BT 700 Decathlon American pool table

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BT 500 Pool Table


Our team of pool enthusiasts has created a pool set that allows you to enjoy pool (American pool or pocket billiards) in the comfort of your home. Learn how to play pool while having fun!

Want to learn how to play pool in the comfort of your home? Enjoy your first games of pool in the company of family or friends, with a pool table that is easy to set up and folds down to save on storage space.


COMPACT DESIGN: Save space: your table (140 x 76 cm) folds down when you're not using it.

PRECISION: Play on a surface that has the same proportions as regulation pool tables (L=Wx2).

EASE OF USE: Get playing straight away; this table unfolds easily and comes with all necessary accessories.

EASY SET UP & TAKE DOWN: Take down or set up this pool table in less than three minutes flat!


BT 500 American Pool Table user guide, repairs


Turn over the table (takes 2 people); take care to lift correctly.

How to assemble your pool table
You can assemble your BT 500 pool table on your own, but we recommend doing so with someone else to turn it over once you've finished assembling it. Plus it's faster with two people*! 

* with 2 people it takes about 10 minutes to set up your pool table

BT 500 Pool Table
Assembling your BT 500, Step 1

Start by assembling the first leg P2 with boards P4 and P5, using H4, H5 and H6 (8 of each).

Assembling your BT 500, Step 2

Attach the second leg P3 to board P4. For this you'll need H4, H5 and H6 (4 each).


Place the main piece (the tabletop board) of the pool table (P1) on the floor so that you see the back of the board. Attach the legs using H1, H2 and H3.

How to fold down and set up your BT 500.

It only takes 3 minutes to set up your BT 500:

- Unscrew and remove the knobs on each side of the table.
- Pull the top of the table towards you to bring it down to a horizontal position. As you do so, pull out the table's second leg.
- Screw in the knobs (2 on each side) to stabilize the legs.
To put the table away, simply repeat these steps in reverse order. Which side to start on? Easy: the leg that folds down stays attached, while the right leg is retractable.

Questions / problems?

What is the recommended amount of space needed for playing cue sports comfortably and how does it vary based on the length of the billiard cue you use?

You need to be completely at ease when playing cue sports, and that means, among other things, having enough space to play in. Ideally, you should have around the length of a cue (the average length is 1.45m) to move around in on each side of the table. Allow an additional 5 cm for your stroke (space to pull back the cue before striking the ball). As an average we would recommend having a space of 15 m2 for this table.

Even though, you'll need a minimum of 13 m2 of space to play on this BT 500 pool table (394 x 330 cm) if you use a 122 cm billiard cue.
But if you decide to switch to a longer billiard cue (usually 145 cm), then you'll need 16.5 m2  of space (440 x 376 cm).

Decathlon pool table dimensions: space needed
Can you play English Pool or Snooker on the BT 500 pool table? What about French billiards?

You can absolutely play English pool ("blackball") or snooker on your BT 500 pool table so long as you get balls of the correct size. That being said, there are some differences to take into account. Snooker is usually played on a much larger table, with a slow cloth and smaller pockets. In English pool the table and pockets are smaller.

What about French billiards? You can't play French billiards on this table because there's no way of covering the pockets.

What is the diameter of the pockets on the pool table?

They are 44 mm in diameter.

What are the measurements of the BT 500?

Your table: 79 cm high, 140 cm long, 76 cm wide.

Playing surface area: 64.2 x 128.5 cm. The tabletop is 15 mm thick.

Once folded up, your pool table is 169 cm tall!

Weight: 36 kg

BT 500 Sizing


Even if you only play recreationally, billiards is still an accuracy sport. Every part of the environment you play in makes a difference. The slightest imperfection on the cloth or problem with your equipment can knock you off your game. We'll fill you in on our tips for maintaining your cloth and keeping your table in tip-top shape so that you can get back to playing.

Maintenance & Repairs.

Maintenance and Cleaning Tips for Your Billiards Table

Given the importance of your billiards table, you must care for it as you would high-quality furniture. To clean the table, dust it off with a soft, dry cloth. Use beeswax to polish the wood parts of the frame (depending on what materials the frame is made of).

Tips for Maintaining and Protecting Your Billiards Table and Cloth

1. Chalk marks

The cloth on your table is sensitive to chalk marks. You should avoid chalking your cue over the table. This will prevent chalk dust from accumulating on the cloth and will keep it in good condition for longer.

