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Having to relocate a pool table is probably one of the more complicated larger items to move. They are typically very heavy, have lots of parts, and most importantly require proper care when taking apart and moving. In cases where the pool table is old, it is likely that it is built out of a solid sheet of slate that weighs a few hundred pounds.
In most cases, people store pool tables in their family rooms or in their basements. Typically, stairs are involved in the location of the pool table inside of someone’s house. Of course, stairs make moving your pool table that much harder. However, there are some ways in which you can move a pool table with more ease.
Option 1: Take the pool table apart yourself
Taking apart the pool table is the easy part of moving a pool table. Keep in mind that any time you move a pool table, it needs to be done in pieces. When it was first assembled, remember that it came in parts and was adjusted to perform in top shape. First remove the pockets and rails. Then the top of the pool table will come off. It is important to remember that the cloth covering of your pool table is easy to rip, and that the older the table is, or the more heavily it is used, the more fragile the cloth can be. Collect all of the smaller parts in a box (pockets, the ball rack, the chalk, the balls) and protect your pool cue sticks so they don’t break.
Option 2: Hire a professional moving company
A pool table is a high-priced possession and for many, it is also a valued possession as well. By hiring a professional moving company, this will ensure a smooth relocation of your pool table and give you peace of mind. For an extra fee, the company may even reassemble the pool table when they move it to its new destination. Typically, it takes a couple of hours to rebuild and remember it also needs to be re-balanced before you can play on it again.
Option 3: Recruit your friends
Although the best option is to hire a professional moving company, you can find some friends to help you out in the case you are moving on your own. Make it fun and order a few pizzas and ask them to help you move the more difficult parts of the pool table. By having help from your friends, you’ll prevent damaging the heavy pieces and hurting your back as well.