Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Killer My experience and summary of reviews
I have a Heyward sand filter model S244T installed with an in ground pool. After reading many customer reviews, it appears some filters do not tolerate the use of this sand while others have no problem with it. I elected to use it to replace the sand in my filter which had not been changed in more than 10 years. As a civil engineer, I suspect the screen opening size in the filter laterals is the cause of the sand bleed out on some filter systems. The lateral screens in the bottom of the sand filter have uniform openings like the screens in a ground water well. The Heyward screens accept this sand well, so for my application it was the least expensive alternative. When installed correctly, back flushed and rinsed, it had no sand blow by issues what so ever. I would caution everyone to remove and inspect their laterals before installing the sand. One of my laterals was broken in the screening area, which would have certainly caused sand blown through if it had not been replaced. The grain sizes of this sand met the recommended specification by Heyward for this filter. Carefully inspect the condition of laterals during sand replacement and follow the manufacturer's recommendation for replacement sand gradiation.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marketmutt Easy and inexpensive fix for clear water
Bought this for a Hayward S244T sand filter. Took six of these bags...(the pool guys wanted $300.00 just to replace the sand, jeez!). Absolutely the best price and it's very easy to replace the sand in the filter.
Note; Before I replaced the sand the filter had been shooting sand into the pool and the water was very cloudy. FIRST, I replaced the center pipe and bottom flanges because I found a small crack in the pipe, (also easy and relatively cheap to do), which was the cause of the sand blow-in, cloudy problem. You could barely see the crack, but under pressure apparently it opened enough to fail. Problem solved and the water was crystal clear all season.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dude This sand is fine for #20 filter use
Notice the US Sieve Size 20-40, for all the nay sayers...
Filter Sand is narrowly graded clean
dry silica sand specially graded for use in swimming
Composition and Materials:
Sand is high quality silica sand.
Available in 50-lb (13.6 Kg) bags
Filter Sand has a predominant size
range as follows:
US Sieve Size 20-40
Particle size (0.85-0.425 mm)
April 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Bad News
Used this sand in my Pentair Triton II filter. Shortly thereafter, barracuda (creepy crawly) would only run for around 20 minutes before pressure on system would double and barracuda became motionless.The only cure was a backwash.
Determined specs for the sand are both under and over what Pentair recommends. No fault of HD, all of my local pool stores sell the same brand. Finally found HTH Aqua Quartz at the smaller hardware store. It definitely has more quartz and thus far has worked like a charm.
This brand may work fine for those not using suction based floor sweepers but I'd stay away if you are.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Polo1495 Perfect
After weeks of searching for the right sand to buy, and thanks to all the reviewers that include what equipment they had I purchased this sand from HD. way cheaper than at pool stores. I also have a Hayward S244T filter and takes 300lbs. like everyone else says make sure you back wash and rinse before normal operation. Mine has been running for 3 weeks and water is perfect and only cost me about 50 dollars compare to 200 at the pool store. Thanks again for the reviewers that include what equipment they have when leaving review.
August 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ldfl quikrete pool filter sand
Used Quikrete pool filter sand for the first time this year! What a disaster! The sand continually seeped into the pool..we thought it was the pump, so we exchanged for a new sand filter system, stupid us added quikrete again and had the same problem! after a week of cleaning sand out of thepool, emptying filters, insoecting laterals, and multi port o rings, aggravation and frustration..etc..we changed to HTH sand and voila.... problem solved.(had to buy HTH sand 50 miles away) I do not reccomend this product. and remember KISS when troubleshooting..(we unfortunately did not)..KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID,,,,
June 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dread58 Quikrete pool sand
I used this in my Pentair Triton III filter and it does not work. 600 lbs out, 600 pounds in. Hours of work. Waste of time and money. I did read the reviews, but chose un-wisely. Now to spend some more money on what I should have bought in the first place. Sometimes cheap isn't cheaper. Now I have a green pond in the backyard. :(
July 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYmikki Easily clogs. Stay away.
I used this on my Intex sand filter pump. This sand clogged after an approximate 2.5 psi increase TWICE. Hardly any water circulates when this happens. Backwashing and poking at the sand was a very short-lived fix. This defeats the purpose of having a sand filter.
July 31, 2015