So what is an outdoor pool table, what makes it suited to use outdoors? Well basically it is the same as every other pool table, except the frame and cloth are treated to protect against the elements. The frame is either pressure handled wood, just like the decking on your outdoor patio or fibreglass which is totally weatherproof. The towel is treated with a Simonise type process so it repels water. ( I have seen the cloth put under a tap and water just runs off and the cloth is dry to the touch afterwards-impressive) Other than that anything else is the same as any other table you can find in your local pub, using the same balls and cues as you would in a pub or pool area.
Also they are a slate bed pool stand which is to say the actively playing surface is manufactured out of slate, so they will last quite a while. 7 reviews The only thing that may happen is the cloth colour will get bleached over time after exposure to sunlight. In order to minimise this, always cover the table while you are not playing on it.
Typically the playing experience will be just the same as a pub pool table only you will have bags of room being outside on the outdoor patio and you don't have to worry about if you have room in the house or not. Some of the tables also come with optional table surfaces and benches so your pool table can double as a picnic stand when you have barbeques etc . very useful. Also the wooden versions of the outdoor table can be matched to the colour of the discoloration on your decking, so it will blend in nicely.
When not in use say in the winter, the outdoor pool tables should be covered to stop simply leaves and other autumn debris getting onto your stand. Usually they come with big covers that can be tied to the legs to secure them until they are being used again next spring. A really useful bit of garden furniture don't you think?