How to Setup a Trampoline – 11 Easy Steps

how to setup a trampoline

There is no better way of releasing your stress and having fun than jumping on a trampoline. They are also an alternative to working out and strengthening your muscles. When you bring the trampoline home, there usually is so much excitement, and you want to want to start bouncing as soon as possible. We understand this feeling, but you must first set it up in the right manner.

You have to take time and review the instructions and check out the materials. Ensure that every piece is present and none is missing. A well-established trampoline is not only fun but also safe as it eliminates the possibility of occurrence of accidents. If you have no idea about how to setup a trampoline, worry not- we’ve got you covered. This article will give you a step by step guide on how to setup a trampoline.

By the time you finish, you’ll require no assistance in setting up your trampoline. The task will shift from being as complicated as rocket science to as easy as ABC. Read on!

Step 1: Reviewing the Materials

Take time to check out the package. The materials of a trampoline normally come in two and three packages. Empty the packages and confirm that everything is as listed in the instructions. One missing piece can inconvenience you greatly and prevent you from setting the trampoline up. It is also risky to set the trampoline up with a missing part.

If there is a missing part, it is only wise to call the company and raise your concern. They will either ship the missing part or exchange your trampoline with a new one.

Step 2: Organizing the Parts

The parts that come with the trampoline are of different sizes-small, medium and large. The parts can be intimidating if they are in one pile. Take time to group them according to their sizes and what they are used for. Note that some pieces may be similar but used in different areas. 

Step 3: Gathering Your Tools

Only a few tools are needed to setup a trampoline, but it essential to have them all still. Some of the tools and equipment required are inclusive of gloves, a rubber mallet, screwdriver, power drill and a head screwdriver. Some of these tools, such as the screwdrivers, are shipped together with the trampoline. Gloves are important as they help prevent your skin from being caught in the springs.  

Step 4: Put the Circular Pieces Together

We’re now into the second phase of assembling the parts. The first step is putting the circular pieces together. Lay out the circular pieces and get an idea of the actual size of the trampoline. Attach the parts till you have a ring shape. When this is done, the ring should be laying on the ground flat.

Step 5: Assembling the Legs

The next step entails assembling the legs. There are spots on the ring provided for the legs. The space provided should fit perfectly with the legs. If this isn’t the case, you can use a hammer but hit it lightly. Use a towel or a piece of cloth to soften the blow of the hammer. 

Step 6: Secure the Bolts and Screws

Since the frame is now together, it is time to secure them, nuts and bolts into their rightful places. Before doing this, however, ensure that all the parts are in their rightful places. You can now secure the screws and bolts. Using a screwdriver for this process can take time, and so the Phillips head screwdriver is a great alternative.

Step 7: Flip Over the Frame

We recommend using a partner for this step, no matter how strong you are. Your partner should go to the opposite side of the frame and carefully help you flip the trampoline over until it is on its legs. If there are still any unstable parts, use a power drill or screwdriver to secure them. No part should wobble to show that it is stable.

Step 8: Set up the Mat

The first step in setting up the mat is to find the partners for the springs. This enables you to align the mat properly. Your partner can also assist you in this. Grab equal numbers of springs and go on opposite sides. The hooks should tell you the exact opposite hooks.

The next step is to attach the springs to their hooks. After this, attach the hooks to the metal rings. A spring pulling device is used to stretch the springs to the hooks. The rubber mallet is also used to pound the springs into their rightful place after being attached to the rings. It is normal for the springs to begin getting hard due to tightening of the mat.

Step 9: Put on the Protective Pad

The purpose of the protective pad is for cushioning. Lay the pad over the springs. The pad will come with Velcro, ropes or hooks to secure it to the trampoline. Ensure that you cover it all over the springs.

Step 10: Put the Enclosure Net

Not every trampoline comes with an enclosure net, and sometimes you are forced to purchase it separately. The first step is to attach the bungee loops to the enclosure net. The loops assist in keeping the net in place when bounced against. Regulations have it that the enclosure is required for the trampolines.

Step 11: Connect the Posts and Attaching the Hooks

The net posts come in multiple pieces. Connect and cover them using foam sleeves. Once connected, use a drill or screwdriver to secure them using bolts or screws. The bungee loops normally come with hooks in them. Attach these hooks to the top of the posts. After this, lift the posts and place them in the O-ring of the net. After doing this, the net just needs to be lifted and put in place.

You can also check out the Zupapa Trampoline assembly instructions here.


You are now done with your quest of how to setup a trampoline. You can now test it to ensure that it is stable. If any part isn’t stable, you can always secure them using your screwdriver. The trampoline is now ready for use. Have fun and stay fit.

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