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Quikrete

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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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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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August 4, 2015
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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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Pensacola, Fl.
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April 11, 2016
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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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April 27, 2015
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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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I have a water pump that requires particle size range 0.45 to 0.85 will this one work for my filter

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July 6, 2016
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This will work with your pump.
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July 5, 2016
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QUIKRETE® Pool Filter Sand has a typical predominant size range of US sieve size #20 to #40, or 0.85 to 0.425 mm. This is very similar the specification you described. The QUIKRETE® Pool Filter Sand may include a small amount of sand that is smaller than you require for your filter. Note that the gradations can vary based upon region.
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I would have to say it will work.
I just wouldn't think they would classify it as Pool Filter Sand if it would not work with all pool filters.
So i have no way to prove that it is ok, but i would be willing to bet on it!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Horrible sand for filter Does not filter like it should. I have to change out my sand at this point to have a clean and clear pool. I have NEVER had this problem before. July 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sand is to fine This sand is much finer than the sand I used last year and is too much is getting in the pool when it filters. June 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Try not to use Judging from reviews Im guessing this is a batch by batch product. I took a chance on it figuring that people did not check their laterals or backwash the sand before use. I was wrong... I did everything by the book with this sand and it ended up in my pool AND made a huge mess. First some sand made it in the pool and I accepted that some was bound to. Then several pounds made it in the pool so i vacuumed to waste and gave it another day. More sand PLUS murky water. Shut my pump down floc the pool, vacuumed to waste and changed the sand to aquaquartz (10.00 per 50lb bag at leslie pool) all perfect now no problems. I have a hayward S210T filter if that helps anyone. SO if you have this filter save yourself 20 bucks and the labor of removing 200lbs of sand again and find another option. June 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by should be available in all areas Even if it's a seasonal item it should be available to all customers just like mulches for gardening just like shovels are for snow June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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) April 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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
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