Ahh..that would be easier for me too..thx! Surprisingly, maybe it's my area, but I have to order glass media whereas there is plenty of sand media (Quikrete) at my local hardware store. I really appreciate the response, as a new pool owner I wanted to get things right the first time. I read alot on the TFP site and seems like the majority are using sand..that's good enough for me.TFP recommends using pool sand. No need for an alternative media.
Really?! So pool store sand is better? I've heard pool stores charge more for the same product. What is a popular sand then for the sand pool pump?Be aware that members have had issues with Quiikrete pool sand. So you might look for another source. Pool stores carry it too.
Odd that you cannot find water softener salt at a big box store. Just be sure it is plain.
Yes, thank you..figure it's all learning and appreciating..I'm going to pick up some of it today and try to get the new system up and running by this weekend.I got some cruddy sand from the hardware store, everytime I backwash I get a little poof of it through the return, but it is clean and not a huge deal. the intex robot picks it right up, or you can use a garden hose to siphon it out. more junk comes in from the wind and feet than that. don't stress about your sand. get what is available. it all works.