Asked by: Sylla Ochogavia
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th January, 2020

Is pool sand Dangerous?

One problem with using pool sand in play areas is the danger from contaminants the sand has collected from the pool water. The dust from this type of sand is a Class 1A carcinogen that can cause a fatal lung condition called silicosis.

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In this manner, is pool filter sand dangerous?

Pool filter sand is not safe. Most is treated with chemicals to deter bacterial growth that are toxic to fish/inverts.

Also Know, why is sand coming back into my pool? If most of the sand comes through the holes of the lateral, the sand is too small. Your pump may be too large or the sand level too high in the filter. When the filter is backwashing the water flow can cause the sand to rise high enough and overflow into the standpipe, which will allow the sand back into the pool.

In respect to this, is pool sand safe?

Silica and silica dust are known carcinogens and are undesirable in play sand. To keep children safe, silica is filtered out of play sand. Silica is desirable in pool sand, however, as it attracts and holds particulates in water. The high amount of silica in pool sand makes it extremely effective as a filter.

Where can I dump sand?

  • Shovel sand into a large sealed storage container or old garbage can.
  • Add sand to your compost pile.
  • Mix sand with pea gravel and place in the base of plants that you would like to pot and take inside for the winter.
  • Rent a trailer or truck and load it with your sandbox sand.

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