Slam Dunk in Your Pool

Slam Dunk in Your Pool

Slam Dunk in Your Pool

I sure hope you had a fun fourth of July!  We had a great weekend, but we didn't do anything special or festive other than watch fireworks.  Kind of sad... especially since our tradition, when we lived in Arizona, was to host a pool party and BBQ at our house every Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  We'd invite our four closet friends and spend the day playing 3-on-3 volleyball and then the guys would throw down a serious game of hoops with our Lifetime Poolside basketball/volleyball system. 

Let's get something straight.  I'm not talking about a leisurely game where you splash around in the pool and daintily tap the ball over the net or into the hoop for fear of knocking down the flimsy goal.  I'm talking about a game of volleyball where you actually have to jump up to spike the ball over the net, instead of simply lifting your arm because the net is chest level.   And, playing a full-up, hardcore game of 1-on-1, complete with slam dunking. 

We didn't have a puny toy basketball hoop like some of the other pool basketball hoops and volleyball systems you find.  Our Lifetime Poolside basketball hoop was a full-sized backboard with a full-sized base.  It was the exact same backboard and base you'd buy to put in your driveway (with the exception of different graphics), only with a shorter pole.  Depending on the model you buy, some of the Lifetime Poolside Basketball Hoops actually adjust to six different heights  (telescoping model)  so kids or adults can play.  What's really cool is our model came with two full-sized backboards to play full-court basketball with a hoop at each end or side of your pool.  Then, we simply turned the backboards around and attached a regulation-sized and quality volleyball net (which came with the system)!

When we sold our house, we included all of the pool toys, equipment, and furniture .  EXCEPT,  the Lifetime Poolside Basketball hoops were way too valuable to just throw in with the house to someone we didn't know.  So, we made sure to give those to a friend!  Aaah, how I miss those fun summer pool days.

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Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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katie

7/10/2009 10:36:45 AM

Jan is this your house or a friends? What a BEAUTIFUL backyard pool!

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Jan

7/10/2009 12:48:34 PM

Well, it WAS our house, Katie.  We have since moved to Texas and have traded our swimming pool for lots of trees and grass instead. Those pictures were taken at our house (that's my son hanging on the rim when he was 2 years old), but it's pretty typical of what you'd find in almost every backyard in Arizona...concrete walls, a swimming pool, a tiny patch of grass, and palm trees.  I love our big yard and tress now, but I do miss our swimming pool!

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nate

7/26/2009 6:30:27 AM

was it sturdy or am i just wasting money

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Jan

7/26/2009 12:57:34 PM

Nate,

If you follow the instructions and fill the base with sand or water, they are super sturdy!  Every bit as sturdy as a full-sized portable Lifetime basketball hoop you put in your driveway.  Even though the picture only shows my 2-year-old hanging from the rim, my 6'4" husband did it many times as well! They truly are an investment that will provide you many years of poolside fun...not like most pool toys that get thrown away at the end of the season!  :)

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Mark

7/14/2010 10:20:53 AM

This looks great...one question, though.  How long/deep is the base?  The area around my above-ground pool may not support a particularly deep base.  Thanks.

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Jan

7/15/2010 1:13:38 PM

Mark,

The base is 43.25" long, 30" wide, and 6.5" high...it is the same size base that is used on our systems that you put in a driveway.  Good news too!  We have a newer blog post that gives even more details about the Poolside...and it has a coupon code for $20 if you order before July 19!  blog.lifetime.com/.../for-great-basketball-fun-just-add-water.aspx

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