Think about how great it would feel to be out in your backyard playing a game of pool. If you are in the market for an outdoor pool table it is a good idea to take your time and find the highest quality model you can afford.
There are a variety of items you will need to think about when deciding which outdoor billiard tables will give you the best performance. The outdoor pool table you select should be made from corrosion resistant materials designed for outdoor use like aluminum, slate, exterior fabric, and stainless steel.
Do not even think about purchasing an outdoor pool table made from wood which has been coated with plastic or vinyl. While their low cost may be enticing they are not a good buy because they are more likely than not to need replaced rapidly. When shopping for a pool table for outdoor use cost should not be the only thing that you base your decision on.
While it is important to get the lowest possible price do not skimp on quality. The playing surface is the most important part of any pool table. It is no fun to play on an inferior playing surface. Without a doubt the best playing surface is one made from slate.
Many less expensive models of outdoor pool table will use something other than slate. Some of the materials they use instead include cement fiber substrates, particle board, and fiberglass. None of these materials can match the durability and playability you get with slate. Another important thing to look at when selecting an outdoor pool table is the rubber side rails.
There are several kinds of rubber rail bumpers on the market these days. It is best to buy a type of outdoor pool table that covers the rail rubber with waterproof fabric which can repel water and protect the rubber from the harmful effects of the sun. This will allow you to place your outdoor pool table in direct sunlight without worrying about damaged or soggy rails.