Outdoor Pool Table Buyer’s Guide – Blatt Billiards

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Outdoor Pool Table Buyer’s Guide

by David Roeder |

More and more people are discovering the enjoyment of being able to spend more time outdoors on their patio. One of the hottest trends in residential outdoor home improvements is adding a cover over the patio and including design features so it can be enclosed in inclement weather.

Along with this trend is adding a range of custom features to the outdoor patio area, such as outdoor kitchens, outdoor televisions and now Outdoor Pool Tables. What better way is there to enjoy getting together with friends while watching football or the World Cup on your outdoor TV and being able to play a friendly game of pool on your outdoor table?

However, before you rush out and buy a pool table, there are some essential details you need to know about outdoor pool tables. 

What is an outdoor pool table?

Outdoor snooker table

An outdoor pool table is a specially constructed pool table that is designed to be used outdoors where temperature, moisture, and humidity levels are not easily regulated or controlled. The materials used in an outdoor pool table are mostly different from the ones used in traditional high-quality indoor pool tables.

In addition, you should never install an indoor pool table in an outdoor location. It does not matter whether your patio is covered or enclosed. Exposure to the outdoors will shorten the lifespan of the table. Instead of lasting for generations, it will only last for several years.

What material is best to use under the playing surface cloth?

Dual purpose outdoor pool table

Your outdoor pool table should have one-inch slate, just like a high-quality indoor table. Slate is a natural moisture-resistant material that stands up better than other materials. However, if you have a tighter budget, pearl board is a good choice. Pearl board is made from polyester resin and Formica, which also makes it moisture-resistant.

What materials are used to handcraft an outdoor pool table?

Blatt Billiards outdoor pool table

While the range of outdoor pool table designs does vary, they all use similar materials in their construction, such as:

  • Weather-Resistant Cloth
  • Rust-Resistant Metal Legs and Frame
  • Weather-Resistant Treated Pockets
  • Weather-Resistant Treated Wood

How long do outdoor pool tables last?

Outdoor dining pool table

The longevity of outdoor pool tables depends on several factors, such as:

  • How often you perform maintenance
  • What steps you take to protect your table when it is not being used
  • The location where you set it up

In addition, an outdoor table in a covered and/or enclosed area will last longer than one out in the open. Generally, the table should last about 20 to 25 years with proper care and maintenance.

What maintenance do outdoor pool tables need?

You should get in the habit of cleaning the cloth on the table after you are done using it. You should also wipe down the entire table using a soft cloth. Additionally, you should use the appropriate cleaning products to clean the table regularly.

What should I do to protect my outdoor pool table when it is not being used?

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You should get a water- and weather-resistant cover that covers the entire table, including the sides. Cue sticks, pool balls, racks, and chalk should be stored indoors when you are not playing pool.

How much does a high-quality outdoor pool table cost?

Handcrafted, custom, high-quality outdoor pool tables can range in price from around $5,000 to $16,000. However, fully customized tables could easily run much higher. Therefore, you need to consider an outdoor pool table as an investment. As such, you must be willing to take the time to ensure cleaning and maintenance are performed regularly.

Can an outdoor pool table be moved easily?

You will want to decide where your outdoor pool is set up because it is a detailed process. The table must be assembled correctly and leveled. Moving an outdoor pool table should be done by a professional, as the joints and dowels could become damaged if it is not moved correctly.

Tips for Selecting an Outdoor Pool Table

All weather outdoor pool tables

Now that you know more about outdoor pool tables, let’s look at some tips to help you determine what type of table will be best for your outdoor space.

Outdoor Environment

Do you live somewhere that gets cold in winter and snows? What is the humidity like? Or do you live in a warmer climate that does not get too cold and does not snow? You need to consider the type of outdoor environment where the table will be used.

Where the Table Will Be Set Up

The location of the table is another important consideration. Will the table be installed in a covered area? Can that area be enclosed in colder and inclement weather? Will it be installed in an uncovered area open to the elements and weather?

The Amount of Space You Have Available

You need to ensure you have sufficient space where you want to set up your table. Most tables are 8 feet x 4 feet in size. However, you can get other sizes ranging from 6 feet x 3 feet up to 10 feet x 5 feet. You could even custom order a 12 feet x 6 feet table.

Just remember you will need to have ample room to move the cue sticks without any obstructions. Standard cue stick lengths are between 57 inches and 58 inches, although shorter cue sticks are available when you are tight on space.

