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I am afraid that the water inside the basketball support tank will freeze tonight when the temperature drops down to the predicted 9 degrees tonight. Is it OK if I put antifreeze in the water inside the basketball support tank?

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No, the automotive antifreeze is acidic, and will eat through the thin plastic.
A better option is RV Antifreeze - it is PINK and available at RV centers. You will need at LEAST 2 gallons to have the correct mixture.
Better option - empty it out, and fill with sand.
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