Lifetime 1306 Pool Side Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System Review

TheLifetime 1306 Pool Side Height Adjustable Portable Basketball is especially designed for the ones who love enjoying in pool with friends or families while having fun activities. Kids are usually fond of playing shooting games hence making this portable Basketball Review system simply the best for them. Though it is not advisable to spend every weekend on pool, which can really make you lazy towards friends or family. The Lifetime 1306 consists of a transparent 44” unbreakable backboard which hasa Makrolon surface. This material is very powerful having a lighter weight along with glass transparency and impact resistant. The telescopic height adjustment has a range between 4 to 6.5 feet, with an increment of six inches each. The base has dimension of 43” by 30” by 7” which can be filled with either sand or water, hence giving maximum stability. Though it is not recommended to hang up from the hoops because they won’t bare that much weight but it can withstand slam dunks very easily. The transparent backboard and slim base give a good and less obtrusive look.

Table of Content:

  • Product Description
  • Specification and Features
  • Pros and Cons
  • Final Verdict and Review

Product Description

The 44-inch backboard is constructed with high density polyethylene having a short area of acrylic. Though the finishing is done with white granite which protects the graphics from UV rays. The graphics are designed in such a way that they are easily protected from strong UV rays. The impact of the ball is quite goofy for beginners and basic amateur game play, though it is not up to that level as a dig-in basketball hoop.  This portable basketball hoop comes with a three-inch blue color toned pole having a telescoping height adjustment feature which makes the rim adjustment very quick. There are certain reports and reviews by people that pole consists of a bit of rust and as stated in description, it is not having rust resistant finish. Well, it’s a fact that if something is installed besides a pool there will be huge amount of water splashing on the component while playing, so there could be a chance of having rust, but by being extra careful you can overcome this thing too by rubbing the unit to make it dry or spray with a water displacement lubricant, known as WD-40.

Also, it comes with a telescoping pole for setting the length of the rim into six different settings.  Using the telescoping height adjustment feature, you can easily adjust the height with an increment of six inches between an adjustment range from 4.5 to 7 feet, with respect to your need and desired height. The 1306 Portable Basketball System makes your basketball experience even more impressive and makes the swimming even more enjoyable. This system can be one of the best additions which will take your family’s enjoyment to a next level.  The installation of this system takes technically two hours which I think is very standard time. The guideline and instructions are very well written in the manual, which may lead you to assemble all the parts without any hesitation. However, you can consider taking someone’s help but it can also be done single handedly. Therefore, it is very easy to assemble and is highly portable asdoesn’t require any comprehensive tools to set up. By just simply rolling into your respective location you can easily enjoy the basketball experience with friends and family.

The base is constructed with polyethylene having a capacity of 26 gallons which is very smaller and less as compared to other portable bases. This system may not offer that stable base, but it is ideal enough for kids and beginners. The base comes with small wheels, hence providing greater mobility. Basketball Reviews The base can be filled either with sand or water, and it can be emptied any time if you want to take itto a longer distance. Hence, it is better to provide drain plugs with bases, which can drain up the water but that thing can also be done by simply lifting the cap up of the base. The welded steel nuts are very strong which can withstand any break and tear. The whole hoop system is weather resistant and can handle even the worst rainy or sunny weathers. Lifetime 1306 Pool Side features a 0.6-inch hammer tone rim which hasa steel ring and 0.5-inch brace support. There is also a nylon net included which is ideal for different climatic conditions and is welded with steel hooks.

Specification and Features

  • This poolside portable basketball system comes with a 26-gallon polyethylene base.
  • The 44-inch fusion backboard consists of a polyethylene frame and shot area made of acrylic.
  • The pole comes in two pieces which are 3 inches telescoping pole having an adjustable range from 2.5 feet to 7 feet.
  • The nylon net used is suitable for every weather with 0.6 inch classic rim and 0.5 inch brace supports.
  • The wheels are placed on the bottom of hoop which helps the players to move them into desired locations.
  • The model number used for this poolside portable basketball hoop is 1306.
  • Main features areits portability and height adjustability.
  • The dimensions of the product are 44 X 31.
  • Have a shipping weight of 55 pounds.
  • Comes with a five year limited warranty.

Final Verdict and Review

In my opinion, the Lifetime 1306 Pool Side Height Adjustable Portable Basketball Reviews 2017 System is an awesome equipment that gives maximum enjoyment while playing in the pool. Starting from the shipment, which was delivered within a week on a good solid box which didn’t made the components damaged or misplaced. The instructions given on the package manual were easy to follow and I alone was able to assemble it within two hours. Though extra tools are required such as wrenchjust to make your assembling a bit easier. I used a socket drill which made the process very quicker. After assembling, I filled the base with sand because water may have a chance of leakage or evaporation, so it is recommended to provide stability. Overall, the Lifetime 1306 Pool Side System gives unlimited enjoyment for the whole family and is one of the best additions which can be made alongside a pool. Though, rust is the only drawback which you will face because there are a lot of water splashes on the system. Anyway, it is recommended for everyone to check out because it is an excellent system for beginners.






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            • The plastic base of the hoop is constructed very well without giving a leakage for many years.
            • The system is very easy to assemble and set up which doesn’t require any additional tools and instructions.
            • Comes with a five year limited warranty.
            • The 26-gallon base provides reasonable stability for players at the time of play.
            • The telescoping height feature used helps to adjust the height of the pole very easily.


            • Can’t dunk properly if you have shorter height because the basket can’t be lowered.
            • Splashing of excessive water on the steel plates, develops rust very quickly.
            • The pole becomes leaner after every dunk and hence giving trouble keeping it in an upright position.
            • The nylon net doesn’t pass the ball smoothly from the net.
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