The main benefit of hiring a professional pool table moving company is the fact that such companies have experience and expertise in breaking down a pool table, transporting it safely, reassembling the table at the new location and leveling it properly. Many pool table transportation companies also service tables, so if a table needs repairs or new felt as a result of the move, they may be able to perform these operations on the day of the move.
The typical amateur moving crew faces a number of challenges when moving a pool table. A pool table can weigh between 200 and 1000 pounds, and is difficult for people of average strength to lift and maneuver. If the owner has never disassembled, reassembled and leveled a pool table, it can be demanding and frustrating. If the owner does know how to do the breakdown and setup of a table, he can save some money by hiring a company to do only the move.
If a person wants to save money by buying a used table from a service such as Craiglist, he should also calculate the price of moving the table and add that to the price. A new table may be available from a retail store at a similar price, with the benefit of professional setup and a warranty.