Assembling Your Trampoline

Putting a trampoline together requires at least two adults. Trampolines come with step-by-step instructions for assembly, which should be followed carefully and completely.

Assembling a trampoline improperly can result in injuries and damage to the trampoline. If you encounter an assembly step that you don’t understand, contact Upper Bounce with your questions before proceeding.

Trampoline Safety

It is vitally important to use your trampoline properly and follow all safety guidelines. Improper use of a trampoline can result in death or a serious injury such as paralysis. Most trampoline injuries result from jumpers colliding, landing badly from a somersault or stunt, or falling off the trampoline.

  • Inspect your trampoline before each use to ensure that it is in good repair.
  • Use an enclosure net to improve your trampoline’s safety and stability.
  • Ensure that safety pads and foam pole sleeves are properly installed to cover springs, poles, and the trampoline frame.
  • Make sure there is adequate space above and around your trampoline before you start jumping.
  • Make sure there are no objects under the trampoline before jumping.

Weight Capacity

Overloading a trampoline with more than its maximum weight capacity can lead to serious injuries, as well as damage to the trampoline.

A trampoline’s maximum weight capacity depends on its shape and size. Check the weight capacity of the trampoline you intend to buy to make sure your jumpers will not exceed it.

The weight capacities of most round and rectangular trampolines vary by size within these ranges:

  • Round trampoline: 250–330 lbs.
  • Rectangular trampoline: 500 lbs.