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    What to do with old sand?

    When you change your sand in your filter, how do you dispose of the old sand? My trashman would not appreciate 150lbs of sand in the can.
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    I put it in my horseshoe pits!

    You could make a lot of candle holders, ashtrays? keep a bucket by the fireplace/woodstove in case of emergency, build a beach! The possibilities are endless.
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    I could use some for the firepit I guess. Thats a great idea. Any others?
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    Fill low spots in your lawn?
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    I was thinking of using it in the lawn. I could hide it in a planting bed.
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    Offer it for free on craigslist. Unless you just converted from Baqua it should be fine for a sand box or the low spots in someone's yard.
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    I brought mine TO the beach
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    Re: What to do with old sand?

    Quote Originally Posted by stavs
    I was thinking of using it in the lawn. I could hide it in a planting bed.

    Exactly what I did when I replaced mine. Killed the weeds rather well. Let it sit on top over the fall and into the winter then turned it into the topsoil.
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