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Poor base design and flimsy material
on July 15, 2013
Was so excited to get this for our grandson and his friends to play. Spent 3 hours putting together, only to put water in the base and realize there was a leak. After getting help to lay it down, it was plain to see where the water was escaping from. The material the molded base is made from is a very thin plastic, barely thicker than a milk carton. Looks like the seams of molded plastic did not seal together during production. Tried to use plumbers putty to lock the seams together, unfortunately, the design of the base
requires the front corners, that were not sealed during manufacturing, to rest on the blacktop, which after a few minutes of play proceeded to scrape at the cured putty, water started leaking again. Spoke with Amazon, who were willing to send me a new unit, after i took apart the old one and sent back. WHAT!!!!Unfortunately they were unable to send me just the base. They did credit me with $46.00, however I now have a basketball net the kids cannot use. My husband thought sand would be the answer, so I went and spent most of the $46.00 to purchase a very fine play sand. Well I spent a good 4 hours slowing pushing the sand through the barely 3 inch hole that I am sure was only supposed to see water. Needless to say after putting 150 pounds of wet sand through a 3 inch hole, the last 100 pounds of sand is laying on top of the base waiting for me to have another 3 hours I can waste. Learned a good lesson....when purchasing something of this calibar....have it delivered from a site that has a storefront.