What Table Design and Style You Want

There are several different table designs and styles available. Most of these include semi-customization options. You could also decide to get a fully customized table where you have more control over the design and style of the table.

You also need to consider the table’s color and the cloth’s color. For example, to prevent fading, a lightly colored table and a light-colored fabric are better in locations where you get a lot of sun. On the other hand, darker colors are perfectly acceptable when the table is in a well-protected covered area where it is not exposed to direct sunlight.

The Quality of the Materials

The quality of the materials used to construct the table is very important. You want to use the best materials possible to get the most life out of your outdoor table. 

Your Budget

While we all wish we had an unlimited budget to spend on an outdoor pool table, that is not always the case. As you are thinking about these other tips, decide what price range you can afford. Once you do, then you can see what materials, features, and customization options you have available on tables in that price range.

Types of Outdoor Pool Tables

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At Blatt Billiards, we offer a wide range of outdoor pool tables with various customization options. We can also handcraft and build a fully customized outdoor table just for you. Let’s take a look at our high-quality outdoor tables and their features and customization options.

Oasis Outdoor Table

The Oasis Outdoor is a good choice for those new to pool or those looking for a budget-friendly outdoor table. The table is built using rust-resistant aluminum materials perfect for the outdoors. You can choose between a 7-foot or 8-foot size.

You can also choose between a champagne metal finish with camel cloth or a light gray metal finish with navy cloth. Other features available with this table are:

  • Pearl Board Bed
  • Internal Plastic Pockets
  • One-Piece Frame

The table also includes a set of basic playing equipment and a table cover.

Stern Outdoor Table

The Stern Outdoor is another of our Economy Line outdoor tables. This table is three tables in one, perfect when you have limited outdoor space. It is a pool table, a table tennis table, and an outdoor dining table.

This weatherproof table offers a clean, modern design with the following features and options:

  • 48 Inches Wide x 87 Inches Long x 32 Inches High
  • Weather-Resistant Materials
  • Waterproof ¾ Inch Bed
  • Navy Cloth
  • Internal Plastic Pockets
  • Leg Levelers
  • One-Piece Frame
  • Two-Piece Wall Rack
  • Basic Playing Equipment
  • Cover
  • Optional Outdoor Benches
  • Optional Outdoor Dining & Ping Pong Top

Constellation Outdoor Table

The Constellation outdoor table is one of our semi-custom tables that is 100% weatherproof. Customization options offered with this table include:

  • Choices of a 7-foot, 8-foot, or 9-foot table
  • Heater-treated aluminum with standard or a custom powder coat
  • Your choice of Sunbrella fabric color
  • Vinyl external pockets available in black, dark brown, or saddle brown
  • One-inch three-piece slate bed
  • One set of playing equipment included
  • Storage space for four cue sticks under the pool table
  • Optional soft protective cover and dining pad insert
  • Optional table tennis convection top
  • Optional matching cue rack

Skyline Outdoor Table

The Skyline is the newest in our outdoor table semi-custom product line. The tabletop quickly converts to a dining surface. You can also mix and match the finishes or choose a single one. Other features of the table include:

  • Choice of any size, color, and cushion fabric
  • Play pack with an insert for conversion
  • Storage space for four cue sticks under the table
  • Optional dining package with hard dining top, two benches, and an insert
  • Optional glass dining tops
  • Optional 26-inch stools for the table ends
  • Weather-resistant aluminum materials
  • Internal drop pockets
  • Powder-coated finishes in choice of color
  • One-inch three-piece slate bed
  • Optional matching cue rack
  • Optional table tensile conversion top
  • Optional soft-fitted table cover

Black Pearl Outdoor Table

If your outdoor patio has more of a beach, island, or pirate theme, then our Black Pearl table is the perfect choice. This is another of our semi-custom tables that is built to order using 100% weatherproof materials with the following options:

  • Available in 7-foot or 8-foot sizes
  • Heater-treated aluminum rails with standard or custom color powder coats
  • Weather-treated teak, white, or natural wood
  • Weather-treated natural hemp or white rope
  • Choice of Sunbrellas cloth color for playing surface
  • One set of paying equipment included
  • One-inch three-piece slate bed
  • Storage space for four cue sticks under the table
  • Optional table tennis conversion top
  • Optional soft protective cover and dining pad insert
  • Optional matching cue rack

