Written By: Jason Bacues, Bacues Billiards
When it comes to moving pool tables, whether you are using a professional pool table mover, or doing the move yourself, there are certain tips that can insure your move goes smoothly.
The 4 Most Important Things to Remember When Moving a Pool Table Yourself
- Absolutely do not try to move the table in one large piece. In some cases a pool table can weigh as much as a 1,000 pounds and the hardware used to construct the table is not intended to support the table when it is suspended and not resting. Also, if the table falls it is most certainly going to be damaged as well as anyone or anything it falls on.
- Do not try to slide your billiard table. The hardware used to fasten the legs to the cabinet will buckle under the pressure from this, causing your table to crash. In most cases, sufficiently damaging your table and potentially yourself.
- Do not remove the legs first. This is actually the very last step of disassembly in moving a pool table.
- If you decide to move your pool table yourself read (Moving Your Pool Table: Step By Step.)
5 Things to Remember When Finding a Pool Table Mover
Make sure they are experienced. Just because they say they are a professional does not mean that they are.
- Even if they are a pool table mover, are they reputable? Ask around to friends, family, and co-workers. It would not hurt to look them up through the BBB for outstanding complaints.
- Make sure they qualified to do so. Ask questions to make sure they are a pool table mover, not a weekend warrior handling your expensive piece of furniture.
- Do they have references? If they do not have references from past customers, ask if they have references from other like businesses in the industry (i.e. other moving companies or stores that deal with pool tables).
- Are they insured? If so, they should be able to provide a certificate of liability. If they are uninsured you are taking a big risk by having them do the service work because if they damage your table they are not liable to repair it.