Storing Your Basketball Hoop and Winterization Tips

It’s important to know how to store your portable basketball goal and its accessories in the winter. Read our tips below on how to winterize your basketball goal products.

Portable Basketball Hoops

During the warmer months, you may use water to stabilize your portable basketball goal. If so, you will need to drain the base of the basketball goal during the winter. Instead of completely draining the base, we recommend that 75% of the water should remain and allow for 25% expansion. As the water expands, it freezes. You can also replace the water in the base with sand. Make sure to keep your portable basketball hoop away from the street to avoid contact with snowplows.

If you do not plan on playing on your portable basketball goal during the winter, we recommend bringing your portable under cover by placing the goal in a covered area — a garage, barn, carport, or other storage area. If storing the portable in a building isn’t possible for you, cover the whole goal with a tarp secured with bungee cords. You should also use the height actuator and lower the rim height down to 7.5’ to prevent the basketball goal from getting damaged due to high winds.

Basketball Hoop Accessories

If you have a basketball pole pad on your basketball hoop, bring it indoors for the winter. If you leave your basketball hoop out in the open for the winter, you can cover the hoop and net with a trash bag and secure the bag with duct tape. If you are not going to play on your basketball goal during the winter months, you should remove the basketball net. Before storing the net, completely dry it first. During severe weather, we recommend removing your LED Hoop Light from your Goalrilla system to avoid flying debris, hail, or other extreme weather.

For additional tips on maintaining your basketball hoop equipment, read our blog here!