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Thread: Good/Best place to buy sand for sand filter

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    Good/Best place to buy sand for sand filter



    Thanks.
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    Re: Good/Best place to buy sand for sand filter

    I got mine at Leslie's... not sure if that was the best place or not. I think it was around $10 per bag, which I thought was a bit expensive.
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    Re: Good/Best place to buy sand for sand filter

    Heard of Leslies, still not sure what it is. How big is the bag? I saw Lowes hardware has Special filter sand at $25/25 pounds, they also have play sand (probably not suitable for filters) at $2.49/50 pounds. Quite a large difference, just wondering what was "normal". thanks.
    Vinyl In-Ground (vinyl) - about 21600 gallons (18x32 Grecian)
    Hayward DE (model 7220?) filter with Multiport valve
    Challenger Hi Flo Pump (3/4 HP)
    Intex SWG
    leaky/non-functioning Raypak Versa Natural Gas Heater *removed*

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    Re: Good/Best place to buy sand for sand filter

    Typically, #20 silica sand for pool filters comes in 50 pound bags. Because of the weight, it's best to get it locally as shipping would otherwise cost more than the product. Its not like it's something you will buy often, maybe once in 10 years. Retail price is about $10/bag.

    I discourage my customers from using sand substitutes like Eco-Glass or Zeolite.

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    Re: Good/Best place to buy sand for sand filter

    ace hardware
    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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