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98 of 103 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2011
First, let me start with the positives. This is a great product out of the box. The plastic base, when filled with water, holds the pole and backboard securely. Metal hardware is heavy-weight and powder-coated an attractive blue color. Two screws / bolts allow you to adjust the angle of the pole (easy) as well as the height of the backboard and rim (moderately difficult). The backboard is attractive and substantial and the rim and net are high-end. This is the best basketball system I have found for a pool in that it feels like you are shooting hoops on a real backboard and not some cheap toy. It is not EXACTLY the same as shooting on an in-ground system, in that the pole wiggles a little and the backboard gives a little, but it is close enough considering you are in a pool :)

The big downside for this product is rust. I have owned this for three years and it is starting to degrade - large flakes of rust are falling into the pool and it appears that this will be its last year. It is rusting at the bottom of the pole, where the angle brackets meet the pole - even the rim is rusting (and discoloring the net). I live in Southern California where it never rains, so the rust issue is surprising. For a heavy steel pipe to rust completely through in a few years is unusual - I have steel all around the outside of our house that does much better (steel fencing, steel gates, etc). I hope they either improve the metal they use, or figure out some other solution.

UPDATE: This is such a good product that I threw out my old one (it rusted) and bought a new one. Perhaps it is wishful thinking on my part, but after one year with the new product, there is only the tiniest sign of rust on any parts. At the end of the summer I will take the unit down, clean it, and seal any rusting areas with clear epoxy. Just be aware that this maintenance is part of owning this basketball system.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2007
Works great. I would order it again. I will also be able to use it as a basketball goal for my kids during the pool off-season. It will take 2 people to put together.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2007
Very sturdy assembly and full size hoop. So far its been a lot of fun. I only wish they provided a drain plug for the base. You can still drain by removing the two top filler caps and tipping it to the side though.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2008
We bought this basketball goal for our pool and have been very happy with it. Our son uses it constantly and it is holding up great. It was what we were expecting and we would recommend this purchase.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2006
This is a great pool basketball hoop. Very heavy duty to support the big jams and it looks good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2015
It was a pain to assemble but only took a couple hours. I got a rust inhibitor spray and sprayed all over based on the reviews. Still with the spray I can see a couple rust spots forming after only a couple of weeks. This is ridiculous. The board and net is super sturdy and strong but a big fail on the rust. Also the holes for the sand are on top and not the back side like the big full size lifetime nets. Was a pain to fill with sand. Not happy at all about the rust spots already forming.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2014
Overall this is a very good product. Rust is beginning to appear around the rim and some other spots on the hoop within a month of use. Other than that it seems fine
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2012
Recieved product on time and took about a hour to assemble. Mostly becuase I had my 12 year old do the assembly with my help. It recommends at least 2 people, but really need a third hand when putting on the goal onto the back stop. Very sturdy construction and beats the plastic goals I've had in the past. The base is very solid/stable when filled with water. Leave the collar a little loose so when the kids accidentally hang on the goal, the post will slide vs getting the whole system pulled into the water.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2015
It has been just over a month and rusting in spots already. Nice and sturdy, looks good and relatively painless to put together, but like other reviews have stated rust is a problem. Only in small spots underside of rim and bottom of pole.. But in only just over a month I was surprised ! These are great fun around the pool though, just wish I paid less. 3 stars because of rust issue other than that it's fine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2015
My teenage kids, and their friends, love it! -they've had some much fun in the last couple of day. Great value and was shipped in 2 days. Only thing I've started to notice (as others have mentioned) a small amount of rust appeared after only a few days. Apart from that, it is sturdy. I managed to put it together myself but it probably needs two people when attaching the hoop / backboard to the post.
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