I am having a paver patio set around my inground pool next month. I would like to install the SR Smith Salt Friendly Basketball Hoop which uses anchors that accomodate the 1.90" outer diameter dual poles. I plan to use the 6 inch deep bronze anchors (model AS-100D) distributed by SR Smith designed for this purpose. The manufacturer's instructions assume the entire 6" depth of the anchor is embedded in poured concrete
My question and concern is this: Since it is a paver patio, and each paver is 2 and 3/8 inch thick, that leaves a maximum of 3 and 5/8 inch that would be anchored within the concrete pad that will be poured and lie underneath the involved pavers ( the rest of the patio will be compacted gravel with 1 inch of sand over it and pavers on top). This assumes the pavers lie directly on top of the concrete pad.
Do you think that the lower 3 and 1/2 inches or so of the bronze anchor embedded within the concrete will be enough to hold the basketball hoop securely?