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    how much sand for bottom coving??

    well got our old liner out, the vertical supports that had sunk a bit, raised back up..I Now NEED to add in, some sand coping in areas that lost some due to washout. Is there a calculator, or can someone just tell me...how much mason sand will I need to redo the sand coping in my 33ft diameter AGP? I am assuming a 6 inch height curved up the wall all the way around.

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    Re: how much sand for bottom coving??

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    Read this ^^^^ scroll down to the part about the sand cove.

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    Re: how much sand for bottom coving??

    33 foot diameter means 396 inch diameter means 1244 inch circumference.
    6" radius means 113 sq inch volume for a full circle. One quarter of that is 28.27 in2 A square 6" on each side would be 36 in2 36-28.27 is 7.73 in2

    7.73 in2 times 1244 in = 9611 in3

    9611 cubic inches is .206 cubic yards or 5.56 cubic feet. In pounds of sand, I don't know.
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    Re: how much sand for bottom coving??

    1 yard (27 cu ft) of dry sand is roughly 2700lbs. That works out to about 100lbs per cubic foot. So according to Richard you will need about 550lbs of dry sand. If you have a pick up truck and a local supplier masons sand generally goes for about $15 a ton which beats the pants off buying it but the bag at home depot for $5 for 50lbs.
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    Re: how much sand for bottom coving??

    I'm going to pick up a half yard....as probably 3/4 of the old sand coving is still there, just where it washed out is gone....so going to make it 6 inches high all the way around, and go from there.
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    Re: how much sand for bottom coving??

    Half a yard should be enough for the coping and enough left over to make a sand box for the kids.
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