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Hot Tubs: A Closer Look On The Jets

Hot Tubs: A Closer Look On The Jets

Many homeowners would agree that hot tubs are great investments. They are not only great decorative features in your backyard, but they also provide many health benefits. Indeed, outdoor spas have a lot to offer other than their novelty value. When purchasing outdoor spas, one of the first things most buyers look at is the number of jets. Some tubs have 30 or more jets while there are also others who have only a couple of jets that are placed strategically or have different functions. Considering this, it is indeed important for buyers to learn more about jets including their functions and purposes in order to make a smart choice when purchasing outdoor spas. Is one’s experience based on the number of jets in hot tubs? Experts would agree that your hot tubbing experience should not only be based solely on the quantity of jets your spa has. This is in fact considered as a myth in the industry. While the number of jets absolutely adds to the comfort and satisfaction of the individual using the tub, especially if he or she is looking for a great water massage, the placement and function of each jet along with the size of the tub also play a significant role in the individual’s experience. Jets in a spa tub are added for better satisfaction and comfort. However, manufacturers have realized that not everyone wants 30 or more jets blasting out water at the same time in a tub with limited space. This is why tubs that are available on the market today have different number of jets added to them. Plus,... read more
Billiard Supplies 101: Learning More About Pool Balls

Billiard Supplies 101: Learning More About Pool Balls

One the most important billiard supplies are pool balls. Your billiard table will have no use if you do not buy pool balls. Although many people do not spend a lot of time choosing which set of pool balls to buy, it is still highly recommended by experts to carefully choose what to buy. Keep in mind that the quality of pool balls you purchase will greatly affect the outcome of every game you play on your table. Plus, pool balls also create an impact on your table. Even if you properly maintain and regularly clean your table, using low quality pool balls will still result in damaging your tables. This is why it is extremely important that you, as a billiard table owner, learn everything you can about pool balls to be able to buy the most suitable set. Here is a list of the top things you should know about pool balls. Pool balls can be made in a wide variety of different materials Similarly with other billiard supplies, pool balls can be made from different materials. And these different materials offer different levels of quality. One of the most common is phenolic resin, which is quite costly considering its high level of resistance from chips and cracks; contributing to its long lifespan. More affordable pool balls, on the other hand, can be made from polyester, clear acrylic, ivory, antique ox, Bakelite and many more. Each material affects how the balls move, roll, and hit other balls differently. Ask your billiard manufacturer for the most suitable and cost-efficient option for you. Some billiard supply stores allow testing... read more
Easy To Follow Guide For Effective Pool Tables Maintenance

Easy To Follow Guide For Effective Pool Tables Maintenance

Pool tables are not cheap investments. This is why it is extremely important that you learn how to properly take care of them. You must keep in mind that billiards tables will eventually deteriorate, regardless of how frequently you use it and even if you do not use it all. You need to be prepared for whatever will happen to your billiard table because wear and tear is inevitable. Instead of spending a lot of time and money on billiard repairs and other related problems, focus your resources on properly taking care of your billiard table. Be a responsible billiards table owner and follow this easy guide on effective maintenance to become one step ahead with potential problems and repairs. Keep your tables clean at all times When cleaning your tables, you need to ensure no dust, chalk and other debris are left on the table or within the table cloth and slate. Keep in mind that these may affect the quality of play as well as cause damage to your tables if left to accumulate. For more effective cleaning, experts suggest using a vacuum cleaner instead of just a table brush. This will ensure that all dirt and dust on the table will be removed rather than pushing it around the table and into the cloth and slate which is what happens when you use a table brush. The best type of vacuum to use is a small hand vacuum on its lowest setting. This will be sufficient to remove all unwanted materials from your table and within the table cloth and slate without damaging them. A pool... read more
Surprising Benefits Of Billiards To The Entire Family

Surprising Benefits Of Billiards To The Entire Family

If you think playing billiards is only a form of past time play, you need to think again. There are more benefits a family can gain from investing in pool tables aside from getting the family closer through a game of pool. Pool tables as a family heirloom For many families, pool tables are treated as a precious family heirloom that will be passed from generation to generation. This is why they take extra care of their tables and sometimes go out of their way to maintain and refinish the table when passing it to their children. For these families, playing billiards has become more than a game. It has become their means of reaching out to each other and getting close to one another. It has become the center of their family value and a symbol of their family closeness. Aside from using the tables during family events and celebrations, the tables also serve as a means for unplanned family get-togethers. Indeed, the pool tables have witnessed many of the family’s events and, thus, have become an important part of their traditions. That is why many families continue to pass their pool tables to their children as an heirloom. Pool tables help improve math skills for children This is particularly true for your kids’ geometry skills. Remember that the goal of most pool games is to send the balls to the pockets by hitting it with the cue ball. Now, some of the balls are not in the direct path towards the pockets. Hence, you will need to hit it at an angle in order for the ball... read more
Top 4 Things To Stay Away From When Buying Pool Tables

Top 4 Things To Stay Away From When Buying Pool Tables

Pool tables are definitely not a cheap purchase. In fact, it is now being considered as a priceless family treasure that is being passed on from generation to generation. This is most especially true for those families who value their furniture and know how to properly maintain and take care of their investments. For most families, billiard tables are a big investment, considering its cost and the required level of commitment to maintenance. Considering these things, it is important that you spend lots of time learning about billiard tables before making a purchase, particularly if it is your first time to purchase a table. There are important things to consider before making a purchase aside from ensuring you have sufficient funds. And because more and more individuals are buying pool tables, many deceiving manufacturers and fake sellers have been coming out. Thus, you need to be extra careful and you should know how to identify a real seller from a fraudulent one. In this article, you will learn about the top 4 things to stay away from when buying pool tables. You can also use this as your guide in identifying which sellers and manufacturers are not real. 1. Tables that are on sale Fraudulent manufacturers and sellers will stop at nothing to entice potential billiard table buyers into buying their products. And because people are naturally drawn to sales and discounts, they will post a manufacturer’s suggested retail price and a special discounted price, which is often more than half of the original price. These are the types of promotions and marketing strategies that you should stay away... read more
Buying Pool Tables: What You Should Know

