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    Pool sand

    Going to replace because I am replacing broken laterals. I know people here say never ne to be replaced but since I'm already in there.......

    My pool store sold me a medium called echo glass when I purchased the filter 4-5 yrs ago. Does anyone know if it's any better than pool sand for that matter has anyone ever heard of it?

    It's a lot more expensive than regular sand. Wondering if it's a rip off.

    Also does it matter where you buy the sand? Is it all the same?

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    Re: Pool sand

    If you use the search box for glass or zeosand or zeobrite, you'll find most threads indicate there's no advantage to the sand substitutes.

    All sand is not alike. If the grains are too small, they'll slip right through the laterals and end up in your pool. Look through My findings on how not all sand is created equal
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    Re: Pool sand

    Thank you Richard!!!!
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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