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Moving a pool table requires every bit as much care and know-how as moving a piano. Pool tables can weigh from 500 to 1,000 pounds. In order to move them, they have to be taken apart and put back together, and they have complex pieces that would cost a fortune to repair or replace. Disassembly alone could take up to an hour for a team of experts. This is why it is so important to have an experienced, professional team move your table. Trust your pool table only to the best! Call us today 801-532-6683 or click here to schedule your move online!

When scheduling your move, make sure to include the following two items of information:

  1. the size of the pool table, and
  2. whether or not it contains slate.*
* Standard pool tables contain slate. Ones that do not contain slate are much easier to move.

What is Involved in Moving a Pool Table?

To give you an idea of why this job should be left to the professionals, here is an outline of the steps necessary to move a pool table:
(WARNING: Do NOT attempt to use this as a guide to moving a pool table on your own. You would need much more detailed information for that.)

  • Removing the Bumpers - The bumpers need to be removed from all sides of the pool table, exposing the slate below.
  • Stripping the Felt - The felt may be glued or stapled to the table or both. Removal is a delicate process that must be done gently to avoid ripping the felt, especially near the pockets.
  • Taking out the Slate - Picking up the two or three pieces of slate in a typical table must be done very carefully, as the 1/4" to 1" thick sheet of rock is very heavy and extremely fragile. This may require patient drilling and removing of screws. Proper packing and placement of the slate for travel is extremely important to avoid cracking it.
  • Taking off the Legs and Pockets - The pool table needs to be turned over, so the legs can be removed from the frame. With the table upsidedown, the pockets are removed.
  • Loading and Transporting Everything - The order and orientation and securing of the pieces to the truck, as well as the correct padding and wrapping of each component are very important. If left to amateurs, a single pothole could spell disaster for your precious pool table.
  • Unloading and Positioning - The unloading, like the loading, must be done by strong, experienced movers with the right equipment. The table is placed upsidedown roughly where it will stand to loosely re-attach the legs and insert the pockets. Then it is flipped over and the legs are tightened. The pool table should either be centered in the room or squared up with the closest wall, which should not be any closer than 60" from the playing surface. Then the frame must be levelled with shims.
  • Putting the Slate Back In - If there are three pieces of slate, the middle one must be centered exactly, first. Then, the other two pieces are slid in to match it.
  • Levelling the Slate - This is a painstaking process that involves a machinists level, shims, a mallot, screws and a screwdriver, and a lot of careful tapping, making sure to keep even pressure on all of the screws. The bubble in the level must be checked and rechecked after each adjustment to bring the slate to level in all directions at once. The two or three pieces must not only be level in all directions, but must also be flush with each other.
  • Waxing the Bed of the Table - Once the bed (the slate) is level, it must be made smooth. This is accomplished by filling the seams, screw holes and imperfections in the surface with beeswax. The process involves a propane torch, and a metal paint scrapper, and, of course, the wax, possibly mixed with a resin compound. After filling, drying and scraping, all excess wax must be carefully removed.
  • Putting the Felt Back on the Bed - This process is quite involved.

Our pricing is $99/hour* for 2 professional movers, a full-sized moving truck, moving blankets, dollies, tools, & stretch wrap.

Our pricing is $85/hour* for 2 professional movers and dollies.

    * 4 hours min.

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Inter-state moving is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a licensed mover, we will inspect the items you would like to have moved before making a binding offer. Online estimates for moves are not valid for interstate moves. Call (801) 532-6683 or toll free (888) 580-7447 to make an appointment for the estimate.

If you are moving out of state, but are renting your own truck (like a U-Haul truck), we can assist you in packing it, so that the load will not shift during the trip. If you are moving to the Wasatch Front, we can help you unload your rental truck, assemble furniture and hook up appliances for just $85/hour for 2 professional movers and dollies.

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