Pool Sand quality


Apr 9, 2017
Pleasant View, TN
Anyone have an opinion on Home Depot pool sand made by quickcrete versus pool sand sold by mom and pop pool supply house. The Home Depot sand is half the price.

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A couple, few years ago there were some issues with the quikrete sand not being sized/screened correctly. But, it has been quite a while since there have been reports of issues. Maybe because quikrete fixed the issue or maybe because nobody buys it anymore. :) It definitely needs to be #20 silica sand.


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Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
When that deal with Quikcrete quality occured, I spoke with a Quikcrete Salesman who's name I cannot remember.

His response was tepid at best. He told me they had seven locations in the US and a few bad bags at one plant was no big deal. I disagree strongly.

I would suggest staying with HTH or another brand from a pool store. The tiny difference in money can cause a BIG headache if your sand is not correct.

The pictures in the link above are very revealing.

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