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refelt time - 12-07-2019, 11:19 AM

Is there some sort of an accelerated depreciation method that you guys use to determine when felt should be changed? Obviously, there is the tried and true method of just looking at it. However, I am writing some software that could potentially take advantage of this data. I've checked the internet and have some ideas but I thought I would come to the experts.

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12-07-2019, 12:28 PM

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Is there some sort of an accelerated depreciation method that you guys use to determine when felt should be changed? Obviously, there is the tried and true method of just looking at it. However, I am writing some software that could potentially take advantage of this data. I've checked the internet and have some ideas but I thought I would come to the experts.

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First explain what the above in bold means.


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12-07-2019, 01:03 PM

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First explain what the above in bold means.
It's essentially an algorithm that establishes a depreciative value to (in this case) their table cloth in regards to (i.e. Table use, cheap cloth, what games are played etc.).

I understand there are a lot of factors to consider.

Since cloth will depreciate faster on a table that gets used, it seems to me that for every hour a table is being used there should method that would accelerate that depreciation. I hope that explains what I am looking for.

Understanding Accelerated Depreciation
The use of accelerated depreciation methods are mostly logistical. Although an asset is not required to be depreciated in the same manner in which it is used, an accelerated depreciation method tends to make this occur. This is because an asset is most heavily used when it is new, functional, and most efficient. Because this tends to occur at the beginning of the asset’s life, the rationale behind an accelerated method of depreciation is that it appropriately matches how the underlying asset is used. As an asset ages, it is not used as heavily, since it is slowly phased out for newer assets.


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12-09-2019, 11:19 AM

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It's essentially an algorithm that establishes a depreciative value to (in this case) their table cloth in regards to (i.e. Table use, cheap cloth, what games are played etc.).

I understand there are a lot of factors to consider.

Since cloth will depreciate faster on a table that gets used, it seems to me that for every hour a table is being used there should method that would accelerate that depreciation. I hope that explains what I am looking for.

Understanding Accelerated Depreciation
The use of accelerated depreciation methods are mostly logistical. Although an asset is not required to be depreciated in the same manner in which it is used, an accelerated depreciation method tends to make this occur. This is because an asset is most heavily used when it is new, functional, and most efficient. Because this tends to occur at the beginning of the asset’s life, the rationale behind an accelerated method of depreciation is that it appropriately matches how the underlying asset is used. As an asset ages, it is not used as heavily, since it is slowly phased out for newer assets.
IMO you're making this waaaay too complicated. Its pretty easy to tell just by looking. If your place is busy all the time then once a year is more than adequate if you're using good worsted.
  
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12-13-2019, 07:41 AM

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If your place is busy all the time then once a year is more than adequate if you're using good worsted.
Good Worsted?
Once a Year?

I need to show this to the Owner of the room where I play!

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12-13-2019, 08:06 AM

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IMO you're making this waaaay too complicated. Its pretty easy to tell just by looking. If your place is busy all the time then once a year is more than adequate if you're using good worsted.
Some room owners think the cloth is ok, because it's still green and has no tears, especially room owners that don't play pool and are more concerned about food/beverage.

I'd wet rag the cloth/ie. wipe down with a Clean, non lint cotton, and then see if your able to draw your ball effectively. Make sure you do the entire table surface and top rails and cushion noses. After doing one table, completely rinse out that cloth and do the next.


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12-14-2019, 09:24 AM

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Good Worsted?
Once a Year?

I need to show this to the Owner of the room where I play!

Polyester and every five years (maybe) is what we get!
We're in the process of getting all new ANDY988. Our owner is REAL good about the equipment. The current cloth still looks better than 80% of any place i've ever been but hey, i'm doin a Sgt. Schulz here and saying nothing.
  
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