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While not item is easy to relocate, some items are simply more difficult to relocate than others. Be it for their size or fragility, they require much more preparations, tools, and expertise in order to properly relocate. These items include aquariums, hot tubs, and even pool tables. Moving a pool table is especially difficult. So, it might be in your best interest to let professional movers NYC deal with it. Or, are you capable of handling it on your own? Let’s find out.

Should you try moving a pool table on your own

In 99% of the cases, a resounding no. As you will soon see moving a pool is a complicated project on its own. There are a lot of steps that need to be handled properly in order to transport your pool table safely. Furthermore, you will need padding and loading equipment that few people normally possess. Finally, you will need to properly load and drive a moving truck, which is much more difficult then truck rental companies would like you to believe. So, in 99% of the cases, hiring professional Manhattan movers to move your pool table will be both cheaper and safer. Especially if you are moving not only your pool table but other items as well.

Moving a pool table is best handled by professionals.
You should almost always hire professionals for moving a pool table.

How to find professional movers

Finding good movers has never been easier. You simply need to look online for local movers that offer pool table moving services. You can visit your local bars and ask them about pool table delivery. If they have one they can probably recommend a moving company to you. If possible, try to find multiple movers and then compare their binding estimates. This will give you the opportunity to find out which movers offer the biggest bang for their buck. If a moving company is offering to transport your pool table for a low cost, stay away. When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


If there is one thing that you can say about the people of NYC that is that they are stubborn. As an experienced NYC moving company, we know that just because we said that you should hire professionals to move your pool table in 99% of the cases, doesn’t mean that you will. There is still going to be a considerable number of people that are going to try to move a pool table on their own. Well, if you think that that is a smart idea, you better keep on reading. Let’s start off with how to prepare your pool table for transportation.

Disassemble it

The first that you’ll need to do is to disassemble your pool table. Start off by looking up online for your exact model. Not every pool table is assembled in the same fashion and you need to know how yours was if you are to disassemble it. Once you find instructions for it, you need to precisely follow them. If they tell you to use certain tools, use them. If you do not have them, buy them. Too many pool tables and pieces of furniture have been ruined simply because people like improvising when disassembling them.


Pool table
Pool tables are actually quite fragile and expensive. You really don’t want to damage or break yours.

Once you’ve finished disassembling your pool table you need to clean all the pieces and pad them. Padding is necessary to protect your pool table from the hazards of transportation. There are many mishaps and accidents that can happen when transporting a pool table, and even a minor one can cost you a lot. Replacing a broken piece of a pool table is expensive. Much more expensive than getting padding equipment and properly padding your table. So be smart about it.

Clearing out a path

Next, you need to clear out a path from where your pool table is to your front door. If nothing else, you will have to move the table board. Before handling such large and fragile objects you need to make sure that the chance of an accident is minimized. You can do that by clearing out a path in your home and placing some cardboard on it before moving day. This will help prevent slipping and tripping, which are the most common causes of moving accidents.


Now that you’ve prepared for moving a pool table, only need to transport it. Well, how hard can it be? All you need to do is place your pool table into a moving truck and drive it. Similar to placing a chair into the back seat of a car and driving it, right? Wrong!

Loading into a moving truck

Loading a pool table into a moving truck requires time and skill. First, you need to have the proper equipment. Do not even try moving a pool table without using work gloves and work boots. Second, you need someone to help you out. Maybe you can disassemble your pool table all by yourself, but you will need someone to help you carry the larger parts. When loading a moving truck, make sure to place the biggest and the heaviest parts first. You will need to balance the total weight of your pool table in the truck so that it remains as balanced as possible. This will help you drive it more safely.

Driving a moving truck.
Loading a moving truck and driving it are the main reasons why you should hire professional movers.


As we mentioned before, do not let the truck rental companies fool you. Driving a moving truck is much more difficult than driving a car. This is the main reason why you need to hire professional movers to help you out. The fact of the matter is that most people simply do not have enough experience driving them. Image if you only knew how to drive a bike and someone asked you to transport something with a car. Well, that situation is quite similar to you going from driving a car to drive a truck. Make sure to try it before you actually need to transport items.

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011