Playing pool under the sun on a warm day is an experience that does not have a parallel. However, pool tables have very specific requirements for storage conditions. Therefore, not just any table will work for playing pool outside. Specially designed outdoor pool tables overcome the problems that standard tables have with the elements.
How Temperature and Humidity Affect Traditional Pool Tables
Storage conditions for a pool table can make a major impact on the table’s longevity and playability. For instance, high humidity, which often accompanies warm temperatures, can cause the table felt to have greater resistance. The table also has more friction, resulting in more hops from the cue ball and more unpredictable play. Moisture levels and the damage they cause worsen, even in cold temperatures, when the table has exposure to rain, fog, or snow.
The wood and felt of a standard pool table do not have the durability to withstand the elements. However, outdoor pool tables overcome these issues.
How Outdoor Pool Table Fare Better in All Weather
Outdoor pool tables do better in inclement conditions, including temperature extremes and high humidity. These tables typically have moisture-resistant cloth on top and non-wood bodies. By using aluminum instead of wood table construction, UV rays, heat, and humidity will not cause warping of the table or premature wear. These tables have an anti-rust coating on the legs to protect them from rain and fog damage.
To protect the surface, instead of a delicate slate, which can react to extremes of heat and cold, this outdoor pool table optionfeatures a thick, sturdy 3/4-inch fiberglass surface that won’t warp, crack, or get water damage.
Even Outdoor Pool Tables Require Care
While outdoor pool tables are resistant to damage, they are not impervious. To extend the life of any outdoor pool table, keep the table in a covered area or use a waterproof cover to protect the surface when not in use. UV rays, dust, leaves, and outdoor animals could all damage even the strongest of outdoor pool table surfaces.
Just as with standard pool tables, take care to brush off the surface regularly to clean off dust and other elements that may settle on the table during play.
Find Indoor and Outdoor Pool Tables at A&C Billiards and Barstools Online or In-Person Stores
Get indoor or outdoor pool tables online or in our store located in the City of Industry, CA. Both shopping experiences put the customer first. Therefore, for online shopping, you can find convenient ways for finding more information about our products by submitting inquires into them. Our in-person store has a personalized shopping experience that includes all available safety measures for protection from spreading germs. However you like to shop, come see us at A&C Billiards and Barstools.