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    Pool side basketball hoops

    Looking for advice on a basketball hoop for our pool. Kids have been asking for a hoop and Iíd prefer a permanently installed version, but I didnít plan on this when I built the pool. Our coping is 24Ē wide x ~5Ē deep concrete and then pavers behind it as shown in this picture.

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    Knowing that teenage boys would most likely hang on the rim, Iím not sure if I should get a permanently installed hoop or one with a heavy water filled base. I would appreciate any thoughts/experiences.

    Does anybody have experience with this basketball hoop I found on amazon? The base claims to be 500 lbs when filled with water.

    https://www.amazon.com/Dunnrite-Spla...Z6DRY2VSJPN9BR
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    Re: Pool side basketball hoops

    Ours was installed when the pool was built. If you go with a permanently installed one you will have to pull up some pavers and pour a new footing along with bonding the base to the rest of the pool.

    The one you linked to looks very nice and that is probably what I would do in your situation.

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    Re: Pool side basketball hoops

    That was my thought as well. Its just too much work for a few years of use. Thanks
    Pool Type/Size: Inground Vinyl ~24,000 gal ~ 18' x 36'
    Filter Type: Pentair FNS Plus 36 - DE Filter
    Pump: Pentair Challenger - 1.5 hp
    Heater: Pentair Mastertemp 250K BTU
    Accessories: Hayward AquaRite SWG Controller

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    Re: Pool side basketball hoops

    Yes, I highly recommend that one. I have it. It's awesome. You can see some pics of it in action in my build thread, but here's one too.

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    Re: Pool side basketball hoops

    Thanks. We pulled the trigger this weekend and it should be here in a week or so. Now I just need warm weather to arrive so I can open the pool.
    Pool Type/Size: Inground Vinyl ~24,000 gal ~ 18' x 36'
    Filter Type: Pentair FNS Plus 36 - DE Filter
    Pump: Pentair Challenger - 1.5 hp
    Heater: Pentair Mastertemp 250K BTU
    Accessories: Hayward AquaRite SWG Controller

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    Re: Pool side basketball hoops

    Yeah, once the snow threat stops I suppose.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
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