Silica Sand for Pool Filtration
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Pool Filtration Sand
At PFS, we are proud to offer high-grade silica sand for pool filters from our unique hickory deposit. Whether you need sand for a private pool or want to buy in bulk for commercial applications, we have the bagging options and shipping processes to deliver your sand to you on time, wherever you are.
Our silica sand for pool filters is available in the most appropriate mesh sizes for all swimming pool filters. If you’d like to get in touch with our team to discuss the amount of sand you’re likely to need or the right mesh size for you, please give us a call on 325.425.0866.
What is Pool Filtration Sand?
If your swimming pool has a filter, then the likelihood is that it’s a sand filter. This type of filter uses sand to remove dirt and debris from the water. Sand filters are highly effective because, unlike other filter types, they remove larger debris such as insects and leaves as well as invisible dirt particles such as algae and phosphates that are the real pool polluters.
To be effective, you can’t just use any sand in your filter. It must be refined silica pool sand with a mesh size of 12×20 or 16×30. That means the smallest grain will be 12 or 16 thousands of an inch, while the largest will be 20 or 30 thousands of an inch. There should be no grains that are bigger or smaller than that. If the grains are too small, they will pass through the filter and end up back in your pool. If the grains are too big, they will not remove the finer solids in your pool.
How Does Silica Sand For Pool Filters Work?
To be effective, you must have a swimming pool pump to push the water from the pool to your filter. The water then flows through the silica pool sand in the filter. As the water seeps through the filter, the large and small dirt particles stick to the sand, with crystal clear water trickling out through the bottom of the filter and back into your pool.
How Often Should You Replace Your Pool Filtration Sand?
Our high-grade silica sand for pool filters has a general life cycle of between 2-5 years. At this point, the gaps between the sand become filled with dirt, and it can no longer remove the debris from your pool effectively. Changing your silica pool sand after 3 years will increase the quality and clarity of your pool water and reduce the number of chemicals you use. Changing your pool filtration sand will typically take 1-3 hours, depending on the ease of access around the filter and the condition of your old sand.
Why Buy Silica Pool Sand From PFS
This is not the type of sand you can buy in your local hardware store. The quality of the silica sand required and the specific mesh sizes mean that you’re better served going straight to the specialists – that’s us. We supply high-quality and consistent pool filtration sand in the exact sizes you need.
Not only is our silica pool sand an excellent alternative to the more expensive Northern white silica, but we also process and ship your order quickly for delivery straight to your door.
The properties of our silica sand for pool filters include:
- 99%+ silica quartz sand
- Properly graded, washed, cleaned, and dried for optimal results
- Rounded grains to offer superior water flow
- Ecologically safe and odorless with no additives
- Chemically inert and can be disposed of safely
Not sure what mesh size, amount, and bagging options are right for you? Then please give us a call on 325.425.0866.