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It is important to use the right size sand for a sand pool filter. It is usually a .45 to .55mm sand which is available at any pool store or pool service company. Do not use play sand from as it is too fine and will not work well and will most likely just end up in the pool. Sand has to be big enough not to go through the filter laterals. This is the part of the filter that stops the sand but allows the water to flow.

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