Portable basketball hoop.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mosin360, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. mosin360Well Known MemberMember

    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

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    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

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    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

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    What about adding antifreeze or alchohol to the water. Check out a pool supply store, they might have something.
  5. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Thats a really smart idea!
  6. OP

    mosin360Well Known MemberMember

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

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

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

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