Choosing A Pool Basketball Hoop For Your Swimming Pool

If you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool at your home then you probably want to add a few extra accessories like a pool basketball hoop for those hot summer days when you’re hanging out with the family.

There are a lot of options to choose from when looking for a pool basketball hoop and finding one doesn’t have to be a major decision. Which is why we decided to put together this article for you.

So when you’re sipping on a cold glass of lemonade under the sun and enjoying a nice day with family and friends you can rest assure that although the swimming pool itself is loads of fun just imagine how much more fun it would be with a pool basketball!

How about a game of 21… or maybe a pool dunk contest… or impersonating your favorite NBA players while having fun in the pool…

We’ve put together a list to help you decide which pool basketball hoop is best for you…

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Pool Basketball Hoops:

First, let’s go over the types of pool basketball hoops and then we can get into each one individually for you.

Types of pool basketball hoops?

Below are the different types of pool basketball hoops that are available for swimming pools. To simplify the process of elimination we will keep the categories limited to two types. These will be:

  • Floating 
  • Poolside
Types of pool basketball hoops:
Floating: Poolside:
This pool basketball hoop does just as its name implies. It floats on water inside of the pool itself.


This pool basketball hoop is the opposite of a floating pool basketball hoop and sits atop at the poolside.

What about the pros and cons?

For every positive there is a negative so let’s go over some pros and cons about each of the types of pool basketball hoops in the list.

Floating pool basketball hoop.


Positives: Negatives:
  • Easy setup.
  • Can be cheaply made.
  • Inexpensive.

Poolside pool basketball hoop.


Positives: Negatives:
  • Easy setup.
  • Can be cheaply made.
  • Inexpensive.

Lifetime 1306 Pool Side Adjustable Portable Basketball System

The Lifetime 1306 pool basketball hoop comes with a heavy duty base that is portable and will hold up to 27 gallons ensuring that the hoop doesn’t tip unless it is dunked on.

It has a classic blue rim and a shatter proof backboard with an adjustable pole that can reach between 4 and 6.5 feet for height.

It also has an all weather net and fade resistant graphics so you won’t have to worry about your hoops pristine look fading away too fast.

There is also a 5 year warranty to help ease your worries in case anything were to happen to your pool basketball hoop. All in all, this is a great deal.

  • Heavy-Duty Portable Base
  • 2-Piece Powder-Coated Steel Round Pole
  • Classic Rim
  • All-Weather Net
  • Shatterproof Fusion Backboard
  • Fade-Resistant Graphics
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

Swimline Super Hoops Floating Basketball Game

The Swimline super hoops pool basketball hoop has a heavy duty net and a real feel basketball.

It is also PVC constructed so you won’t have to inflate it and as you can see in the picture is a floating pool basketball hoop making it ready to go straight out of the box.

This one will easily keep any kid or adult busy having fun as the day flies by!


  • Heavy duty net and real feel basketball.
  • PVC construction.
  • View warranty.

Swimline Giant Shootball Inflatable Pool Toy

This Swimline pool basketball hoop has a multi port that adds an extra pool gaming option for your liking.

It also comes with one ball and measures at almost 4 feet tall by 3 feet wide so this is a pretty big pool basketball hoop.

But with the multiple ports within this hoop it will make playing pool games extra fun and give you a break from the norm.

  • Multi ports for multiple shooters
  • Comes with 1 ball
  • 45-inch tall by 36-inch wide
  • Kindly refer the User Manual before use.

Poolmaster Pro Rebounder Poolside Basketball Game

This Poolmaster pro is an all weather poolside style basket ball hoop that will withstand the outdoor elements.

Poolside style basket hoops make for a more realistic feel, but instead its inside of a pool, if that’s what you’re going for.

The assembly is fairly simple and you can view those instructions here via Youtube if you like.

  • All weather materials.
  • Easy assembly.
  • Sits poolside.
  • Water or sand fill-able base for stability.
  • Ball and inflating needle.

Lifetime 1301 Pool Side Basketball Hoop

This Lifetime pool basketball hoop is the real deal just like the one in the beginning of the article.

