Taking Care of Your Pool Cues

Taking Care of Your Pool Cues

If you play pool, then you know about pool cues and how important they are to the game. Think of them like any other important tool you might have—they need to be cared for properly to ensure they perform perfectly for as long as possible. Just like you’d never leave tools made of metal out in the elements to get rained on, you shouldn’t do it with pool cues either. Another damaging factor with good pool cues is direct sunlight or being in a very cold or hot car. Cue sticks should never be left in sunlight. A Little Lesson About Pool Cues Cue sticks are usually constructed from wood that has been laminated. Because of this, they can easily get warped and delaminate if not cared for. Humidity can also cause them to contract or expand, so that’s why it’s a good idea to keep them in a temperature-controlled environment all the time. There are metal parts in the rings or joints of the cue stick that can come apart and separate if the cue is in different extreme temperature changes. It’s for this reason that you should also never store pool cues in a cellar or attic. There are wall racks that you can mount to store your cues and those are a great way to go. If you like to go out to other places to play pool, then you should get a good quality cue case. Failing to do this will definitely create damage to the cue stick over time. Soft cases don’t protect quite as they should, so we prefer using hard cases that...
How to Take Better Care of Your Pool Tables

How to Take Better Care of Your Pool Tables

To improve your pool table‘s maintenance, it is critical that you find out what types of elements could potentially damage your pool tables. Knowing more about these elements will help you avoid or control them so they won’t inflict damage to your tables. Caring for Your Pool Table Sitting on your pool tables According to an expert, Roberts of Escalade Sports, “The no.1 sin for a pool table owner is to sit on it.” Despite knowing this, however, there are lots of individuals who still do it, thinking their pool table is sturdy enough to support their weight. There are various reasons why this is the number one sin. Among the top reasons, is the fact that sitting on the pool tables can cause your rubber rail pads to become loose and pop off when you do it more than once. Ordinarily, these pads are glued to the rails just tightly enough to handle the average weight. More than that and they will easily snap off. Another reason is that frequent sitting and even knocking or shaking, can result in pressing your table’s pin into the lodging until the table eventually starts to wobble. This could make your table weaker and, thus, it could be easily knocked off balance. Keep in mind that the stronger the foundation and legs of your billiard table, the longer it will serve you. So try not to sit on it or bump it frequently. Also, it helps if you place it in a wide and spacious room allowing you and your guests plenty of room to maneuver without knocking the table. Pets and...
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...
How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are essential in maintaining swimming pools, particularly in keeping them clean and sanitized. Specific chemicals are used to prevent the pool water from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Additionally, chemicals are also used to protect swimming pool equipment from corroding and scaling. Indeed, there are lots of benefits in using chemicals as part of regular swimming pool maintenance. Despite this, it is important to keep in mind that these are still chemicals that need proper handling. Improper handling and storage can result in injuring the pool owners and members of the household as well as causing harm to the environment. This is why it is also important for pool owners who opt to handle chemicals on their own to learn about effective use of these pool chemicals. Below is a list of tips for pool owners on how to effectively handle pool chemicals to prevent injuries. Build a suitable storage area for your chemicals The best way to keep children and pets from playing with chemicals is to store them in a suitable storage area. Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools recommends a storage area that has spill containment features. These features will help keep spills and leaks from your chemicals in a single place, preventing them from mixing with other chemicals in the storage area including those that you use for a different purpose. It also helps if you have a suitable fire suppression equipment in your storage area, preferably near where you place your chemicals. Make sure the equipment is accessible so you can easily reach them in times of an emergency. In addition to this, experts also...
Above Ground Swimming Pools in Myrtle Beach

Above Ground Swimming Pools in Myrtle Beach

Swimming pools are very popular these days, proving to be one of the best investments you can make for your home and your family.  If you live in Myrtle Beach, or in an area that is known for a hot climate, a swimming pool can be an ideal way to cool off.  You can have friends over at your pool to have fun, or use it to teach your kids how to swim.  Although many people prefer an in-ground pool, an above ground pool is just as good – if not better. Above ground swimming pools are well known for three reasons – safety, installation, and maintenance.  All types of swimming pools can be a chore to maintain, as you have to clean it on a daily basis and ensure that you have the right balance of chemicals in the water.  You also have to keep an eye on the temperature and keep objects such as leaves out of the water.  Advantages Of Having Above Ground Swimming Pools Easier to maintain for the simple reason of being above ground In ground pools are down low, meaning that debris can easily get into it, and animals such as dogs, cats, and even squirrels have easy access to it.  Above ground pools, on the other hand, are a bit higher up, and make it hard for animals and debris to gain access to the water.  Those of you who are looking for a pool that requires less maintenance – should look into an above ground swimming pool. Safer for children. Children can easily fall into in ground pools, for the simple fact that they are low to the...