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Portable Basketball Systems Offer A Flexible and Convenient Option for Various Reasons:

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

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Spalding Portable Basketball System

Portable basketball Systems offer a practical and versatile alternative to in-ground basketball systems, catering to a wide range of users and settings. Here are several reasons why portable hoops are a popular choice for basketball enthusiasts.


No Installation and Easy Relocation:


Portable basketball systems are typically straightforward to assemble, and they require no permanent installation like in-ground basketball systems do. However, some portable systems can get a bit large and complicated with all the included parts and hiring a Professional Assembly Technician may be your preferred choice. Easy relocation means you can have it assembled and set up your basketball hoop pretty much wherever you have space and can move it as needed by just tilting it like a moving dolly and rolling it on the built-in wheels to a new destination. This flexibility is particularly useful for renters or those who like to change their outdoor setup. You can create a basketball court on the patio, play in your driveway or even in an alley or cul-de-sacs.

Lifetime 90061 52 Inch Portable Basketball System

Most Portable Basketball Systems have Adjustable Height:

Many portable systems come with adjustable height features, allowing players of all ages and skill levels to use the hoop. This flexibility in height adjustment ensures that both kids and adults can enjoy playing basketball on the same system. We've always had good success when assembling Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoops like the one in the picture, which is a very popular size at 52 inches and is adjustable of course.

Filling the base of any portable basketball system with water is much more convenient over a bunch of costly sand. Unless you live where it get's down to freezing temperatures, there really is no need to buy a bunch of messy sand. When filling the base with water, you can add a chlorine tablet into the base to fight off the growth of mold inside the base. Or, you can simply add a great product called BaseGel to the water. One 16 ounce bottle replaces up to 8 bags of sand in comparison and turns water into a semi-hard gel in 5 to 10 minutes! It's anti-microbial to help prevent mold and offers resistance to small leaks (sand would possibly just fall). Finally, if you ever decide to empty the base out for any reason, like moving to a new address or putting your portable basketball system into storage, just add some salt water per the BaseGel instructions and it will melt and come pouring out. Don't worry, it's also eco friendly!

BaseGel Polymer for Basketball Goal and Outdoor Indoor Signs, Hoop Bases

Temporary or Seasonal Use:


Portable systems are excellent for those who want to enjoy basketball seasonally or occasionally. You can set up the hoop during the basketball season and then store it away when not in use, preserving the quality of the equipment. Since portable systems do not require digging holes or permanent installation, they don't cause any damage to your property. This is especially beneficial if you plan to move or sell your home in the future, as you can take the basketball system with you too!


The Final Score:


Portable basketball systems provide flexibility in terms of installation, height adjustment, and playing locations, making them a versatile and convenient choice for those who want the option to enjoy basketball without a permanent commitment. With over 20 years of assembling portable basketball systems, the brands that seem to be the most popular with our customers over the years have been Lifetime and Spalding coming in a close second.

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