Instructions on How to Put Up a Trampoline

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Instructions on How to Put Up a Trampoline
Follow the manufacturer's safety recommendations when using a trampoline. (kids jumping image by sonya etchison from

A trampoline is a piece of recreational fitness equipment that you jump upon to get exercise or just to have some fun. Whether it is circular or rectangular in shape, a trampoline is constructed of a steel body and a piece of fabric, usually waterproof canvas, which is pulled taught over the edge of the frame. When purchasing a trampoline, save yourself some money and assemble it yourself.

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Things you need

  • Phillips head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Assemble the top rail. Align the holes in adjacent top rails and screw together with the provided screws. Have another person help you, as the top rail of the frame may be too large for you to handle on your own.

  2. 2

    Assemble the legs. Insert the appropriate end of the legs into the U-shaped bases provided. Secure the legs to their bases by screwing them into place.

  3. 3

    Attach the legs to the top rail. Insert the legs into the provided slots on the underside of the top rail. Have a friend hold the top rail off the ground while you work. Align the holes and attach the legs to the top rail by screwing them into place.

  1. 1

    Lay the jumping mat on the ground, inside of the frame. Hook a spring onto each of the loops located at the edge of the jumping mat.

  2. 2

    Attach one of the springs to the frame by hooking the spring's loop into the hook on the frame.

  3. 3

    Hold the spring into place while another person stands at the opposite end of the frame, directly across from you. Have that person attach the spring in front of him to the frame to attach the mat at opposite ends of the frame.

  4. 4

    Attach the springs located halfway between the first two, forming a square.

  5. 5

    Repeat this process, attaching springs at opposite ends of one another, until all springs are attached to the frame.

  6. 6

    Apply tension to the one of the springs using the spring tool provided with the trampoline. One or more people may need to help you pull the mat toward the frame during this process to keep it taught.

  7. 7

    Apply tension to the spring on the opposite end of the trampoline using the spring tool.

  8. 8

    Apply tension to the springs located halfway between the first two, in the same manner you attached the springs to the frame. Repeat this process, applying tension to springs on opposite ends, until the jumping mat is taught.

  9. 9

    Lay the mat cover over the outside portion of the frame, on top of the springs.

  10. 10

    Wrap the mat cover underneath the frame and tie it closed with the provided straps.

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