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Thread: Hayward sand filter and artificial sand

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    poolsam's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Bangor, maine

    Hayward sand filter and artificial sand

    I am switching from a Hayward cartridge filter to a 14 inch pro sand filter for my 15 foot intex hard plumbed metal frame pool. The filter calls for 50 lounges #20 silica. However when I went to lowe's tonight they have Aqua Chem Sand Plus which on the box says to use half as much sand. Ie for this filter I would only need one 25 pound box as I gather it expands.

    Can I use this? Should I use this? Or should I go get 50 pounds of normal sand.
    Intex 15X48 metal frame - 4400 gallons - 8 years old!
    Intex SWG / Pump (sanitation) / Hayward pump (sand filter & heater)
    Hayward skimmer / Hayward Propane Heater 100,000 BTU / Hayward S144T Sand Filter

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Hayward sand filter and artificial sand

    I don't believe this silica is anything better. Just use pool sand.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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