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    pool filter sand

    Is the sand you buy from a lumber shed (play sand) the same thing as the sand you purchase from the pool store?? Is it ok to use??
    20ft round; sand; AG; vinyl

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    jeffchap's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    Edmond OK

    Re: pool filter sand

    No it is not. Pool sand is of a uniform size. Playground sand will slip through the grating in your laterals and end up in your pool.

    You want #20 silica pool filter sand.
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    Re: pool filter sand

    Thanks! That's what I needed to know!!!
    20ft round; sand; AG; vinyl

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    Dallas Ga

    Re: pool filter sand

    But you don't HAVE to go to the pool $tore to get it. It can be purchased at places like Home Depot or Lowes. Just make sure it's not play sand.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me) Goldline SWG Intermec 104 TImer Test kit K-2006-C

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