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Thread: Sand filter sand

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    May 2014
    Mount Airy, MD

    Sand filter sand

    Is pool sand always white? We had a friend tell us that if it's not white, it's really probably play sand and not really pool sand. I saw a picture of HTH pool sand, and it was beige, not white.

    Anybody have any preferences for pool sand brands?


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    Jul 2009
    Houston, Texas

    Re: Sand filter sand

    I have not seen white sand used as filter sand. The size of the grain is more important than the color. Pool filter sand should be 20 silica sand.
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    Aug 2012
    Mid Missouri

    Re: Sand filter sand

    No pool sand is not always white. Pool filter sand has to meet requirements however color isn't one of them.

    The brand of pool filter sand I went with is not white and it works just like it should.

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