It has a high impact backboard and can be adjusted from 4 to 6.5 feet and has a rust resistant design. It has a classic rim with an all weather net. The base can be filled with either sand or water.

To top it off it comes with a ball and inflating needle. You’ll dunking in no time!

  • Telescoping height adjustment adjusts from 4 to 6.5 feet.
  • Blue hammertone classic rim with all-weather nylon net.
  • Heavy duty portable base can be filled with water or sand.
  • White Granite 44-inch rectangular Impact backboard.
  • Blue hammertone classic Rim.
  • Rust-resistant finish.
  • Ball and inflating needle.

Dunnrite Pool Sport 2-in-1 Swimming Basketball Hoop And Volleyball Combo Set

The Dunnrite pool sport was definitely done right with the right idea in mind. This is a 2 in 1 basket hoop and volleyball combo set.

You’ll get the best of both worlds with this set up. It comes with two bases that can hold 115 lbs of water when they are completely filled. There is a vinyl coated 13.5 inch stainless steel rim with an all weather net.

You can have two basketball hoops at each side of the pool for a nice full court pool basketball game. When you want to switch up to volleyball you can remove the backboard and rim and position both bases on either side of the pool and hook up the 22 foot volleyball net and there you have it. A 2 in 1 combo set for an inexpensive price..

  • Two 17 x inches wide x 19 inches deep x 38 inches tall bases.
  • Base weighs 115 lbs. when filled with water.
  • Stainless steel rim.
  • All weather net.
  • Basketball rim stands at a fixed height 36 inches above the deck.
  • 31 inch by 22 inch polyurethane basketball backboard.

SwimWays 2-in-1 Game

The SwimWays 2 in 1 game is another basketball and volleyball combo set, giving you the best of both worlds for maximum fun.

There are no tools required to assemble this model and the setup can be done easily. The bases can be filled with water for stability. The volleyball net is 24 feet wide and hooks to both bases.

The setup comes with 1 volleyball, one volleyball net, 2 bases and 2 rims, and one basketball.

  • No tools required to set up.
  • One 24′ volleyball net.
  • 1 volleyball.
  • 2 basketball hoops.
  • 2 bases.
  • 1 basketball.

Swimline Jammin’ for Above ground Pools

The Swimline jammin’ pool basketball hoop is a pool side style pool basketball hoop and it appears to be as basic as they come.

At the time of writing this article there is minimal information about it so I think it is safe to assume that its most likely a generic pool hoop that is inexpensive. Keep in mind that the average customer review for this product is low and most people complained that the product ripped or that they had to return it for some other reason.

Ages for using this pool hoop start at 4 years of age and up.

  • Sturdy blow-minded design.
  • Adjustable backboard height.
  • Complete with Real-Feel basketball.

Swimline Cool Jam Pro Poolside Basketball Super-Wide

This Swimline pool basketball hoop has a large backboard that any pool player would truly appreciate. This is an adjustable poolside hoop with a base that can be filled with water for stability.

It comes with a regulation size basketball, a metal rim, and a heavy duty net. The backboard also has graphics that are awesome and cool looking (in case you care).

This basketball hoop comes with a one year manufacturers warranty.

  • Backboard is a full 44″ wide by 32″ height.
  • Regulation size game ball.
  • Metal hoop.
  • Heavy duty net.
  • Multi-height adjustable.
  • Water weighed base.
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty.

**One negative thing I noticed with this product was a warning on the Walmart site – see image below:

 The Last Shot:

These hoops can make for great entertainment in your swimming pool. At times you want to relax by the pool and other times you want to have fun, splash, and play. If you’re an adult, maybe you’re just looking for something to occupy the kiddos while you catch a tan at the pool. If this is so then this can be an outstanding choice for your family festivities.

Not to mention that some of the game hoops are volleyball combo sets which make the experience even more fun. If your family is getting bored with one than you can switch to the other. These choices will give you the ability to appease family and friends on those hot summer days when you’re at the pool.

So go ahead… pick one up… and throw a pool party!


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