How often should you play?

How often should you play to keep your skills up?
I find that there are real amounts of time which if I don’t play pool within then I start to loose my skill at that particular game. This can be quite relevant to pool skills for a specific peice of software or even just your general hand-eye co-ordintaion for any online game. What’s the best way to deal with this?

It seems the obvious answer but the best way is really to practice regularly on the software you're most likely to play pool for cash on. If you play for free on some pool software then it doesn't really matter how often you play as you're just there to enjoy yourself. If you're starting to your game more seriously and you're either playing for cash or there are prizes which can be won if you win a tournament then you really need to be as familiar with that software as you can be. The only way to do that is to play pool regularly on that software to help increase your skills for the tournaments that really count.