GoSports Splash Hoop PRO Swimming Pool Basketball Game

Last updated date: July 12, 2021

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9.2

GoSports Splash Hoop PRO Swimming Pool Basketball Game

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We looked at the top Pool Games and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pool Game you should buy.

Update as July 12, 2021:
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Overall Take

This basketball hoop comes with a water-weighted base to hold it firmly in place while you play. You'll get two inflatable basketballs and a ball pump with a needle for keeping them inflated. The backboard measures 31 by 23 inches with a rim of 14 inches, and is specially engineered for water play.


In our analysis, the GoSports GoSports Splash Hoop PRO Swimming Pool Basketball Game placed 4th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

SPLASH HOOP PRO: Slam dunk on summer pool parties with the GoSports Splash Hoop PRO - Includes 1 Splash Hoop Pro, 2 inflatable water basketballs, and ball pump for the ultimate swimming pool party game. MAKE A SPLASH: Take the exciting action of basketball from the court to the pool and play like the pro’s with a robust 31inch x 23inch backboard and 14inch rim specially engineered to withstand pool play. MODERN DESIGN: Ditch the cheap looking hoops of the past and upgrade with Splash Hoop PRO’s robust construction. POOLSIDE SETUP: Splash Hoop PRO features a fast setup and a weighted base for secure stability (fill with water) that sits poolside making it a quick and easy addition to any inground pool for hours of fun. Patent Pending.

An Overview On Pool Games

Anyone who’s ever been fortunate enough to have a backyard swimming pool — or a friend with one — knows that things get a little livelier when a game (or two) is involved. There are, of course, standard pool games like Marco Polo and freeze tag that don’t require any props or toys. But there are also some accessories you can buy to add a little extra fun. Pool game accessories come in all shapes and sizes, from targets for diving after to water guns and balls.

For younger kids, simple games with floating items like basic beach balls offer safe fun. Slightly older kids who are learning to swim can play games that will help them hone their skills. If you can create an obstacle course that will challenge children to stay underwater longer (closely supervised, of course) you can make learning more exciting.

Then there are the older kids and adults. One pool standard for more skilled swimmers is the poolside basketball hoop. With a basketball hoop, all you’ll need is a water-friendly basketball for hours of competitive fun. There are also floating pool games like tic-tac-toe boards and ring toss sets, which can be fun for swimmers of all ages.

For adult pool parties, there’s always beer pong! With a floating version of the classic game, you can create a fun party in your very own swimming pool.

The Pool Game Buying Guide

  • Most swimming pool games are inflatable. Before you buy, check into how easy or difficult the items will be to inflate. If a pump is required, make sure it’s included. If not, check that you can easily find one that’s compatible.
  • The best thing about inflatable pool toys is that they can often be easily collapsed into a compact design. This makes stuffing them into your suitcase or storing them in a pool closet easy.
  • Carefully measure any basketball hoop to make sure your participants will be able to reach it. You might want to upgrade your hoop as your little ones grow to make it more challenging.
  • When it comes to playing hoops in the pool, you can purchase either an inflatable, floating game set or an actual backboard and hoop that’s heavily weighted for placement next to the water. If you go with the weighted option, make sure it’s sturdy enough that it won’t topple into the pool, possibly injuring a player, if someone grabs onto the edge of the hoop and pulls down.
  • Poolside hoops are designed specifically to stand up to water exposure. You’ll also want to make sure your basketballs are designed for water use.
  • Mixing alcohol and swimming can be dangerous. Make sure a responsible adult stays sober and monitors the situation closely to quickly spot someone in danger.
  • Safety is a top priority with children. For children who aren’t yet comfortable in the water, a simple game that requires minimal movement can be better. Look for a game that lets kids stand still and toss or move items around. As they get more comfortable, you can progress to more active games.