Table Care


A new POOL TABLES cloth can considerably affect ball roll until it is broken in. This is entirely normal, but you can assist the break-in process by brushing the cloth as frequently as possible during the first three months of use. Always brush the cloth in the same direction towards the end of the POOL TABLE and never in a circular motion. The cloth may be gently vacuumed using an upholstery attachment, again in one direction. To effectively protect your POOL TABLES cloth against dust, light and moisture, it should be covered when not in use. If subjected to excessive levels of humidity or temperature, the cloth can become wrinkled or loose, and this needs to be monitored. Avoid chalking cues over the POOL TABLE cloth as chalk has an abrasive, grinding quality. It would need to be remembered that certain types of shot, for example the masse or the jump shot, can cause tears in the cloth.

Natural wooden surfaces should be dusted frequently. The original sheen on wood and wood finishes can be restored by using a non-residue forming dusting agent, such as mild orange or lemon oil. Glass cleaner or other ammonia based products must never be used on wooden POOL TABLE as the ammonia can chemically damage the finish. Spills on wood should be cleaned up immediately to prevent staining.

The pockets should never be sat or leaned on, nor should the cue be slid over the pockets when shooting as this will cause scuffing. To keep your leather pockets looking good you should clean them once a year with saddle soap or leather cleaner and dressing. Never set anything on the pockets as certain substances will permanently mark them. Balls should not be stored in the pockets for long periods of time.

Pool balls can be cleaned whenever necessary using a mild household detergent, then dried and polished with a soft, clean cloth. Stubborn marks can be removed using a non-abrasive cleaning product. For a perfect shine, apply paste wax to pool balls after cleaning, then buff to a bright luster. Any synthetic surfaces, such as vinyl, can be cleaned using a mild detergent. Do not use a buffing wheel to polish the balls as this can result in out-of-round balls that will not roll true.

Pool cues should always be stored upright in a rack located away from heating appliances and vents. Pool cues are prone to warping and must never be leaned against a wall or POOL TABLE for any significant length of time. They can be cleaned as often as needed with a clean, damp cloth and mild soap, then dried properly and polished. A properly shaped tip on your cue can help prolong the life of your cloth. The tip should be shaped and rounded into a shape similar to a nickel. An unshaped cue can cause you to miscue and nick the cloth.

…sit on your POOL TABLE or POCKETS as this could break the seal between the rail and the cushion, and dead cushions produce no ball response. Sitting on the pockets can cause the rail to crack.
…attempt to move it once it has been positioned. Moving the table can severely damage your table. Call a professional.
…set anything on any part of your POOL TABLE, especially not food or drink.
…position the table in direct sunlight for long periods of time, as this will quickly fade your table and felt.
…use harsh or abrasive cleaning products, or chemicals, to clean any part of your POOL TABLE.
…stand on your table as this will throw it out of level.