Billiards—Tools Of The Game

Billiards—Tools Of The Game

Learning how to play billiards can be a ton of fun, and there’s much to learn along the way, but here, we’ll discuss a few of the tools needed to play billiards and pool successfully. Billiards Balls Perhaps the tool that comes to mind first is the billiard balls. Every game has different balls. Those differences may be the size or quantity of the balls, the colors or the design. For example, carom billiard balls are rather large compared to other games. With a 2 7/16 inch diameter, these balls are bigger than regular pool balls, which are usually 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Pool balls are by far America’s most popular balls, although snooker follows close behind with a diameter of 2 1/16 inches. Billiards Tables Of course, you can’t just play the game with nothing but the balls—you will need a great table as well! Like the balls, there are many design features and styles that you can pick when choosing a pool table. The main rule that stays consistent here is that of the length is double the width. The tables are covered in a special cloth, which most of us call felt. It’s actually a type of woven wool or even nylon blend. It can also be called the baize. Due to the tables in most taverns being played on so often, the wear and tear on them will definitely show a lot faster. So, those tables will many times be made with a more sturdy cloth, but it causes the balls to be a little slower. Faster cloth or wool covering is used in... read more
Top 10 Christmas Gifts Your Entire Family Will Enjoy

Top 10 Christmas Gifts Your Entire Family Will Enjoy

If you have a big family, spending Christmas is a lot of fun. When it comes to gifts, it is better to prepare one that the entire family will enjoy. If you have at least 2 kids at home, it could be quite difficult to divide your holiday cash equally. So, instead of buying gifts for each of them, why don’t you get something that everyone, including you, can use, appreciate, and enjoy? Below are 10 Christmas gifts that you should consider including a hot tub. Air hockey table – it is a wonderful addition to your basement. Your whole family will surely enjoy playing this indoor game. Other great alternatives that you should also consider include table tennis and foosball. Pool table – if you have teenagers at home, buying a pool table can be the perfect gift for them. Whether they are already an avid billiard player or is a novice at this kind of game, they will definitely love this gift. Apart from that, your children can play billiards at home. You no longer have to worry about their safety whenever they go out playing pool at the bar. Check out Elko Spas Billiards & Pools to know more about the different pool supplies. Poker table – another great addition to your basement or entertainment area is a poker table. This is the best gift to get especially if you have many men at home. They love this game and play it all year round. Flat Screen TV – you should also consider buying a new flat screen TV. Who doesn’t want to have a new... read more
Guidelines For Swimming Pool Inspection

Guidelines For Swimming Pool Inspection

With a huge variety of swimming pool layouts and the many different equipment, the safety considerations could be quite confusing. From various swimming pool liners to purchasing an array of toys, you have a whole lot to choose from. You could always ask for assistance from the swimming pool experts at Elko Spas Billiards & Pools if you wish to know more. You will need a lot of things for your swimming pool, which also requires constant upkeep. The very first point to do when inspecting your swimming pool is to determine the average depth. Knowing this will assist you in determining the capacity of your swimming pool. You can identify the average depth through the addition of the shallow end and the deep end, and then divide the result by two. The average depth informs you a great deal about your swimming pool, including the capacity and design. As soon as you know your average depth, you would be able to get the swimming pool devices that you need without any troubles. The Myrtle Beach swimming pool design can also help you in finding the right kind of pool cover. There are a few covers to choose from, a lot of which differ from season to season. You could make use of different pool covers for the summer season, springtime, as well as the winter season. Each variation gives you something different with regards to security. Elko Spas Billiards & Pools has a wide selection of covers to pick from. Provided that you know your swimming pool design, choosing the right cover will be easy. Once you know... read more
Pool Supplies 101: Comparing Types Of Pool Cleaners

