(FAQ) How to take care of a pool table

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When you assume or take responsibility for maintaining a pool table, there are a number of upkeep jobs that need to be done on a regular basis. If you don't do these, the quality of play on the table will slowly deteriorate until it becomes uncomfortable to play on it.

Several things affect the cloth of the table. One is the spray of chalk that flies off the tip of the cue every time someone strokes the cue ball. Another thing is the constant contact of hands on the cloth which leaves small residues of oils. Another minor factor is dust that settles onto the table after floating around in the air.

Some individuals use a hand held vacuum cleaner to suck up any loose material that has settled into the cloth. Make sure it is on vacuum only and does not use a beater brush which can damage the cloth.

Others like to use the table brush. This is best done after each session that the table is used. Brush from one end of the table to the other, with all strokes in the same direction. Sweep any particles and debris into the pockets. You will need to brush under the cushions. Following that, use a damp rag to pick up loose dust particles.

For the rails, wipe them down to remove fingerprints and skin oils. For plastic cover rails, clean with a cloth sprayed with a counter cleaner. If wood, use a good lemon-based wood cleaner.
NEVERS

  • NEVER let anyone near the table with any kind of drink in their hand.
  • NEVER let anyone near the table with a lit cigarette or cigar.
  • NEVER let anyone play who is eating any kind of chips, snacks, or other finger food. In fact, eating does NOT mix with pool playing. Do not allow people to play in between bites of food.

ALSOs (regularly)

  • Wash and clean the set of balls used on the table.
  • Clean the inside of the rack.
  • Brush down the table at least once a week.
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