Bought this basketball system for my son. After reading about Lifetime products, this was the Inground system we could afford, it was around $400.00. And I was happy with their company. The pole was up for about 3 months and the design of the three poles held together by screws, is a poor design!! Lifetime did provide us with new poles, so needless to say we have to reinstall everything and undo the old pole, which is in cement and put it all together again.
I suggest to buy the more expensive pole or to buy the portable cheaper one.