Guide to Install Trampoline and Prepare Yard

 By: Richard Rich
The best way to install a trampoline is to make sure you lay everything out the way it should look. First make sure you have adequate spacing for your trampoline. Measure the yard and make sure there is at least 3-4 feet on each side. If there are any brushes or trees in the way make sure they are all cut and cleared by the time your trampoline arrives. Also make sure your yard is nice, flat and level. It is absolutely fine to put your trampoline on grass. Lots of consumers think that putting a trampoline on grass will kill the grass down below.

The only part that the trampoline might damage is where the legs are standing. Otherwise it should be fine. Just remember to move your trampoline every few months so your grass can grow back, provided you have the spacing available.

If you are putting the trampoline in ground, make sure there is air space. Have at leave 5-6 inches on the side for the air to escape, allowing the jumping mat to perform at its optimal level. And also when putting a trampoline in ground, don't forget to put in a drain. Once it rains you do not want a mini flood or lake under your trampoline It could cause and dangerous situation.

Once the yard is all prepared and you are ready to install, it is a good idea to put together the legs first. Depending of what type or size of trampoline you have, it may have 4-6 legs. Set the legs where you want it to be, and start with the frame. With the frame laying on the floor in the position you like, start with one side of the top frame and work your way around, and when a leg is needed put it in the frame. Setting up your trampoline this way is easy because you do not need another hand to help balance your trampoline with you.

Once all this is complete put together the jumping mat.Take all the springs and hook them on the frame of the trampoline before you decide to lay out the mat. Now hook the mat to the frame, start at 12 oclock then 6, 3 and 9. This is the best way to install because you are balancing out all the pressure of the springs and the mat.

After all 4 of those are done, hook only the springs at each tjoint, or leg if your trampoline does not have t-joints. Once that is done count every 5 or 6 springs and put one spring in at a time. Now you are ready to hook all the springs in.

It is now time to set up the net enclosure, if you bought one. Put the net enclosure thru the poles first before you mount them onto the frame. It will make things a whole lot easier and faster. Once you are done just hook them to the frame. Don't forget to hook the spring mat and the net enclosure to the frame, and also tighten any nut or bolt that you forgot.
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