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Lifetime Elite 52 in. In-Ground Basketball Hoop

Model: 90231


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Lifetime Elite 52 in. In-Ground Basketball Hoop

Lifetime Elite 52 in. In-Ground Basketball Hoop


This in-ground basketball system from Lifetime Products features a 52" Steel-Framed Shatterproof backboard with a Power Lift® height adjustment mechanism that adjusts from 7.5 to 10 feet high in infinite height increments. The new Clearview Backboard eliminates backboard braces to increase stability and target visibility. It also includes a Slam-It® Rim with an all-weather nylon net and a 3.5" diameter round steel pole. So bring the arena to your home with a residential basketball system from Lifetime Products.

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample.


  • Frame: Lifetime's pro-styled steel frame gives you the look, the feel and the power of the professional game! The frame is powder-coated with a rust-resistant finish to withstand the harshest elements
  • Backboard Playing Surface: Playing surface is made of shatter-proof Makrolon™ polycarbonate to give you the look of pro-style glass. Graphics are screen-printed with UV-protected inks for superior color and fade resistance.
  • Rim: Slam-It Rim has double-compression springs to provide spring-back action. All-weather nylon net included.
  • Adjustment Mechanism: The patented Power Lift® offers instant and effortless height adjustment from 7.5 to 10 feet in infinite increments! Adjusts in seconds with just one hand, allowing players of any age or skill to enjoy the game at their level.
  • Pole: Our round steel poles feature a patented friction-weld joint that safeguards against unwanted movement. All Lifetime steel poles are protected with a powder-coated, weather-resistant finish.
  • Features

    • 3-Piece Powder-Coated Steel Round Pole
    • All-Weather Net
    • Fade-Resistant Graphics
    • Power Lift® Adjustment
    • Slam-It® Rim
    • Steel-Framed Shatterproof Backboard
    • Tinted Polycarbonate Backboard


Model 90231
Adjustment Increments Infinite
Adjustment Range 7.5 ft. - 10 ft. (2,28 m x 3,04 m)
Adjustment Type Power Lift®
All-Weather Net Weight 70 g
Backboard Steel-Framed Shatterproof
Backboard Size 52 in. (132,0 cm)
Backboard Surface Polycarbonate
Pole Sections 3-Piece
Pole Size 3.5 in. (8,89 cm) Round
Rim Slam-It®

Assembly & Manuals


In-Ground, 52 in. Steel-Framed Shatterproof, Power Lift (Elite) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Smooth I purchased this hoop two years ago. My family loves to play dunk ball. We have played thousands of games on our hoop over the past two years and this hoop has been incredible. It's sturdy, can take a lot of dunking, hanging, swinging, etc (and I weigh 215 pounds) without any bending of the rim. It looks as good and works as good as the day we purchased it. The other feature I have really appreciated it the ease in which you can lower and raise the hoop. My young children can adjust the height without any problem. I strongly recommend this hoop!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has lasted 5 years with little maintenance! Great product. We installed this in a newly poured cement pad on the side of our house when we built in 2011. It has been an excellent product. The only caution is making sure you leave enough room to bolt the bottom section into the sleeve. Also, the pad for the pole finally wore out after 5 long winters and summers (the straps basically disintegrated). Other than that, this has been a great product and stood up to A LOT of use by teenagers who are not typically gentle with these things.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Hoop I think the hoop is a good value. The parts need to be more organized. Seems like you have to search through all the bags to get what you need. It should be one part bag for each stage that you do. I had the wrong parts on three different items.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and great price! We got this to put in our driveway. Installation was easy- we also purchased the sleeve that you cement in the ground- and the hoop works great. Easy to adjust the height and very sturdy- it withstands the Farmington winds! We love it.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome These look super nice and i love how easy they adjust for the height!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Amazing customer service. The kids have loved this basketball net since the moment the concrete set. Four years later, the backboard is still in great shape and the height adjustment works as good as it did on day one. One of the net hooks on the rim did break off and Lifetime honored it's warranty, sending out a replacement hoop with out making jump through one.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, this has lasted a long time I instaled this hoop many years ago and it has not shown any signs of damage or weakness. The installation was very clear, its easy to use, my kids play hard on it and it is holding up nicely.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my family. I have had this for awhile and love how easily the heights adjusts. It is perfect for my kids as they grow
Date published: 2016-02-02
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Ask a Question

Can a replacement power lift handle be ordered ? Ours has cracked and no longer raises the backboard.

Asked by: Jordans Dad
Jordans Dad We do have replacement parts. You can call our customer service at 800-225-3865 and they will be more than happy to assist you in getting these parts.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2015-03-10

We cannot get this goal to raise! It is as if it is stuck! Any suggestions?

Asked by: PBCorreaRN
For assistance, please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-11-12

Hi, I'm located in the Netherlands and bought a couple of years back a Lifetime Basketball stand. Bough this from a retailer/distributor in Denmark. I'm looking for a replacement part. It's the plastic band that goes around the pole/stand.

Asked by: Frank Warnars
For replacement parts, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email customercare@Lifetime.com.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-12-24

What gauge steel are the post?

Asked by: Jimbos2
The pole sections that are used on this system use a 16 GA steel.
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-11-21

is this backboard mounted on a steel frame?

Asked by: law65
Yes this backboard is attached to a steel frame.
Answered by: Lifetime
Date published: 2013-11-19

The spring mechanism seems to be stuck and doesn't move.

Asked by: Mike D
We apologize about the issue you are currently having with your basketball system. We would recommend contacting our Customer Service Department so they can assist you with getting your unit working properly again. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-07-11

My system is 7 yrs old. When we shoot on it now the backboard and rim are very shaky. It is like the bolts are loose. I went around it and tightened all the bolts that I could and it is still very wobbly-rim and backboard. Any suggestions?

Asked by: Mike
For assistance and suggestions on how to get this issue resolved on your basketball hoop we would recommend contacting our Customer Service Department. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 800-225-3865 or by email at customerservice@lifetime.com. Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (MT).
Answered by: Lifetime Products
Date published: 2017-08-02

Is it possible to get a replacement piece of the pole? Our hoop was pulled down by a truck and the middle section was damaged but the other 2 are fine. We only need the middle part. Thanks

Asked by: duke
Yes please contact our customer service at +1 (800) 225-3865 (toll-free).
Answered by: Lifetime
Date published: 2013-11-19
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