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    Just wondering do I have too use the sand they sell at pool store or can I use play sand that the hardware store sell
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    Mod Squad Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Re: sand

    Do not use the play sand under any circumstances. It will have fines that will wind up in your pool, likely a bunch of it. Some hardware stores have filter sand in the seasonal pool sections. Mine does anyway and it isn't a large store. See what the manufacturer suggests and get that. #20 Sand is the most common as far as I know.
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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: sand

    It doesn't have to come from a pool store but it HAS to be pool filter sand. The big box stores usually sell it.
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