to your left or right doing the same process.
- Now that you are done with the tricky part, you have to install the spring protector. You just have to lay it out on the springs and find a section of the protector which has gaps. These gaps should be on the bars of the metal stand. Tie the spring protector firmly so as to prevent any injuries or scratches from them. Some spring protectors have Velcro and some have ropes. For spring protectors which have ropes, it is best to tie using a single tie method so that you can easily remove the protector during winter.
Here is a really good video of How To Assemble A Trampoline:
Bonus: For bigger trampolines which have a screen protector on the sides, additional installation is needed. Make sure that the padding is properly installed on the bent metal. Tie or Velcro the screen on the padding and install the padding on the outer layer of the trampoline. Secure the net by bolting it tightly on the foundation. You should also note that Springfree Trampolines come with their own set of instructions and video installation guides on their website here
Last step: Enjoy jumping on your trampoline!