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    Palmetto filter sand

    Is anyone using a brand of filter sand called 'Palmetto'? It was one of the only reasonably priced options I could find local to me. There were NO SPECS at all on the bags- it is just labelled 'Palmetto filter sand'. I sourced it from a longtime local pool builder who said he uses it with all of his installs. The manufacturers website doesn't even offer any specs. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this sand? I went ahead and loaded up my Hayward S244T with 300# of it, and it seems to be doing fine. Just wondering if anyone else was using it, and what they thought of it.
    Intex 26 X 52
    pump/filter that came with it + 24" Hayward S244T sand filter + Intex SWG & Hayward widemouth skimmer. Looking to upgrade pump.

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    Re: Palmetto filter sand

    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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    Re: Palmetto filter sand

    Previous posters, any problems with this sand... or anyone else using Palmetto Filter Sand made by the Palmetto Vermiculite Co.?
    ~22k IG Vinyl (Ocean Midnight), Hayward Tristar 3200VSP, Hayward Sand Filter S3103S, Hayward 4.0 LED, TF-100, High-Iron, 7.5 ph Well Water.

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    Re: Palmetto filter sand

    I've been running the palmetto filter sand with no problems now since last year- I can recommend it as a good option if you come across it.
    Intex 26 X 52
    pump/filter that came with it + 24" Hayward S244T sand filter + Intex SWG & Hayward widemouth skimmer. Looking to upgrade pump.

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    Re: Palmetto filter sand

    Thank you, Pioneer! Filter should be full of it this week.
    ~22k IG Vinyl (Ocean Midnight), Hayward Tristar 3200VSP, Hayward Sand Filter S3103S, Hayward 4.0 LED, TF-100, High-Iron, 7.5 ph Well Water.

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    Re: Palmetto filter sand

    Filter is not full of it. Only the builder is full of it.
    So far with 100lbs in a 350lbs sand filter... running 14 psi. Got to 22psi before I decided that I need to help myself. TFP has been my only help! (sorry, wrote the saying no one here nor there will help and it sounded like I was talking about on this forum! NOPE)
    My pool builder was NOT coming back for awhile it seems after calls, if ever. Found a youtube.com video and palmetto seems elite. Very good sizeable sand.
    ~22k IG Vinyl (Ocean Midnight), Hayward Tristar 3200VSP, Hayward Sand Filter S3103S, Hayward 4.0 LED, TF-100, High-Iron, 7.5 ph Well Water.

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