Moving a pool table isn’t that simple as you can think of several strong man picking it up at both ends and moving it from point A to point Z. Pool tables are bulky, very heavy, and also surprisingly delicate and intricate. If your pool table is already assembled, it will need to be properly disassembled to avoid damage while moving and then reassembled when it reaches its new location.
Even if you could conceivably move a pool table yourself, it is highly recommended that you use an experienced professional. Depending on the materials, a pool table could range anywhere from 500 to 1,000 pounds or more. If your pool table is made with a single slab of slate, moving it without professional help is even more risky because the massive weight of the table can do real damage to your home or, worse, your bones. While some general moving companies offer to move pool tables, it’s generally best to hire a professional who specializes in installing, servicing and moving pool tables. Less experienced movers may damage the slate or the balance, which detracts from the table’s quality of play. Inexperienced movers may also damage parts that require professional repair, all in all costing more than it would have to hire a professional pool table moving company from the start.
Several of factors can affect the overall cost of moving a pool table. pro movers will ask about the distance you are moving it (including any stairs), the size of the table, the model and make of the table, whether the table has pockets or a ball return system, the age of your pool table, whether it has one or three pieces of slate, and more. Add-on services such as refelting or upgrading parts can also increase the cost.