Keep Your Game Always on Point
We’re talking top tips on taking care of your pool table.
I think having a pool table at home is pretty exciting. It’s a perfect place for everyone, from friends to family members, to enjoy some fun games of pool. However, as I found out fast, owning a pool table comes with responsibilities.
Here are my top tips on taking care of your pool table
When it comes to pool tables, it’s more than just shooting some pool balls into the pockets.
It’s about owning a piece of equipment that demands attention and care. Yes, maintenance and protection are necessary for your precious pool table. It requires regular maintenance to ensure they’re always in great shape.
If you’re wondering how to keep your pool table in pristine condition, you’re in the right place.
1. Set some rules!
Ah, the cave! The one place in the house where you can let loose, forget about the stress from work, and work on your pool skills. However, with great power (having a pool table) comes great responsibility.
If you have children or guests using your pool table frequently, it could mean trouble sooner or later…
In order to protect your beloved pool table from unwanted behaviors, you might want to consider posting a few rules. Suggestions may include “No food or drinks within a 5-foot radius” or “Absolutely no jumping on the table…even if you make the 8-ball in all four corners.”
These rules will ensure that everyone playing respects the pool table and follows safety precautions.
As Duke Ellington would say, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing…or if it’s covered in sticky handprints from the neighbor’s kid.”
Whether you decide to go all out and have them embroidered onto your favorite bar towel or simply jot them down on a sticky note, just remember to take pride in your billiard masterpiece and keep it safe from amateur players.
2. Clean the felt regularly
Whether you’re a casual player or a shark in disguise, one thing is for certain: your trusty felt needs some TLC.
The felt is the most critical part of the pool table. It’s where the balls glide on to create the perfect shots. It’s essential to keep the felt clean and free of dust.
But how exactly do you go about it?
This isn’t your ordinary dusting routine, folks. Use proper cleaning techniques. We’re talking about soft-bristled brushes, gentle vacuuming, and maybe even a little elbow grease with a damp cloth if needed. Avoid using harsh chemicals as these can damage the fabric.
Keeping your felt clean and free of debris not only helps prolong its lifespan, but it also ensures a smooth and enjoyable game. Trust us, your pool table will thank you.
3. Keep the pool table covered
Covering your pool table is an excellent way to protect it from dust and spills when not in use.
A durable cover will help keep your table clean and last longer.
4. Invest in quality cues and balls
It’s no secret that quality cues and balls make the gaming experience more enjoyable and provide better gameplay options.
Poor quality cues can damage your felt and leave scratches on your pool table’s surface.
5. Know what you’re doing or hire a professional
While you can take care of the pool table yourself, you may need to hire a professional maintenance team to do a deep clean and protect it properly, or fix it.
Professionals have the expertise, experience, and specialized equipment needed to keep your pool table in excellent condition and mitigate any damage or wear. May be an expense but it will save you money in the long run!
Taking Care of Your Pool Table is a Priority
Unless you can afford to replace it, that is.
Owning a pool table at home is an excellent way to entertain friends and family. Protect your investment and get the most out of your pool table for many years to come. Apply these tips, and you’ll always have a pool table that looks and plays like new.