Moving a pool table is something to save for the pro's. On average, a pool table can weigh between 500 to 1,000 lbs so it is important to know what you are doing so you won't get hurt.
Pool tables typically are made of slate. Slate tops are very heavy but they are smooth and flat, making a perfect surface for the game. A one piece slate table is easier to keep level over time, but is extremely difficult to move. A three piece slate table is the most common type of table and a good installer can make the slate nearly as perfect as a one piece slate table. Common substitutes include plywood, fiberboard, slatex, permaslate, slatron, slatine and honeycomb, but none of these alternatives offer the smooth experience and accuracy of slate.