Many people reading this already know the correct answer, but for those of you who don’t, allow me to explain. First of all, a pool table weighs between 800-1000 pounds. The slate of the table is very brittle and if it is dropped, it will certainly break. Another reason is just like many other professions, hiring a pro is a good idea since they are experienced in their job and you have no experience. A quality pool table installer can do the job right and fix problems with a billiard table that the owners often don’t get to see. One example of this is a pool table that I moved recently. The table had screws that broke inside the cabinet as we were attempting to remove the slate. We ended up breaking off the screws and made sure that when installed again, the new screws went into new holes in the cabinet. Additionally, the screw-holes on this particular pool table barely reached the cabinet (too wide). One of the ends actually had the screw pushing out on the exterior wood so that it visibly pushed out the finished wood. The prior installers used thin screws in order to get the screws into the pool table cabinet. In order to get the table more stable, we had to move each piece of the slate over and drilled a couple of new screw holes and then the problem was fixed. Chicago Pool Table Movers
The point of this page is that there are numerous complications that can and do occur and a professional has seen them previously and knows exactly what to do. Some other important reasons to hire a professional pool table mover are to get the geometry right, stretch the felt correctly, get the drop pockets straight, and recovering the rails. Although this all is very important, the single most important part of hiring a professional pool table mover like Chicago Pool Table Movers is because it takes a certain amount of skill to get your pool table level. Gravity will not lie and if you don’t get the pool table correct, your billiard balls will roll one way or the other and friends / family will notice when they play.
At Chicago Pool Table Movers, we are true pros and have seen everything when it comes to billiard tables. Another quality that we have is that we aren’t constantly trying to make more profit. Several pool table moving companies will try to up sell you all the time and tell you that you need new bumpers, felt, etc.. when that’s not always the case. We care about each of our customers and want to give them an excellent top quality service.