Portable basketball hoop.

  1. mosin360 Well Known Member Member

    With my tax return, I'm getting a portable basketball hoop with a 31 gallon base. The FAQ for the hoop says the base will expand if water is used and it freezes. I'm not 100% trusting of that but sand would cost me $25ish and a backache. It would also be much easier to empty it of water then sand if I ever had to do that.

    I've never owned a portable hoop so just looking for advice from anyone with knowledge. Thanks.
     
  2. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    We used water in ours, but I live in Florida :p I'd say, as long as you drain it when you know its gunna freeze, you should be fine.
     

  3. LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    You can either use water and just not fill it all the way (but if the water in there DOES freeze, it could ruin the base even if not full)..... or you can use sand.
     

  4. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    What about adding antifreeze or alchohol to the water. Check out a pool supply store, they might have something.
     

  5. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Thats a really smart idea!
     
  6. mosin360 Well Known Member Member

    You saying I should buy alchohol? I'll print this off and show the woman, bottoms up!
     
  7. I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    Sand and water?? Lol that's what's in my hoop doesn't look very good with a bunch of cracks on the base.