Therefore what is an backyard pool table, what makes it ideal for use outdoors? Well basically it is the same as any other pool table, except the frame and cloth are treated to protect against the elements. The frame is either pressure handled wood, just like the decking on your outdoor or fibreglass which is totally weatherproof. The fabric is treated with a Simonise type process therefore it repels water. ( I've seen the cloth put under a tap and the just runs off and the cloth is dry to the touch afterwards-impressive) Other than that everything else is the same as any other stand you will find in your local pub, using the same balls and cues as you would in a pub or pool area.
Also they are a slate bed pool stand to say the actively playing surface is made from slate, so they will last quite a long time. The only thing that 7 reviews may happen is the cloth colour will get bleached over time after exposure to sunlight. In order to minimise this, always cover the table when you are not playing on it.
Typically the playing experience will be just the same as a pub pool stand only you will have bags of room being outside on the outdoor patio and you don't have to worry about if you have room in the house or not. Some of the tables also come with optional table tops and benches so your pool table can twice as a picnic desk when you have barbeques etc . very useful. Also the wooden versions of the outdoor table can be matched to the colour of the stain on your decking, so it will blend in nicely.
When not in use say during winter, the outdoor pool tables should be covered to avoid leaves and other autumn particles getting onto your table. Usually they come with big covers that can be tied to the legs to secure them until they are being used again next spring. A really useful little bit of garden furniture don't you think?