Lifetime Basketball System poles are made for premium stability and security. A patented swage and flare technique is used to strengthen and friction-lock the pole segments for a supremely firm central support for any basketball hoop. They are further reinforced with pole joint screws to ensure the reliability of the system, and made of heavy-duty powder-coated steel to resist rust, damage, and the elements. Powder coating is a process of finishing metal that applies a thick layer of dry solvent that provides a much denser and stronger finish than liquid coating, while also delivering UV and rust-resistant properties.

Poles connect the hoop to the supportive base and usually house the adjustment mechanism. They come in a variety of sizes in both round and square shapes, always configured to best support the particular basketball system they are a part of.