In our previous bog posts we talked you through how to buy the best fitness pole for home use and hopefully you gained enough knowledge to make your purchase. If your pole has arrived, you’re probably wondering how to install your pole at home. But don’t worry! It isn’t as daunting as you may think, and we have pulled together this handy guide to help. You will be swinging around your shiny new pole before you know it!
Of course, each type of pole requires a different installation process, and you should carefully read the manual which came with your pole for the finer details on the specific installation process.
There are however several things you should consider when tackling a pole installation at home which are often not covered in the manuals. That’s where we can help!
Have a Spotter
Spotter. A word we use a lot in pole fitness! Just to clarify for any beginners, a spotter is a person who is there to watch you ‘doing your thing’ and catch you if needed. As well as using a spotter when learning new pole moves, it is also important to have a spotter when installing a dance pole at home seeing as your will be using a ladder.
Bear in mind that you will also need help when extending the pole into its final position.
World Champion Galina Musina wearing Angel Set
Get to Know your Ceiling
You probably already have a spot in mind for your pole, but it is extremely important to ensure that the ceiling is suitable to hold a pole safely.
If you have opted for a freestanding pole, then you can skip this section. If you have opted for a tension and pressure pole or a fixed ceiling mounted pole, then please read on.
Concrete ceilings are ideal for home pole installations as they are extremely sturdy and consistent throughout. If you know that your ceiling is made of solid concrete, then all areas of the ceiling will be strong enough to hold your pole. However, if your ceiling is made up of metal girders or joists and boards then you need ensure that you are locating your pole underneath a girder or joist for maximum safety. You can locate these by using a stud finder or by tapping the ceiling. When tapping on a girder or joist, the sound will be much more solid.
World Champion Galina Musina wearing bespoke Asymmetric Crop Top and Split Micro Shorts
Assess the Space
Once you have found a suitable location to install your pole, you must assess that there is enough space around it. To do this, put an object on the floor where the base of your pole will be, fully extend your arms and walk around the object. If your can walk freely without any obstruction, then the area is suitable.
Follow Instructions Carefully
Poles tend to come in several pieces and require some assembly. Firstly, check that you have all the pieces listed in your manual. Once you have checked off all the items, follow the instructions very carefully to construct and secure your pole to its location. If you are unsure about any part of the instructions, it is important that you contact the pole manufacturer directly to get clarification.
Carry Out Final Checks
Once you have finished the process of installing a pole at home your will probably be desperate to jump straight on, but it is important that you carry out some last safety checks before you do so.
Firstly, check that all fastenings and joints on the pole are pole are tight using the allen key or tool provided. If you have opted for a tension and pressure pole you should ensure that the rubber on each end of the pole provides adequate grip by applying high pressure to the top, middle and base of the pole. When doing this, you should feel no movement or slipping. If you are using a permanent ceiling mounted pole, do the same to check that it is properly secured.
World Champion Galina Musina wearing Asymmetric Monokini
By following your specific pole manual and our top tips on how to install a pole at home, you are now ready to start your home pole dancing journey!
If you are a beginner, then why not check out our previous blog post on learning to pole dance at home.
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