There are only three things to keep in mind with regard to maintenance:

  1. The backboard: to clean the backboard, rinse the board with lukewarm water, wash gently with a 100% cotton soft cloth and a glass cleaner. Rinse again with lukewarm water and dry with a 100% cotton soft cloth.
  2. The pole base: Keep organic materials away from pole base. As with all metals, grass and grass clippings, organic garbage and litter can cause corrosion if the metal finish is penetrated.
  3. Rust: If rust should appear on the pole, remove loose paint, sand lightly, prime, and paint with exterior enamel paint. If rust has penetrated through the steel anywhere, replace the pole immediately.