History and basics of Pool Tables
Pool, was earlier known as pocket billiards and it was basically originated in Northern America. It is one of the most popular family recreational games and also played at the competitive level. It is played on a table with six holes or commonly known as pockets. There are many versions of this game and the two most popular versions are the 8 ball pool game and the 9 ball pool game.
In the eight ball pool game, we have 2 sets of 7 balls. One set of 7 balls is called the solids and the other set is called the stripes, making a total of 14 balls. Apart from these we have a black ball which generally numbered 8, and finally we have a white ball, which is called as the cue ball. The aim of the game is to pocket all the balls through the cue ball with the help of a pool stick commonly called the cue. The cue ball is struck and directed by the stick and through the cue ball the other balls are pocketed in the holes. Out of all the balls the “8” ball is pocketed last, and the first person to pocket their set of solids or stripe balls and finally the black 8 ball, wins the game.
You can learn more about 8 ball pool
Now let’s look at the equipment:-
1) Pool table
Size:- 3.5ft(1.07m) by 7ft(2.13m) to 4.5(1.37m) to 9ft(2.74m).
They range from 2.25inches in diameter to 2.375m.
Weight of the balls are around 5.5 to 6 oz(156-170grams)
They are generally up to 58.5 inches i.e 148.6cms
Choosing the right Cheap Pool Tables
Pool is a fun game to play with your family and friends and it would be great to have a personal pool table for your own place.
But buying pool tables can get a bit costly. So we need to look into some sources where we can find cheap pool tables for sale.
A good option can be to buy a used pool table, but few things need to be considered before buying a used pool tables. You need to make sure that the structure of the pool table is still strong, the rails are not weak or moving, there is no incline in the surface of the pool table and also the felt should be of good quality.
Here is a video that can help you with buying used cheap pool tables.
Would you prefer any lights for your game room which has a pool table or would you go for proper pool table lights?
If you want to buy good Pool Table Lights, below are some good tips:-
Avoid using any old lights- Its important to have the right light settings for your game room and you are certainly not going to get it if your using old pool table lights. Its better to invest some extra bucks than crying over spilt milk later.
Choose the right people for installing the lights- If you are not experienced with setting up such lights for your game room, its always better to hire an experienced person, electrician in particular who know his job well. He can be able to do the job once and for all so that you dont have to worry in future.
Proper height- The proper height of installation of the lights is very essential. This includes proper distance from the pool table and also from the ceiling. The pool table lights should not be very close to the table as there may be chances of hitting it with the cue stick.
Not just the height, centering of the pool table lights is also very essential
Lastly the brightness should be just adequate, not too bright nor too dim.