Pool Supplies 101: Comparing Types Of Pool Cleaners

One of the basic pool supplies that every homeowner should have is a pool cleaner. This amazing tool helps pool owners keep their swimming pools clean and clear without putting in a lot of time and effort. Today’s pool cleaners are basically plug and play and range from simple handheld cleaning devices to complex cleaning systems that are controlled electronically by a computer or your smart phone. Because there is a wide range of different pool cleaning devices, you may have difficulties choosing which one is the most suitable for your swimming pool. To help you with this, below is a list of the common pool cleaners and some information about them. • Manual vacuums – These pool supplies generally consist of a vacuum head that is often attached to a telescoping pole to allow the user to be able to reach the bottom of the swimming pool. Manual vacuums use the filtration system of your swimming pool to remove the debris and dirt that it has sucked up. These are often used for above ground swimming pools and are the most affordable cleaning tool in the market. This is primarily because it does not rely on technology for its operation. Because it is manually operated, it requires time and effort from the user. • Suction-side pool cleaners – These automatic pool cleaners use the suction from your swimming pool’s filtration system to be able to move around the pool. This is why they are referred to as suction-side. Because they are often hooked up to the skimmer basket, they transfer all dirt, sand and other debris that they... read more
Thinking Of Buying a Used Hot Tub?

Thinking Of Buying a Used Hot Tub?

You have searched Craig’s list or the classifieds for a used hot tub and you think you have found what looks like a great buy. Or maybe a friend or neighbor has offered to let you purchase their hot tub or are even offering it to your for free. Is it really a good deal? Unfortunately, you have no way of knowing until you have it installed and running. Tips When Purchasing a Used Hot Tub or Spa The first priority is to never purchase for any used hot tub or spa that you have not personally seen in operation and have completely tested. Purchasing a “dry” tub is asking for problems. There is the possibility that you will get lucky and the unit will work just fine, however, you are more likely to have a disaster on your hands that costs you money. Like having a home inspection before buying a home, you will want to spend the money to have the Myrtle Beach hot tub or spa inspected before you buy. Secondly, you will want to have someone who knows what they are doing move the hot tub. You are putting stress on the plumbing, the frame and the shell when you are moving the unit. A crack that you never noticed when the spa was sitting at the original location will be made worse when loading it on truck if not properly handled. Less than honest sellers won’t tell you if the spa or hot tub has been repaired in the past and any damage will be magnified when moving. Just because everything looked great when... read more
Hot Tubs Hygiene Safety

Hot Tubs Hygiene Safety

Hot tubs have continued to gain popularity over the last few years, yet many people are not educated about the importance of safety and hygiene in the hot tub. To stay safe and healthy and enjoy many years with your hot tub, we want to bring you up to speed on the things you need to know! Hot Tub Hygiene Tips Did you know that human skin carries microbes that can be excreted through bodily fluids like tears? These bacteria can survive for days in water and easily infect eyes, mouth and nose, as well as skin. If you have multiple users of your hot tub and aren’t exercising proper hygiene, you are putting everyone at risk for infection. If kids are in the water, they can get water in their mouths and contract digestive tract and other intestinal issues from these bacteria. So, the first order of attack for good hot tub hygiene is to make sure that anyone who has had recent diarrhea, skin infections or open wounds stay OUT of the hot tub! They can put any other users at risk. Test Kits This is a very crucial part of maintaining a safe hot tub. Your hot tub will come with a test kit that has strips and tablets. They will test for the levels of bromine and chlorine. You need to understand these levels and know what they should be so you can adjust accordingly.  Bromine is a disinfectant to keep the water clean. It is usually distributed from a little container or float that has an open-close system to regulate it. Water enters and... read more
Cleaning Your Pool After A Storm or Flood

