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Quikrete 50 lb. Pool Filter Sand
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Quikrete

50 lb. Pool Filter Sand

  • Properly graded clean sand
  • Use for swimming pool filtration systems
  • 20/40 gradation

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Quikrete 50 lb. Pool Filter Sand is a properly graded and dried sand. It is designed to be used in swimming pool filtration systems. This pool filter sand also features a tan color.

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Customer Questions & Answers

do you have to change the sand in the pool filter every ears

Asked by: renzo925
No. In fact many advise against changing it often. 5 to 7 years seems a typical recommendation. Others say NEVER change it. You can find lots of discussion on Google.
Answered by: RR
Date published: 2016-09-09

What is the grit grade?

I would like to use this sand in my sandblaster if it has a uniform grit. I have used a grit of #000 in the past, but I can go coarser if it does not contain any large pebbles or inconsistent medium.
Asked by: 71Eldo
Due to the silica content it is not recommended for sand blasting applications. The gradation of the sand is 0.45 to 0.55 MM.
Answered by: Killer
Date published: 2016-12-06

how many bags or pounds would you change out the filter with ; this bag says 50 pound bag so 1, 2, 3 bags needed for above the ground pool 15x25?

Asked by: Dizz
Check your filter manufacturers documentation for how much sand the filter holds.
Answered by: NickelDraft
Date published: 2015-11-07

color

what color is this sand??
Asked by: kab2409
Mine was typical tan color.
Answered by: RR
Date published: 2016-09-09
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50 lb. Pool Filter Sand is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It seems so trivial to write a review for pool filter sand, however I do appreciate that my local... It seems so trivial to write a review for pool filter sand, however I do appreciate that my local Home Depot carried the product I was looking for when installing a new sand filter with my father. Having a good selection of pool products kept me from going to the specialty pool store and paying 2x for the same product. In terms of the product I would say it was definitely as advertised and was pleasantly surprised to find the built-in "dispenser" where you empty the bag. Made the process much cleaner when trying to pour large amounts of sand into a relatively small opening.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The sand will do what it says, "filter your pool water". But the sand is so fine that I've had ... The sand will do what it says, "filter your pool water". But the sand is so fine that I've had multiple problems: First, and least important, the sand will clog the filter so I have to backwash twice as often. Second, and a nuisance, the sand is so fine that some gets back into the pool during the normal filtration - which means I need to vac more. Third, and most problematic, my pool backwash pipes are connected to my home septic system --- The fine sand clogged my pipes in the house causing me to have an emergency team clear out the pipes in my crawl. The clog also caused a sewage spillage at the "safety" drain in the crawl (that was expensive to have professionally cleaned). If you backwash into your septic system - buy the more expensive sand. If not this is the cheapest of any pool sand around
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, reasonably priced filter sand. I'm glad the negative reviews did not deter me from trying this. The prices was so much cheaper than buying from the pool store, I had to try it. Happily, it works perfectly with my five year old Hayward S244S filter. Not one bit of sand into the pool. I followed Hayward instructions: carefully remove the old sand, check for damage internal plumbing, carefully fill the sand to avoid jarring the internal pipes, make sure the pipe opening are covered to keep sand out, and finally backwash before using. There are many good how-to videos on youtube. I highly recommend using a shop vac to get the old sand out.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I took a chance as well because of the price. I use a Hayward Pro S2220T which recommends using ... I took a chance as well because of the price. I use a Hayward Pro S2220T which recommends using 250 pounds of #20 silica sand. Installed sand, backwashed and rinsed as we're supposed to. After a few days I ended up with over 10 pounds of very fine sand in the pool. Backwashed and rinsed several more times and the next thing I knew I was overpressured to the point past 40psi as it pegged out my gauge and split one of my PVC pipes. So - after 2 or 3 weeks I find myself scooping out all the sand and repairing the pipes. Hopefully nothing underground is damaged. Yes - I did see where this stated to be #20 - #40 .... I was just not expecting it to be 80% superfine media. I would not recommend using this in Hayward sand filters.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sand size is to small. It passes thru the filter and into the pool. Took pictures and got a refund. Sand size is to small. It passes thru the filter and into the pool. Took pictures and got a refund.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best buy for the money. First I read the reviews others left about this product. I was a little hesitant to purchase this pool sand so I checked with pool supply stores and found the price of the filter media to be very expensive. Fifty pounds of media at the pool stores was between $24.99 and 34.99. For my budget that was more the I could spend. I purchased pool sand from Depot some years ago and had no issues. I purchased four bags, my filter uses 175 pounds. Followed Hayward sand filter directions when replacing sand. I have owned my pool for at least 15 years, so I knew I would lose some sand from back washing to start with. I back washed the new sand until water ran clear and just as I suspected I did lose some. After water was clear I turned the pump off and restated the pump in rinse. After a few minutes I turned the pump off and restarted in filter. The pool started clearing up right away and have not seen any sand being discharged into the pool. Hope this information helps the next person who needs pool sand.
Date published: 2014-06-18
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