How to Install an In-Ground Trampoline

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Here’s our manual for installing a 7 x 14 Inground as depicted in the above video. We understand that sinking a trampoline into the ground can produce anxiety–don’t fret! MaxAir Trampolines is here to walk you through the process!

If you do not want to dig out a pit-set foundation for your trampoline, landscape designers and architects or general construction contractors can fulfill your need. For a list of approved MaxAir Trampolines installation experts visit our Installation page.

To ease your mind, here’s our complete list of installation building materials and hardware required for a typical in-ground install for a 7 x 14 trampoline:

1 50lb Case of 10” x 3/8” Galvanized Landscaping Spikes
37 8’ x 6” x 6” Wolmanized Landscaping Ties
30 7” x 1/2” Galvanized Lag Bolts
30 1/2” Galvanized Washers
2 3’x100’ Roll of Landscaping Fabric
2 Yards of Crushed Stone (1/2” to 1” diameter stones)
3/8”x10” yellow polymer round washer interior/exterior wood screws or landscaping spikes
Pressure-treated 2x4s for the perimeter

And here’s our list of tools to help put everything together:

Circular Saw
Drill with 3/8” Drill Bit
6’ Level
3/4” Socket Wrench
Staple Gun

Remember, if you ever have an issue installing your trampoline–wether it’s a bona fide MaxAir Trampolines or something you found alongside the road–we’re here to help! Reach out to us today if you have any questions at 1-877-4-MAX-AIR or online at for any assistance when it comes to sinking a trampoline into the ground!

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A pit set foundation for an in-ground trampoline. This provides ample space for bouncing and allows drainage.
MaxAir Trampolines Pit Set Foundation Bed Installed
A pit set foundation lies beneath this completely installed MaxAir Trampolines kit.

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