During the summer I was planning a party and wanted to get a floating beer pong table for my pool. So I look around and the one I find is one from Spencers which can be seen here:
Seeing as I was not willing to spend $60 on a beer pong table that would likely not survive the party and wasnt even regulation size I decided to build my own for a fraction of the price.
Materials and Tools
You will need:
- 3 x 3/4-in x 10-ft PVC Pipe ... Total: 7.26 at Lowes
- 4 x 3/4-in 90-Degree PVC Slip Elbow ... Total: 2.12 at Lowes
- 6 x 3/4-in PVC Sch 40 Tee ... Total: 1.92 at Lowes
- 1 x PVC Glue ... Total: 4.38 at Lowes
- 1 x Pool Noodle ... Total: 1.08 at Dollar Store
- 1 x Package of 12 inch zip ties ... Total: 2.16 at Harbor Freight
- 1 x Storage Container Lid ... Cannot be bought separately I salvaged mine from a broken container.
Tools you will need:
- Drill with 1/2 in bit.
- Solo cup to measure
- Razor blade or tin snips to cut plastic lid
- PVC pipe cutters
Building this is strait forward enough. Simply cut your PVC tubing 4 x 3 foot sections, 5 sections as wide as your plastic lid, and 4 sections half as long as the plastic lid.
Then cut the pool noodle into 4 equal lengths and stick them on the 3 foot sections. Finally, use the fittings you bought and glue it all together.
Once the frame is done, Cut your plastic lid in half. Then use some Solo Cups to mark out a beer pong layout. My lid was only large enough for 6 cups on either side. Make 3 inch holes exactly 1 inch apart in a triangle shape to get the proper spacing and use the tin snips or razorblade to cut the holes.
Finally, attach the lid halves to the PVC Frame by drilling 6-8 holes around the parameter of the lid about a 1/2 inch in. Then use the zip ties to secure it in place.
And thats it, your ready to play.
How It Plays
This game is much harder in the water. Im not sure if its because you are lower down in relation to the table or what but games tend to last much longer on the water. I am glad each side only has 6 cups.
If you have any questions please leave them in the comments.