Asked by: Yadira Gillig
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th February, 2020

Can play sand be used under pools?

The correct name for the sand to use under an above ground pool is washed mortar sand. This is very similar to masonry sand, sometimes it's the same and sometimes a little less course, which is good. The little bags of play sand sold at Home Depot have too fine of sand, too much dust and too many rocks.

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Regarding this, what kind of sand should I use under my pool?

Mason Sand, For Your Pool's Base Mason sand, sometimes called mortar sand, can normally be found at any sand/gravel yard or masonry supply yard. It is usually measured in yards. It is very fine and should not contain any rocks or pebbles.

Beside above, how much sand should I put under my pool? Type and Volume An average 18-foot round aboveground swimming pool requires about 3 tons or 2.5 cubic yards of sand to provide a 2-inch base. The cost for a cubic yard of masonry sand varies, but $48 is about average.

Accordingly, why do you put sand under a pool?

The sand acts as a barrier between the ground and the liner and helps to protect the liner from any rocks, roots or other hard objects. It also provides cushioning for the floor of the pool, making it more comfortable underfoot.

Do I need sand under my pool?

The only pools that require sand as a base are vinyl lined ones. The sand is easily troweled flat and smooth and provides a compactable surface free of any rocks or debris with sharp edges that could puncture the liner. Nowadays, it is mostly only used under above ground pools.

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