The best way to deal with old pool filter sand is to dig a hole and bury it deep.
That is because it contains contaminants that should never be left in a pile in the yard as a result of the safety hazard that will pose to your family, pets, kids, wild life and neighbors.
Note: Old pool filter sand is made from silica and the dust has shown to cause the growth of cancer in humans.
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What to Do with Old Pool Filter Sand?
- Spread the sand over your garden or lawn bed and water it in
- Dig up dirt and bury the sand in your backyard
- Use underneath pavers as bedding sand.
- Bag the sand and then take it to a dumpster.
- You can spread the sand in a bushland or forest area.
- Use some for the firepit area
- Use as drainage sand around underground pipes
- Fill low spots in your lawn
- Use it in the lawn. It killed the weeds rather well. Let it sit on top over the fall and into the winter then turned it into the topsoil.
- You could make a lot of candle holders, ashtrays
- Use in your children playground
- Empty the sand into your garbage bin. It’s really heavy.
- Use the sand in a child’s sand box
- Flush the sand down your storm water drain. That could result in a blockage.
- Add to concrete as pool filter sand is crushed silica which is not strong enough to make concrete. Concrete sand is made with crushed granite and limestone.