Pool, one of the most popular indoor sports today is predicted to become even more popular in the future. Pool tables are sold online, as well as leading local sports and recreation stores. They can be small and cheap and they can also be large, made from top materials and expensive. There are various things to consider when purchasing a pool table and one of the most important factors is your budget.
Buying a pool table for your home can give you endless hours of enjoyment with the people closest to you. It is also bound to make any party more interesting. However, if you would like your pool table to last for a long time, you have to be responsible enough to take good care of it. The table will not be able to take care of itself. You are its owner so you are responsible for it.
There are several dos and don’ts, which every pool table owner must know. Let’s start with the dos.
Brush the table regularly
Brushing the table regularly will help keep it in top shape. It will remove dust and debris from the table and help improve the table’s speed. Brushing must be done in the direction of the nap from the D end to the spot end. The table can be vacuumed as well but you have to make sure that you use the soft suction setting.
Whenever the table is not in use, it must be covered to prevent the colour from fading. The cover will also prevent debris and dust from settling on the table.
The pool balls must also be cleaned regularly. It is not very difficult to clean the pool balls. All you need to do is wash it in fairy liquid and dry it off with a soft cloth. Pool owners who have leather pocket protectors a saddle soap is the most appropriate cleanser. When cleaning woodwork and metal work, you can use a damp cloth.
Apart from the things, which you should always do, there are also things, which you should never do if you want your pool table to last a long time. When you avoid what you must avoid, you will be adding more years to your pool table.
- Never sit on the edge of the table as doing so might cause the rubber cushion to come away from the rails. This will produce a dead spot on the cushion. Do not put the table in an area where strong sunlight can hit it for a long time. Sunlight can make the cloth fade more quickly.
- Avoid putting drinks at the edge of the table. The last thing you want to do is spill your drinks on the table because this will cause a lot of damage.
- You should also avoid putting cigarettes on the edge of the table. This can burn the cloth and this will also give your cloth a very bad smell.
- The basic pool table care instructions will help keep your table in good condition.