This is a good mid sized basketball hoop for the pool...the full sized ones are too big for kids. This one is the right size. Arched pole makes misses stay in the pool and not bounce outside the pool where you have to get out to get the ball. They do need lock nuts on the back to hold the rim in place, the provided hand tighten nuts can wobble loose after a while. I would also prefer a clear backboard but for the price and durability this is a good unit.