Basketball is among the sports that has always fascinated people since time immemorial. Or well, at least certain variations of it. But what if you could combine the cool and refreshing experience of swimming in the pool on a hot day with the thrill of dunking hoops on the court with your friends?
As a matter of fact you can, if you purchase a the Swim N Dunk basketball set. From the first glance, this equipment is professional manufactured with high-grade materials, which will ensure that you, your friends or your family members can experience a safe and entertaining basketball game in between the lounging sessions.
Let’s face it, no matter how great it feels to avoid the heat by spending the entire day in the water, you will eventually get bored. There’s just so many times you can play a game of Marco Polo! In the absence of an actual water sport, the pool inevitably becomes dull and unattractive, but take the same pool and add a hoop or a net and things immediately change for the better.
However, it is fair to point out that not all poolside equipment can be considered an effective investment. Some deteriorate quite fast from the sun and water, others are unstable and can easily be knocked over – particularly poor quality hoops because during slam dunks they need to support the weight of the players partially or completely – and certain ones will simply break. Therefore, instead of opting for false cost saving approaches, it is always recommended to purchase a system that can guarantee an extensive lifespan of functionality and safety. The higher initial cost will go a long way, unlike the cheaper hoop systems which you will probably need to replace in less than one year.
Now, let’s examine the specifications of the S.R. Smith’s Swim N Dunk Complete Basketball Game and you can determine for yourself whether or not you should consider investing in it.
SR Smith Swim-N-Dunk Double Post Basketball Game
Main Features of SR Smith Swim-N-Dunk Double Post Basketball Game
The support posts are constructed from durable stainless steel alloys and measure 1.9 inches in diameter
The backboard of the BASK Swim N Dunk is made from high-grade acrylic
The support legs of the pool basketball system are sealed, for extra water protection
The deck anchors of the Double Post Basketball Game set are constructed from highly resilient plastic alloys
The rim’s dimensions are in accordance to the standard basketball regulation
The package also includes the ball and the needle
2 anchors made from plastic alloys permit users to place the Swim N Dunk flush on the deck, without having to dismount any of the components
All components are created from durable fabrics that guarantee an extensive life
The backboard measures 45 inches in length, 30.5 inches in width and 2 inches in depth, weight 22 pounds
The anchor weighs 5 pounds, measuring 8 inches in length, 8 inches in width and 4 inches in depth
The pool Swim-n-Dunk basketball set can be installed easily, without an extensive array of specialized tools
Installing the Pool Basketball Hoop Sytem
Before proceeding with the installation, the manufacturer advises on unpacking all the components in the package and inspecting them for damage or deterioration that could have occurred during the shipment. In addition, you should make sure that all the components are present within the package, in accordance to the list provided by S.R. Smith (16 in total).
The first step in the installation involves attaching the cross brace to each individual post utilizing the split tee. Next, look for the L-bolts (3/8 inches) and place it in the holes of the backboard. Fasten the L-bolts with pushnuts and connect the board to the conjoined posts via the L-bolts. The L-bolts will be fastened utilizing lock nuts, but at this time tightening them all the way and/or placing the black nutcaps is not necessary.
Now you will need to take out the rim and proceed to mounting the basketball net on it. Before you attach the rim to the backboard, you need to remember to take off the protective film layer present on the surface of the latter. Once you have done this task, you can safely connect the two components via the 5/16 inches bolts and nuts, but don’t forget about the spacers that need to go in-between board’s frame and the cross brace’s plate. To conclude the assembly of the basketball rim’s components, all you have to do is firmly tighten and secure all the bolts.
Because the swimming pool basketball system is deck mounted, the anchors sockets measuring 6 inches have to be attached to the pool’s deck. These anchors should be mounted at a distance of 17-1/2 inches, parallel with the pool. They are fastened with grounding screws, wire and cement, which needs to be cured before you can place the mounted unit in the anchors.
You may have guessed already that the durability and stability represent the two high points of the Swim-N-Dunk Double Post Basketball Game set. In essence, these are probably the most important characteristic of a basketball set, because otherwise you will not be able to enjoy it for long. The stability is not only related to the deck-mounting, but also to the design of the pole supports and the materials.
As you read in the installation section, you do not need to be an engineer to mount the Pool Swim N Dunk and the only issue that you have to consider is utilizing grounding screws and wiring in accordance to the local building code. Therefore, homeowners can save cash via the DIY approach, rather than hiring specialized contractors.
The S.R. Smith’s Swim N Dunk Complete Basketball Game constitutes a full set of pool accessories that can turn any old dull swimming pool into a genuinely exciting water basketball court. The professional grade design and the materials utilized in the construction act as guarantee that you will not experience difficulties or breakdowns for many years to come. However, don’t forget to check for loose screws and hardware every once in a while, in order to avoid malfunctions.