7 Easy Step PDF Instructions

Digging The Hole

Find your trampoline size below to start.

Consult your manual for the required depth and use a measuring device for accuracy. Dig to this depth for the entire hole, measuring all sides periodically.

Trampoline Shape & Size

Hole Depth

Diagram

12 Foot Trampolines

Round '12

Hole Depth: 42 inches

42 inches

Trampolines
14 Foot Trampolines

Round '14

Hole Depth: 42 inches

42 inches

Trampolines
15 Foot Trampolines

Round 15’

Hole Depth: 42 inches

42 inches

Trampolines
rectangular-10x14 Trampolines For sale

Rectangular 10x14’

Hole Depth: 42 inches

42 inches

Trampolines
rectangular-10x17 Trampolines For sale

Rectangular 10x17’

Hole Depth: 42 inches

42 inches

Trampolines

Do-It-Yourself Step By Step Guide

DIY is a great option and we are here to help!

Here’s a step-by-step playbook on how to install our inground trampolines:

Tools Required

  • Shovel
  • Gloves
  • Rake
  • Pick Axe
  • LawnSpray Paint
  • String
  • Lawn Stakes
  • Measuring Tape
  • Level

Suggested Materials

  • Weed barrier for hole
  • Gravel for hole

Setup the Frame & Mark The Dig Area

Begin by assembling the frame in the area earmarked for digging. Ensure the springs' holes face upward during assembly. Two people can expedite the process.

Once the frame is set, mark the dig area, adding 2-5 inches to the frame outline for easierplacement. Use spray paint for marking. This extra space aids in backfilling.

With the frame assembled and the area marked, remove enough turfto serve as backfill, covering your tracks effectively.

Trampolines Installations

Digging the Hole

Start by saving enough turf for backfilling.Begin digging the first hole, reaching the shelf level. Consult your manual for the required depth and use a measuring device for accuracy. Dig to this depth for the entire hole, measuring all sides periodically.

After the first hole, mark the area for the next hole, considering shelf length requirements. Add an inch or two for backfilling. Dig the second hole, designated as the bounce area or bowl area.

The sides of the hole can have a steep angle to minimize soil removal. They don't have to go straight down.

Finish the Frame and Place it in the hole

After digging the hole, assemble the frame by attaching the retaining walls using a screwdriver.

Align the retaining walls with pre-existing holes and screw them in. Start with the top holes, then move to the bottom for a secure attachment.

Place the frame inside the hole on the shelf to ensure it fits correctly. Make adjustments if needed.

Confirm the frame fits, then lay down the membrane.Lower the frame into the hole, moving on to the next step.

Attach the Springs

After placing the frame in the hole, attach the mat with the springs. For a rectangle trampoline, start with the four corners and the middle of the sides, then proceed.

For even tension, work opposite sides with someone.

Once springs are attached, check for any movement in the frame. Perform a test jump to ensure everything is secure.

If everything feels good, backfill the space between the retaining wall and the ground. Avoid soil inside the bowl area.

Pack the backfilled soil tightly and re-turf using the saved turf when ready.

Attach the Pads

To complete assembly, focus on attaching all the pads. Start by getting all the toggles onto the pad, ensuring the round ball faces the inside.

Once attached, flip the pad onto the trampoline and loop the toggles onto the frame as per your manual instructions.

Have Fun!

Congratulations! You've finished the DIY assembly. Take it for a spin immediately to ensure everything feels good. Get ready for years of classic, enjoyable backyard fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put a regular trampoline in the ground?

We don't recommend using an above ground trampoline for inground use. Inground trampolines are designed specifically to handle the pressure of the dirt, the additional moisture from the ground and it's always safer to put an inground trampoline in the ground rather than an above ground.

Can you put an inground trampoline on artificial grass?

Yes! Artificial turf and inground trampolines are a great combination. Not only will they look great year round, they tend to stay cleaner with less yard debri getting on the trampoline and potentially causing damage.

Can I put a trampoline in the front yard?

Depending on your local rules and laws you may want to check if this is a good idea. HOAs often require all trampolines to be in the backyard. If you have property and no restrictions then by all means make the front yard just as fun as the back!

Can I install a trampoline on uneven ground?

Yes, it is possible to install on uneven ground but will require a little extra work on how you backfill around the trampoline and add dirt to even it out. Ultimately the trampoline has to be level but the yard coming off can slope. If you have specific questions reach out and we're happy to help!

Can I use a trampoline in the winter?

In the winter we recommend covering your trampoline if you have a weather cover. If you live in a warm or mild climate you may not need a cover and can use your trampoline year round. If you live in a cold and snowy climate you just want to keep as much heavy snow build up off your trampoline as possible with a broom. It can handle a decent amount of weight. Alternatively you could remove the pad, mat and springs in the winter.

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