BT 700 Decathlon American pool table

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Our team of cue sports enthusiasts have some tips on how you can brush up your American pool skills. Get a genuine feel for American Pool in the comfort of your own home with this solid, high-quality, compact BT 700 table. Perfect for taking on family and friends.


COMPACT DESIGN: A compact 7ft table at home.

PRECISION: Two stringers for a genuinely true surface.

EASE OF USE: Get playing straightaway and with a minimum of fuss. All accessories included.

EASY TO SET UP/TAKE DOWN: Two people can set up the table in under 30 minutes.

Assembly and getting started

How to set up the table *~Two people can assemble your pool table in around 30 minutes :)~1. Start by assembling the four feet, using the wrench provided.~2. Screw the four adjustable feet into the table.~3. Next, attach the accessories (triangle holder, ball rack).~4. Turn the table over, taking care to not put too much pressure on the feet.~5. Adjust the feet to ensure that the table is absolutely level.~Once you've done that all you have to do is get playing.~*Instructions supplied with the pack.

Assembly BT 700 US

I've got a problem

How much space do i need to play in comfort?

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.If you can, you should allow for an extra 5cm for your stroke (the back and forth motion of the cue before you strike the cue ball).In short,with the BT 700 pool table, you'll need 21.5m² to play in (around 5.14x4.18m).

Decathlon pool table dimensions: space needed
How to level your pool table


Start by placing the adjustable legs at mid-height: between the highest and lowest points. Place your table where you plan to use it. If you need to move it again one day, you'll have to relevel it.


Once the table is in place, choose one of the long sides - this is what you'll use as your reference point. Adjust the horizontal position by placing the spirit level on the table, parallel to the long side, as close as possible to the side on the table top. Stand in front of the spirit level, choose one of the table legs (either the right or the left) to adjust it and bring the table up to level on this first side.

STEP 3: 

Now that you have your reference point, do the same on the two short sides, making sure you don't move the long side.


Once the two short sides are level, your table is ready! To make sure your table is as level as possible, go around the table once more (in the same order) to double check all the adjustments and repeat as necessary.

Temperature changes will often cause the wood to warp. This is one of the main advantages of the stringers on the BT 700 table: they increase the stability of your table over time.

Can i use the table as a dining table?

Though there are convertible tables, this particular table is not designed for that.

The reason for that is the casing, which prevents you from putting your legs under the table. This table has been designed for playing pool and with the postures that players adopt in mind. 

Can i play english pool, french billiards and snooker on it?

You can play English pool (blackball) or snooker on your BT 700 American pool table, provided that the balls are the right size. Even so, there are a couple of little things you need to remember: 1. Snooker is usually played on a much larger table, with a slow cloth and smaller pockets. 2. 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 diameter are the balls? 

They measure 57.2mm in diameter and weigh 162g.

Maintaining my product

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.

Taking care of your 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. Depending on the material that makes up the frame of your table, you can use beeswax to polish the wood parts and a special stainless steel cleaner on the metallic parts.

The 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 50m 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

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
Pool cues

- 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
The 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 700 Decathlon American pool table

Composition and storage advice


Board: 80% wood and 20% stainless steel.

Frame: 80% wood and 20% stainless steel.

Legs: 100% wood

Cloth: 100% polyester

Cushions: 100% rubber

Adjustable feet: 80% stainless steel and 20% rubber

Pockets: 100% polyester


We recommend covering your BT 700 table with the tarp included in the pack and keeping it in a dry area away from dust and sunlight. We also advise you not to place any heavy loads on it. And what about your cue?Your pool 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.


Our partner players have played more than 2,000 matches on this table to check that it can withstand heavy use. They played on it for several hours a day, over a period of six months. The table can support loads of more than 500kg.

Our commitment

In normal conditions of use, Geologic guarantees your product for two years from the date of purchase, which is the date given on the receipt.