Buying Pool Tables: What You Should Know

Pool tables are indeed precious investments by many individuals. They are not just a form of entertainment, but they also serve as family heirlooms that can be passed on to succeeding generations. And because they are expensive and costly to maintain, they have become an even more important investment to many homeowners. This is why it is important that you learn everything that you can about pool tables before making a purchase. Read on to find out some of the important things that you need to know and understand before buying your own billiards table. Pool tables should be made from solid wood Some manufacturers will claim that their billiard tables are made from all wood or 100% wood. This actually means that they used composite woods in making the table. These type of woods don’t have the same quality as solid wood; thus, they are not suitable in supporting the weight of the slate. As a result, they will sag and deform over time. Solid woods are usually Oak, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. The other type of woods used, the composite woods, are basically veneer over Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), Russian Maple and Chinese birch or rubberwood. MDF primarily consists of sawdust glued together under pressure. To give it the appearance of solid wood, manufacturers add a very thin layer of laminated veneer. Some other manufacturers even add carved lines and color to the MDF and veneer to make it look more authentic. Thus, it could be difficult to identify whether you are buying authentic solid wood or MDF. The easiest way to identify is to buy only... read more
Key Factors To Consider When Buying Full Size Pool Tables

Key Factors To Consider When Buying Full Size Pool Tables

There are different types of pool tables, each having a different size that is appropriate to the person using the table. There is the 7-feet variety, which is often for the amateur players. There is also a 9-foot table for those who are looking to play more billiard games. And if you want the professional table, you should opt for a full size table. These more professional full size billiard tables are often for those who are looking for bigger and wider surface to play on, allowing them to exercise great precision and thus, exclusive control over their cue balls. Standards and requirements If you are looking to buy professional pool tables, you will need to follow a couple of professional standards and requirements. Keep in mind that full size billiard tables are specifically designed for professional players and private games and tournaments. Thus, it is important that you follow these standards: At least 9-feet of space around the table and the cues. A separate entertainment or game room that is exclusive for pool and billiard games. If you do not have an extra room for your full size billiard table, you could opt to remodel your unused garage or basement into a game room. Make sure, however, that there is enough space for the table as well as moving space for the players to efficiently maneuver around the room. Otherwise, you can also opt for an outdoor table, which is designed to add to your lawn’s appeal. Purchasing full size pool tables You can buy full size billiard tables online and from many local stores. However, if this... 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. A pool table is not a cheap investment, 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 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 to shift and cause damage to your... read more
Basic Guideline In Properly Caring For Your Pool Tables

Basic Guideline In Properly Caring For Your Pool Tables

Pool tables are not cheap investments. From the purchase to regular maintenance and the upgrades – you are sure to spend money as a billiard table owner, so it is extremely important that you know how to properly take care of your billiard tables. Every part should be carefully cleaned, effectively maintained and regularly updated from the table cloth to the cover and the legs. Keep in mind that this type of investment can be passed on to your family for generations to come if you know how to properly take care of it. If you want to enjoy using your pool tables for longer years to come and be able to pass it on to your family, check out this basic maintenance and caring guidelines for your billiard tables. 1. Avoid making high-risk shots as these could directly damage the cloth whenever the cue comes into contact with it. Unnecessary harsh contact of the cue to the table cloth can result to creating ugly marks and holes and even ripping the cloth. Make sure you let everyone who will use the table know about this rule. 2. To properly take care of your cues, consider installing a cue stack stand to safely store the cues. Keeping them in a vertical position on the rack effectively helps to prevent warping. 3. Use ball cleaners to clean the balls effectively. There are also different brands of cloth cleaners in the market today that you can use to properly clean your table’s cloth. 4. Remember to regularly brush and dust the rails and cabinetry to prevent build up and accumulation of... read more
Top Maintenance Tips For Your Billiards Table

Top Maintenance Tips For Your Billiards Table

Because billiards tables are already considered as precious investments, it is important that every owner knows proper and appropriate maintenance. Note that these are not cheap investments so you want to be able to use it and benefit from it for a long time. Taking care of your pool tables is simple and easy. But you want to do it regularly to ensure utmost efficiency. On the other hand, if you are a first time pool table owner and you don’t know anything about proper maintenance, here is a basic guideline that you can follow to properly take care of your billiards table. Use soft damp cloth to clean wood surfaces. Use only water or a non-corrosive wood polish to damp your cloth. To clean leather pockets, damp a cloth with water or clear leather cleaner and carefully wipe the leather pockets. Use the table brush provided when you bought your billiards table to brush it after every game. Remember to start at the head of the table where you break to the foot of the table where you rack the balls. Maintain light strokes when brushing. Dust and chalk residue may accumulate on your table’s cloth over time especially if you use the table frequently. To prevent this from happening, you should vacuum the table occasionally. Use the upholstery attachment of your vacuum. Make sure that it has soft bristle so as not to damage the cloth. Also, your vacuum should be in the low setting. Invest on a pool table cover to protect your table when not in use. This will prevent dust from building up on... read more

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