Using pool basketball goals does not have to mean always fun. Since your post is immobile you must make sure you are buying a good quality material and also functional. If you have no idea who would rather play basketball in your swimming pool at each moment you need to ensure your basketball pole is of adjustable height. There are basketball poles that can be adjusted from as high as 10 feet to the average 6'6 ". adjusted to as low as 4 feet, it would be somewhat easier to aim a three-point score.
Basketball gear in the basketball court does not really differ with that of the inground pool basketball goals. What you must have first is the basketball backboard. The backboard can be purchased in glass or can be specifically ordered in plastic, depending on the preference of the customer. Plastic on the other hand are light material, and if you are putting up plastic basketball gear it can be less durable especially in the water. And so for the use in the poolside you can have glass or backboards made of acrylic. If you fear for the security of the glass around children make sure there is padding around the corner. For extreme plays for grownup users acrylic and glass are long-repeating enough, that is if they could avoid repeated smashing to the backboard.
Every so often if truth be told the strength of basketball gear does not depend solely on the material but from the quality of playing as well. If your boys like to play rough, although the water reduces the mass weight the basketball still passes through air and down to the basketball rim. If that is the case, your basketball rim should be a breakaway rim. A breakaway rim is a type of rim that bends slightly when the player dunks or applies pressure to the rim, then upon letting go the rim snaps back to its place. It reduces the risk of smashing the backboard as well as getting wrists injury.
If your players are now mere young boys, you can decide to have a padded rim or a plastic rim. For practical reasons you can choose to order a hook-on basketball rim so you would not have to concern yourself about backboard replacement when your boys are growing up and needs to have a more solid rim. There are basketball poles also that come with padding. Padding is a must for security reasons. If it the unit is near near the pool deck you can prevent bruises.
Although some of the inground pool basketball goals are indeed for permanent installation there is some basketball equipment that comes in anchor bolt which can be removed in case you have to change place. Also, if you also need to shift the position of the rim either to the left or to the other side, buy a unit with adjustable crank handles.