Pool Care and Cleaning

Can you use other media than 20 silica sand for a hayward sand filter?

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06/12/2014

No sand filters need to use the exact type of sand required if you do not use this sand one of two things will happen, the first thing that could occur would be you used larger grit sand, this would affect your filtration and possibly cause damage to your laterals or sand bed, if you used smaller sand you would have the problem of your sand clogging your laterals and it sand bed, or worse completely exiting the filter and ending up on the bottom of your pool. Regardless entirely unadvisable.