Thunder Outdoor Table

Our Thunder outdoor table features a sleek design with weatherproof features to withstand the elements. It is constructed of UV- and water-resistant materials. Other feathers and options with this semi-custom table include:

  • Painted aluminum frame in your choice of color
  • Choice of black or sparkle silver powder-coated finish
  • One-piece treated slate bed
  • Aluminum tubing with internal drop pockets
  • Choice of Sunbrella cloth color
  • Optional table tennis conversion top
  • Optional soft fitted table cover

RS Barcelona Outdoor Diagonal Pool Table

Our RS Barcelona outdoor table is available in 7-foot and 8-foot sizes with the following features and customization options:

  • Polyester black textured or white textured finish
  • Choice of black, carbon gray, or natural Sunbrella cloth
  • Weather-treated Iroko wood
  • One-piece slate bed
  • Black or white cue rack
  • Matching you-and-me seating benches
  • Dining top table cover

Brickell Outdoor Table

This semi-custom outdoor table includes a wide range of features and options as follows:

  • 100% weatherproof construction
  • Available in 7-foot and 8-foot sizes
  • Optional glass dining tops
  • Optional dining package includes the pool table, hard dining top, two benches, and an insert
  • Heat-treated aluminum with a choice of standard or custom-colored powder coat
  • Choice of Sunbrella fabric color
  • Internal vinyl drop pockets
  • One-inch three-piece slate bed
  • One set of playing equipment included
  • Storage space for four cue sticks under the table
  • Optional table tennis conversion top
  • Optional matching cue rack
  • Optional soft-fitted table clover

Paradise Outdoor Table

The Paradise table is a dual-purpose outdoor pool table and dining table with the optional dining top upgrade. The table includes the following features and customization options:

  • 7-foot, 8-foot, and 9-foot table sizes available
  • Optional tempered glass dining top
  • Rust- and weather-resistant aluminum with a choice of power-coated finish color
  • Sunbrella playing cloth choice of color
  • Vinyl external net pockets available in black, dark brown, or saddle brown
  • Round metal rail sights
  • One-inch three-piece slate bed
  • Storage for four cue sticks under the table
  • One set of basic playing equipment included
  • Optional protective cover
  • Optional table tennis conversion top
  • Optional matching cue rack
  • Optional 26-inch stools for the table ends

Roman Outdoor Table

Our Roman outdoor table includes many features and customization options, including:

  • 100% weatherproof materials
  • Available in 7-foot, 8-foot, and 9-foot sizes
  • Heat-treated aluminum with a choice of standard or custom-colored powder coat
  • Choice of color of Sunbrella playing cloth
  • Vinyl external net pocket with choice of black, dark brown, or saddle brown colors
  • One-inch three-piece slate bed
  • Storage space for four cue sticks under the pool table
  • One set of playing equipment included
  • Optional soft protective cover
  • Optional dining pad insert
  • Optional table tennis conversion top
  • Optional matching cue rack

Can I customize my outdoor table in other options than offered online?

Handcrafted outdoor pool table

Suppose you find one of our handcrafted outdoor pool tables you love, but you want further customizations, a special request, or to alter the design to fit your specific sense of style. At Blatt Billiards, our design team is standing by to build a one-of-a-kind, unique, handcrafted outdoor table to make your vision a reality.

So, if you want further customizations, changes, or alterations to one of our outdoor pool tables, or want to build one from the ground up, we are more than happy to do so. In addition, all of our outdoor tables include the option to choose our White Glove Installation service. Our experienced pool table installers are ready to help set up your new outdoor table and help you get the most out of your investment.

The Blatt Billiards Guarantee

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We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction for life. We love our products and show respect through the quality and attention to details that they provide. From our design team to our installers, we will be there to provide you with everything you need again and again. We even guarantee you will be proud to say your outdoor pool table is from Blatt Billiards.

Order Your Handcrafted Outdoor Pool Table Today

Thunder outdoor pool tables

Since our pool tables are handcrafted and take time to build, we recommend ordering your new outdoor pool table today. You can browse our selection of outdoor tables online to compare styles and designs.

When you are ready to order, contact us directly or call us at 212-674-8855 to ensure you get all the customizations you want. You can also contact us if you want to schedule a design consultation with our designers to create your very own unique and original outdoor pool table.