If quality is what you're seeking, look to Jack Post to provide a sturdy steel clothesline post that will last for years. The Jack Post Freshaire FT-30 Clothesline Pole mounts securely by being cemented into the ground. Simply dig a hole that is 10 inches in diameter and 24 inches deep and fill with ready-mix gravel concrete. Then mark a line on the post 12 inches up from the bottom. Insert the post into the concrete-filled hole, making sure that the 12-inch mark you made doesn't go below the concrete. This pole is 84 inches tall; 12 inches will go into the ground, leaving a 72-inch high pole above ground. Rope and accessories sold separately.