Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 29
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by brooks Great Pool Sand
I just recently replaced an old DE filter out with a Hayward Pro Series filter. I was very skeptical on using this sand because of a few negative reviews, but with the low price compared to pool stores, I decided to take a chance. I'm sure glad I did. I followed my pool filters instruction to the tee which required me to backwash and rinse for a couple of minutes. My pool started out with a lot of dead algae. It was a grayish green color. Within a day and a half, it turned crystal clear. As with a lot of product reviews, they can be skewed by either people that don't know what they're doing or have a vested interest to discredit due to financial reasons. I have a sneaky suspicion that a couple of pool owners posted false reviews on here. Don't hesitate to buy this sand.
May 28, 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 Rodger88 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.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NickelDraft Great value
This product worked great. I put it in my Hayward S244T filter. Follow the manufacturers instructions and fill 1/2 full of water first and it will be fine. I've been using for several months with no issues. Much cheaper than anything you can buy at a pool supply store.
May 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoodyWoodpecker Outstanding Product
I too was hesitant after reading some of the 3 star reviews HOWEVER i was pleasantly surprised at the quality and performance of this product. My pump is an INTEX 2800 GPH model and this sand works fine with it. Same performance at 1/4 the cost. I give this TWO thumbs up. Just follow directions on your filter.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by patrick used for a fish tank
I used this to replace gravel in my 80 gallon fish tank. 3 bags of this stuff saved me over $100 in pet stores. The sand is very clean from the start and with a little extra washing in a bucket it works wonders.
May 30, 2012
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