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    Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Pool shop wants $20 per 50lb bag (I need 300lbs worth) ... that sure seems high to me.

    Anything else I can try to get elsewhere for less ... maybe HD, Lowes, or Wal-Mart?

    Greg
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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    I have seen it at Lowes before, don't know the price, I just know they have it in the pool section next to the DE

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    wow that is high!

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    wow that is high!

    Yep. Salt is $20 for 40lb bags too.

    I will check with the Lowes down the street and see what they may have.

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Holy Schmoly! $20 for 40# salt? I paid $4.69 - just get the regular Solar Salt 99% Pure at your Walmart or grocery or hardware store - way cheaper than "Pool Salt" - I bought my replacement sand at Lowes, but don't remember the price
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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Yeah I thought both prices sucked as well. WM was on my list for tomorrow to look for the Morton's Pool Salt I had read about in the SWG forum as I will need a fair bit of that as well but not until my SWG shows up (next week I hope) but the Sand Filter sand I need tomorrow/fri to complete the install.

    That S244T is HUGE!! I didn't realize it was going to be that big until it got here and I unpacked it.

    Crossing my fingers that all goes well tomorrow for the installer.

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    I feel your pain. I have the side mount version of that filter and just did a 300lb sand change over the weekend.
    I looked everywhere and ended up having to pay pool store price...$15 a bag x 6.

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    I am brand new to TFP and to pools (since June 10th). However, we are having serious issues getting our pool under control. We have a sand filter and are contemplating changing out our sand. We found bags of sand at HD for around $5 and our pool stores want $10. I'm in Houston, TX. I hope that helps. Good Luck.
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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    I bought pool sand last year at LOWES about $7.50 per bag

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    Re: Best place to get sand for sand filter?

    Newpoolmama -- Make sure what you buy says pool sand or #20 - #21 filter sand. Any other type sand (play, mortar, etc.) won't work.
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