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    Sand Area Beside Pool Question

    We have an area that we are wanting to add a couple of Palm trees and a hammock area on one side of our pool. I was thinking that coving the ground with sand (roughly 20x15' area) would really give it a nice look, however, at the same time I'm concerned with the obvious issues of sand next to the pool and being tracked in the house as well. Has anyone done something similar or have any suggestions on an alternative? Or, would the sand actually be an option?

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Sand Area Beside Pool Question

    This is done often enough. It can be a drag sometimes, but isn't going to damage anything. The pool can handle it. Tracking into the house is rather more of a pain.
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Sand Area Beside Pool Question

    To minimize tracking in the house, get a pan of water to step in to rinse off your feet. Have an absorbent towel to step on to take most of the water off your feet and you can go right in. Not perfect but pretty effective.
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    Re: Sand Area Beside Pool Question

    Unless you have a dog, I'm guessing neighborhood cats are possibly going to also enjoy your new sand area as well.
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    Manchester, NH

    Re: Sand Area Beside Pool Question

    We had landscaped a "beach" area near our pool. Some sand chairs, umbrella and pails/shovels to complete it. It was great at first...loved wiggling my toes in the hot sand. It was also the community litter box! Should have known better. We cleaned it up and sodded it but the sod died. I am removing it and will make it a patio once the budget allows.
    Above ground, steel wall, 15 x 25 oval 11,000 gallon's, cartridge filter, 2 speed pump

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