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    Need help on filter sand

    I need to know if anyone has used this sand in their intex sand filter. I have read my manuel and it states to use #20 silica sand with particle range of .45-.85. The only sand i have been able to find in my area is quikcret sand that has a particle size of .425-.85 so the particle size is too small. I have called the pool supply stores in my area and all they carry is sea gull pool sand. No particle size on the package and when i search for information on the internet i cannot find this sand with the particle size listed. Please help. Thanks!

    Here is a picture of the seagull sand

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/at...4&d=1367959790

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    Re: Need help on filter sand

    Welcome to the forum. If it says it is pool sand, why do you think it would not work. I would use it.

    For that matter, the quikrete sand certainly seems like it would work, too.
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    Re: Need help on filter sand

    The thing I'd be concerned about on that package is the listing for course or medium filter. I'd want to know what that means.

    By the way, the Quikrete pool filter sand would work just fine. The difference between what they call for and what Quikrete states is only .025mm which is less than 1000th of an inch.
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    Re: Need help on filter sand

    So backwashing will take out any smaller particles? If so then ill go with the quikcrete thanks for all your help!

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