How to select the best pool table accessories

November 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

Selecting the best accessories for your pool table of shuffleboard table shouldn’t be difficult. As with anything else, the trick is to get the best product at the most affordable price. Pool table accessories can be bought on line, but the customer should ideally visit a bricks and mortar store. In this way, they can actually see and handle the merchandise. Some store owners may allow the potential customer to play a round to test the equipment. Nearly all stores accept major credit or debit cards. They should also have a reasonable return policy.

The customer, of course, should also comparison shop, either over the internet or in person, if they have the time.

Brands:

If the customer found satisfaction with a particular brand, they should look to see what that brand is offering in the way of what they need, be it pool cues, pool balls, talc bags or racks. However, if the customer is thinking of changing brands, they might want to canvass acquaintances or colleagues who have found other brands satisfactory. If the customer doesn’t know anyone who owns a pool table, they might ask the owner of a pool hall for advice. The pool hall owner should be able to tell them which brands of accessories they use. The customer should take heed of this, for the equipment used in a pool hall necessarily sees hard use and must be quite sturdy if the pool hall owner isn’t replacing it frequently.

Here are some accessories the customer may be interested in:

Pool Table Cover:

A pool table cover can be made out of everything from cheap plastic to expensive leather and can come in all kinds of colors. Whatever it’s made of, it should be durable and resist spills, stains, dirt and dust. It should fit snugly over the pool table.

Pool Balls:

Pool balls can be bought in sets, but if that unfortunate eight ball caromed off the table, fell to the floor and cracked cleanly in two, a good billiards store should also sell individual replacement balls. Some stores also sell novelty balls with the logos of sports teams on them, or balls that light up. But a pool ball has to be tough, no matter what’s on it. If the customer can, they should go for premium or tournament level balls. Some of these balls, made out of reinforced resins, can last about 40 years.

Pool Cues:

Pool cues can be a bit daunting to shop for. It is, after all, nothing but a stick. Speaking to an expert will be of great help in this case, though the best pool cues seem to have shafts of hardrock maple and can be customized and engraved. Many have very colorful names, but that’s a bonus!

Pool Table Felt:

Eventually, the felt on the pool table or the shuffleboard table gets worn away. Beyond the usual grass green, pool table fabrics come in many colors. Again, the customer should buy the best sort of pool table fabric that they can afford.

Summation:

Shopping for pool table accessories can be instructive and fun. A bit of comparison shopping and planning ahead can take much of the stress from the endeavor.

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