Cleaning Your Pool After A Storm or Flood

POOL & HOT TUB After Storm/Flood CLEAN UP, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT & WATER CLEAN UP. POOL TABLE & Gameroom SERVICE Too! ​Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools Team are here to help. Discounts for Service, Filters, Accessories, Water Care and Hot Tub /Spa Replacements. ​Call Elko Service Today 843-294-ELKO (3556)​ Visit the Elko Store Monday-Friday 9-6 Friday 9-5 We have water care & Filters for Pool & Spa clean up. ​ ​Our Prayers go out to all the storm/flood victims, Call Elko today and let us help you clean up and get back to normal. ​ ​Call Elko Service Today 843-294-ELKO (3556)​ Elko Spas Billiards & Pools 4718 Northgate Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 (843) 294-3556... read more
How To Enjoy Your Hot Tub In The Fall

How To Enjoy Your Hot Tub In The Fall

Fall is one of those seasons that’s considered to be the best time to enjoy your hot tub. During this period, temperatures fall and the hot tub’s bubbly and warm water offers you a haven where you can relax and unwind after a long and hard day’s work. Unlike the winter, fall allows you to step out of your hot tub without the need to rush back inside your home to feel warm. You can go from your hot tub and play badminton with friends, and then return to the tub again to cool off without having to grab a towel. The cool air of the fall season gives a refreshing contrast to the water in the tub, without having to feel frigid. If you are looking to make your Myrtle Beach hot tub experience more rewarding this fall season, here are some things you need to know. Pumpkin Spice Hot Tub You love your hot tub and your coffee. And during the fall season, you can add pumpkin spice lattes to that list. Have you ever thought of combining them all? Nothing beats the experience of stepping into a bubbly and warm hot tub on a brisk morning in the fall season, especially when you brought some delectable caffeinated beverages with you. You can either go to the nearest coffee shop or start your espresso maker. Once you have your drinks with you, you will get to enjoy a better morning hot tub experience. Halloween Hot Tub Party You can make your Halloween party much more memorable if you throw your hot tub into the mix. Apart from... read more
Cleaning Up Your Swimming Pool After A Storm

Cleaning Up Your Swimming Pool After A Storm

Summer months mean longer and warmer days when you can enjoy your swimming pool. However, it likewise means that you are in store for some rain. Once the summer’s warm humid air comes across a cold front, you may be on to a rainy situation. In some cases, this may even cause some damages due to the lighting and strong winds it brings. It can be quite hard to know how to go about reopening the swimming pool following a storm. However, a quick turnaround is a must especially if you are a facility that caters to a huge number of people. Pool management should be one of the primary concerns when it comes to post storm cleanup. This will help you prepare your pool so that swimmers can get back in the water right away. You can hire professionals to help you in cleaning pool after storm. Skim And Brush The Pool Water Before adding new chemicals to your swimming pool water, you need to first check the pool’s surface for large debris. Leaves, branches, and other objects may have fallen into the pool water during the storm, and there’s no filter that can clear these kinds of huge objects from the pool water. The first step when it comes to cleaning pool after a storm is to get rid of the branches and other objects in the pool. Once you are done cleaning the surface of the pool water, the next thing you have to do is to agitate the whole pool so you can stir up any debris or dirt that might have dropped into the... read more
The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

Billiards table are now considered by many as a precious investment that should be properly maintained and taken care of. Myrtle Beach pool tables are not cheap investments, regardless of whether you buy a brand new or already used table. Add to this the costs required for maintenance and upkeep. If you own a pool table, it is important that you know how to properly take care of your investment. Failure to do so may mean more expenses for you to either restore or repair your table. And if the damage of wear and tear is beyond repair, you are left with the option to buy a new one or forget everything about owning a pool table and playing a game at your convenience. Here is an easy maintenance guide that you can follow to be able to use your billiards tables for much longer. Who knows, you just might be able to pass it on as a family heirloom to your children. 1. Do not attempt to move the table on your own If you want to rearrange the furniture in your game or recreation room and would have to move your pool table, it is best to hire professionals like those from Elko Spas Billiards & Pools to help you do this. Keep in mind that pool tables are installed and leveled in a certain way to ensure efficiency when using the table and playing a game. Should you try and move it or even give it a slight push, this will cause the table to become un-level. Aside from this, it may also cause the slate seams... read more

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