How Long Does It Take to Put Together a Trampoline?

The assembly of a trampoline depends on its size. If your trampoline is giant, it will take a long time to assemble. It’s because more giant trampolines come with more springs, and fitting them can take much longer. On average, the time needed to assemble a trampoline ranges from three to five hours.

Though you can significantly reduce the assembling time by asking for help from a friend or family member.

If you want a trampoline for your small yard, don’t overthink. Trampolines are a great source of fun and enjoyment. In addition to keeping you fit, jumping on a trampoline has numerous other benefits.

Though trampolines have many benefits, one thing that usually inhibits people from buying them is their assembly.

As per popular opinion, trampoline assembly is quite hard, and not everyone can accomplish this task. But the reality is the opposite.

I had assembled my trampoline on my own. Like you, I wasn’t aware of many technicalities but still managed to assemble my trampoline well.

If I can do it, you will too. I have made a step-by-step guide to help you put a trampoline together. One thing to ensure you don’t miss out on anything is to follow all the steps in the same sequence I have mentioned.

Step #1: Gathering All Components in One Place

Unlike most fitness equipment and tools, trampolines are a bit too heavy. They are giant and can take up the entire space in your backyard. More significant things need more components and tools to get assembled.

That’s why you get numerous boxes with trampolines. If you’ve ordered a smaller trampoline, e.g., a 10ft. one, you’ll receive it in two different boxes, and a bigger one comes in more boxes.

While preparing to put your trampoline together, ensure that you’ve got the correct box.

Check for all the trampoline components; use the manual guide to match the number of components you got with the actual ones. Get all the components out of the boxes and arrange them in identical groups.

The first part of getting assembled is the frame, keep the frame components near you and put the enclosure parts at the end.

Some trampolines come with all the assembly tools too. If any tool is missing, get that from the market and move to the assembling part.

Step #2: Putting the Frame Together

Find the group components you’ve made for the frame and put all the components in a circle. Set all the frame pieces on the ground in the exact location where you are planning to put the trampoline.

You will get an idea of how small or giant your trampoline is so you can make any changes needed. Put the legs of your trampoline at the place where they are going to be inserted into the frame.

Take out the manual guide and, following the steps mentioned there, attach the legs of the trampoline to the frame.

You can do this by yourself or take help from a tool. While attaching the legs, make sure that the legs face the inner side of the trampoline. Check for the holes on the legs and ensure that they line up with the frame.

Step #3: Fastening the Frame

After putting the frame and legs together, move ahead and fasten all the screws through their holes. Do this will a drill or screwdriver.

Once you screw all the parts together, you will get a solid frame that won’t shake or move around on touching. If you notice a bit of shaking and wobbling in the frame, fasten them more tightly.

Step #4: Attaching the Mat with Springs

Attaching the jumping mat with springs is a little tricky, but once you get to it, you can easily do it. To begin with, attach all the springs to the mat, followed by attaching them to the frame.

The majority of the trampolines feature different hooks on both sides. On the mat side, the hook is more like a full circle. On the contrary, the one attached to the frame is a half or sometimes three-quarter circle.

On some trampolines, you also get enclosure nets for safety. Don’t forget to attach the mat to the triangle rings before you put the springs into the hooks.

While attaching springs, you will notice that the task will get a little more complicated later.

It’s because of the increasing tension in the mat. To overcome it, use a spring puller and a rubber mallet towards the end.

If you don’t know already, let me explain the working of the spring puller a bit. First, you need to hook the spring puller to the hook nearest to the frame.

Pull the spring and place the hook over the hole. Using the rubber mallet, hit the hook on the top so it gets into the hole. Once it fastens securely, you can pull the spring puller out and head to the next one.

Step #5: Putting the Spring Pad

Most trampolines also come with a spring pad for added comfort and protection. When done with attaching all the springs to both the mat and the frame, spread the spring pad all over the springs.

Be careful, so you don’t cover the spot meant for the enclosure pole. After correct placement of the pad as per the manual, fasten it to the frame.

Step #6: Assembling the Net and Poles

The attachment of enclosure nets varies from one trampoline to the other depending upon the trampoline size and shape.

So, it’s better to consult your manual and attach the net according to the instructions. Most of these nets require bungee cords or fasteners to attach to the frame.

Once done with the measure net, put both parts of the enclosure poles together. Put the safety fleece that comes with them on and position the poles to their designated positions.

Once done, fasten them with screws. Attach the net on the top of these poles.

Step #7: Testing the Trampoline

If your trampoline doesn’t have any more components, you are done with the assembling process here. It’s time to test your trampoline by jumping on it. You will get an idea about its weight capacity by bouncing on it.

For trampolines coming in a square shape, you will notice a much better bounce. And that’s it! You can now enjoy yourself on your trampoline and have fun with all your friends and family.

Tips to Reduce the Assembly Time for a Trampoline

As mentioned earlier, trampolines generally take up to four or five hours to be put together. But I have come up with some tips that can significantly reduce your assembly time.

  • Assemble your trampoline on a flat and clean surface, reducing the chances of any components getting lost. The flat surface will also facilitate the correct assembly of all the trampoline parts.
  • Remember that two pairs of hands will reduce the workload and make the process quicker.
  • Seek help from a professional if you don’t find the assembling process fun.

I hope that with this guide, all your doubts regarding assembling a trampoline are clear now, and you can now buy a trampoline without worrying about its assembly.

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