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Thread: can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

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    can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    or is it different kind of sand not good for kids to play in? any negatives at all?
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    Re: can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    Play sand has much larger particles than filter sand. I'm not sure why that is, but I presume there is a reason.
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    Re: can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    just checked my sons sandbox, the sand in there is super fine, way smaller than the pool filter sand.
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    Re: can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    couldn't i just dump the sand on my lawn and spread it out?
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    Re: can i use my old pool filter sand for a sandbox?

    I think ... filter sand is devoid of any of the silica dust that is bad for playing in ... after all it has been washed a LOT. So I think would be fine to play in. Or spread it in the lawn.
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