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    Sand

    Got my new sand filter/motor from Intex up. First had to visit Lowes to add extensions to use the old water tubes plus the new ones. It really wasn't a problem. Only wish Intex would send you longer hoses to get to the pool. Anyway, last year when I was searching for a good sand filter, I found one, but asked someone from Amazon how much sand should I order. They told me 1 bag would be enough. I ordered two bags just to be on the safe side, and guess what, the tank holds 122lbs, so I'm short 22lbs to reach the min line. I order the bags from Amazon, and need to order another one. My question to the pro's out there, is, do I need to add the SAME sand or can I go down to my local pool store and pick up one of their bags. The sand I currently have inside the tank is called Pool Filter Sand #20 Grade Silica Sand - 50 lbs. pool sand.jpg.

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    Re: Sand

    You can mix brands, as long as it is filter sand. That being said... My findings on how not all sand is created equal has some interesting pictures.
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    Re: Sand

    You don't even need to go to the pool $tore. Most Lowes and Home Depot stores carry #20 Grade Silica Sand in outside garden.
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    Re: Sand

    I got done reading about "not all sand is equal" and wondering what is the best type of sand (from Lowes or Home Depot) for my type of filter?

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