What is Filter Sand and Why Do you Need It?

Are you planning to build a pool or other water feature on your property? If so, you will need filter sand. Filter sand is used in water treatment facilities as well as construction projects large and small, including manmade lakes and ponds. Commonly known as pool filter sand, the differences in this sand compared to the sand used in playgrounds is what makes it best for your pool or water feature.

  • Size – Pool filter sand particulates are typically .45 -.55 millimeters in size. Playground sand particulates can be up to 2 millimeters in size. The smaller size of pool filter sand makes it much more effective at catching dirt, debris and tiny particulates.
  • Silica – One difference between filter sand and play sand is that filter sand contains silica. This is filtered out of play sand because it is carcinogen and therefor considered unsafe for children to play with. However, in pool filter sand, the silica attracts and holds particulates in water, making it a much more effective cleaner.

Here at Flesherton Concrete Products, we understand that the quality of filter sand you use makes a big difference. We provide only high-quality products to all of our clients. We also have all the other stone and gravel components you might need for your construction projects. We offer onsite deliveries to your construction site. We are proud to be known for excellence in customer care and always strive to keep our customers satisfied. If you have any questions regarding any of our concrete products, including filter sand, our knowledgeable staff can gladly assist you. Give us a call today.