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What Type of Sand Should You Lay When Setting Up a Pool

There are many steps involved in installing a pool. Choosing the type of sand you’ll use and your preferred sand supplier to build your pool’s shell is probably not top of mind when you were choosing your pool.

Selecting the right kind of sand is critical, though, as making the wrong choice can lead to lumps and bumps in your pool lining and potentially issues with leaks and damage down the track.

Premium Allsands is a stone supplier and sand delivery service in Wattleup, WA that has been providing sand to homeowners for over three generations. You can rely on us for all your Wattleup sand supplies including premium sand for your pool installation.

Sand Types Used in Pool Construction

When setting up a swimming pool, there are three types of sand you can choose from. Each of them have their pros and cons and come at different price points. Their availability can vary as well, although you always find what you need when you choose Premium Allsands as your sand supplier.

Find out where each one is used and what its benefits are below:

Concrete Sand

Often used in construction projects, concrete sand is also known as utility sand or building sand. Concrete sand is typically a cheaper option from a stone supplier (depending on your area). It’s typically a composite of granite, limestone, or other stones. Concrete sand is useful for creating a level swimming pool surface, however, large grains of concrete sand can puncture your pool’s lining.

Mason Sand

Because mason sand is very finely ground, it eliminates the risk that shards of rock will penetrate the pool’s lining over time. Because of this, it’s commonly known as pool sand. As a result, mason sand is a solid and reliable foundation for pool structures.

White Sand

White sand can be found in golf course bunkers, artificial beaches, and volleyball courts. Mason sand is more common, but white sand can act as a stable foundation for your pool.

How To Prepare For Your Pool Installion

Ensure that the pool area has adequate depth before scheduling the sand delivery, as sand typically needs around four inches of depth to be stable. Make sure you check the sand surface for any big particles that may cause voids, resulting in an uneven pool.

At Premium Allsands you can choose from a wide variety of sands. From residential gardens to building sand and construction sites, we sell top-quality sand for all needs. Our sand selection is extensive, so give us a call today at (08) 9733 2289 to find out why Premium Allsands should be your preferred sand supplier.