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Pool Table in an Unheated, Uncooled Room?


Pool Table in an Unheated, Uncooled Room?

I am contemplating purchasing a used pool table that is in good shape, and setting it up in my little-used three season room. The room is big enough but is unheated and uncooled.

The room is attached to the house. Because of the windows it will get hotter than the outside summer temperatures, but in winter it will not be as cold as outside. I am OK with a situation where I have more frequent maintenance than usual. I just don’t want to ruin the pool table.

I would like to hear from folks who have tried this and get their opinion on whether this could work.

Pool Table in an Unheated, Uncooled Room?

Replies & Comments

  1. boulangerbilliardsforum on 10/14/2020 12:51:38 PM

    I don't have any first-hand experience with this type of setup, but will point you to two previous similar questions:

  2. boulangerRayMills on 10/15/2020 8:12:46 PM

    Could you give us a few more details?

    • What style pool table and with how many slate pieces?
    • What temperature range will the room have?
    • Does it have south-facing windows?

    If the windows are the main magnifier of heat, it sounds like some outer awnings and/or shutters would be a good idea. (I've never trusted blinds and curtains to reduce inside room heat, just that of surfaces.)

    My pool table is a bar box which I use outdoors, and I think I'm getting some significant temperature and humidity protection for my slate by the floor of the box, and I think one-piece slate is less likely to react to such changes.

  3. boulangerboulanger on 10/16/2020 10:25:10 AM

    I haven't purchased a table yet - just toying with the possibility. My three season room is unheated and un-cooled as stated. The floor is a carpeted slab. The room is windowed extensively on three sides; E-S-W. However, very large mature trees provide a great deal of shade, preventing much direct sunlight entering the room. I have two smallish skylights and a ceiling fan.

    The Chicago area summer can get hot, and the room can get maybe 20 degrees hotter than prevailing temperatures under certain circumstances.This would be during idle time for any table. Use of the fan and open windows can make the room reasonable for play. In winter the room will be roughly 10 to 20 degrees warmer than outside, as it is attached to the house.

    I wanted to get some input from those who have taken the plunge with an unheated, un-cooled pool room. I do not want to go to the aggravation and expense of purchasing, relocating, and resurfacing a nice table only to have it deteriorate in a year of two.

    Room temperature extreme estimates:

    • Winter: as low as 10 F
    • Summer: as high as 105 F
  4. boulangerRayMills on 10/23/2020 12:47:28 PM

    I think direct sunlight hitting the table is your worst enemy, so you have that covered. Temperature changes that are relatively sudden can be further prevented by a thick table cover, and a thick cover would also help long-term, too.
    After you've had the table for a while, you'll discover what your personal limits are in playing in the cold, such as how many layers of clothing, etc. If you're going to live in this room long-term, get a free or $200 table and use it as a trial run!

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Pool Table in an Unheated, Uncooled Room?

  • Title: Pool Table in an Unheated, Uncooled Room?
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  • Published: 10/14/2020 8:25:06 AM
  • Last Updated: 10/14/2020 12:48:36 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)