Filter sand, or silica sand, is specially graded to trap very small particles. This is the type of sand your filter needs in order to properly clean your above ground pool. It is usually sold in 50lb bags and can be found in any pool store. One should always consult with their pool filters owner’s manual for exact sand requirements.
Sand Filter System – Sand Requirements
The following table contains common sand filter systems available at The Pool Factory and the recommended amount of (silica) sand that should be purchased with the sand filter system.
|Filter System||Sand Needed|
|AquaPro 19" Sand Filter System||150 lbs|
|AquaPro 24" Sand Filter System||300 lbs|
|Hayward S166 T 16" Sand Fitler System||100 lbs|
|Hayward S180 T 18" Sand Fitler System||150 lbs|
|Hayward S210 T 20" Sand Fitler System||200 lbs|
|Hayward S230 T 23" Sand Fitler System||250 lbs|
|Hydrotools 16" Sand Filter System||100 lbs|
|Hydrotools 19" Sand Filter System||175 lbs|
|Hydrotools 22" Sand Filter System||285 lbs|
|Hydrotools 24" Sand Filter System||300 lbs|
Sand filters remove particles as small as 20 microns. The filter sand can last 5-10 years between changes giving you a very economical filtration system.