How to Install a Trampoline Enclosure

By Michael Jones

An enclosure around your trampoline can add an extra element of safety to your backyard toy. The enclosure is made for safety, not for climbing or bouncing against, so don't buy it for any other reason. There are enclosures made for every type and size of trampoline, and many are designed to easily attach to your trampoline. After a couple of hours, your enclosure will be up and ready.

Clamp the enclosure poles to the trampoline legs. Each enclosure system is different, but most poles will easily attach to the trampoline's legs. The bottom of the pole should be 18 inches below the trampoline's frame.

Attach the top halves of the poles. The enclosure poles will usually come in two halves.

Slip the foam sleeves over the poles. The sleeves will come down to rest on the top of the trampoline frame.

Attach the caps that come with your set on top of the poles. These are used to hold the net. Once you have all poles sturdily attached with foam sleeves and caps, you're ready to begin putting on the net.

Tie one end of the net onto a pole and stretch it over to tie it to the top of the next pole. The first two poles you start working on will serve as your entrance to the trampoline.

Tie the net around all the poles. The net should be on the inside of all the poles except the first one you start with. The net will wrap around the outside of the first pole and then go inside the rest of the trampoline. The net should be hanging a couple feet above the trampoline.

Pull down the net and attach it to the top of the trampoline frame.