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    Sand for ground base advice

    Landscaper said to get play sand, nursery are telling me to use landscaping sand and most post here mention mason. So i need assurance so i can make sure i get thr right sand. Its been hard to search with the forums down and I need to place the order tomorrow am. Thanks and I appreciate any feedback.
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    Re: Sand for ground base advice

    I would not use sand at all. In NC, rock quarries sell "screenings", which is a combination of rock dust and particles up to about 1/4" in diameter. It is better than sand.

    If you decide to go with sand, it makes no difference whatsoever which kind you choose
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    Re: Sand for ground base advice

    Thanks for your response. I called again since everyone keeps saying to use landscape sand which i didn't know what it meant. They told me its washed concrete sand and recommended for above ground pool. I think it's the same as you described.

    looking at the web I found the following.

    Concrete sand is and aggregate sand usually composed of either gneiss, trap rock, limestone or granite. Usually it is crushed at the quarry and then washed through a screen to ensure that there are no large pieces of rocks left in it.

    It is most commonly used to as a key ingredient in cement or hot asphalt but can also be used as pipe sand or as a base layer and leveling medium for above ground pools, and patios or walkways made of concrete paving stones.
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    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
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    Re: Sand for ground base advice

    Should do the trick, just watch when your spreading it out that there is no sharp rocks in it. To be safe you should also put a Gorilla pad on top of it, then the pool. Or even better yet, a layer of foam on top, you will pleasantly surprised a to how nice and soft it is on the feet.
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    Re: Sand for ground base advice

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrelB View Post
    Should do the trick, just watch when your spreading it out that there is no sharp rocks in it. To be safe you should also put a Gorilla pad on top of it, then the pool. Or even better yet, a layer of foam on top, you will pleasantly surprised a to how nice and soft it is on the feet.
    Thank you. i have a pad already but for safety I want to put a tarp. having a hard time finding one that can fit a 22' pool. can you tape 2 tarps together and then tape it?
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    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
    K-2006 TEST KIT

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