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Thread: New Filter - looking for best sand to buy

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    New Filter - looking for best sand to buy

    I am replacing my filter with a larger sand filter. What should I be looking for (specs) when buy the sand and what should I expect to pay.? I do see some posts, but they are 4 or 5 years old. I haven't bought sand in probably 8 years. LOL. The filter is a Hayward S244T. 300 lbs of sand needed.

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    Rich
    18x36 IG 26,000 gal, Vinyl Liner, 24" Sand filter Hayward S224T, Jandy AE3000 heatpump and 1.5 HP SuperPump. Circupool RJ45 SWG

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    Re: New Filter - looking for best sand to buy

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    Re: New Filter - looking for best sand to buy

    Use #20 silica sand, sometimes simply called pool filter sand. Sometimes products will be labeled .45-.55 mm. One example HERE - the HTH brand pool sand is about $13 for a 50lb bag.
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