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

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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.
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We just changed our sand and it was.......... wait for it ...............17 years old. We have a neighbor who has pine trees, olive trees and eucalyptus trees, plus oleanders all right by our property. We have only been having problems this summer with the water being clear,.
Now having said that, it probably is a good idea to change it every few years, I think we might do it every 5 years, but not Read More
We just changed our sand and it was.......... wait for it ...............17 years old. We have a neighbor who has pine trees, olive trees and eucalyptus trees, plus oleanders all right by our property. We have only been having problems this summer with the water being clear,.
Now having said that, it probably is a good idea to change it every few years, I think we might do it every 5 years, but not before. The price of Home Depot is so much better, the pool store was going to charge $20.00 a bag. Seems to be the same stuff. Read Less
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in general every 5 years.
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St. Louis, Mo.
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May 26, 2015
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Most filter manufacturers recommend you change the sand every 5 years. The edges of the sand start to breakdown and don't filter as well. You may notice this by it taking longer to clean the pool or not cleaning it as well.
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Albany, GA
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May 24, 2015
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No. Read your owners manual for your filter. Mine states sand typically lasts three to five years. I expect I will change it every three years just to be on the safe side.
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Orlando, FL
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May 20, 2015
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Probably 3-5 years depending on how often you run your filter and how dirty the pool gets.
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May 12, 2015
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Please contact your pool filter manufacturer to determine required sand replacement frequency.
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May 11, 2015
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Yes, the sand in your pool filter will eventually need changed out.
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What is the grit grade?

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January 25, 2014
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.
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Black Creek, GA
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May 3, 2016
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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.
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My Hayward manual says to use 0.45 - 0.55 sized Silica sand. Some one else on here said this ranged from .85 - 200 ( something like that?) So i take it that this sand will not work in all sand filters? I knew it was too good to be true considering this sand is only around $6.00 and the 0.45-0.55 grade is $25.00! Please let me know if that size info is wrong, because if this is 0.45-0.55 i would love to Read More
My Hayward manual says to use 0.45 - 0.55 sized Silica sand. Some one else on here said this ranged from .85 - 200 ( something like that?) So i take it that this sand will not work in all sand filters? I knew it was too good to be true considering this sand is only around $6.00 and the 0.45-0.55 grade is $25.00! Please let me know if that size info is wrong, because if this is 0.45-0.55 i would love to get 200 lbs of it at this price! Read Less
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Sebring, FL
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April 6, 2015
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US Sieve Size 20-40
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Atlanta, GA
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May 5, 2014
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I'm not sure what the corresponding grit rating would be but the Quikrete spec sheet shows a particle size variation of .85mm - .425mm
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.20-.22 is usually the grit size
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January 31, 2014
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Sand blasting requires very significant safety precautions and is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Predominant Size ranges [(US Sieve Number (mm)] for QUIKRETE Commercial Grade Sands are as follows: Coarse, No. 1963, #12 - #30 (1.7 – 0.6 mm), Medium, No. 1962, #20 - #50 (0.8-0.3 mm), Fine, No. 1961, #30 - #70 (0.6-0.2 mm).
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St. Louis, Mo.
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Check your filter manufacturers documentation for how much sand the filter holds.
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I have a 20 foot Intex pool. The filter that came with that pool takes one 50 lb bag. I would guess that your filter is the same size and would take one bag. Your owners manual for the filter should state how much sand is required.
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I have a 14" filter for an above ground pool also. Recommendation was 50-55 lbs (to fill line in sand tank)
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April 28, 2015
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Please check the specific pool filter manufacture’s instructions for quantity to use.
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Search for your model of sand filter online about how much sand you will need. My pool is a 22x52 and i have a 19" sand filter and it requires 100lbs of sand.
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what color is this sand??
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Mine was typical tan color.
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It appears much like builder's sand although somewhat whiter.
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It says it is Tan or light brown.
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November 3, 2015
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QUIKRETE® Filter Sand is high quality silica sand, which typically is tan in color. However this color may vary regionally.
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50 lb. Pool Filter Sand is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 36.
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-04
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sand is fine for #20 filter use Notice the US Sieve Size 20-40, for all the nay sayers... PRODUCT DESCRIPTION QUIKRETE ® Filter Sand is narrowly graded clean dry silica sand specially graded for use in swimming pool filters. Composition and Materials: QUIKRETE ® Filter Sand is high quality silica sand. Packaging: Available in 50-lb (13.6 Kg) bags Color: tan. TECHNICAL QUIKRETE ® Filter Sand has a predominant size range as follows: US Sieve Size 20-40 Particle size (0.85-0.425 mm)
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-08
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