Your pool table is a serious investment. As with any large investment the more you do to protect it, the longer it will serve you!
You likely received a brush and a cover with your table, these will be 2 of your best table care items. But there is more you can do!
All of the items listed below are available for purchase at Maine Home Recreation.Brush your table after each use, do not brush vigorously, just gently. Brush 1 direction only and switch that direction every 3 months or so, brush everything into the corner pockets. You can vacuum out the pockets. DO NOT vacuum your cloth. Not with a brush, not with a flat head, never. Anyone who tells you you can is trying to sell you another cut of cloth well before its time. When your table is not in use keep it covered! This protects it from light, pet hair, human hair, dander, dust and even the accidental walk by spills and trips! It also keeps your pets off of the cloth! *Just for you pet owners we created a page called how to properly remove a cat from your pool table! There are several other things that should be done to optimize table life as well. Felt cleaner is a great product! A good quality felt cleaner will lift chalk dust out of the cloth and not wet the cloth or leave a residue. We carry a great felt cleaner kit which also comes with a plastic squeegee with a removable / washable micro fiber head. Ball cleaner is another product that pays for itself. Use this on the Q ball frequently and on the rest of the set a couple times a year. This not only helps maximize your investment in the cloth but in the balls as well. Another option for Ball Cleaning is to take them to your local pool hall. Most pool halls have a large, professional ball cleaner that cleans and polishes them. The fees for this vary from eat lunch here to about $15.00. Other things that will directly effect cloth life are using quality chalk and keeping the tips of your cues shaped properly. Never put drinks on the table – If you got your cloth from Maine Home Recreation your cloth is likely protected with Teflon, however that does not give you the green light to place drinks on it! Its a precaution that is never meant to be used. One of the biggest table care NO NO's is trying to move your 3 pc slate pool table in 1 piece. Do not lift it, or try to move it slide it..anything! Ever! Consult with us if you have a need to move your table even an inch. Moving a table in 1 piece will, 9 out of 10 times cause damage to your table. Never purchase a used table that has been moved in 1 piece without a thorough inspection by a professional. Follow these easy care instructions and your table will provide you with years of enjoyment!