2. Food and drink

Your pool matches are a chance for you to relax and play a little sport, but even so, we strongly advise you to keep food and drink away from the table. After all, you don't see anyone eating in a 50 m swimming pool.

3. Protect your cloth

When you finish playing, you should always pull a protective cover or a tarp over the table. Unless you've got a table that is especially designed for outdoors, the cloth on your table will need to be protected against sunlight. Covering your table between games will prevent damage and stains and stop dust from accumulating.

4. Cleaning your cloth

For fast cloth (which is used on French billiards and American pool tables and which are generally made of wool and nylon): The dust and dirt on your table are often caused by chalk. Brushing the cloth only spreads it out. We recommend you hoover the cloth after every game.

What are the white marks on the cloth? These are ball burn marks caused by the balls generating friction on the cloth when they are struck by the cue. To remove them, take some leftover cloth, dip it in hot water, wring it out, and then rub the burn mark.

For slow cloth (snooker and English pool tables, which are mainly made of wool and have a velvety look and a furry texture): After each game, we recommend brushing the cloth to remove dust and dirt. Next, run a cool iron over the cloth, from top to bottom, to brush against the pile and improve the glide quality for the next game.

How to care for your pool table cloth
Tips for Maintaining and Extending the Lifespan of Billiard Balls

Even though balls will suffer wear over time, regular care helps lengthen their lifespan and allows you to better judge the quality of your shots so you can improve your game.

- If you play a lot and especially if you play with people of different abilities, you might want to switch between two different sets of balls. Once your original set is worn, keep it for impromptu games with beginners and buy a new set for playing against better players. This will help protect your main set for longer.

- Before you play, you  should rub the balls with a cotton cloth. As well as making balls sparkle and shine, careful, thorough cleaning helps them to run better.

- We advise you to  clean them from time to time using a cloth and a little cleaning product diluted in lukewarm water.

looking after your decathlon pool balls
Care and Maintenance of Your Billiard Cue

- You should store your cue in your case after you've finished playing. If you don't have a case or you like to keep your cue at home, make sure you lie it down flat or stand it upright. If you leave it leaning at an angle against the wall or the table, the wood could warp.

- The butt (the part of the cue you hold) is varnished. To clean it just wipe it with a dry cloth. You can dampen the cloth slightly to remove more stubborn marks.

- The shaft (the part you aim with) is left unvarnished so it glides better in your hand. To prevent markings (especially chalk) from becoming embedded, we recommend regularly cleaning the shaft with a damp cloth, then immediately wiping it off with a dry cloth.

Looking after your decathlon pool cue
How to Replace and Reattach a Billiard Cue Tip

- Start by removing the worn tip and scraping the end of the cue (called the ferrule) with a utility knife to remove any residue left by the leather and glue.

    - Use the knife to cut a grid pattern in the ferrule. This will help the glue to bond better.

    - Rub the flat part of the tip with sandpaper  (the side to be glued) to remove the varnish.

    - Dab the glue very gently on the ferrule and the tip. The aim is for the glue not to ooze out over the sides when you stick the two surfaces together.

    - Press the shaft down vertically, with the tip against your work surface, to ensure the glue bonds well. Keeping the cue in this vertical position, cut the edges of the tip so that it is perfectly aligned with the ferrule.

    - Finally, use sandpaper to give the tip its curved shape and make sure it is properly aligned with the shaft. Use increasingly fine sandpaper to protect the wood of the shaft.



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BT 500 Decathlon American pool table

Composition and storage advice


Tabletop: 100% wood

Frame: 100% wood

Leg: 100% wood

Bed cloth: 100% polyester

Cushions: 100% synthetic rubber

Pockets: 100% polyester


We recommend covering your BT 500 pool table with a sheet or cloth cover and store it in a dry place away from dust and direct sunlight. We also advise you not to place any heavy loads on it. Your pool table folds down, making it easy to put it away in a corner of your home.

What about the pool cues?Your cue is made of wood: to prevent it from losing its shape, we recommend storing it flat, away from direct sunlight, humidity, and temperature changes. You can also keep it in a protective cover or even a case.


The Geologic warranty covers your product for two years from the date of purchase (the date on your sales receipt), under normal conditions of use.