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    Can't find sand anywhere

    I am very frustrated! I've had my pool since 6/7/13. Finally got ground level, put it up (3 1/2 weeks & $2k later) to find it leaking. Drained it, took it down, couldn't find a hole, a week later (waiting for replacement) find that it may not have been a leak! There was a sprinkler head buried! Ok, so now new pool is here ready to put it up, can't find sand anywhere! Ace says they have it at warehouse but will take 3-8 days to get to the store! Or I'd have to pay $137 to ship it with 9 bags of salt. Which I can get at Walmart. Btw, I got my pool at Walmart.com. They were awesome, sending me a new one, and sending UPS pick up old one. Plus my pool was on sale this time and got $500 back. I just wish it was that easy to find salt and sand! I'm ready to swim!
    ~Barb~
    40,000 gallon ig. Custom shape gunite, sylvan pool. Pool guy guesstimates 40,000-45,000 gallons. Hayward pump. Just moved here, that's all I know.

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Pool store? What cities are you near? Maybe someone on here can help you if they are in your area. Is the sand for a filter? Where did the previous sand go?

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Yes for filter, it didnt come with sand, I never got that far with first pool. We thought it was leaking at about 14 inches deep. I live in Egg Harbor township, close to Atlantic City, Ocean City, Somers Point, Mays Landing.
    ~Barb~
    40,000 gallon ig. Custom shape gunite, sylvan pool. Pool guy guesstimates 40,000-45,000 gallons. Hayward pump. Just moved here, that's all I know.

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    For sand Home Depot should have pool sand much cheaper. For salt, don't waste money buying "Pool Salt". It's the same as 99.7 % water softener salt which I can buy at my local grocery store, Frys (Kroger) for $3.47 per 40lb. I just bought 400lb. Pool salt is just ground a bit finer to make it disolve faster.
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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Ok! Great thank you!
    ~Barb~
    40,000 gallon ig. Custom shape gunite, sylvan pool. Pool guy guesstimates 40,000-45,000 gallons. Hayward pump. Just moved here, that's all I know.

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    I checked Home Depot and Lowes here, they only have quickcrete play sand. It's $5 for 50lbs. But it's not #20 silica.
    ~Barb~
    40,000 gallon ig. Custom shape gunite, sylvan pool. Pool guy guesstimates 40,000-45,000 gallons. Hayward pump. Just moved here, that's all I know.

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    If you can find it at WM, HD or Lowes, they may ship it to the local store, for free.
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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    That's what Ace was going to do but it takes 3-8 days and they don't tell you how long until after you place the order. I just canceled the order hoping to find it elsewhere.
    ~Barb~
    40,000 gallon ig. Custom shape gunite, sylvan pool. Pool guy guesstimates 40,000-45,000 gallons. Hayward pump. Just moved here, that's all I know.

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    Re: Can't find sand anywhere

    With Lowes / HD did you check in the pool department, often located in the garden center? If you called and were transferred to the building materials department they might not know to check elsewhere in the store (left and and right hand not knowing what each other are doing).

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    Re: Can't find sand anywhere

    just did a quick Google search around Egg Harbor township and found at least 8 pool stores all within about a 10 mile circle of the center of town. One of them has to have what you are looking for
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Re: Can't find sand anywhere

    Hmmm, you'd think that would come up for me 2 days ago when I googled it. I only found 3 pool stores. But I am sure either one will have it. They just don't show online that they sell it. Thank you all for your help.

    I love TFP! Everyone is so helpful to us newbies!

    Thanks
    Barb
    ~Barb~
    40,000 gallon ig. Custom shape gunite, sylvan pool. Pool guy guesstimates 40,000-45,000 gallons. Hayward pump. Just moved here, that's all I know.

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