Hosted Pools - Help

Account

Each user has to create their own personal login and password. The pool login and password sent to you are used to 'Join a Pool' once you have registered your own account on the site.
Unfortunately, we can not, since passwords are stored in our database in a way to make them unreadable. On a failed login, the 'Forgot Password' button will appear, which you can use to have a new temporary password to the email we have on file. You can use this temporary password to log in and change it to something you will remember.

Entries

The link isn't available unless you've created an entry in the pool. Once you have an entry set up it will show up in the league menu.
Yes. You can create multiple entries in the same pool under one account. There is no limit to the number of entries an account can in a pool.
Generally when this happens, you have created multiple accounts to access the site and haven't logged in with the one that has the entry. Your pool manager has access to a list of all entries and associated usernames so they can verify you're using the correct account.

Picks

Yes, as long as you've made your selection prior to the listed kick-off time on Hosted Pools. Any entry with a team playing on Thursday will have their pick locked at the listed kick off time.

Scoring

We offer a few different options for football only (we've recently added hockey, but the options are more limited). You can set your pool to No Defaults, Best Available, Worst Available, Alphabetical and Random (We've also recently added Vs Best Available and Vs Worst Available). Best Available and Worst Available are based on the previous season's draft order. All defaults should be set within 5 minutes after the deadline has passed.

Pricing/Payment

The total fee for your pool will depend on the size and type of pool you run. Use our pricing tool to figure out how much your pool will cost. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
You can pay by PayPal (which handles Credit Cards) or via EMT (if you're in Canada). PayPal receipts will come from HOSTEDPOOLS.COM. All payment information, including cost, will be displayed when you close/lock your pool entries.
Once all of your entries are in, you close/lock your pool to new entries. When you do that, your pool fee will be calculated (and any coupon code will be applied). You can then make payment for your pool. We close all pools within 10 days of their deadline, and payment is required within 10 days of that date.
If the same commissioner sets up multiple pools in one NHL or NFL season (e.g. a 2nd half pool), there will be a discount on the second pool, provided there aren't a significantly greater number of entries. If this applies to you, send us a message, and we will apply a coupon code for you.

Site News

  • Mar 6, 2021 - Hosted Pools is venturing into Soccer/Futbol this summer with the Euro 2020, which was postponed from last year due to the pandemic. You will be able to set up a Pick'em or a Bracket pool for the event beginning in April, with the tournament kicking off on June 11.
  • Dec 31, 2020 - Happy New Year! Hopefully 2021 brings a little less craziness than 2020.
  • Dec 16, 2020 - NOTE: Week 15 features a pair of games on Saturday.
  • Nov 30, 2020 - BAL/PIT has now been moved to Wednesday afternoon. As of now, it still will count in Week 12 (assuming it's played). The Week 13 games for both teams have also been moved back a day each.