Best place to get sand for sand filter?

GCS

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Jul 28, 2008
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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
 

Isaac-1

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May 10, 2010
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SW Louisiana
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

Ike
 

GCS

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Jul 28, 2008
161
DBfan187 said:
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
 

NWMNMom

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Apr 8, 2007
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Waaay NW MN
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
 

GCS

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Jul 28, 2008
161
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
 

Backglass

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Jun 4, 2007
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Putnam County, NY
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. :shock:
 

newpoolmama

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Jun 15, 2010
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Houston, Texas
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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